Before Facebook makes its new resolutions for 2019, we need to take a look back at a long and eventful year...
Temi, a robotics startup, secured $21m in funding so you can finally video chat like a Jetson.
Glaxo and Pfizer, 2 of the world’s largest pharma companies, merged their consumer divisions in search of greater prescription profits.
Cambridge Mobile Telematics secured half a billion dollars from The SoftBank Vision Fund, as it aims to expand the reach of its highly regarded driver tracking platform.
A startup called Zwift that turns online fitness classes into social video games raised $120m to expand.
Clearbanc raised $120m in the last 2 months to help startups raise funding by giving up revenue instead of equity.
A recent $405m auction for a US offshore wind lease sold the rights to the development of wind farms expected to produce 6x as much as today’s largest offshore farm.
The Denmark-based social platform for soccer players just raised $6.2m in funding as it shoots to find the next Messi or Ronaldo.
The infamous self-driving technology engineer has come out of stealth mode with his new company after demonstrating its core product on a time-lapsed cross-country road trip.
The Mom Project raised $8m as it strives to keep new moms in touch with the ever-changing workforce, after they’re ready to get back to the grind.
American cheese stockpiles are starting to stink due to diminished demand, and dairy farmers must diversify or die.
A robo-hand startup called RightHand raised $23m to help e-commerce companies automate ‘picking and packing.’
No matter the industry, rival companies still desperately want to defeat each other. Even companies that profit off of preaching Zen and relaxation.
A day after announcing its new dreamy checking and savings account program, the mobile stock trading app walked back its plan after running into legal trouble
Niantic, the AR platform builder behind Pokemon Go, is raising a $200m Series C round at a $3.9B valuation.
After a tough year, GE is creating a new, separate digital division in an attempt to stop stock prices from slipping further.
Merck agrees to buy French animal health tech provider, Antelliq, for $3.7B from BC Partners.
Palladium, an industrial metal used in car exhaust systems, has briefly overtaken gold as the world’s most precious metal.
Robinhood announced it will offer attractive digital-only credit accounts, but they’re more similar to money market funds than bank accounts.
Instacart announced that it will end its relationship with Whole Foods after spending the last year and a half gathering partners who are not owned by Amazon.
Online marketplace, Farfetch, acquired online sneaker marketplace, Stadium Goods, for $250m as the sneaker industry is slowly becoming the new gold rush.
Sheraton is overhauling 450 of its current lobbies to include “productivity tables,” equipped with outlets, USB ports, and rentable drawers.
Good Money is an online banking platform with a plan: to successfully run its for-profit business model much like that of nonprofit credit unions. But can it be done?
Optibus, a software provider for public transit operations, raised $40m from the likes of Insight Venture Partners and Alibaba.
NPR rolled out a new tool called RAD to help creators track anonymous listener data.
The Bowlen sisters, 2 of the heiresses to the Denver Broncos dynasty, are duking it out to succeed their father at the helm of the $2.65B family business.
Hertz and biometric kiosk maker, Clear, have partnered to help travelers get their rental cars at light speed.
Female-focused co-working startup, The Riveter, raised $15m expand beyond the West Coast
French fintech startup, Lydia, rolled out an option for its users to open up small lines of credit within a matter of seconds.
Amazon started making its own toys, which could reshape the landscape of toy stores from the North Pole to Hasbro’s headquarters.