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  • Twilio Closes $130M Series E Round Led By Fidelity And T. Rowe Price

    Twilio Closes $130M Series E Round Led By Fidelity And T. Rowe Price

    Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform, today announced that it has raised a $130 million Series E round led by Fidelity and T. Rowe Price. The round also includes new investors Altimeter Capital Management and Arrowpoint Partners, as well as new strategic investors Amazon.com and Salesforce Ventures. Read More

  • Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

    Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

    Tesla Motors has acquired Michigan-based Riviera Tool, Tesla confirms. This purchase marks Tesla’s first presence in Michigan, a state where the auto maker is not allowed to sell its vehicles. Read More

  • BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

    BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

    Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile — a 4G service that will run on EE’s network, for now by way of an MVNO deal, with pricing starting at a competition-busting £5 per month. “Offering BT customers the UK’s best… Read More

  • Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last year and Comcast subscribers still can’t use the service. Comcast tells TechCrunch that their subscribers have many other ways to access HBO on other devices. A spokesperson points to the… Read More

  • LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyers are the company’s CEO and CFO, Juan Luis Rico and Joan Pina, as detailed by an internal memo sent out to staff today from Jim Bramson, LivingSocial’s head of corporate affairs… Read More

  • TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

    TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

    TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking business, today announced the acquisition of a startup that it hopes will help build out its relationship with customers during and after their travels: it has bought ZeTrip and its “automatic” travel journal app Rove, which provides a travelog of your movements based on your GPS coordinates and other data. Terms of the deal were… Read More

  • Samsung Announces New Spokesperson

    Gob Bluth has been named the new spokesperson of Samsung. As a former semi-professional magician, Gob knows that it’s important to create the illusion that Samsung makes decent products. Already, the board members have been extremely pleased with his work, pointing out that you must take a loss to receive a gain (or something like that). In the coming months, Gob will perform a series… Read More