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Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

3 hours 43 min ago

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too  —  Facebook's advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in over $5 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become …

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Intel buys computer vision company Itseez, co-founded by two former Intel researchers, in IoT and autonomous car push (Barb Darrow/Fortune)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:15pm

Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Intel buys computer vision company Itseez, co-founded by two former Intel researchers, in IoT and autonomous car push  —  Chip maker Intel, in its bid to expand from its core PC and server business to all manner of devices, is buying Itseez, a machine vision specialist co-founded by two former Intel techies.

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Twitter's audio cards will now support Spotify, offer 30-second clips in timelines and Moments (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:10pm

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter's audio cards will now support Spotify, offer 30-second clips in timelines and Moments  —  Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify.  Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline and Moments thanks to Twitter's audio cards that now support Spotify.

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Report: Snapchat's share price did not increase from last year in latest fundraising round (Alexei Oreskovic/Business Insider)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:05pm

Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
Report: Snapchat's share price did not increase from last year in latest fundraising round  —  The price of Snapchat's shares were flat compared to last year in a recent fundraising round, according to a report in The Information.  —  Snapchat raised $1.81 billion in funding, the company disclosed in a filing on Thursday.

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Jury in Oracle suit unanimously finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android was fair use; Oracle vows to appeal (Joe Mullin/Ars Technica)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Jury in Oracle suit unanimously finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android was fair use; Oracle vows to appeal  —  Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Following a two-week trial, a jury has found that Google's Android operating system does …

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Intel Capital restructures its investment team, opts not to sell part of portfolio that could have been worth $1B (Deborah Gage/Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:15pm

Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Intel Capital restructures its investment team, opts not to sell part of portfolio that could have been worth $1B  —  The venture capital arm of Intel Corp. says it isn't planning any major changes to its portfolio  —  Intel Capital is restructuring its investment team …

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Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:30pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments  —  Live streaming platform and gamer community Twitch is today launching a new feature that it hopes will help spread its content further afield.  The company has now debuted Clips …

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Filing: Snapchat raised $1.8B in Series F round; leaked deck reveals $59M revenue in 2015, 110M DAUs in December (TechCrunch)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:10pm

TechCrunch:
Filing: Snapchat raised $1.8B in Series F round; leaked deck reveals $59M revenue in 2015, 110M DAUs in December  —  Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money.  Now we have more updates for you.  An SEC filing has been made today …

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GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:25pm

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas  —  Internet domain name registrar and Web hosting giant GoDaddy has launched a new mobile app designed to help entrepreneurs garner feedback for new business ideas.  —  Flare, which launches on iOS today …

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Lenovo Q4 profit up 80% to $180M but revenue falls 24% to $9.13B YoY as PC demand slows (Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:35am

Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Q4 profit up 80% to $180M but revenue falls 24% to $9.13B YoY as PC demand slows  —  First-quarter profit up drastically, helped by cost cuts  —  HONG KONG—A year and a half ago, Lenovo Group Ltd. spent $5 billion to buy itself into growth sectors as the personal-computer market slowed.

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