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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Crunchbase raises $18M led by Mayfield, debuts Enterprise business intelligence service, and plans to add complementary data from third parties   —  Crunchbase — the database spun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work for them, and those who fund them …
Apr 6, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook officially debuts “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, which now has some features integrated with News Feed, and adds local election reminders   —  Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” …
Mar 27, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together   —  While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app.
Mar 25, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
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

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