TripAdvisor Grabs Mobile App GateGuruTech Crunch
Travel portal TripAdvisor has scooped up mobile app GateGuru for an undisclosed sum. GateGuru’s app offers real-time information on airports, weather, and flights. “Much of that
[information] is picked up from crowdsourcing, not unlike Waze -- acquired by Google last week -- does with road travel,” TechCrunch write of GateGuru.
Amazon Frowns On Binge StreamingThe Wrap
Unlike Netflix, Amazon apparently doesn’t want viewers binging on its original content. As such, Amazon’s new political comedy starring John Goodman, “Alpha House,” will not be
offered to subscribers all at once, The Wrap reports. Netflix, by contrast, “has made a habit of making its original programs available all at once.”
Fab Takes Another $150MAll Things D
High-flying ecommerce startup Fab has raised an additional $150 million, bringing its total investment to $310 million. As AllThingsD reports, however: “The new investment should only lead to
more chatter among industry insiders who believe, among other worries, that the company is raising too much money; that it is expanding too fast; that it must have weak margins; or … that it
will ultimately be stomped out by Amazon.”
Facebook Hits 1 Million AdvertisersForbes
Facebook on Wednesday said it has reached 1 million advertisers. Forbes interprets the number as signaling that Facebook “has become a mainstream advertising channel for small and medium-sized
businesses.” Facebook is also reporting more than 2 billion connections between members and local businesses.