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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon says it now has 1M monthly active paying patrons and 50K active creators, both doubling YoY, and is on track to pay out $150M to creators in 2017   —  Patreon's novel idea of fans just directly paying the artists they love is having its hockey stick moment.
May 21, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform   —  Just ahead of Google's I/O event kicking off later today, some details have leaked out about a new service that Google is launching for developers that are building chatbots.  TechCrunch has learned that Google has developed …
May 17, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram is testing location-based stories that bring together publicly available posts from the area   —  Instagram wants to let you see everything going on somewhere right now.  TechCrunch has discovered that Instagram is testing a new Location Stories feature that compiles publicly shared …
May 16, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates live streaming policy to ban videos using static images and polls with inanimate material   —  Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format.  The company tells TechCrunch that it's adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads …
May 15, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125M to enhance its collaboration suite   —  This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million.Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services.
May 11, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Several studies show that existing Snapchat users are staying loyal to the social network, despite Instagram stunting its growth   —  U.S. millennials and Gen Zs aren't entirely replacing their Snapchat addiction with Instagram Stories, according to a dozen studies and surveys commissioned or collected by TechCrunch.
May 9, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests “Facebook Rewards” QR codes that appear in app and can be scanned at stores for discounts   —  Facebook wants to prove it drives brick-and-mortar foot traffic with its latest feature test.  TechCrunch has discovered a previously unreported Facebook feature where users …
May 1, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
On-demand ride service Gett acquires rival Juno for $200M; Gett CEO Dave Waiser says company will be looking to raise more capital this year   —  The competitive landscape for transportation apps has become a little smaller today.  Gett has announced that it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market.
Apr 26, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood confirms $110M Series C at $1.3B valuation led by DST Global, says it has reached 2M users and 17% MoM subscriber growth   —  Zero-fee stock-trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club.  —  That's thanks to it reaching 2 million total users …
Apr 26, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
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

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