Monday, September 7, 2015

Google uses the new LOGO; White House usher's first product director

Google uses the new LOGO

Google launched a new LOGO, more simple, clean, color, friendship, and also bid farewell to the little blue "g" icon, replacing the sign as a symbol of unity. The replacement of LOGO, to better fit different intelligent terminals, including smart phones, TVs, watches and cars. This is not the first time Google change LOGO, the past seventeen years, they have been constantly updated, of course, this will not be the last.

Google new LOGO
After Apple, Google also ban mobile terminal web advertising

To allow more users choose to use Chrome, Google will ban mobile side of the page again app to download and install the ad. This can not help but think that Apple just announced yesterday will allow Safari iOS 9 block ads, want users to more use of Apple equipment, of course, the purpose is still contend Google.

Amazon, Netflix, Mozilla, etc. together to create "open Media Alliance"

Amazon, Google, Mozilla, Netflix, Intel, Cisco, etc. will work together to launch an open source alliance - Open Media Alliance. It aims to develop a new generation of tax-free media formats, including video, audio, and still images, and then free and open source as a commercial and non-commercial content.

Leave Facebook, Josh Miller joined the White House as Product Director

Josh Miller, 24 years old, last year founded his own company Branch, allowed to initiate a group chat and share links of social applications, after $ 15 million was sold to Facebook. Now he turned to leave Facebook to enter politics, but the title is the White House's first product director (Director of Product).

Samsung will launch an exclusive news application UPDAY

Following the build Apple News Apple after Samsung also launched its own planning and news application UPDAY, carried news gathering via algorithms and artificial, but only Galaxy devices. Samsung will co-develop and Axel Springer UPDAY, which is a European newspaper publisher, owns Die Welt, Bild and Fakt and other newspapers.

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360 release 2015 Q2 earnings, revenue more than 430 million US dollars

360 released the 2015 second quarter ended June 30 of the unaudited financial statements. The report shows that 360 second-quarter revenue amounted to $ 438.3 million, compared to $ 318.9 million last year an increase of 37.9%; net profit of $ 81.4 million, compared to $ 39.1 million last year an increase of 108%, this earnings exceeded analysts expectations.

Investment and Financing

LotusFlare eligible Google Ventures and other $ 6 million A round of financing

LotusFlare is a major underdeveloped areas for the network to provide mobile Internet services start-ups, by former Facebook employee Sam Gadodia (CEO), Terry Guo and Shao Xia was founded in 2014, is headquartered in Palo Alto. LotusFlare just received from the Social + Capital Partnership lead investor, Google Ventures, Metamophic Ventures, etc. with the cast of A $ 6 million round of financing.

B2B transaction management company Apptus eligible for $ 108 million Series C round of financing

Apttus established in 2006, to provide customers with solutions that include configuration quote, e-commerce, contract management, parts management, revenue management and a series of quotes from the cash register sales and lifecycle management capabilities. Apptus announced the completion of C round of $ 108 million, the valuation of more than one billion US dollars, this round of financing parties include Salesforce Ventures, Iconiq Capital and K1 Capital, in addition to the new investor Kuwait Investment Authority.

Recommended recipes and takeaway website Yummly eligible for $ 15 million financing

Yummly announced the completion of a new $ 15 million round of financing, valued at $ 100 million, invested by Bauer Parners round lead investor. Yummly also integrated to provide "one hour delivery" service Instacart, users can purchase the material directly on the site up and down the menu list. According to CB Insight data, start-up company (USA) in this year's total food-related financing has more than 750 million US dollars.

GM company Intellia Therapeutics is eligible for $ 70 million B round of financing

Intellia Therapeutics is a genetically engineered to carry through the CRISPR / Cas9 medical technology company. Round of financing by the lead investor OrbiMed HealthCare Fund Management, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Janus Capital Management, Foresite Capital, Sectoral Asset Management, EcoR1 Capital and other funds with the cast.

Shift is eligible for second-hand car trading company Goldman Sachs $ 50 million B round of financing

Shift is a second-hand car trading company that provides on-demand service and used car reviews brokered deal. Recently completed from Draper Fisher Juerveston (DFJ), Highland Capital Parners and Goldman's 50 million B round of financing.

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LinkedIn New action figure in the dialogue, emoji and stickers feature

LinkedIn always gives a professional impression, but now it's usual image of hope, which the new action figure, emoji expression and stickers feature in the dialogue, and support upload pictures and files, interface interaction has become adapted to chat scene ʱ?? These new features currently temporarily support the English language iOS, Android and web-side applications.

Instagram Direct launched a similar picture dialogue function Snapchat

Instagram Direct launched in 2013, now has 85 million monthly active users, while Instagram Direct version updated to counter the competitors will Snapchat through pictures of communication tools. Users can directly use the picture of dialogue response, in addition, in addition to the public comment field Ait friends to see photos, users can be private letter forwarded to a friend.

Mozilla is teaching Thimble revised Code Editor

Mozilla launched Thimble in 2012, an HTML, CSS and JavaScript code editor online teaching devices. In the later period of time, browser-based Brackets and entirely online IDEs, such as Nutrous, gradually replaced Thimble become mainstream. Now, Thimble theme design was changed to optimize the color picker and file acquisition function.

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