Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video

The example Google gives is a search for Taylor Swift. When you type that search term in, you’ll want to pay attention to the subheadings in the search results that drop down; “American singer-songwriter” is what you’re looking for. When you click on that search, you’ll get a page that shows the search interest on …

French startup Doctolib, an online booking platform for medical practitioners, raises $42M, making it one of the best-funded health startups in Europe (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch) ClimaCell, which predicts weather using software that processes how weather is impacting wireless signals, raises $15M Series A (Jeff Engel/Xconomy) Canalys: VR headset shipments pass 1M for first time in Q3 with Sony, Oculus, and HTC taking the top three spots, shipping 490K+, 210K, and 160K respectively (Canalys) YouTube Go, a lightweight YouTube app designed for slower internet connections, leaves beta; available in India, Indonesia, and other select countries (Corbin Davenport/Android Police) WeWork to acquire community platform Meetup, according to an internal announcement from Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman (Gabriela Barkho/Crunchbase News) Sources: SoftBank offers to buy secondary Uber shares at $48B valuation, 30% lower than Uber’s recent $69B valuation, will also invest $1B+ at $69B valuation (Eric Newcomer/Bloomberg) YouTube says it has terminated 270+ accounts, taken down 150K+ videos, removed ads from ~2M videos over past week as it purges content that endangers children (Noah Kulwin/VICE News) Microsoft will end support for logging into Skype via Facebook on January 10th, to push users toward single Microsoft sign-on across its services (Brad Sams/Thurrott.com) US DoJ charges three members of one of China’s cyber-espionage units for hacking Moody’s Analytics, Siemens, and Trimble between 2011 and May 2017 (Catalin Cimpanu/BleepingComputer.com) Uber receives letters from Republican and Democratic Senators seeking an explanation as to why it initially hid its 2016 data breach from 57M users (Tony Romm/Recode)


 Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
French startup Doctolib, an online booking platform for medical practitioners, raises $42M, making it one of the best-funded health startups in Europe  —  French startup Doctolib is raising money for the second time in the past twelve months.  The company is building a sort of Salesforce …


 Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
ClimaCell, which predicts weather using software that processes how weather is impacting wireless signals, raises $15M Series A  —  Local meteorologists might avoid being the butt of so many jokes, if the latest crop of weather technology startups have their way.


 Canalys:
Canalys: VR headset shipments pass 1M for first time in Q3 with Sony, Oculus, and HTC taking the top three spots, shipping 490K+, 210K, and 160K respectively  —  Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) – Monday, 27 November 2017  —  Virtual reality headset shipments are showing no signs of slowing …


 Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
YouTube Go, a lightweight YouTube app designed for slower internet connections, leaves beta; available in India, Indonesia, and other select countries  —  Earlier this year, Google released ‘YouTube Go,’ a super-lightweight version of the YouTube app tailored for developing countries.


 Gabriela Barkho / Crunchbase News:
WeWork to acquire community platform Meetup, according to an internal announcement from Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman  —  WeWork’s acquisition spree continues.  —  WeWork will acquire Meetup, Crunchbase News has learned, adding another purchase to the rapidly expanding rental startup’s roster.


 Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank offers to buy secondary Uber shares at $48B valuation, 30% lower than Uber’s recent $69B valuation, will also invest $1B+ at $69B valuation  —  The price is 30% below Uber’s last primary round, people say  —  A slate of investors has agreed to sell shares for the deal


 Noah Kulwin / VICE News:
YouTube says it has terminated 270+ accounts, taken down 150K+ videos, removed ads from ~2M videos over past week as it purges content that endangers children  —  For the second time in less than a year, major advertisers are fleeing YouTube after finding their ads were paired with offensive content — this time, directed at children.


 Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft will end support for logging into Skype via Facebook on January 10th, to push users toward single Microsoft sign-on across its services  —  Microsoft is making an interesting move today that will impact users who currently access Skype with their Facebook credentials.


 Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
US DoJ charges three members of one of China’s cyber-espionage units for hacking Moody’s Analytics, Siemens, and Trimble between 2011 and May 2017  —  US authorities have acted on one of the worst-kept secrets in cyber-security and have filed official charges against three Chinese hackers part …


 Tony Romm / Recode:
Uber receives letters from Republican and Democratic Senators seeking an explanation as to why it initially hid its 2016 data breach from 57M users  —  The questions — sent by Democrats and Republicans alike — could carry severe legal repercussions for Uber.
– fake news discovered by Livio Acerbo here

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WeWork reportedly plans to buy Meetup

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