• Republicans Continue Fight Against Net Neutrality With Three New Proposals

    Republicans Continue Fight Against Net Neutrality With Three New Proposals

    House Republicans continued their push against the Federal Communications Commission in the wake of the net neutrality rulemaking with three proposals that would curb the agency’s authority. They would require the agency to share its rulemaking with the public more expediently and be more transparent about internal delegation. Read More

  • Yahoo Cut 1,000 Jobs Since Q1 2014, Around 2,800 During Mayer’s CEO Tenure

    Yahoo Cut 1,000 Jobs Since Q1 2014, Around 2,800 During Mayer’s CEO Tenure

    As part of its first quarter earnings report, Yahoo detailed its reduction in headcount. The company cut 1,000 jobs since the first quarter of 2014, to 11,400. That figure does not include 830 contractors that work with the firm. The 11,400 figure was 11,800 at the end of the first quarter. That means Yahoo cut 400 jobs in the past 1.5 months. Presuming that that trend continues, the company… Read More

  • Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

    Yahoo Calls In Advisors To Weigh The Future Of Its 35.5%, $9B Stake In Yahoo Japan

    During a video stream discussing Yahoo’s Q1 earnings today, CEO Marissa Mayer noted that Yahoo has closed down 17 offices since she joined the company as part of a wider efficiency strategy. And it looks like Yahoo is eyeing up one more big change in its international profile: the company has retained advisors to decide what to do with its 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan, a longtime… Read More

  • Why You’ll Hate the Apple Watch And The Important Business Lesson You Need To Learn

    Why You’ll Hate the Apple Watch And The Important Business Lesson You Need To Learn

    If you are among the 19 million people Apple predicts will buy an Apple Watch, I have some bad news for you — I’m betting there is an important feature missing from the watch that’s going to drive you nuts. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy one. In fact, I’m ordering one myself. However, this paradox illustrates an important lesson for the way companies… Read More

  • With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    If there’s any doubt that Netflix doesn’t want to just augment your cable TV subscription, but actually desires to replace it outright, then look no further than today’s news of the streaming service’s intention to reboot the classic 80s-to-early 90s comedy “Full House,” under the new, oh-so-creative title, “Fuller House.” The spin-off, deemed… Read More

  • Yahoo Slips 2% On Lower-Than-Expected Q1 Net Revenue, Adjusted Profit

    Yahoo Slips 2% On Lower-Than-Expected Q1 Net Revenue, Adjusted Profit

    After the bell, Yahoo reported its first-quarter financial performance, including $1.04 billion in revenue after discounting for traffic costs (ex-TAC) and adjusted earnings per share of $0.15. The street had expected Yahoo to earn $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion. Yahoo’s ex-TAC revenue shrunk from the year-ago period by around 4 percent. The company’s adjusted profit… Read More

  • Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Remittances – sending cash overseas – has always been bitcoin‘s killer app. Now the guys at Robocoin have made it more killer. Their new product, called Romit, is basically a way to send cash through a Robocoin ATM to another ATM or merchant account at fees far lower than other remittance providers. Robocoin runs 20 ATMs around the world including systems in Hong Kong… Read More

  • WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers. Read More

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