Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with the general manager of Microsoft Game Stack, the cloud gaming services for developers, on how games are changing, the problem of discoverability, more — James Gwertzman started PlayFab to provide cloud-based tools and services for game developers, offloading …
David Ingram / NBC News:
A look at the wave of hundreds of tech companies helping enterprises comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act — Privacy-focused technology companies are offering a variety of services, from personal data scrubbing to business-focused software meant to help companies comply with the law.
Amanda Albright / Bloomberg:
ConsenSys, a blockchain app developer started by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, buys broker-dealer Heritage Financial Systems to tokenize municipal bonds — - ConsenSys buys Heritage Financial Systems; Terms undisclosed — Firm seeks to ease issuance of tokenized bond offerings
Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Google says it has paid Android developers over $80B since 2012, well below the $100B threshold Apple announced it surpassed back in 2018 — Google has confirmed that it has now paid out over $80 billion to Play Store developers since the launch of the digital marketplace in March 2012.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Finix, a SaaS startup selling payments tech to other businesses, raises $35M Series B led by Sequoia, bringing its total raised to over $55M — This morning Finix, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup selling payments tech to other businesses, announced that it has raised …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: Byte, a short-form video app from Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann, had ~1.3M downloads during its first week, with 70% of installs happening in the US — New short-form video app Byte, heralded as Vine´s successor, is off to a strong start despite its issues.
Sources: Democratic digital nonprofit group ACRONYM was responsible for building the Iowa caucus app used by workers that caused delays in reporting results — Shadow, a Democratic digital firm, created the app that was supposed to deliver quicker caucus results.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Asana says it has confidentially filed to go public via a direct listing; the startup has raised about $213M to date and was last valued at ~$1.5B in 2018 — Workplace productivity toolmaker Asana announced late Monday that they have confidentially filed their S-1 and said in a statement …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sundar Pichai says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium together have more than 20M paying subscribers, and YouTube TV has more than 2M subscribers in the US — YouTube Music and YouTube Premium together have more than 20 million paying subscribers, and YouTube TV — Google´s …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
A performance artist loaded 99 smartphones into a wagon and opened Google Maps on all of them, creating an artificial traffic jam that turned green streets red — Google Maps is a hugely useful tool that´s used by millions of people around the globe, mostly thanks to its excellent navigation and traffic tools.