• Marin Software Buys France’s SocialMoov For Up To $20.75M

    Marin Software Buys France’s SocialMoov For Up To $20.75M

    Marin Software, the cross-platform ad platform, is expanding deeper into social advertising in a big way. On the heels of reporting sales of $27 million for Q4 but also a net loss of $33.2 million, and $0.97 per share, the company has announced that it will be acquiring France’s SocialMoov, an early mover and big player in social advertising on sites like Facebook (specifically video)… Read More

  • Pandora Q4 Falls Short With $268M In Revenue

    Pandora Q4 Falls Short With $268M In Revenue

    Pandora’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2014 disappointed Wall Street, with revenue of $268 million and diluted earnings per share of 18 cents (that’s non-GAAP). That means the company fell a bit short of analyst expectations for EPS of 19 cents especially on revenue, where analysts had predicted $276.5 million. Read More

  • Twitter Reports Better Than Expected Q4 Profit, Weak User Growth

    Twitter Reports Better Than Expected Q4 Profit, Weak User Growth

    Following the bell today, Twitter released its fourth-quarter earnings report, revealing that it earned $0.12 per share on an adjusted basis on revenue of $479 million during the period. The company’s per-share profit is based on adjusted net income of $79 million. The street had expected Twitter to earn an adjusted $0.06 per share on revenue of $453.14 million. Twitter’s… Read More

  • LinkedIn Beats In Q4 With $643M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.61

    LinkedIn Beats In Q4 With $643M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.61

    LinkedIn today reported the results of its fourth financial quarter of 2014. The company handily beat Wall Street’s expectations with its revenue of $643, up 44% from the year-ago quarter, for non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.61. Wall Street expected earnings per share around $0.53 and revenue of just under $617 million. For the full year, LinkedIn reported revenue of $2.219 million… Read More

  • Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

    Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

    StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held its demo day for the Fall 2014 batch of startups at its headquarters in Palo Alto. The companies presenting ran the gamut from bitcoin and cybersecurity to open source machine learning. Read More

  • Profile: Olafur Eliasson On Art And Technology
  • Say Media Sells ReadWrite To Wearable World, Remodelista Sold Back To Founders

    Say Media Sells ReadWrite To Wearable World, Remodelista Sold Back To Founders

    Long-running tech blog ReadWrite (originally known as ReadWriteWeb) has found a new home — it’s been acquired by conference/incubator/media company Wearable World. Its previous owner Say Media announced plans last fall to sell off its owned properties in order to focus on its ad business and its Tempest publishing platform. Read More

  • JustWatch Debuts A New Search Engine For Cord Cutters

    JustWatch Debuts A New Search Engine For Cord Cutters

    More people than ever are cutting their ties to big cable, and opting to either cut the cord, or just dramatically pare down their cable TV packages. According to Nielsen’s data, the top 40 cable channels have lost an average of 3.2 million subscribers over the past four years. That leaves room for startups catering to the needs of these viewers, who have either replaced or now… Read More

  • After A Crazy 2014, About.me Zeroes In On Mobile

    After A Crazy 2014, About.me Zeroes In On Mobile

    Two years ago Tony Conrad spun his startup About.me out of Aol after a rumored $35 million acquisition. The service, which offers users a single unified profile page for their digital identity, has grown tremendously in the last year, with over 2.1 billion profile views over the course of the year. Last year, About.me saw nearly 1 billion profile views, representing 257 percent growth from… Read More

  • Facebook’s Dedicated App For The Famous Gains Twitter Sharing, Topics In Timeline

    Facebook’s Dedicated App For The Famous Gains Twitter Sharing, Topics In Timeline

    Not all Facebooks are created equal: Facebook Mentions is an app the company released last year that lets celebrities use the social network in a way that’s gear for filtering out noise and making fan engagement much easier. Today, it got a couple of updates that show FB is really all bout the celebs, to the point where it now supports sharing beyond Facebook’s own network to… Read More

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