HB Weekly Wrap 3 – 7 October

7 October

  • BMW, iVentures, Toyota & Allianz: Investing In NAUTO (Tech Crunch)
  • Google: ‘Made By Google’ Shop Opening Soon In NY; Google Play Music Teamed Up With Runtastic; and To Shut Down Panoramio (Google; Google; Cnet)
  • Facebook: ‘Events From Facebook’ (FB)
  • Samsung: US Carriers Allows Second Replacement Of Galaxy 7 Note; To Pay Apple $120m (The Wall Street Journal; Mac Rumors)
  • Snapchat: Bringing Big Changes To Stories (RE/Code)

6 October 

  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn Career Pages Next Generation (LinkedIn)
  • Didi: To Invest In Silicon Valley And Develop A Self-Driving Car (Bloomberg)
  • Google: ‘Noto Project’; ‘Code Next’; Partnership With Verizon On System Updates For Pixels; and Adwords Conversion Import For Salesforce (Google; Wired; 9to5Google, Google)
  • Instagram: Turns 6 And ‘Stories’ Hits 100m Daily Views (BuzzFeed)
  • Facebook: Social Virtual Reality With Oculus; Oculus Prototype For Wireless VR; and $250m Investment In VR (Cnet; Cnet; Tech Crunch)
  • Snapchat: Working On $25bn IPO Valuing Firm (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Spotify & Apple Music: Unofficial Dj Remixes (Tech Crunch)
  • Verizon: Claims $1bn Discount On Yahoo Deal (The New York Post)
  • Uber & Lyft: Ordered To Stop Operating In Philadelphia (Philly.com)

5 October

  • Amazon: ‘Prime Reading’; and ‘Amazon Fresh’ Price Reduction (Amazon; Amazon)
  • Shopify: Now Sells Through FB Messenger (Tech Crunch)
  • Google: 2m Miles With Self-Driving Cars (NewCo Shift)
  • Samsung: Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Ignites On A Plane; and To Buy Viv (The Verge; RE/Code)
  • eBay: To Acquire Corrigon (eBay)
  • Theranos: Closing Labs And Wellness Centres (Theranos)
  • Apple: iOS App Development Centre In Naples; App Store Displays Search Ads In The US (The Guardian; Venture Beat)
  • Twitter: Shares 9% Down; and Bidders Are Increasingly Far (ReutersRe/Code)

4 October

3 October

  • Microsoft: $3bn European Cloud Investment  (Microsoft)
  • Facebook: ‘Marketplace; ‘Messenger Lite’ For Emerging Markets; and To Build Data Centre In Denmark (FB; Reuters; Business Insider)
  • Shopify: Boltmade Acquisition (Shopify)
  • Egnyte: A Deep Partnership With Microsoft (Egnyte)
  • Google: Gets An Extension To Reply To EU Antitrust Charges (Reuters)
  • Amazon: Customer Reviews New Rules (Amazon)
  • Apple: iTunes ‘Spoken Edition’ (Applelnsider)
  • Salesforce: To Buy Krux (The Wall Street Journal)
  • WhatsApp: New Camera Features (WhatsApp)
  • Uber: Last-Mile Pilot Program In News Jersey (BuzzFeed)
  • Faraday Future: Announced Partnership With LG (Faraday Future)
  • Luxottica & Intel: Launching ‘Radar Pace’ (Luxottica)
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