Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Knotch raises $25M to help marketers collect data about their content – TechCrunch

Knotch announced yesterday that it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, with NEA’s Hilarie Koplow-McAdams joining the Knotch board...

Mozilla streamlines Firefox tracker blocking controls – TechCrunch

Mozilla has rolled out what it bills as enhanced and simplified controls for Firefox users to manage how they block trackers. An update to its browser software, released today, offers...

Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite” – TechCrunch

What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable...

Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers – TechCrunch

Captiv8, a company offering tools for brands to manage influencer marketing campaigns, has released its 2018 Fraud Influencer Marketing Benchmark Report. The goal is to give marketers the data they...

Devcon raises $4.5M to beef up adtech security – TechCrunch

Adtech cybersecurity company Devcon announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Over the past couple of years, ad fraud has become a bigger concern in the industry,...

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing – TechCrunch

Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was...

Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding – TechCrunch

Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It’s also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. The idea...

Acast raises $35M to help podcasters make money – TechCrunch

Podcasting has grown tremendously in recent years, and a Stockholm-based company called Acast is looking to help all those podcasters make money. Acast is announcing today that it has raised...

Google ‘incognito’ search results still vary from person to person, DDG study finds –...

A study of Google search results by anti-tracking rival DuckDuckGo has suggested that escaping the so-called ‘filter bubble’ of personalized online searches is a perniciously hard problem for the put...

The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch

In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build...