Top Stories of the Day // July 30, 2015

Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation |
Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp |
Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It |
Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals |
GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M |
Amazon Now Lets Prime Users Pay Money To Easily Pay More Money Easier |
Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet |

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Today’s Top Stories // Jul 30, 2015

Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hot property these days, and it looks like another one of them may soon enter… read more

Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp

With 700 million Messenger users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on the platform. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today… read more

Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

Today, Windows 10 met the world with much fanfare. There is a ton of new features, apps and more articles about it than you can shake a stick at. As a heavy… read more

Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on… read more

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GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you… read more

Amazon Now Lets Prime Users Pay Money To Easily Pay More Money Easier

Amazon Prime has become Amazon’s way of getting cool stuff into people’s hands quicker, to the tune of an annual $99 subscription. You can get… read more

Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet

Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring Internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired… read more

TOP VIDEOS

Yahoo Shows Off Its New Livetext Messaging App

 Yahoo unveiled a new app today called Livetext, where users can send each other video and text — but… read more

Fly Or Die: MC Squares

You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But… read more

Gillmor Gang: Fare Trade

 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded… read more

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