Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million…

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Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it’s become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely on…

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Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

Today’s Stories Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music…

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Daily News: Consumers Writing More Reviews, Google Allows Posts on GMB, Local Data After Stores Close

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Survey: Number of Consumers Who ‘Never’ Review Drops by Half (June 23, 2017) LSA Insider: “Consumers are reviewing local businesses and multi-location brands across the spectrum of categories — including plumbers.” Google Posts Now…

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