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Tech Daily with Airbnb and Ubtech

۱- Airbnb acquires accessible property booking platform Accomable; terms undisclosed; founded in 2015, now offers 1.1k listings in 60-plus countries; each listing includes details about accessible features, including wheelchair ramps, shower railings, etc; Airbnb has raised $4.4B to date; Accomable previously raised $450k.

۲- The new iMac Pro will likely have hands-free Siri voice control, according to an analysis of the BridgeOS code that should accompany the device; expected to ship before the end of this year.

۳- Payments app Square surpasses Twitter in value; Jack Dorsey is the CEO of both; Square, which went public about two years ago, has a market value of $16.5B; Twitter’s market cap is $15.3B.

۴- London-based startup Zego raises $7.1M Series A from Balderton Capital, existing investors, and anonymous angel investors in the insurance sector; charges self-employed workers by the hour for insurance.

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۵- China-based robotics company Ubtech is raising $400M Series C at $4B to $5B post-valuation led by Tencent, according to China Money Network sources; founded in 2012, develops smart, humanoid robots for entertainment and education; raised $520M to date.

۶- Ride-share startup Less raises $19M Series A from Index Ventures and Daphni; co-founded by former Criteo CEO Jean-Baptiste Rudelle; app matches commuters with drivers already heading in the same direction; currently limited to Paris.

۷- China-based ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150M from Tencent; Maoyan claims to have 65 percent of the online movie ticket market in China; raised $395M to date.

۸- Airbnb’s Q3 revenue reached $1B, up from about $500M the year before, according to Bloomberg sources; excluding taxes, interest, and amortization, the firm has maintained profitability for the last 17 months; Airbnb is also set to finish 2017 with 60 percent more bookings than last year – Link

۹- Airbnb is expected to earn $2.5B revenue in 2017, according to sources for The Information; bookings growth has slowed and the company has begun to cut costs; includes laying off approximately 150 contractors and full-time employees earlier this month.


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