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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fashion Marketplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation   —  Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce.  Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million.  The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club …
Mar 4, 2015, 11:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple beat Samsung for Q4 2014 global smartphone sales, first time since 2011; Samsung led sales for 2014 as a whole   —  Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014  —  If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark …
Mar 3, 2015, 1:45 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sync, BitTorrent's Free File Sharing Service, Exits Beta With A $40 Pro Tier   —  BitTorrent is today taking one more step ahead in its bid to create a revenue-generating business out of its peer-to-peer file-sharing network.  Sync, the desktop and mobile file synchronising service …
Mar 3, 2015, 12:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sundar Pichai: Google Will Give Details Of Its U.S. Mobile Network ‘In The Coming Months’   —  While Google continues to build out “cell towers in the sky” in the form of balloons and solar-powered airplanes, it's also gearing up to launch an experimental mobile network in the U.S. Today …
Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: social news reader Prismatic on the block, with Microsoft the front runner in buying it; Apple and Yahoo have also expressed serious interest   —  Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic  —  Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio …
Mar 1, 2015, 8:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
David Besbris no longer running Google+, replaced by longtime VP of Product Bradley Horowitz   —  Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+  —  More changes afoot at Google+.  TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company's social and identity product.
Mar 1, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Airbnb is in the process of raising close to $1B at a $20B valuation   —  Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation  —  Airbnb — the platform that lets travellers book private spare rooms and entire homes as an alternative to traditional hotels — is doing some booking of its own.
Feb 28, 2015, 10:15 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals   —  United we stand, divided we fall.  So goes the old saying that search and mobile giant Google is now taking to heart in Europe, as it faces off with regulators and rivals in the region.
Feb 26, 2015, 7:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Target Says Credit Card Data Breach Cost It $162M In 2013-14   —  When it comes to data breaches, retailers are one of the biggest targets these days, and today we have some detail on the costs around one of the more high-profile attacks.  Target today said that it has booked $162 million …
Feb 25, 2015, 11:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
No, T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Not Launching A New ‘Privacy Phone’ [Updated]   —  Update: A Mozilla spokesperson has been in touch to say that the WSJ has misunderstood what Mozilla and DT are doing and they are not launching a phone, just working together.  “It appears that there has been a misunderstanding …
Feb 24, 2015, 8:10 AMIn context

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