VMware says it’s looking to acquire Pivotal
5 days, 6 hours ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software. - techcrunch.com
  • Pivotal shares rose as much as 72% in extended trading on Wednesday. - www.cnbc.com

Ebola cure discovered
1 week ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • On Monday, WHO and the National Institutes of Health announced that two of the experimental treatments appear to dramatically boost survival rates. - www.wired.com
  • “From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Jean-Jacques Muyembe - www.wired.com
  • While an experimental vaccine previously had been shown to shield people from catching Ebola, the news marks a first for people who already have been infected. - www.wired.com
  • Scientists and doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been running a clinical trial of new drugs to try to combat a year-long Ebola outbreak. - www.wired.com

Verizon to sell Tumblr to Automattic
1 week ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • He said he has long been a Tumblr user and sees the site as complementary to WordPress.com. - www.wsj.com
  • Revenue within Verizon Media Group, formerly called Oath, was $1.8 billion in the second quarter, down 2.9% from a year earlier. - www.wsj.com
  • Automattic Inc. is the owner of WordPress.com, a service that uses the free WordPress publishing tool to host websites. - www.wsj.com

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit
1 week ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • Colombia’s commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017. - www.reuters.com

Nike launches a subscription service for kids’ shoes, Nike Adventure Club
1 week ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • The new program is specifically designed to make shopping easier for parents who struggle to keep up with their quickly growing children’s shoe needs. - techcrunch.com
  • From 16 to 24 months, they grow an average of one-half a foot size every three months. - techcrunch.com
  • Children over three years old grow one-half a foot size every 4 to 6 months. - techcrunch.com

Sequoia leads $40M investment in mobile messaging startup Attentive
1 week ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • Attentive, a startup helping retailers personalize their mobile messages, is announcing that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding. - techcrunch.com

Postmates to drop IPO filing next month
1 week ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • Postmates has raised $681 million to date with its latest round coming in earlier this year at a $1.85 billion valuation. - techcrunch.com
  • The billion-dollar company will go head-to-head with other public businesses in the space, including powerhouses Uber and GrubHub. - techcrunch.com

Deliveroo is exiting the German market
1 week ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • U.K. on-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo is pulling the plug on its service in Germany. - techcrunch.com
  • Another goodwill payment of 2 weeks’ pay, based on their average weekly earnings over the past 12 weeks - techcrunch.com

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell
1 week, 2 days ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 7 votes

  • He was accused of running a sex trafficking ring - news.hoxly.com
  • Epstein was found "unresponsive in his cell" about 6:39 a.m. Saturday and given life-saving measures. - www.usatoday.com
  • The Bureau of Prisons said the FBI would be investigating the incident. - www.usatoday.com

TikTok parent ByteDance announces plans to launch a search product
1 week, 3 days ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • "In summary, ByteDance is highly likely to take a significant bite out of Baidu's market share." - www.cnbc.com
  • TikTok parent ByteDance recently announced plans to launch a search product to challenge incumbent Baidu. - www.cnbc.com
  • The search engine will likely launch within ByteDance’s existing products like Toutiao. - www.cnbc.com
  • Baidu has more than 80% market share on mobile, the platform ByteDance is trying to challenge it in, and this could make it tough for the TikTok owner. - www.cnbc.com

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