Finance

  • Box Earnings, Apple's All Gold Everything And Meerkat

    CrunchWeek: Box’s Earnings, Apple’s Watch, And What The Hell Is Meerkat

    CrunchWeek is back with a new face running the ship: Recent TechCrunch hire Sarah Lane was our captain this time around, joined by myself and Kyle Russell. We kicked over the most important stories of the week, including the announcement of pricing data and release dates for Apple’s Watch, Box’s earnings which caused the company’s stock to move dramatically, and Meerkat… Read More

  • Passion Capital Backs Ravelin’s Hybrid Approach To Tackling Online Fraud

    Passion Capital Backs Ravelin’s Hybrid Approach To Tackling Online Fraud

    Another fintech investment to chalk up in London: Passion Capital has invested an undisclosed level of seed funding in Ravelin, an early stage online fraud prevention startup formed by a team of ex-Hailo employees in January this year. The startup is currently working out of Passion’s co-working space, White Bear Yard. Read More

  • About That Box Quarter

    About That Box Quarter

    Box reported earnings today for the first time as a public company. In the wake of the news, the company’s shares dropped sharply, and are currently down in after-hours trading down a sharp 13.10 percent. So did Box have a bad quarter? Not in the way that was originally reported by the media, your humble servant included. Read More

  • Box Drops 15% Despite Reporting Stronger Than Expected Q4 Revenue Growth

    Box Drops 15% Despite Reporting Stronger Than Expected Q4 Revenue Growth

    Update: Box’s shares have recovered somewhat, and are now down around 10 percent, instead of 15 percent. The chart, however, remains rough: Today following the cessation of normal trading, Box announced its fiscal fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $62.6 million, and an operating loss of $45.8 million on a GAAP basis, and $32.2 million using adjusted metrics. Read More

  • Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Box, a cloud storage and productivity company, will report its first quarterly earnings result today after the bell. The market expects Box to announce a $39.75 million loss on revenue of $58.03 million. Billings are expected to total $80.85 million for the period — Box’s fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Apple Shares Shift In Wake Of New Product Announcements

    Apple Shares Shift In Wake Of New Product Announcements

    Stocks go up, stocks go down, and apart from earnings, rumors, and analyst notes, things tend to rub along mostly in sync across public equities. But then there are days when a company announces a raft of new products and their pricing data. It signals to buyers, investors and the public how it intends to shape at least part of its next year. Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time? Also joining us is Jameson Lopp of BitGo, who broke down the finer technical points of paper… Read More

  • Analyzing Postmates’ Growth

    Analyzing Postmates’ Growth

    Postmates, a startup that allows users to order nearly anything in their city and have it delivered in an hour for a fee, is growing quickly. The company’s CEO, Bastian Lehmann, tweeted out a graph yesterday detailing how quickly the firm has scaled its delivery service. Read More

  • Apple Will Hire Its Contract Security Staff On A Full-Time Basis

    Apple Will Hire Its Contract Security Staff On A Full-Time Basis

    Apple will hire its contract security staff on a full-time basis, a decision that continues a nascent trend of technology giants reducing their use of external labor for non-technical roles. Google made a similar move with its security staff late last year. According to a media report, Apple will bring “the majority” of its contractual security staffers in-house. Read More

  • Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront, the automated investment services company that competes with traditional financial advisory behemoths like Fidelity, has today crossed the $2 billion mark in terms of assets managed. The achievement for a company, which one year ago was managing approximately $500 million in client assets, is impressive, and it makes Wealthfront the first in its space to rake in that much… Read More

  • Hello Again, NASDAQ 5,000

    Hello Again, NASDAQ 5,000

    Update: The NASDAQ closed at 5,008.10, up 0.9 percent on the day. That the index closed over the 5,000 mark is even more interesting that it managed to break the level during intraday trading.  The NASDAQ Composite index, a barometer of sorts of the technology industry, traded north of the 5,000 mark today. It was the first time the Composite had traded at that level since the late 90s… Read More

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