Monday, January 28th, 2019


Airbnb Acquires a Meeting Space Booking Company
Press Release

The home-sharing marketplace announced that it has acquired Gaest.com, an online marketplace focused on short-term meeting spaces rentals.

The company, which is based in Denmark, operates across six continents and helps its user’s book meeting spaces for meetings, team building events, and workshops.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Whatsapp Announces an Update to its Business Offering
Company Blog Post

The messaging platform owned by Facebook announced that more than 5 million business are using the platform to offer customer support across the globe.

The company stated in a blog post that popular web and desktop features used by businesses are: quick replies, which offer templated messages to answer common questions; labels, which offers the identification of specific chats like billing related conversations; and chat filtering, which provides the ability to filter, sort, and group specific conversations.


BMW, Porsche, and Land Rover Invest in a Roadside Assistance Company
Company Blog Post

Urgently, the global mobility and roadside assistance company announced that it has raised $21 million from the group of automotive brands, along with support from its current investors.

According to a company blog post, the Series B funding round was oversubscribed.