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Subscription-based home services company Super raises $20M Series B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/subscription-based-home-services-company-super-raises-20m-series-b-led-by
Apple to bring Siri Shortcuts and other iOS features to macOS with version 10.15: Report - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-to-bring-siri-shortcuts-and-other-ios-features-to-macos
The French government launches Tchap, an encrypted messaging app for internal use - https://www.launchticker.com/story/the-french-government-launches-tchap-an-encrypted-messaging-app-for-internal
Samsung rolls out an update for Galaxy S10 that adds a dedicated low-light photography mode - https://www.launchticker.com/story/samsung-rolls-out-an-update-for-galaxy-s10-that-adds-a
Foodtech firm Soylent launches Soylent Squared, 100-calorie snack bars - https://www.launchticker.com/story/foodtech-firm-soylent-launches-soylent-squared-100-calorie-snack-bars-contains-five
Google will block logins via in-app browsers and other embedded frameworks from June - https://www.launchticker.com/story/google-will-block-logins-via-in-app-browsers-and-other-embedded-frameworks
Lime begins testing a feature to let riders reserve scooter up to 15 minutes ahead of time - https://www.launchticker.com/story/lime-begins-testing-a-feature-to-let-riders-reserve-scooter-up
Streetwear fashion marketplace StockX is raising an unknown sum on a $1B post-money valuation, according to Recode sources - https://www.launchticker.com/story/streetwear-fashion-marketplace-stockx-is-raising-an-unknown-sum-on-a
GomiLabs launches a Kickstarter for Gomi, a durable interactive ball for pets to chase - https://www.launchticker.com/story/gomilabs-launches-a-kickstarter-for-gomi-a-durable-interactive-ball-for
Camera company Leica faces criticism in China after a promotional film dramatizes moments from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest - https://www.launchticker.com/story/camera-company-leica-faces-criticism-in-china-after-a-promotional-film
Apple likely paid Qualcomm between $5B and $6B to settle their licensing dispute, says UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-likely-paid-qualcomm-between-5b-and-6b-to-settle-their
Instagram is considering hiding the number of likes on an image - https://www.launchticker.com/story/instagram-is-considering-hiding-the-number-of-likes-on-an-image
Online storytelling platform Wattpad partners signs a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television - https://www.launchticker.com/story/online-storytelling-platform-wattpad-partners-signs-a-first-look-deal-with-sony
A China-based chipmaker jointly owned by Qualcomm and the provincial government of Guizhou is set to close, according to sources for The Information - https://www.launchticker.com/story/a-china-based-chipmaker-jointly-owned-by-qualcomm-and-the-provincial-government
Foxconn says it remains committed to building a display factory and tech facilities in Wisconsin - https://www.launchticker.com/story/foxconn-says-it-remains-committed-to-building-a-display-factory-and
Apple will introduce a 12MP front-facing camera on the next iPhone models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-will-introduce-a-12mp-front-facing-camera-on-the-next-iphone
Boston Dynamics showcases the production version of SpotMini, its first commercially available robot - https://www.launchticker.com/story/boston-dynamics-showcases-the-production-version-of-spotmini-its-first-commercially
Uber’s autonomous car division raises $1B from Toyota, Denso, and SoftBank’s Vision Fund - https://www.launchticker.com/story/ubers-autonomous-car-division-raises-1b-from-toyota-denso-and-softbanks
Google and Amazon say YouTube will be available on Amazon’s Fire TV once more - https://www.launchticker.com/story/google-and-amazon-say-youtube-will-be-available-on-amazons-fire
Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text - https://www.launchticker.com/story/facebook-stored-millions-of-instagram-passwords-in-plain-text-the-company
New York-based home security company Kangaroo raises ~$10M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/new-york-based-home-security-company-kangaroo-raises-10m-series-a-led
Returnly, which issues immediate retail credit for returned products, raises $19M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/returnly-which-issues-immediate-retail-credit-for-returned-products-raises-19m
Pinterest closes its first day of trading up 28 percent at $24.40 per share - https://www.launchticker.com/story/pinterest-pins-debuts-on-the-nyse-pops-25-percent-the-company
Zoom closes its first day of trading up 72 percent at $62 per share - https://www.launchticker.com/story/video-conferencing-company-zoom-zm-pops-81-percent-in-nasdaq-debut
Amazon Music launches ad-supported service for Alexa devices in the US - https://www.launchticker.com/story/amazon-music-launches-ad-supported-service-for-alexa-devices-in-the-us
Spend management platform Airbase launches with $7M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/spend-management-platform-airbase-launches-with-7m-series-a-led-by
NY Gov Andrew Cuomo announces Netflix will launch a production hub in New York City - https://www.launchticker.com/story/ny-gov-andrew-cuomo-announces-netflix-will-launch-a-production-hub
Houston-based connected workforce platform Innovapptive raises $16.3M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/houston-based-connected-workforce-platform-innovapptive-raises-16-3m-series-a-at
Startup-focused bookkeeping service company Pilot raises $40M Series B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/startup-focused-bookkeeping-service-company-pilot-raises-40m-series-b-led-by
FCC to begin the final phase of its 24GHz millimeter-wave 5G auction on May 3 - https://www.launchticker.com/story/fcc-to-begin-the-final-phase-of-its-24ghz-millimeter-wave-5g
The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger to shut down on May 31 - https://www.launchticker.com/story/the-consumer-version-of-blackberry-messenger-to-shut-down-on-may
YouTube launches ad-supported, limited version of Music on Google Assistant speakers - https://www.launchticker.com/story/youtube-launches-ad-supported-limited-version-of-music-on-google-assistant-speakers
Software-defined wide-area network company CloudGenix raises $65M Series C - https://www.launchticker.com/story/software-defined-wide-area-network-company-cloudgenix-raises-65m-series-c-from-intel
Phantom Auto, which develops technology for the remote control of autonomous vehicles, raises $13.5M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/phantom-auto-which-develops-technology-for-the-remote-control-of-autonomous
Uber and Lyft launch new security procedures following the death of a woman who reportedly mistook her alleged murderer as an Uber driver - https://www.launchticker.com/story/uber-and-lyft-launch-new-security-procedures-following-the-death-of
HipChat Co-Founders Pete Curley and Garret Heaton launch social podcast app Swoot - https://www.launchticker.com/story/hipchat-co-founders-pete-curley-and-garret-heaton-launch-social-podcast-app
Microsoft acquires IoT OS developer Express Logic - https://www.launchticker.com/story/microsoft-939b-market-cap-acquires-iot-os-developer-express-logic-terms
Video conferencing company Zoom pops 81 percent in Nasdaq debut - https://www.launchticker.com/story/video-conferencing-company-zoom-zm-pops-81-percent-in-nasdaq-debut
Pinterest debuts on the NYSE, pops 25 percent - https://www.launchticker.com/story/pinterest-pins-debuts-on-the-nyse-pops-25-percent-the-company
Israel-based Spotinst acquires fellow cloud optimization firm StratCloud - https://www.launchticker.com/story/israel-based-spotinst-acquires-fellow-cloud-optimization-firm-stratcloud-terms-undisc losed-but
Austria-based marketing insights platform Adverity raises €11M ($12.4M) Series B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/austria-based-marketing-insights-platform-adverity-raises-11m-12-4m-series-b-led
Desktop Chrome is set to add a reader mode, reports ZDNet - https://www.launchticker.com/story/desktop-chrome-is-set-to-add-a-reader-mode-reports-zdnet
Facebook bans a dozen far-right groups and individuals based in the UK saying they “spread hate” - https://www.launchticker.com/story/facebook-bans-a-dozen-far-right-groups-and-individuals-based-in-the
Pinterest prices its IPO at $19 per share, valuing the company at $10B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/pinterest-prices-its-ipo-at-19-per-share-valuing-the-company
China-based Qilu Transportation Development Group announces plans for a 16-mile facility for testing autonomous cars under highway conditions - https://www.launchticker.com/story/china-based-qilu-transportation-development-group-announces-plans-for-a-16-mile-facility
Huawei CMO Peter Zhou says the company plans to launch a $600 5G smartphone this year - https://www.launchticker.com/story/huawei-cmo-peter-zhou-says-the-company-plans-to-launch-a
French fintech firm Bankin’ raises €20M ($22.6M) Series B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/french-fintech-firm-bankin-raises-20m-22-6m-series-b-from-omnes
China-based language learning platform @TheVIPKIDLife is struggling to raise $500M on a $5.5B to $6B valuation, reports @FT - https://www.launchticker.com/story/china-based-language-learning-platform-vipkid-is-struggling-to-raise-500m-on
Amazon will close its Chinese marketplace by July 18 - https://www.launchticker.com/story/amazon-will-close-its-chinese-marketplace-by-july-18-the-firm
New York-based astrology app Co-Star raises $5.2M seed - https://www.launchticker.com/story/new-york-based-astrology-app-co-star-ios-raises-5-2m-seed-led-from
 
 
 
 
 
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