Hopper raises $61 million more for its airfare prediction app

hopper-2016 Airfare prediction app Hopper has grown from 1 million downloads to over 10 million in the course of a year – a trajectory that’s allowed it to pull in $82 million CAD (~$61.2 million US) in additional funding to continue to grow its business. The Series C round was led by North American pension fund manager, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and includes participation… Read More

eHarmony makes its questionnaire optional to get hip with the times

eharmony-phone-19 eHarmony, the OG dating site that focuses on lasting relationships through compatibility, has today announced that it’s ready to hear about what the kids are calling it these days. Under new CEO Grant Langston, who has been at eHarmony since before it launched, the company is taking a fresh look at its product to ensure that it’s keeping up with the times. “At eHarmony… Read More

Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data

here-maps Here — the mapping business that was sold by Nokia to a consortium of automakers including Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.8 billion in 2015 — today announced that it has extended a mapping deal with Microsoft. Microsoft was already using Here data in Bing Maps (used in Bing.com, Cortana and other services) and the Bing Maps API. Now, it plans to expand that to use Here mapping… Read More

Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data

here-maps Here — the mapping business that was sold by Nokia to a consortium of automakers including Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.8 billion in 2015 — today announced that it has extended a mapping deal with Microsoft. Microsoft was already using Here data in Bing Maps (used in Bing.com, Cortana and other services) and the Bing Maps API. Now, it plans to expand that to use Here mapping… Read More

Google Reveals 8 Secret FBI Requests

Freed by security reforms adopted by Congress last year, Google yesterday published the redacted contents of eight National Security Letters it received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2010 and 2015 requesting information on 21 user accounts. U.S. government agencies can use NSLs to request certain types of information about the activities of users of Internet services and other communication services.

Delivery Hero sells UK business to Just Eat for up to £240M in cash

Photo: katyenka/Getty Images Yet more regional consolidation is underway in the world of take-out and delivery startups in Europe. Today, Berlin-based Delivery Hero announced that it is selling its UK business, which operates as hungryhouse, to rival Just Eat for £200 million ($251 million) in cash, plus another £40 million ($50 million) on top of that based on hungryhouse’s performance between now and the date… Read More

Venture capital is overwhelmingly white and male

Venture capital is overwhelmingly white and male A new survey from the industry's trade group says it doesn't have to stay that way. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2hHprYn The first comprehensive look at the demographics of venture capital from its own trade association is a sobering snapshot of what decades of exclusion of women and minorities have wrought.