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TechCrunch , TNW

Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

Bloomberg

Hertz Has Profitable Role to Play in Ride-Hailing, CEO Says

Taxis Strategy
Tnooz

KLM pilots Messenger chat to help convert online visitors

Travel
Wired

The Cast of 'Stranger Things': Fans of Stan Lee and R&B

JPY ¥100,000,000 Seed fund
The Bridge

Japan's Neurospace raises $890K to help enterprises improve employees' sleep health

Business Insider

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here's what it's like

Self driving cars
Acquisition
Tnooz , Tech.eu

Consolidation in tours and activities as Musement acquires Triposo

Travel Funding
The Bridge

Japan’s Sora raises $710K to help hotels set competitive but profitable prices using AI

Robotics Travel Funding
$72,640 Seed fund
TechMoran

Cloud9xp to use Ksh.7.5m Lions Den boost to kick start new mobile app

Undisclosed funding
Incubate Africa

Bidroom.com secures a substantial investment from Samih Sawiris

Technology Travel Apps & Services
PE Hub

VC-backed Despegar.com goes public

Stock markets
Acquisition
TechCrunch , TechMoran

Blavity acquires Travel Noire, a travel and discovery platform for black millennials

Diversity Advertising
Tnooz

Eurostar's head of digital keeps tech in synch with business aims

People
€700,000 Debt financing
Tech.eu

Italian boat chartering platform Marinanow raised €1.2 million

Acquisition
TechCrunch , NoCamels

European ‘social eating platform’ VizEat acquires U.S.-based EatWith

Funding Travel
Technical.ly

Tech jobs this week: TwoSense, Bubble, Atlas Obscura

Robotics
IoT Evolution

ZingBox Announces Collaboration with VMware to Inspire IoT Trust

People Cloud Smart devices
$22,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
PE Hub

IoT startup ZingBox pulls in $22 mln Series B

Funding Technology
PE Hub

Online travel firm Despegar aims to raise $100 million in IPO: Reuters

Funding Earnings
Acquisition
Tnooz

Home rental business buys Hello Scout, gets exclusive access

Travel