• Samsung’s Profit Continues To Slide As Its Smartphone Unit Struggles

    Samsung’s Profit Continues To Slide As Its Smartphone Unit Struggles

    As the company forecasted earlier this month, Samsung Electronic posted yet another drop in its quarterly profits. This marks its seventh quarterly decline in a row as the company’s smartphone unit struggles to keep up with competitors like Xiaomi. Sales of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also failed to live up to expectations, and the company is reportedly planning price cuts for… Read More

  • Securing Virtual Container-Based Applications Crunch Network

    Securing Virtual Container-Based Applications

    Virtual containers are among the hottest technologies in the software development world today. Containerization is an approach to virtualization in which apps and all their components are packaged up and compartmentalized but share a common operating system environment. Since containers share a single OS kernel, they are much more efficient than full hardware virtualization. Read More

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    Tesla Referral Experiment: Free Cars! | Crunch Report

    Facebook Q2 earnings are in, Google Translate's text feature expands to 27 languages, Yahoo unveils silent video chat app Livetext, Google Earth's Outreach Program working with Aclima to collect air quality samples via Street View cars.

    Tesla Referral Experiment: Free Cars! | Crunch Report
  • Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

    Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

    Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hot property these days, and it looks like another one of them may soon enter the so-called unicorn club. TechCrunch has learned that Truecaller — a caller ID app that now has 150 million users — is looking to raise around $100 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’re hearing that Truecaller… Read More

  • GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

    GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

    GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open source Git tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in this round. Read More

  • Holland’s Catawiki Raises $82M To Take On eBay In Collectible Auctions

    Holland’s Catawiki Raises $82M To Take On eBay In Collectible Auctions

    While eBay is doubling down on its core business after its split from PayPal, an upstart out of Europe is looking to muscle in on the business where eBay first made its name, collectibles. Catawiki, a Dutch online auction business, has raised $82 million to scale its business on the continent and beyond. The Series C was led by Lead Edge Capital — an investor in other e-commerce… Read More

  • Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

    Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

    Today, Windows 10 met the world with much fanfare. There is a ton of new features, apps and more articles about it than you can shake a stick at. As a heavy Apple user, I can’t tell you most of what is in Windows 10, but I can tell you that it now has a pretty awesome feature that I would use the shit out of: the middle finger emoji (and some other new ones, too). In my opinion… Read More

  • Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp

    Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp

    With 700 million Messenger users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on the platform. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today during the Q2 earnings call, explaining that Messenger and WhatsApp will run the same monetization playbook as Facebook and the News Feed: Get people organically interacting with businesses before you let companies pay to reach… Read More

  • Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet

    Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet

    Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring Internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired for it easily. Today, Sri Lanka announced that it’s the first country to ever get universal Internet access from Google’s Project Loon. Thanks to a partnership with Google, the country promises “affordable high-speed… Read More