David Cohen / Adweek:
The Oversight Board accepts its first policy advisory opinion request from Facebook, on the sharing of private residential info, issues call for public comments — It involves how it should handle private residential information
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg says the original Oculus Quest will receive Air Link support in a post about the upcoming v30 update for Quest — He also showed off multitasking in VR — Owners of the original Oculus Quest will get the ability to stream from their PCs to their headsets wirelessly …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Fox Corp. creates a $100M creators fund for the NFT market, as part of a broader effort that includes Blockchain Creative Labs, a new business unit to sell NFTs — - New blockchain unit will sell and manage digital goods — Dan Harmon´s ‘Krapopolis’ animated show is first project
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Iterable, which offers AI-powered cross-channel sales and marketing tools, raises $200M Series E, giving the company a $2B post-money valuation — Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. — Iterable, a cross-channel platform for customer experiences …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix is hiring execs to lead consumer products, podcasts, and video games, as it seeks Disney-like franchises that stay relevant in between new seasons — Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We´re about to find out if it can sell them anything else.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Automattic acquires Day One, a popular journaling app for Apple devices with 15M+ downloads on the Mac and iOS App Store; terms of the deal were not disclosed — Automattic is expanding its lineup of online writing platforms with its acquisition of Day One, a popular journaling app for Mac and Apple mobile devices.
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service, raises $41.9M as an extension to its $51M Series B from Jan. 2019, led by Base 10 — In January, former Uber executive Liz Meyerdirk announced that she took over as chief executive of The Pill Club.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stripe announces Stripe Identity, a self-serve tool for companies that can be used to verify identities using AI, launching in 30 countries in beta — A number of startups (eg, here, here, here and here) have fashioned themselves as the “Stripe for identity verification” …
Sources: Apple is planning to launch a faster Watch with improved connectivity and screen this year, and an entry-level and extreme sports models next year — - Updated screens and performance this year, new functions later — New entry-level and extreme sports models planned for 2022
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
UK-based Motorway, which allows professional car dealers to bid for privately-owned cars for sale, raises £48m Series B led by Index Ventures — Motorway, is a UK startup that allows professional car dealers to bid in an auction for privately-owned cars for sale.