• Gametime now lets users “snap and sell” printed tickets

    Gametime now lets users “snap and sell” printed tickets

    Mobile ticket sellers Gametime added a new feature to their app this week that could draw a larger supply of concert and sports tickets to their marketplace. Designed to make it easier for users to sell old-school printed tickets via mobile, the “snap and sell” feature in Gametime feels something like check scanning in mobile banking apps. A user who clicks the… Read More

  • Etsy’s latest diversity report recognizes gender as a spectrum, not a binary

    Etsy’s latest diversity report recognizes gender as a spectrum, not a binary

    Peer-to-peer marketplace Etsy has released its first diversity report since going public last April, showing that people who identify as women make up 50% of the leadership and management roles at the company. In 2014, women held just 37% of leadership roles at the company. What’s also notable about this report is that it represents gender in a non-binary way. As of December 2015 at… Read More

  • Pandora up 6% on strong earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet

    Pandora up 6% on strong earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet

    Pandora continues to flail as Internet radio becomes just a feature baked into competitors like Spotify and Apple Music, but at least it had strong Q1 2016 earnings today. Pandora pulled in $297.3 million revenue and had $-0.20 Non-GAAP EPS, compared to estimates of $-0.32 Non-GAAP EPS. [Correction: $-0.51 EPS is GAAP, meaning results were a beat, not mixed.] That revenue came from ads… Read More

  • Amazon’s Web Services are shining in its latest earnings beat

    Amazon’s Web Services are shining in its latest earnings beat

    Amazon posted its first-quarter earnings today, and boy did they not disappoint: it beat what analysts were expecting on nearly all fronts, and the stock is up more than 12% after its huge beat. The big one here, in particular, is Amazon Web Services. AWS has become a go-to for most businesses, so it’s not surprising that it’s seeing that segment continue to grow steadily. The… Read More

  • Slack integration in AltspaceVR lets you keep working in every reality

    Slack integration in AltspaceVR lets you keep working in every reality

    Virtual reality can often be escapist in nature, but sometimes you just gotta get shit done. HTC has started looking at this with Call Services on the Vive so you can keep track of your texts while in VR, but for workplace communication not much has surfaced. Onstage today at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference, Altspace CEO Eric Romo announced that his company would be integrating… Read More

  • Google places Rick Osterloh in charge of new, unified hardware division

    Google places Rick Osterloh in charge of new, unified hardware division

    The former CEO of Motorola, Rick Osterloh, is coming to lead Google’s new hardware division, per our confirmation with a Google spokesperson and re/code’s report. It’s the first time Google has unified all of its product lines under one roof, with one leader to boot. Osterloh’s new responsibilities will include oversight of the Nexus program, Chromecast, the Pixel… Read More

  • Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

    Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

    Carl Icahn, one of Apple’s biggest activist investors, told CNBC he has exited his position in the company. He was known for basically trying to pressure Apple into bumping up its efforts to return value to investors. At the time he declared his position, Apple was in the process of a $100 billion several-year capital return program that included buybacks and dividends, but that… Read More

  • The League launches a rebuilt, event-centric dating app

    The League launches a rebuilt, event-centric dating app

    The League, the dating startup that’s maybe-maybe-not elitist, is launching version 2.0 in a new city — Los Angeles. Founder and CEO Amanda Bradford said The League has already rolled out the updated app to users in its existing markets, New York and San Francisco, without much fanfare. Today, however, marks the official launch, as well as the addition of its first city in nearly… Read More

  • Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store

    Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store

    Following yet another quarter of sluggish user growth, Twitter has changed how its flagship mobile application is categorized on Apple’s iTunes App Store. Instead of competing against Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Pinterest, and others in the crowded “Social networking” category, where Twitter had previously ranked in the top 10, the company has moved its app… Read More

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