Day: January 23, 2018

Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired…Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone’s government issued identification card like a driver’s license was authentic. The Boston-based startup will shut down as both its team and technology are rolled into Facebook, where it could help users who are locked out
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Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains through emerging technologies, such as distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. “The use cases we’re working through Frontiers cover a very wide variety of themes, including supply
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First, don’t call it “Vine Two”. Details are starting to emerge about v2, the forthcoming video app built to replace Vine by its former co-founder Dom Hofmann. TechCrunch has learned that v2 has begun reaching out to former Viners and social media star managers in hopes of establishing ties with some top content creators to
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The DJI Mavic Air has officially been announced today, and it may be the perfect pocketable drone for a lot of people. It’s more than the basic DJI Spark, but won’t carry that steep DJI Mavic Pro price. The ‘Goldilocks’ of drones for 2018. Update: What makes the DJI Mavic Air special? It’s a foldable
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Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto’s leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release. Just last week, the WSJ reported that Noto was mulling the top executive job at finance startup SoFi, and indeed SoFi confirmed today that he’s joining effective March 1. Regarding Noto’s
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Rainforest QA, an on-demand software QA service, announced a $25 million Series B investment today. Silicon Valley Bank, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Capital, Rincon Ventures and Initialized Capital all participated in the round. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $42 million, according to the company. The startup, which got its start in
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Aspect Ventures has finalized its second fund. The team led by Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw has closed $181 million, up from $150 million it raised at its inception three years ago.  An SEC filing last year alerted us that the team was fundraising, but now it’s officially official. Aspect is also adding Melinda Gates
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A WhatsApp dedicated to business users was announced last week but wasn’t available in India. On Tuesday, the company announced availability of the platform on our shores.   This dedicated business version of the platform will enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to interact with their customers. The SMEs will now be able to service
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