Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure – News

Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure – TechCrunch

Google is ditching a massively unpopular auction format that underpins a choice screen it offers in the European Union, it said today. Eligible search providers will be able to freely participate. The auction model was Google’s “remedy” of choice — following the 2018 EU $5 billion antitrust enforcement against Android — but rivals have always … Read more

Graylog nabs $18M to manage and analyze log data

Graylog

Graylog, a platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing log messages, today announced it has completed an $18 million growth equity round led by new investor Harbert Growth Partners and co-investor Piper Sandler Merchant Banking. CEO Andy Grolnick says the funds, which bring Graylog’s total raised to $28.5 million, will support the company’s growth as it … Read more

Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’ – News

Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’ – TechCrunch

Productivity analytics startup Time is Ltd. wants to be the Google Analytics for company time. Or perhaps a sort of “Apple Screen Time” for companies. Whatever the case, the founders reckon that if you can map how time is spent in a company, enormous productivity gains can be unlocked and money better spent. It’s now … Read more

Feature store platform Rasgo raises $20M

Feature store platform Rasgo raises $20M

New York-based Rasgo, a startup developing a platform for feature store workflows, today announced that it closed a $20 million series A funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from Unusual Ventures. CEO Jared Parker says that the funding will be used to scale Rasgo from around 13 employees to over 50 in 2022 … Read more