Yelp is announcing two new ad products for business owners — portfolios and “business highlights.” Those highlights are basically a way for businesses to point out their most distinctive and attractive characteristics, using short phrases like “vegetarian-friendly,” “locally-owned & operated” and “X years in operation.” Director of Product Management Alon Shiran emphasized that this is an ad product, rather than editorial or user-generated content. Businesses can pay $2 per day to choose from more than 30 [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Instead of emailing a term sheet, Ilya Fushman paid $150 to have ‘Deep Blue Sea' actor Michael Rapaport send the Cameo founders Steven Galanis, Martin Blencowe and Devon Townsend a video message congratulating them on their $50 million Series B. A general partner at Kleiner Perkins, Fushman tapped Cameo's own service, which sells personalized video messages from celebrities, influencers, athletes and thought leaders, to win over the startup amid what he says was a “highly [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Fueled by its $300 million Series D round led by Softbank last August, Getaround is making its second-ever acquisition this year with a $12 million purchase of Norwegian car rental startup Nabobil. This acquisition brings Getaround into seven European countries, as opposed to just six. In April, Getaround made its first-ever acquisition of European car rental startup Drivy for $300 million. That marked Getaround's first expansion beyond the U.S. and into France, Germany, Spain, Austria, [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The Supreme Court is expected to make decision on whether or not the citizenship question can be included this week [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
There is new information about missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck and where she was before she disappeared more than a week ago. Police say Lueck was last seen traveling to a park, meeting an unknown person, and getting into his car. David Begnaud reports. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Italy with the Clooneys was just one stop on the Obama's star-studded European vacation [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New ‘influence operations' will openly advertise participation in debate instead of hiding itThe next wave of “influence operations” like those that Russia used to target the 2016 US election will aim to destabilise debate by making voters think bots are everywhere, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy has said.Nathaniel Gleicher, who runs the company's response to politically motivated malfeasance on its platform, said groups such as Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) were increasingly trying to manipulate [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Tundra, a new zero-commission wholesale marketplace, has today announced the close of $12 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Redpoint's Annie Kadavy, with participation from investors such as Initialized Capital, Peterson Ventures, FJ Labs, Switch Ventures, and Background Capital. Tundra was founded by married couple Arnold and Katie Engel, who previously ran a global supply chain company called Vox Supply Chain. In that world, they quickly realized just how much inefficiency is [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement plan to file charges against several companies and individuals as part of a major government clampdown on illegal robocalls. The mission, known as "Operation Call it Quits," includes two FTC commissioners from the opposite ends of the political spectrum: Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, a Democrat, and Noah Phillips, a Republican. Anna Werner reports. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source
President Trump says a New York-based columnist that accused him of sexual assault is "not my type." In an interview with political newspaper, The Hill, the president said an encounter described between him and E. Jean Carroll, "never happened" and that she's "totally lying." Jericka Duncan reports. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019, Continue reading at the source