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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Facebook hires team behind WaveGroup for in-house sound design   —  Facebook didn't actually acquire a sound studio, but it did hire audio engineers  —  Part of Facebook's overall strategy appears to include creating original audio content, as evident by a handful of recent hires who previously worked at sound studio WaveGroup Sound.
Aug 26, 2014, 9:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
IAC Agrees To Work With Regulators On Cyberbullying Protections Following Ask.fm Deal   —  IAC-owned search company Ask.com has acquired the beleaguered anonymous Q&A social network, Ask.fm.  The news was first reported by The New York Times this morning, and IAC and Ask.fm have also confirmed the news to TechCrunch.
Aug 14, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Facebook back up, after being down for almost an hour for many   —  Facebook Is Down For Many  —  Facebook appears to be down right now for many.  If you load the website, you will get an error like the one you can see below.  The website has been down for around 10 minutes now.
Aug 1, 2014, 12:14 PMIn context
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App   —  Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowdfunding platform has been laser-focused on building out its mobile presence.  In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently …
Jul 31, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon   —  TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.”  It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho …
Jul 25, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics Blog:
Sequoia Capital will likely earn more from investing in YC companies than YC   —  The Big Winner from Y Combinator's Success?  Sequoia Capital  —  Yesterday, Y Combinator's president, Sam Altman, that the seed investment firm had funded 716 companies that were currently valued collectively at around $30 billion.
Jul 20, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
PredictionIO Raises $2.5M For Its Open Source Machine Learning Server   —  Aiming to do for Machine Learning what MySQL did for database servers, U.S. and UK-based PredictionIO has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from a raft of investors including Azure Capital, QuestVP, CrunchFund …
Jul 17, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It's Getting Screwed By Google   —  Documents leaked to TechCrunch from inside Yelp allege that Google is manipulating its search results to favor Google+ content over Yelp content.  The materials accuse Google of blatantly highlighting its own products …
Jul 9, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Tinder CEO's Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate   —  TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo sent from Tinder CEO Sean Rad to employees in the wake of a new lawsuit waged against the company.  The lawsuit focuses on the relationship between Whitney Wolfe …
Jul 1, 2014, 9:35 PMIn context
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X   —  With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app.  —  “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library …
Jun 27, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context

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