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  • Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn’t too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today’s Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The executive took some time to highlight the project as an example of when Google is willing to take a step back and rethink something that isn’t working out, even when they’ve made a considerable investment in… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. This week Alex is on vacation so I recorded a short interview with Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit, a major Bitcoin remitter in the Philippines. Luis gave us a quick look under the hood of his growing business. Click here to download an MP3 of this show.
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  • Google Misses On EPS Of $6.88, Revenue Of $14.5B For Q4 2014

    Google Misses On EPS Of $6.88, Revenue Of $14.5B For Q4 2014

    Google reported its third-quarter earnings after close of market today, offering up gross revenue of $18.10 billion, revenue net of traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $14.5 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $6.88, with GAAP EPS of $6.91. Wall Street watchers had anticipated $7.13 non-GAAP EPS, with revenue of $14.8 billion. One of the key metrics to watch this quarter… Read More

  • Amazon’s Mixed Q4 2014 With $29.33B Revenue, And $0.45 EPS

    Amazon’s Mixed Q4 2014 With $29.33B Revenue, And $0.45 EPS

    Amazon just released its fiscal Q4 2014 earnings, reporting $29.33 billion in revenue, $214 million in net profit representing $0.45 per share. According to CNBC/Thomson Reuters, analysts expected the company to report earnings of $0.17 per share on $29.67 billion in revenue. While the company largely beat the expectations on earnings, it fell a bit short on revenue. For the past two… Read More

  • In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions

    In Communications, Privacy And Security Are Illusions

    President Obama has tried for three years to persuade Congress to pass a cybersecurity bill. The president went so far as to highlight his cybersecurity proposals to a prime-time audience during his recent State of the Union address. And in the wake of the massive Sony hack, the political climate may finally have shifted in his favor. Read More

  • Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

    Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market

    While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. Depop, a mobile app for iOS and Android that is part Instagram-style social network and part eBay marketplace, has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital… Read More

  • With $1.75M In Funding, MaestroIQ Promises Smart Recommendations For Mobile Marketers

    With $1.75M In Funding, MaestroIQ Promises Smart Recommendations For Mobile Marketers

    When you talk to ad tech and analytics companies, one thing you hear over and over again is the promise to deliver recommendations that marketers can act on, rather than overwhelming them with data and graphs. MaestroIQ is the latest startup to make that pitch, but it looks like it has the team and investors to back up that claim. The company is announcing today that it has raised $1.75 million… Read More

  • Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Among the many new technology products and services revealed at this year’s CES, perhaps none has gotten more press coverage than Dish’s new Sling TV service. As multiple outlets have reported, this $20 per month subscription service gives subscribers access to TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 — without the… Read More

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