• Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion

    Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion

    France’s disruptive telecom company Free just announced that it wanted to acquire T-Mobile US. The WSJ first broke the story. Free then confirmed the bid in a press release. Free (also known as Iliad) offers $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of the American company at $33 per share. Overall, Free says that it values T-Mobile at a 42 percent premium compared to T-Mobile’s share… Read More

  • GoPro Falls 8% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue Of $244.6M

    GoPro Falls 8% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue Of $244.6M

    Today marked GoPro’s first earnings report as a public company. The camera firm traded up more than 3.5 percent in regular hours before its release. GoPro had roughly doubled from its IPO price of $24 heading into reporting its second-quarter financial results. For the second quarter, GoPro had revenue of $244.6 million, up 38.1 percent year-over-year, and earnings per share of $0.08 on… Read More

  • Oregon Manifest Bike Design Competition

    Meet EVO, San Francisco’s Answer To The Ultimate Urban Utility Bike

    San Francisco’s entry into the Oregon Manifest bike design project is EVO, a collaboration between HUGE Design, 4130 Cycle Works, and PCH International’s Lime Lab. The team built a bike that took into account new 3D metal printing techniques, while also creating a flexible system for adding modular accessories. Read More

  • .@HiddenCash Revealed: Making Generosity Go Viral
  • LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn is fleshing out its tools for salesepople today with a new version of its Sales Navigator. The biggest difference — the Sales Navigator is now a standalone product, rather than an additional set of features on the main LinkedIn site. Vice President of Sales Solution Mike Derezin and Group Product Manager Sachin Rekhi walked me through the new product last week. The idea… Read More

  • Tesla Beats In Q2 With Non-GAAP Revenue Of $858M On Delivery Of 7,579 Cars

    Tesla Beats In Q2 With Non-GAAP Revenue Of $858M On Delivery Of 7,579 Cars

    Tesla just reported its second-quarter financial results, including non-GAAP revenue of $858 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.11. That non-GAAP revenue figure is up 55 percent from the year-ago period. The company delivered 7,579 cars in the quarter, and built 8,763. Tesla indicated that it is “on track” to deliver more than 35,000 cars in the year, matching prior… Read More

  • LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $534M, EPS Of $0.51

    LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $534M, EPS Of $0.51

    With social networks Facebook and Twitter handily beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings, LinkedIn today reported its Q2 results and showed that rising tides are lifting its boat, too. Revenue for the second quarter was $534 million and its EPS (non-GAAP diluted) was $0.51 as the company also raised its guidance for Q3 and the full year. The company’s stock is up by around 8% in… Read More

  • Facebook's New Slingshot App

    Facebook Slingshot’s First Update Makes It Conversational With Reactions To Reactions

    Facebook’s standalone photosharing app Slingshot is sidestepping its core “reply-to-unlock” mechanic by letting people send reactions to reactions that are instantly viewable, thanks to its first update for iOS and Android that just went out. This solves Slingshot’s biggest problem: the inability to carry on a normal conversation. Finding friends is easier now too thanks… Read More

  • TechCrunch Open Sources Its WordPress Async Task Library

    TechCrunch Open Sources Its WordPress Async Task Library

    When we started working on the TechCrunch redesign last year, one of the major goals was to improve site performance. During the development process, we implemented several tools to help achieve that goal. One of the approaches we took was to offload time-consuming tasks into background tasks. We built a library called WP Async Task to structure those background tasks. Read More

  • Wikipedia Revamps Its iOS App With Offline Access, Support For Editing While On The Go

    Wikipedia Revamps Its iOS App With Offline Access, Support For Editing While On The Go

    Wikipedia has today made a significant update to its iOS application, which most noticeably features a cleaner, “distraction-free” design, as well as the ability to edit Wikipedia articles from your smartphone or tablet device. Under the hood, the app received a number of other improvements as well, including speed increases, offline access, a reading history, and more. Read More