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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Volkswagen-backed Gett in talks to buy Juno for ~$250M as Uber rivals consolidate; one source says the talks are at an advanced stage   —  As Uber continues to work through its many layers of turmoil as a business, its smaller rivals are seizing the moment and consolidating to double …
Apr 25, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M at a $1B valuation led by IVP   —  Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million …
Apr 25, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn says it now has 500M members in 200 countries, up from 467M in October 2016; it has 9M+ companies and 10M+ jobs listed   —  Now that LinkedIn is a part of Microsoft (after closing its $26.2 billion acquisition in December), the social networking site for the working world no longer reports earnings …
Apr 24, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sapho, which develops a platform for “micro apps” for legacy enterprise software, raises $14M Series B led by Caffeinated Capital   —  In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate …
Apr 19, 2017, 11:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Crunchbase raises $18M led by Mayfield, debuts Enterprise business intelligence service, and plans to add complementary data from third parties   —  Crunchbase — the database spun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work for them, and those who fund them …
Apr 6, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon confirms acquisition of Dubai-based e-commerce site Souq.com in deal that sources said was valued at around $650M   —  Amazon today confirmed that it has acquired Souq.com, an e-commerce marketplace serving the Middle East based out of Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East.”
Mar 28, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together   —  While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app.
Mar 25, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Amazon has finalized a deal to acquire Middle Eastern rival Souq.com for $650M, below its $1B valuation from February 2016   —  Mar 23, 2017, 8:48 amMar 23, 2017, 9:50 am  —  Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East.
Mar 23, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Universe, a mobile-only website builder, launches an iOS app and announces $3.2M in funding led by Box Group   —  The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda Mobile and Squarespace competing …
Mar 22, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Reddit to introduce user profiles, let users post directly to their profiles and follow other users' pages; feature debuts with three high-profile users   —  Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off …
Mar 21, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context

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