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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon confirms it's raised a $60M Series C led by Thrive Capital; sources say the valuation was $450M   —  Patreon upgrades content creation from a passion to a profession by paying artists 95% of subscription payments from fans instead of 55% of skimpy ad revenue like Facebook and YouTube.
Sep 19, 2017, 11:22 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app   —  Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation.  Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting autoplay video sound on or off.  —  This weekend TechCrunch spotted …
Sep 17, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch   —  Apple's forthcoming FaceID technology will support just one face registered per device, at least initially.  This has been reported by multiple people who spoke to Apple at this week's iPhone event …
Sep 14, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Facebook tests a feature for mentorships between users, following LinkedIn's free mentorship program announced earlier this summer   —  Earlier this year, Facebook signalled a plan to move into LinkedIn's territory with the launch of job advertising.
Sep 12, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook removes Instant Articles feature from Messenger, says it's now focusing its resources on Instant Articles on its core app   —  While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers' content elsewhere.
Sep 12, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Sources: MongoDB has submitted an S-1, confidentially filing for IPO, with the goal of going public before the year's end   —  MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, TechCrunch has learned.  The company has submitted an S-1 filing in the past few weeks and is aiming to go public before the end of the year.
Aug 15, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Anonymous social app Whisper lays off 14 of its 71 employees; source says revenues were $1.3M in June, firm will have $100K in free cash flow in August   —  Startups are dying all over the place as last year's investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash.
Jul 28, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company, says he is going to “work on something new”, calls claims of misconduct untrue   —  “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform's co-founder.
Jul 21, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers like Hearst, Bustle, TechCrunch, BBC News, and Mic are shifting their enthusiasm from Snapchat to Instagram   —  Hearst's Kate Lewis can easily rattle off the company's Instagram stats.  Half the company's brands have more than 1 million followers.  Harper's Bazaar has 3 million.
Jul 16, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat finally lets users attach links to all Snaps and adds voice filters and backdrop editing tool   —  Snapchat is breaking its long-standing “no links” rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram.
Jul 5, 2017, 1:09 PMIn context

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