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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Taboola buys video recommendation engine ConvertMedia for nearly $100M   —  Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought ConvertMedia …
Jul 26, 2016, 12:02 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi   —  Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe.  Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler …
Jul 26, 2016, 5:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN   —  A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC.
Jul 25, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017   —  One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo's (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included.
Jul 25, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
MasterCard jumps into UK payments technologies, buys VocaLink for up to $1.14B   —  For those keeping tabs, one more big tech company built and operating in the UK has been snapped up by another company from abroad.  Today, MasterCard Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire 92.4% of VocaLink …
Jul 22, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intel Q2 misses on sales of $13.5B, beats on EPS of $0.59 as it hunkers on with restructuring   —  Chipmaker Intel, which in April announced that it would need to take a $1.2 billion charge on a massive restructuring of its business, has posted its Q2 earnings, and they are unsurprisingly mixed.
Jul 20, 2016, 4:28 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Slack, now with 600 apps on its platform, pours $2M into 14 Slackbot startups via its Slack Fund   —  Slack, the popular messaging app for co-workers to chat, share files and distract each other with GIFs, has taken some major steps forward to establish itself as a wider productivity platform.
Jul 19, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
US pledges $400M over the next 7 years for 5G research led by National Science Foundation   —  As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world of tech.
Jul 15, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS buys Cloud9 to add more development tools to its web services stack   —  Amazon Web Services has made an acquisition to continue building out the services that it offers around and on its cloud storage platform.  It has bought Cloud9, a San Francisco-based startup that has built …
Jul 14, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Codecademy raises $30M Series C, led by Naspers, to aid company's global expansion and brings total funds raised to date to $42.5M   —  Jul 12, 2016, 3:41 amJul 12, 2016, 9:35 am  —  Codecademy, an online coding school with 16 million registered users, has built out its footprint without charging its students a penny to use it.
Jul 13, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context

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