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Digital ad spending grew to $49.5B in the first half of 2018, according to IAB

DIGITAL AD SPENDING GREW TO $49.5B IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2018, ACCORDING TO IAB

The online advertising business continues to grow at double-digit rates, according to the latest report from the Interactive Advertising...

Movile raises $400 million for its iFood delivery business

MOVILE RAISES $400 MILLION FOR ITS IFOOD DELIVERY BUSINESS

The Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile has just raised one of the largest rounds ever recorded for a Latin American startup,...

 
 
 

LIVE STREAMING STUDIO, CULTURE GENESIS, LAUNCHES ITS FIRST SHOW, THE QUIZ-BASED TRIVIA MOB

A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that...

AMAZON CONFIRMS NYC AND ARLINGTON, VA AS THE SITE OF ITS DUAL NEW HQ

After months of deliberations , data dumps , short lists and wish-lists , Amazon has finally announced the location of its second headquarters,...

 
 
 
1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach

1-877-KARS4KIDS HAD A DATA BREACH

Bad news: 1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach. Worse news: now you'll have that awful jingle stuck in your head all day. The New Jersey-based...

AMAZON'S ALEXA FUND INVESTS IN ON-DEMAND PARKING SERVICE, PARKWHIZ

ParkWhiz , a startup that's something of an Open Table for available parking spots, is adding $5 million in new equity to its recently...

 
 
 
Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform

COGNIGO RAISES $8.5M FOR ITS AI-DRIVEN DATA PROTECTION PLATFORM

Cognigo , a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations...

Meditation app Simple Habit raises $10 million Series A

MEDITATION APP SIMPLE HABIT RAISES $10 MILLION SERIES A

Five-minute meditation app Simple Habit announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A, led by Foundation Capital. The round...

 
 
 

NETSKOPE RAISES $168.7M AT A $1B+ VALUATION FOR ITS CLOUD SECURITY PLATFORM

As organizations continue to grapple with security risks posed by employees using a range of apps and devices in the workplace, a startup...

MERCAUX BAGS $4.5M TO HELP BRICKS-AND-MORTAR RETAIL TOOL UP TO SELL MORE

Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital. The 2013...

 
 
 
Pandora brings its Genome technology to podcast recommendations

PANDORA BRINGS ITS GENOME TECHNOLOGY TO PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS

Earlier this year, Pandora challenged Spotify's personalization capabilities by using its Music Genome technology to create dozens...

SNAPCHAT LAUNCHES BITMOJI MERCH AND COMIC STRIPS STARRING YOUR AVATAR

Snapchat is doubling down on its biggest differentiator by turning its personalized avatar Bitmoji into a revenue stream and a new...

 
 
 
Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes' and interests from a user's profile

FACEBOOK BUG LET WEBSITES READ ‘LIKES' AND INTERESTS FROM A USER'S PROFILE

POYNT RAISES $100M FOR ITS SMART PAYMENT TERMINAL

Elavon, a U.S. Bank-owned payment processing company, and National Australia Bank have participated in the $100 million Series C for...

 
 
 
“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent

“RENT TECH” FOCUSED RET CLOSES FIRST FUND; POURS $5M INTO MANAGEMENT PLATFORM SMARTRENT

Today, Real Estate Technology Ventures Ventures announced the final close of $108 million for its first fund. RET focuses on early-stage...

Wattpad launches a new program offering paid access to exclusive stories

WATTPAD LAUNCHES A NEW PROGRAM OFFERING PAID ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE STORIES

Steve Jobs famously once said that people don't read anymore, but it turns out younger people are, in fact, reading quite a lot - just...

 
 
 
Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal resigns over allegations of ‘serious personal misconduct'

FLIPKART CEO BINNY BANSAL RESIGNS OVER ALLEGATIONS OF ‘SERIOUS PERSONAL MISCONDUCT'

Flipkart, the India-based e-commerce firm owned by Walmart, has lost CEO Binny Bansal after he resigned from the company following...

CALM HEADS TO THE AIRPORT, INVESTS $3 MILLION IN XPRESSPA

Wellness app Calm has today announced a $3 million equity investment in XpresSpa Group, a fast-spa service you may have noticed in...

 
 
 

CHINA'S NETEASE RAISES $600M FOR ITS MUSIC STREAMING BUSINESS

As Tencent Music, China's largest streaming firm, reportedly stalls on its proposed U.S. IPO , one of its closest challengers is doubling...

KASPERSKY STARTS PROCESSING THREAT DATA IN EUROPE AS PART OF TRUST REBOOT

Security firm Kaspersky Labs has opened its first self-styled ‘Transparency Center' and begun processing threat-related data from European...

 
 
 



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Help us build a deal-centered community. Our team at Thrifter spends all day sorting through deals, writing about new products, and sharing our favorite price drops on social... Read more ...

Windows 10 October 2018 update re-released as Microsoft promises big changes

Windows 10 October 2018 update re-released as Microsoft promises big changes

Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 update for all users following the limited rollout to Windows Insiders last month. The re-release fixes what Microsoft... Read more ...

Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

Confirming rumours that have swirled for over a week , U.S.-based e-commerce giant Amazon has formally announced that Long Island City in New York City and National Landing in... Read more ...

Massive PS4 Game Sale On The US PlayStation Store This Week

Massive PS4 Game Sale On The US PlayStation Store This Week

Each Tuesday, Sony refreshes the weekly deals on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games on the PlayStation Store. And while many other retailers are offering barebones sales this week... Read more ...

ORUN RPG Takes Wakanda To The Stars

ORUN RPG Takes Wakanda To The Stars

Every week we showcase a Kickstarter project that captures our imagination. New Agenda Publishing ‘s new Kickstarter, ORUN will soon hit its Kickstarter project end date of... Read more ...

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' parachutes onto PlayStation 4 on December 7

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' parachutes onto PlayStation 4 on December 7

Following months of speculation, PUBG Corp. has announced that PUBG is coming to PS4 on December 7. The PS4 version includes all three maps and major features, and you can get... Read more ...

I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer - here are my...

I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer - here are my favorite photos showing the insane level of detail in the game

Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" is a universally-lauded video game that chronicles the end of the era of the gunslinging outlaw - and the bitter ending for those that... Read more ...

The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are...

The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are rejoicing

Amazon has officially crowned the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2 . The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and... Read more ...

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It's basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It's basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback... Read more ...

Fallout 76 Is Now Live And Playable

Fallout 76 Is Now Live And Playable

Bethesda Softworks' open-world multiplayer experiment, Fallout 76 , was set to go live at midnight tonight, but the game is already live and players around the world are diving... Read more ...