• Apple ‘Working Hard’ To Catch Up With Apple Watch Demand

    Apple ‘Working Hard’ To Catch Up With Apple Watch Demand

    Apple is “working very, very hard” to meet the strong demand for Apple Watch, Apple CFO Luca Maestri told Bloomberg Businessweek in the wake of the company’s earnings call today. Apple is facing demand that it hopes to largely catch up with by the end of June, according to the executive. “It’s been really great to see the reaction of customers since their… Read More

  • Apple Now Has $194 Billion In Cash

    Apple Now Has $194 Billion In Cash

    Apple, the word’s most valuable corporation, has a new cash tally: $194 billion. That’s to say that if you add up its cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term marketable securities, it totals $194 billion. Cash is a loose term that is usually employed at the corporate scale to include accreted value that remains functionally liquid. Read More

  • Apple Revenues In China Soar 71% In Q2

    Apple Revenues In China Soar 71% In Q2

    Apple is tearing it up in China. During its second quarter, the company saw 71 percent revenue growth in the locale, and the company is widely thought to have sold more iPhones there than in the United States. Notably, the company’s Chinese revenue came in second place to Europe’s during the first quarter, losing $17.2 billion to $16.1 billion. In the most recent quarter, the second… Read More

  • Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments

    Apple sold approximately 4.6 million Macs this quarter, according to the company’s Q2 2015 earnings report, released today. This represents year-over-year growth of 10 percent, with 4.1 million Macs sold in the same quarter last year. Last quarter, over the holidays, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs, meaning that Apple Mac sales declined by 17 percent quarterly. Read More

  • Apple’s 61M iPhone Sales Lead Q2 2015 Hardware Performance

    Apple’s 61M iPhone Sales Lead Q2 2015 Hardware Performance

    Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus continue their hit parade, building on a massive first quarter of 2015 with a very strong second quarter total of 61.2 million handsets sold. This isn’t an all-time quarterly record, but it’s normal to see a slight decrease quarter-over-quarter coming out of a launch sales period, and this is a huge increase year-over-year compared to the 43.7… Read More

  • Apple Beats In Q2 2015 With $58B Revenue, $13.6B Profit And $2.33 EPS

    Apple Beats In Q2 2015 With $58B Revenue, $13.6B Profit And $2.33 EPS

    Apple has just released its fiscal Q2 2015 earnings, reporting $58 billion in revenue, $13.6 billion in net profit representing $2.33 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 27.2 percent in revenue, and an impressive 40.4 percent jump in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Expectations were pretty high following Apple’s blockbuster quarter three… Read More

  • Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

    The Lexus RC 350 F Sport combines a stylish body and just over 300 horsepower to deliver a luxury ride that won’t bore you on your commute. If you’re familiar with Lexus’s attempts at making their lines a bit sportier, the RC 350 F Sport borrows the same V6 engine that powered last year’s IS 350 F Sport. It’s got plenty of kick, but Lexus wraps it in a heavy… Read More

  • SwiftKey Debuts “Clarity,” An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect

    SwiftKey Debuts “Clarity,” An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect

    SwiftKey, the makers of one of the more popular third-party keyboard applications for Android, and more recently, iOS, is out today with a new product – an “experimental” mobile keyboard app it’s calling Clarity. While SwiftKey’s flagship product is a predictive keyboard that adapts to the way you type in order to smartly suggest words you can select with a tap… Read More

  • Sources: Amazon Plans ‘Prime For Business,’ Folding AmazonSupply Into Big B2B Play

    Sources: Amazon Plans ‘Prime For Business,’ Folding AmazonSupply Into Big B2B Play

    Amazon last week disclosed that its Amazon Web Services business made nearly $1.6 billion in revenues last quarter with profits of $265 million, but that is not the only effort the e-commerce, cloud and distribution giant is making on the B2B front. TechCrunch has been told by sources that Amazon is now doubling down on its B2B supply marketplace. The focus will be on Amazon for… Read More

  • Scanadu Raises $35M Series B To Check Your Pee And Scan Your Vitals

    Scanadu Raises $35M Series B To Check Your Pee And Scan Your Vitals

    Scanadu, a health tech startup working on devices that can scan and upload medical-grade diagnostic tests to a smartphone, has raised $35 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Chinese investment firms Fosun International and Tencent Holdings Limited, with participation from China Broadband Capital and Iglobe Partners of Singapore, as well as previous investors Relay Ventures… Read More

  • Lyft Is Testing A Feature That Will Make Line Cheaper If You’re Willing To Wait Longer

    Lyft Is Testing A Feature That Will Make Line Cheaper If You’re Willing To Wait Longer

    Lyft is testing a new feature for Lyft Line users that will make rides a little bit cheaper. The new feature allows Line riders that are willing to wait for a little bit longer to take less-expensive rides. I first spotted the feature when taking a ride from San Mateo. It appears to be a test, and features such as these tend to be available only to a small number of users. It’s still a… Read More

  • Etsy CTO On Its Conservatively Crafty Tech Philosophy

    Etsy CTO On Its Conservatively Crafty Tech Philosophy

    The online artisans’ marketplace sells some unique products and has some unusual needs when it comes to IT. The company sets itself apart in a number of ways. Instead of using cloud services like many young organizations, it mostly shuns them preferring to bring as much as possible in-house. Etsy, which recently had a hugely successful IPO, is remarkably conservative in some ways, yet… Read More

  • Industry Convergence In Financial Services Is Accelerating

    Industry Convergence In Financial Services Is Accelerating

    These days everyone wants to create the next Uber for anything, and the word “disruption” is mentioned across boardrooms and management meetings in nearly all industries. But while discussing the true meaning of disruption and which fintech startups are worth keeping an eye on, incumbents are at risk of overlooking players that once were customers and partners that can quickly… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi

    Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi

    It’s not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore. Best to text them first. That’s why Facebook thinks video calling will live naturally inside Messenger. Today, Messenger is launching free VOIP video calling over cellular and wifi connections on iOS and Android in the U.S., Canada, UK, and 15 other countries. Facebook’s goal is to connect people face to face no… Read More

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    Biotech Startup Pembient Is Making Rhino Horns, Sans Rhino

    Biotech Startup Pembient Is Making Rhino Horns, Sans Rhino

    There’s a startup called Pembient that is 3D printing rhinoceros horns in a lab on the far edge of San Francisco. These are not horns that look like rhino horns. These are genetically identical rhino horns, according to the startup. Pembient just didn’t need a rhino in order to make them. That’s good news for the very few rhinoceroses around the world. There are only five… Read More

  • ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Packages Aimed At Cord Cutters

    ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Packages Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Verizon has apparently hit a snag with regard to its efforts aimed at cord cutters. The cable TV provider recently introduced a way to purchase TV channel packages via à la carte bundles. But today, ESPN filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Verizon, arguing that Verizon’s move to break out ESPN’s channels into a separate sports tier that isn’t a part of the core package… Read More

  • Watch SpaceX Launch A Satellite In Today’s Falcon 9 Thales Mission

    Watch SpaceX Launch A Satellite In Today’s Falcon 9 Thales Mission

    SpaceX is launching a satellite for customer Thales Alenia Space today. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket should blast off at around 6:14 ET today, provided the launch window sees favorable conditions once it opens. The mission will see the first satellite operated by Turkmenistan enter orbit, if all goes as planned. The SpaceX mission will involve deploying the commercial satellite around… Read More

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