• With 450M Users, Facebook Events Is Primed For A Standalone App

    With 450M Users, Facebook Events Is Primed For A Standalone App

    Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Events has hit global scale with 450 million active users, while noting that Groups now has 850 million. Facebook hasn’t shared a user count for Events in a long time, if ever. Read More

  • Yahoo Shows Off Its New Livetext Messaging App

    Yahoo unveiled a new app today called Livetext, where users can send each other video and text — but no sound. To get a sense of how it works, we spoke to Yahoo’s Arjun Sethi (formerly co-founder and CEO of MessageMe), and we had a short little livetext session. He also explained the opportunity he sees in taking the audio out of video messaging: Read More

  • Windows 10 Launches Today

    Today Is Windows 10 Day

    Ok, the new code is out for the first wave, and you are curious about Windows 10. Or at least we hope so, since we made you a video to go over the broad points of the new operating system from Microsoft. For a more scribbled-down-and-pedantic version of the above video, TechCrunch has you covered as well. Oddly enough, Microsoft is leading the current technology media cycle. That… Read More

  • How Uber Can Protect Consumer Privacy Crunch Network

    How Uber Can Protect Consumer Privacy

    Uber knows who you are, your email address, and your credit card number. As consumers, we willingly offer up and share all of this information with the company because the data is what makes Uber so great – enabling them to deliver a service as complex as transportation with a touch of a button. Read More

  • Facebook, Tableau, Twitter And Yelp Suffer Declines Following Earnings That Fail To Excite

    Facebook, Tableau, Twitter And Yelp Suffer Declines Following Earnings That Fail To Excite

    Tech earnings started strong and have since often led to share declines, disappointed investors, and, oddly enough, a NASDAQ over 5,100. Following Apple’s share decline, and Microsoft’s embarrassing $7.6 billion whoopsie, tech giants have, in many cases, failed to excite. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More

  • Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B

    Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B

    People aren’t using Facebook less, according to its new earnings report. Facebook recovered from last quarter’s miss, beating the street’s estimates in Q2 2015 with $4.04 billion in revenue and $0.50 earnings per share. Facebook now has 1.49 billion monthly users, up 3.47 percent quarter over quarter, which was a bit slower than Q1’s 3.6 percent growth. Read More

  • Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

    Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

    Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla’s new Model X SUV for free; others will get $1,000 bucks off for buying a Tesla based on word-of-mouth from existing owners. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just sent out an email to Model S owners… Read More

  • FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

    FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

    FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden’s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. The major innovation of FireChat was that it allowed users to chat in groups even when there was no Internet connection available. Read More

  • Snapchat’s Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

    Snapchat’s Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

    The frattiest startup in recent memory just released its latest revenue-building attempt to woo investors, the “Official Snapchat Beach Towel.” The Venice-based ephemeral messaging app has obviously left its Amazon Prime account in the hands of the startup’s weed dealer, given the copious Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Read More

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