• Apple Has Paid $20 Billion To iOS Devs, Half Of It In The Past Year

    Apple Has Paid $20 Billion To iOS Devs, Half Of It In The Past Year

    A quick update for those keeping track of how well the iOS developer money train is chugging along: as of their earnings call this morning, Apple has paid out over $20 billion dollars to iOS developers. More surprising than the overall amount, however, is the rate at which the money is coming in: of the $20 billion dollars paid out since the App Store launched in 2008, “nearly half”… Read More

  • Microsoft Sold 5.8M Lumia Handsets In Its FQ4, But That’s A Partial-Quarter Sales Figure

    Microsoft Sold 5.8M Lumia Handsets In Its FQ4, But That’s A Partial-Quarter Sales Figure

    Today in its fiscal fourth quarter, Microsoft reported that it sold 5.8 million Windows Phone-based Lumia handsets. Last year, in the second calendar quarter — Microsoft’s then fiscal fourth quarter, welcome to the world of finance — Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia handsets. However, Lumia sales didn’t fall 22 percent as those figures appear to indicate. Read More

  • China Drove Big iPhone And iPad Sales For Apple During Q3 2014

    China Drove Big iPhone And iPad Sales For Apple During Q3 2014

    Apple‘s earnings are out, and there’s a narrative contained therein of the emerging importance of China and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries in general – the company revealed to the FT that iPhone sales are up 55 percent year over year in the BRIC nations, and Chinese iPhone sales are up 48 percent, with the iPad sales in that country rising 51 percent year… Read More

  • Dogs Rule At BarkBox HQ | TC Cribs

    TC Cribs: A Trip To BarkBox HQ, Where Dogs Rule

    We definitely dig dog-friendly companies here at TechCrunch Cribs, so when we were in New York City recently, we swung by for a tour of an office where pooches are definitely welcome: Bark & Co., the startup known for its BarkBox monthly subscription service of treats and toys for dogs and other pet-related ventures. Once we got inside, the Bark & Co. office did not disappoint. There… Read More

  • Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. Read More

  • LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

    LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

    LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals. LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Read More

  • Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter. By the numbers, Apple sold 35.20 million iPhones, 13.27 million iPads, 4.41 million Macs and 2.96… Read More

  • Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS

    Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS

    Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, reporting $37.4 billion in revenue, $7.7 billion in net profit representing $1.28 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 5.9 percent in revenue, and 19.6 percent in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Fortune’s consensus among analysts was for Apple to report earnings of $1.26 per share on… Read More

  • Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

    Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

    Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.60 on revenue of $23.00 billion. In the quarter, Microsoft recorded Surface revenue of $409 million. Its operating income totaled $6.48 billion. Its revenue figure for the period grew by… Read More