Category: Fundings and Exits

Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014

After a mostly boring 2015, bitcoin is making waves as the year ends by reaching new price heights. Bitcoin is north of the $400 mark, once again, for the second time since 2014. This time, it has surpassed a prior boomlet, reaching price points not seen since late summer last year. You can mock the doldrums, but the…

Salesforce Has Acquired MinHash, Creators Of The AILA Virtual Marketing Assistant

Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its big-data analytics for marketers. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with Salesforce that it has acquired MinHash, a young startup based in Palo Alto co-founded by two data science engineers formerly with eBay and Avaya. MinHash had developed an AI platform as well as a “personal assistant” called AILA to crawl to and…

Experian Sells Hitwise To Connexity, Simmons To Connexity Owner Symphony For Up To $52M

Some more chopping, changing and consolidation in the worlds of traffic analysis and fraud protection. Today it was announced that Experian, one of the world’s biggest credit ratings agencies, is selling off its two well-known analytics divisions in a $51.5 million deal. Hitwise, the traffic measurement company, is being sold to Connexity; and Simmons, which publishes the…