TechSummit Lead #019

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap that goes beyond the headlines.

  • Dropbox users can now share files from the cloud storage service over Facebook Messenger.
  • According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments fell 9.6 percent to 64.8 million units in Q1 2016.
  • Alibaba has made a $1 billion deal for control of Lazada Group, taking the Chinese e-commerce giant to Southeast Asia.
  • Lytro has introduced the Lytro Cinema, a device that streamlines the creation process and brings the company’s light-field technology into the editing room. It’ll be available for rental in Q3 2016.
  • Periscope’s beta app now includes a feature that lets you draw on top of your live feeds.
  • Venture firm Accel has raised $500 million for its Accel London V fund, which will focus on Series A and B investments in Europe and Israel.
  • Google has launched a beta version of Voice Access, an accessibility app that allows users to control their phone with their voice.
  • Ticketmaster and Eventbrite will soon begin selling tickets directly on Facebook.
  • Lyft, Didi, Grab, and Ola’s apps will soon work to hook you up with the corresponding taxi service that operates in the market you’re in.
  • According to a Pinterest ad pitch deck obtained by Digiday, the company’s ad platform is adding new ad formats in hopes to grow into a complete suite of offerings.
  • Box is teaming up with Amazon Web Services and IBM to offer file storage options in Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore.
  • Facebook is launching quote sharing with Amazon, which built the feature into its Kindle e-reading platform.
  • In-store AR visualization company Marxent has raised a second $10 million funding round to create applications for retailers using both augmented reality and visual reality.

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