• Location data platform Factual raises $42M

    20 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Factual announced this morning that it has raised $42 million in new funding.
    The company launched in 2009 and now provides location data to customers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. And it's still adding new capabilities, like the ability for advertisers to measure whether their campaigns drove in-store visits .
    Founder and CEO Gil Elbaz said that there's now a big opportunity and a big threat around location data.
    “The opportunity is, the world is reinventing around AI and data science,” he said. “The threat is that duopoly - Google, Facebook and perhaps add an...
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  • Streaming startup Caffeine perks up with $100 million from Fox to make Twitch shudder

    20 days ago - By Fast Company

    21st Century Fox joins other high-profile investors in backing the young company. But what deserves a closer look at is Caffeine's deal with Live Nation.
    21st Century Fox has invested $100 million in Caffeine, a live-streaming social startup that focuses on gaming and entertainment. Fox's investment bolsters Caffeine's previously reported funding of $46 million from investors Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners. Caffeine also announced a deal with Live Nation to include live concerts on its platform later this year.
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  • Fox Invests $100 Million in Caffeine, Squaring Off Against Amazon in Growing Video Game Streaming Field

    20 days ago - By Fortune

    21st Century Fox is betting big on an upstart video streaming service that seeks to one-up Twitch, Amazon's phenomenally successful game streaming service.
    Fox has invested $100 million in Caffeine, a social broadcast service that will stream everything from esports tournaments to video games to live concerts.
    The Fox investment will be used to fund a new studio that's co-owned by Caffeine and Fox Sports. Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Rupert Murdoch, will join Caffeine's board of directors.
    “This is a game changing deal for us,” said Ben Keighran, Caffeine's co-founder and CEO in a...
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  • Fox invests $100 million in broadcasting platform Caffeine

    21 days ago - By Reuters

    Twenty First Century Fox said on Wednesday it made a $100 million investment in gaming and entertainment broadcasting platform Caffeine.
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  • Fox leads $100 million investment in broadcasting platform Caffeine

    21 days ago - By Reuters

    Twenty First Century Fox said on Wednesday it led a $100 million funding round in social broadcasting platform Caffeine.
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  • Fox leads $100 million investment in social broadcasting platform Caffeine

    21 days ago - By Reuters

    Twenty First Century Fox said on Wednesday it led a $100 million funding round in gaming and entertainment broadcasting platform Caffeine.
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  • Tailor Brands launches AI-powered platform that generates and schedules social media content

    Tailor Brands launches AI-powered platform that generates and schedules social media content

    21 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Tailor Brands, a company that leverages artificial intelligence to help companies automate elements of their marketing and branding, has announced a new AI-powered social media management tool that automatically creates, schedules, and optimizes content to share on social networks. Launching out of beta today, Tailor Social is an expansion of...
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  • Social broadcasting platform Caffeine nets $100 million from 21st Century Fox as the duo launch a joint venture for content

    Social broadcasting platform Caffeine nets $100 million from 21st Century Fox as the duo launch a joint venture for content

    21 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Caffeine, the much-hyped social livestreaming platform unveiled by a duo of former Apple designers earlier this year, has raised more than $100 million in a round of funding led by 21st Century Fox. Other notable names in the round include existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, among a handful of other “undisclosed partner...
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