WhaleShark Media, which owns and runs a number of online coupon and deal sites, announced today it has raised $150 million from JP Morgan and Institutional Venture Partners.
The company facilitated $1.7 billion worth of sales in 2011. Its sites attract 300 million visitors annually.
WhaleShark Media sites have both Groupon-style deals and discount codes for websites.
Outbrain, the Israel-based content recommendation platform that powers the "Recommended by" articles seen on sites such as CNN and ESPN, has acquired Los Angeles-based software firm Revee and it is now launching a product that it claims will let publishers know exactly how much individual articles are generating in revenue, in real-time.
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox fully support Server Push, and Apple's Safari browser has beta support. Microsoft has promised it's coming to its Edge browser. More support will probably come with time.CloudFlare is what you'd call a "content delivery network," or CDN. Basically, when you visit a website using CloudFlare, it detects where you're at, and routes you to the closest server.
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LeEco, the company partnered with the startup electric-car maker Faraday Future, is apparently in talks to scoop up a giant piece real estate from Yahoo, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported. The land is about three miles from LeEco's newly-opened US headquarters in San Jose.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Some four months after electric-car company Faraday Future announced plans to build its first US manufacturing facility in Nevada, the ceremonial shovels have been driven into the ground. "Welcome home, Faraday. Welcome home," Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval declared as he took the stage at the construction site in North Las Vegas on Wednesday.
As a result of the company's review, which unearthed Laplanche's sale, Lending Club declined to give guidance on future results.Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is stepping down from his position with the company after an internal review. Shortly after markets opened Monday morning shares of the company were down as much as 26%.
Miku is a 16-year-old pop star who never ages. She has neither a physical presence nor a voice of her own. She's a 3D animation that personifies a "Vocaloid," a form of software that synthesizes vocals from a pre-recorded voice bank to mimic human singing.
For all of the attention that electric-car startup Faraday Future has gotten in the last year, there's still very little that's known about the company. When it first appeared in California last year, Faraday Future was quickly dubbed a potential Tesla-killer, backed by Chinese-internet billionaires keen to get into the EV game.
Whether or not the estimate is on the mark isn't clear. We've reached out to Lyft for its take, and we'll let you know if it has a response. However precise the figures might be, they could have a big impact on the proposed settlement. It reckons that there would have been a total of $126 million in expense reimbursements, or more than 10 times the $12.25 million Lyft has agreed to pay so far.
WeWork is raising $780 million in new funding that places it at a $17 billion valuation, reports Fortune . Thesuper-hot office-rental company,which has already raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, was already the 11th most valuable startup in the world without accounting for this round.
Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman reaffirmedthat the deal runs forever, stressing there's no expiration date.But a closer look at the actual terms of the deal shows the royalties could come to an end under certain conditions.
Everyone in business wants to know what's going to happen in the future, and for some time now Ford has been investing in futurism, an evolving academic and professional discipline. For nearly a decade, Sheryl Connelly has been Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring.
gross mischaracterizations and untruths spread about Yahoo," saying the actual costs were only about one-third of what has been reported.During Tuesday's earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took a moment to dispute some of the recent media reports about Yahoo's reportedlylavish spending, including the $7 million holiday party and $450 million of free food.
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It would seem more and more each time Nokia reveals another acquisition that they got the better end of the deal when they sold their phones division to Microsoft. Today they've announced that they've made a deal with Withings to acquire their digital health products and apps business in its entirety.
There have been numerous recent reports alleging a big rift within Yahoo's board, as the company tries to rebuild its struggling business while also fielding potential acquisition interest. But according to Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman, that's all nonsense.
You guys have been in media since before it was cool, and nobody would give media startups money.Nobody even looked at it as a space that mattered, where you could make money.Yeah it was like, “Where's this gonna go, is this your hobby?"People asked for the first few years, "So what do you do when you don't do this?”Before you were running a media company,what were you doing?Justin [my cofounder].
the amount paid for the company beyond what is valued on the balance sheet, was $22 million — meaning the entire value that Yahoo overpaidfor the mystery company has been wiped out over the past year.The write off amount is small relative to Yahoo's overall business, which generated over $1 billion in revenue last quarter alone.