Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech.
This week we’re chatting about Twitter’s issues with diversity, Activision paying a lot of billions for the maker of the addictive game Candy Crush (hear Megan talk about her recovery), and Facebook’s earnings. They crushed it.
As our resident earnings overlord Alex says: It’s Friday, it’s CrunchWeek, it’s time to throw down and talk some smack. Hit play, and we’ll see you all right back here in 7 days. Have a lovely weekend.
- Founded 2004
- Overview Facebook is an online social networking service that allows its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections. It provides its users with the ability to create a profile, update information, add images, send friend requests, and accept requests from other users. Its features include status update, photo tagging and sharing, and more. Facebook’s profile structure includes …
- Location Menlo Park, CA
- Categories Social Media, Colleges, Communities, Identity Management, Education
- Website http://www.facebook.com
- Full profile for Facebook
- Founded 2006
- Overview Twitter is a global social networking platform that allows its users to send and read 140-character messages known as “tweets”. It enables registered users to read and post their tweets through the web, short message service (SMS), and mobile applications. As a global real-time communications platform, Twitter has more than 400 million monthly visitors and 255 million monthly active users around …
- Location San Francisco, CA
- Categories Messaging, SMS, Information Services, Software, Blogging Platforms
- Founders Biz Stone
- Website http://www.twitter.com/
- Full profile for Twitter
- Overview Activision publishes video games in the United States. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market. It was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles. Activision and Vivendi Games merged on July 9, 2008 to create the newly formed …
- Location Santa Monica, California
- Categories Video Games, Games
- Founders Alan Miller
- Full profile for Activision