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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq   —  Some startups raise a lot of money with much fanfare before they've ever shipped a product, but some grow under the radar, building something that clicks, and then slowly amassing users and revenues before most even realise they've arrived.
May 4, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Global Fashion Group raises €300M+ from Rocket Internet, Kinnevik, others at €1B valuation, down from €3.1B a year ago   —  Rocket Internet's GFG pockets $340M+ at $1.1B valuation, down from $3.5B a year ago
May 2, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter quietly retires Magic Recs, a DM bot that recommended viral accounts and Tweets   —  As Twitter tries out bigger things to spur growth activity — like changing the orderandlengthof tweets — it is turning away from others.  Twitter has quietly retired Magic Recs …
Apr 29, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM raises its blockchain game with secure cloud services and Docker integration   —  Bitcoin may still be the most famous application of blockchain technology, but the distributed, encrypted database architecture is now being applied to a range of other services, from different kinds of …
Apr 29, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify buys photo aggregator CrowdAlbum to build more marketing tools for artists   —  Spotify has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to artists who use Spotify's streaming platform to grow their listeners and overall business.  It has bought CrowdAlbum …
Apr 27, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo reaches deal with activist Starboard adding 4 people to board, including Starboard CEO   —  As Yahoo continues to weigh up acquisition offers, the company has announced that it's reached a deal with activist investor Starboard, which had written one of its famous letters …
Apr 27, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports mixed Q1 with $595M in revenue, up 36% YoY but less than $608M expected, 310M MAUs, up 3% YoY; stock drops 13%+ after hours   —  Twitter's woes continue on Q1 sales of $595M, a sluggish 310M MAUs and weak guidance  —  Twitter reported its Q1 earnings today, and they're not great.
Apr 26, 2016, 4:27 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Augmedix nabs $17M to ‘rehumanize’ doctor/patient relations using Google Glass   —  Google Glass is no longer being marketed to consumers, but its enterprise business continues to pick up pace, and today one of the more promising companies developing medical services using Google's connected eyewear …
Apr 25, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter integrates with Yelp for location tags in the UK and Japan, bypassing Foursquare   —  A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were tweeting.
Apr 22, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Madrid-based Cabify raises $120M at a $320M valuation led by returning investor and Lyft-backer Rakuten to take on Uber in Latin America   —  Cabify raises $120m at a $320m valuation led by Rakuten to take on Uber in Latin America  —  Mark up one more sizeable round of funding …
Apr 20, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context

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