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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:19 -0400(image)
(image) Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Interview with Jack Dorsey covering Twitter's harassment problems, continued focus on live video, and Donald Trump, who's used Twitter consistently since 2011 — Twitter's CEO on the president, the future of the product, and the harassment problem. — It was only 11 years ago that Jack Dorsey …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:06 -0400(image)
(image) George Slefo / Ad Age:
IAB: digital ad revenue grew 22% YoY to $72.5B in 2016, surpassing TV for the first time; idea that Google/Facebook ‘duopoly’ is driving ad growth is incorrect — Digital advertising saw $72.5 billion revenue in 2016, a 22% upswing from the previous year.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:35:06 -0400(image)
(image) Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Dropbox is shutting down Hackpad, the collaborative note and wiki service it acquired in 2014, on July 19, and will move its users' files to Paper — Cloud file syncing and sharing service Dropbox announced on April 20 that it will shut down Hackpad, a collaboration-friendly application …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:09:19 -0400(image)
(image) Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai announces plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations, says the full text of the proposal will be published tomorrow afternoon — WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday outlined a sweeping plan to loosen …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:28 -0400(image)
(image) Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Didi said to be near a deal to raise at least $5B in funding at a valuation of ~$50B, up from a valuation of $34B from August 2016 — Ride-hailing app would become most valuable China startup — Didi said to raise funds for automated driving expansion
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:30 -0400(image)
(image) Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google Maps updates its iOS and Android apps with Save Your Parking feature — First introduced to a beta version of the app last month, the new feature for forgetful people mixes GPS with manual data entry to ensure you arrive at the exact spot where you left your vehicle.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:45:05 -0400(image)
(image) Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Interview with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on how the service reached 700M MAUs by shipping and updating products faster, future growth prospects, more — At a recent all-hands meeting with employees, Kevin Systrom, a founder and chief executive of Instagram, showed off one of his favorite charts …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:30:11 -0400(image)
(image) Doug Olenick / SC Magazine US:
Trend Micro report details political-influence activities of cyber espionage group Pawn Storm, aka APT28, Fancy Bear, Sednit, over the last two years — An in depth look at the cyberespionage gang Pawn Storm by Trend Micro reveals an incredibly complicated and capable group …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:05:11 -0400(image)
(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
On-demand ride service Gett confirms acquisition of rival Juno for $200M, as Uber's rivals consolidate businesses; Gett CEO says firm hopes to raise 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.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:50:05 -0400(image)
(image) Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify acquires Mediachain, the firm behind an open, blockchain-based tool for recognizing artist's work online — Spotify has acquired Mediachain, the New York-based startup behind an open source peer-to-peer database and protocol for registering, identifying, and tracking creative works across the internet.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:30:18 -0400(image)
(image) Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Echo Look, a $200 “style assistant” camera for taking selfies that works via Alexa commands and is compatible with Amazon's Style Check app — With the addition of a camera, Amazon's new Echo Look device can now see and hear all.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:25:16 -0400(image)
(image) Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber updates its app to make rating of riders more visible, in an effort to encourage good behavior, and to request more details for low UberPool ratings — Are you a 4.9? — It used to be that if you wanted to see how many stars you've racked up as an Uber rider, you had to basically excavate your rating from the app.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:50:05 -0400(image)
(image) 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 …
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:15 -0400(image)
(image) Dan Primack / Axios:
Chris Sacca retires from startup investing and will stop appearing on Shark Tank; Lowercase Capital will not raise another fund — Chris Sacca, one of the earliest investors in companies like Uber and Twitter, today announced that he has decided to stop making investments in technology startups.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:05:07 -0400(image)
(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram says it now has 700M monthly active users, adding 100M new users in just over four months — It took the company just four months to add 100 million new accounts. — Instagram is growing faster than it ever has before. — The photo and video app, which is owned by Facebook …