• Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More

  • What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

    Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

    The Google Lunar Xprize wants to do something that has never been done before in the history of mankind: land a private spacecraft on the moon that can travel at least 500 meters and transmit both high-definition video and imagery back to Earth, once there. Today, Xprize handed 5 of the competing teams a combined $5.25 million of the $30 million total in prize money for overcoming… Read More

  • Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

    Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

    Curiyo, a company that makes software which consumers, bloggers and publishers use to enhance an online article with subtle links that direct you to useful facts and other information, has raised an additional round of just under $1 million in funding. Included in the round were both new and existing investors, crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Morton H. Meyerson, Tom Glocer (former Reuters CEO)… Read More

  • Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More

  • Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More

  • Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More

  • Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Rumors have been swirling — and IBM’s stock has been rising — on reports that the company is planning a huge round of layoffs of up to 26% of its workforce, or 118,000 people. TechCrunch has been digging and has found out from two separate sources that there will in fact be job cuts, but not anywhere close to this magnitude. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch the 118,000… Read More

  • Oculus’ Pixar Exec-Led Story Studio Will Release VR Cinema Examples

    Oculus’ Pixar Exec-Led Story Studio Will Release VR Cinema Examples

    “We didn’t have an answer for how to get started in VR for cinema” says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. So a year ago Oculus hired Pixar veterans to form Story Studio, which will create and release VR cinema examples designed to “educate , inspire, and foster community” for filmmakers interested in VR. Later today, Story Studio will premiere its first experience… Read More

  • Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

    Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

    Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Fla.-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s sixth acquisition in the past 18 months, as it continues its strategy of buying up smaller companies to expand its footprint in the online learning… Read More

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