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TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments   —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 1:30 pm  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …
Mar 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter debuts Periscope Producer API in private beta, letting publishers stream from more devices and services   —  Confirming earlier reports by The Information andhere at TechCrunch, Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed at larger media publishers and broadcasters.
Mar 21, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitch co-founder Justin Kan leaves partner role at Y Combinator to launch his own startup incubator program called Zero-F   —  Serial entrepreneurJustin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program.
Mar 6, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK's mobile-only Atom Bank for millennials raises $102M at a $320M valuation led by the Spanish BBVA bank, which also led its previous $128M round in Nov 2015   —  Atom Bank, a startup out of the U.K. that has built a mobile-only bank targeting consumers between the ages of 18 and 34 …
Mar 6, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Messaging platform provider Layer acquires text messaging app Cola, raises $15M Series B led by Greycroft Partners   —  Layer, the messaging platform that won TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield back in 2013, is making two big announcement today: It's raised $15 million in Series B funding, and it's acquiring another startup, Cola.
Feb 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Airbnb confirms deal to buy social payments startup Tilt; sources characterize the deal as acqui-hire as most of the money is being spent on retaining the team   —  February 22, 2017Feb 23, 2017, 12:21 pm  —  Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 23, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired iCloud.net, shutting down the Asian social network that used the domain   —  It looks like Apple has finally picked up one of the last remaining pieces of internet property linked to one of its key service brands: the iPhone and Mac giant has quietly taken …
Feb 21, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Beepi, a used car marketplace that raised $150M, shuts down and is selling off assets after efforts to sell the startup to Fair.com and DGDG broke down   —  Yet more developments for Beepi, the used car marketplace that had raised $150 million but then went bust …
Feb 17, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Twitter plans to pare down three ad products, including legacy TellApart business, the firm's direct response business, and aspects of Promoted Tweets   —  Twitter continues to bleed cash and its advertising business has begun shrinking, so it's time for a change.
Feb 13, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's head of diversity, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving, after its chief HR officer, Renee Atwood, already left   —  Twitter's VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context

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