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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 3, 2015

    Uber

    Uber opens robotics research facility In Pittsburgh to build self-driving cars

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 3, 2015

    Uber opens robotics research facility In Pittsburgh to build self-driving cars. In May, Uber poaches 50 employees from Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom received US$30 million in Series C funding

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    On February 4, 2015, the company received US$30 million in Series C funding from investors including Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures (Li Ka-shing), Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang, and Patrick Soon-Shiong. At that time, Zoom had 40 million users, with 65,000 organizations subscribed and a total of 1 billion meeting minutes since it was established.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Bitcoin

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 16, 2015

    Release 0.10 of the software was made public on 16 February 2015. It introduced a consensus library which gave programmers easy access to the rules governing consensus on the network. In version, 0.11.2 developers added a new feature that allowed transactions to be made unspendable until a specific time in the future.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    Samsung

    Acquiring LoopPay

    U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

    On 18 February 2015, Samsung acquired U.S.-based mobile payments firm "LoopPay" - This allows Samsung in smartphone transactions.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E, increasing the total Series E money raised to $2.8 billion (after adding the first $1.2 billion and the next $600 million raised from Baidu). The additional investors are Times Internet, Foundation Capital, and Accelerated IT Ventures.




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