Ingrid Lunden

Ingrid Lunden
Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London. Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect. When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence). CrunchBase profile →

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  • Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M

    Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M

    Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game. The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll, the cross-platform digital video advertising service. TechCrunch has heard that term sheets have been signed, and that the price, if the deal is completed, could be anywhere from… Read More

  • Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisition

    Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisition

    Ooyala, the video company that was acquired by Telstra earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Videoplaza, a UK-based video advertising startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we are trying to find out. It’s potentially a very valuable deal when you consider the reach of Videoplaza. The company says that more than half of all the broadcasters… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Has Big Plans

    AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

    Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010. “I think CrunchBase could be a very big company on its own,” Armstrong said on stage today at the Disrupt conference… Read More

  • Fab Was Burning Through $14M/Month Before Its Layoffs And Pivot

    Fab Was Burning Through $14M/Month Before Its Layoffs And Pivot

    Jason Goldberg, the co-founder of Fab.com, says that the design marketplace was burning through $14 million per month at its peak before it went through a drastic round of layoffs and decision to pivot the business. Speaking at our Disrupt London conference, he said that the startup’s decision to pivot was inevitable after the company didn’t raise as much money as they had… Read More

  • Secure Messaging App Wickr Adds 22 Languages To Give More People A Private Voice

    Secure Messaging App Wickr Adds 22 Languages To Give More People A Private Voice

    Wickr, one of the wave of secure messaging apps that have risen to prominence in the last year as people question how private their data and communications really are these days (even among “private” apps), is expanding its sights globally. From today, the app — which has had “well over 3 million downloads” says CEO and co-founder Nico Sell — is… Read More

  • Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

    Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

    Trying to figure out what film I want to watch at home from the thousands I can pick on various VOD services is a pain. The only thing more annoying is trying to find one that my husband and I can both agree we want to watch (love you, Marc). A app presented today at TC’s Disrupt Hackathon called Movie Nights has created a way to solve that problem: it lets two parties enter either… Read More

  • Apple Pay Launches On Monday, October 20

    Apple Pay Launches On Monday, October 20

    Tim Cook today announced during the company’s iPad and Mac event that Apple Pay will be launching on Monday with companies like Groupon, Uber, Airbnb and Target. It also revealed the expanded list of merchants that will be turning on its mobile payments service soon — another round of massive, national chains: “It’s going to change the way we pay for… Read More

  • Canaan Raises $675M For Fund X, Focusing On Early Stages And ‘Home Runs’

    Canaan Raises $675M For Fund X, Focusing On Early Stages And ‘Home Runs’

    Canaan Partners — the Silicon Valley venture firm that has backed the likes of Skybox Imaging, PrimeSense, LendingClub and Ebates — is today announcing that it has raised $675 million for its tenth investment fund. The plan for Fund X is to continue with Canaan’s track record since 2005 of investing mainly in early rounds of tech and health startups, as well as selected… Read More

  • BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media. The BBC today started a new account on Facebook-owned WhatsApp to update people with the latest information about Ebola. The BBC says its service is aimed primarily at reaching WhatsApp… Read More

  • EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts

    EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts

    E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.68. This beat estimates on EPS but narrowly missed on sales (but, yes, beat if you rounded up, as eBay has). Analysts were expecting revenues… Read More

  • Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

    Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed… Read More

  • Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

    Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

    iBeacon, the Bluetooth Low Energy technology that is being used by businesses to push offers and other messages to customers’ smartphones when they are in the physical vicinity of a small pinging device, is starting to see some decent traction. Businesses like Shopkick (recently acquired by SK planet for $200 million) have now rolled out some 7,500 of the devices across its retail… Read More

  • Alibaba Debuts Baichuan, Its Answer To Amazon’s Developer Services

    Alibaba Debuts Baichuan, Its Answer To Amazon’s Developer Services

    As newly public Alibaba continues to invest in startups to build out its presence in the U.S., it’s also looking at ways of expanding its ecosystem and platform at home. The latest move was announced this week, as the company unveiled Baichuan – Chinese for “hundreds of rivers.” Taking a page from Amazon — which has built up a large range of services for… Read More

  • Tablet Sales Growth Plummets In 2014 As Android Smartphones Continue To Soar: Gartner

    Tablet Sales Growth Plummets In 2014 As Android Smartphones Continue To Soar: Gartner

    As Apple gears up to unveil what many believe will be its latest iPad tablets and Mac computers on Thursday, Gartner has today published figures that underscore the challenge in the market for devices like these against the ineluctable rise of the cheaper, and ultimately more easily replaceable, smartphone. Gartner’s Q3 and annual figures for device sales worldwide — covering… Read More

  • Berlin’s Orderbird, A Tablet-Based Sales Platform, Orders Up Another $10M

    Berlin’s Orderbird, A Tablet-Based Sales Platform, Orders Up Another $10M

    Companies like Square, Groupon, PayPal and Amazon are all vying to be the primary tech partner for merchants at the point of sale in the U.S., and as more companies replace their legacy equipment with low-cost tablets, the race is heating up elsewhere, too. Orderbird, a startup out of Berlin, is today announcing a further round of $10 million to continue building out its own tablet-based… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Donate $25M To Fight Ebola

    Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Donate $25M To Fight Ebola

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced on Facebook that he and his wife Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, have made a grant of $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation in support of fighting Ebola — the deadly, viral disease that started in Africa, has infected over 8,000 people, and is spreading fast, with little in the way of a failsafe cure. Read More

  • Netflix Leads In U.S. Digital Video Subscriptions In Home And Among Millennials

    Netflix Leads In U.S. Digital Video Subscriptions In Home And Among Millennials

    Companies like Amazon, Apple, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and many others are working hard to be the leading consumer brands of the digital video world. For now, they are all chasing one: Netflix. A survey out today from comScore on video viewing habits found that Netflix is the leading brand among U.S. households that subscribe to paid digital video subscription services, and it’s… Read More

  • Yahoo Downsizes In The Middle East, Closing Its Office In Amman, Jordan

    Yahoo Downsizes In The Middle East, Closing Its Office In Amman, Jordan

    Another week, and another workforce reduction for Yahoo. Today the company announced to employees in Amman, Jordan, that it will be shutting down its offices in the country by the end of the year. It will instead funnel those operations — an Arab-language and English-language Arab-focused Internet portal that it picked up by way of its acquisition of Maktoob for $85 million in… Read More

  • iPhone 6 Comes To 36 More Markets This Month, Taking The Total To 69

    iPhone 6 Comes To 36 More Markets This Month, Taking The Total To 69

    With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple is stepping up its game for how fast it is rolling out the product internationally to compete more sharply against the Samsungs of the world. Apple has announced that it will be adding 36 more countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa “by the end of October,” taking the total to 69. The aim is to… Read More

  • Delivery Hero Buys Brazil’s Subdelivery As It Beefs Up In Asia And LatAm

    Delivery Hero Buys Brazil’s Subdelivery As It Beefs Up In Asia And LatAm

    Delivery Hero, the startup that is now valued at over $1 billion and is raising a lot of cash to compete heavily against the likes of Just-Eat and FoodPanda in the food delivery market outside the U.S., is adding another acquisition to its list as it focuses on growth in Latin America and Asia. It has acquired Subdelivery, an online delivery service based in Brazil. Subdelivery’s… Read More

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