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  • Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with intel agencies when Twitter ended the deal

    Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with intel agencies when Twitter ended the deal

    We’re heading into summer, but the chilly relationship between government bodies and private tech businesses is growing frostier by the day. In the latest development, it has emerged that Twitter requested one of its key B2B partners, Dataminr — a service that offers advanced social media analytics and early detection of major events like terrorist attacks or natural… Read More

  • Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Safeway grocery stores dropped a $350 million deal with Theranos, according to the Wall Street Journal. Theranos put out a statement today disputing the Journal’s report but failed once again to dispel the claim. “We were disappointed to see yet another inaccurate WSJ article, entirely relying on anonymous sources,” said the Theranos statement. “As we relayed to the… Read More

  • Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos continued playing defense this morning with a much more in-depth post on what the company claims the news organization got wrong in two damning articles published last week. One WSJ article alleged Theranos was outsourcing most of its technology to test blood samples on its 240 blood tests and that the company was in fact only using its proprietary ‘Edison’ machine for… Read More

  • Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Attempts To Clear Up The Bad Blood With WSJ

    Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Attempts To Clear Up The Bad Blood With WSJ

    The energy in the room was palpable as audience members waited to see if Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes would really show up this morning for her onstage interview at the Wall Street Journal Live conference. But show up, she did. Holmes took the hot seat in the midst of a very public brawl with the Journal, which published a couple of articles alleging Theranos wasn’t using its own… Read More

  • Theranos Continues Damage Control Messaging

    Theranos Continues Damage Control Messaging

    Silicon Valley blood-test technology startup Theranos has once again responded to allegations made by the Wall Street Journal over questionable test results. Unfortunately, little of that response has to do with the allegations. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been on a selective media tour to do damage control over a WSJ report alleging the company wasn’t using its own tech for… Read More

  • Michael Casey, Bitcoin Reporter, Is Heading To The MIT Media Lab

    Michael Casey, Bitcoin Reporter, Is Heading To The MIT Media Lab

    Michael Casey, the co-author of The Age Of Cryptocurrency is leaving a senior columnist position at the Wall Street Journal to work at MIT Media Lab as Senior Advisor at the Digital Currency Initiative. Why? “This was just too exciting an opportunity to pass up,” he said. “I sincerely believe that this is one of those moments in which a new technological platform has the… Read More

  • Apple’s Streaming Music Service Said To Cost $10 Monthly Debuts Next Week

    Apple’s Streaming Music Service Said To Cost $10 Monthly Debuts Next Week

    Apple will indeed reveal a new streaming music service next week, according to the Wall Street Journal, and said service will cost $10 per month and provide unlimited listening. The service will be similar to Spotify in features and function, but won’t offer a free, ad-supported on-demand tier across the catalogue, instead opting to leave that for iTunes Radio, which will gain… Read More

  • The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)

    Four years ago, Facebook announced that they were decamping to Menlo Park from their longstanding home of Palo Alto. Just last month, the company finally cut the ribbons on a beautiful 430,000-square foot building designed by Frank Gehry that is basically one giant, open-air room with an enormous park on top. The effect on the prices of surrounding real estate has been profound. If you… Read More

  • Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation Crunch Network

    Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

    On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell targeted advertising. The kerfuffle illustrates the bind that the world finds itself in over tracking – the collection and sharing of data on users’ browsing habits to help sites… Read More

  • Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

    Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

    Google, a search company, fired back today at a string of reports published in the Wall Street Journal over the past few weeks that have brought the company and its business practices under scrutiny. The collection of pieces implied that Google has decision-tilting influence in the federal government, and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) all but went against its own internal views… Read More

  • No Need For Alarm Over Private Company Valuations Crunch Network

    No Need For Alarm Over Private Company Valuations

    With 137% returns in an approximately two year period, there’s logic in mutual funds continuing to throw big dollars into strong IPO candidates, thus significantly inflating valuations. With this encroaching competition it’s not surprising then that VC’s are sending the warning. Read More

  • Initial Apple Watch Orders Pegged At Between 5 And 6 Million

    Initial Apple Watch Orders Pegged At Between 5 And 6 Million

    The Apple Watch is coming very soon, with a launch date of April offered by none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook, so understandably, the supply chain is moving to meet initial demand. Apple has ordered between five and six million devices to be produced in preparation for the kick-off of sales, the Wall Street Journal reports today, a figure which puts Apple’s expected demand for its… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed

    Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed

    A few days ago the Wall Street Journal published a series of articles about a supposed Facebook privacy breach. We and others noted that the article was complete rubbish. We also noted that the Wall Street Journal’s sister company, MySpace, wasn’t mentioned in the article – either as a disclosure of a conflict of interest or a discussion of whether MySpace was doing the… Read More

  • In Its Local Brawl With The NYT, The WSJ Pulls Out Some Foursquare Badges

    The Wall Street Journal introduced a metro section today for Greater New York in Rupert Murdoch’s ongoing efforts to go after the New York Times. The top story right now is “Rats Mob The Upper East Side” (seriously). The New York Times sent out a staff memo today to journalists mocking the Wall Street Journal‘s efforts, and offering “helpful hints to our… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)

    Back in October 2009, Dow Jones debuted a premium business news site dubbed The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition in an attempt to get companies to pay up $588 a year for access to more personalized, business-related news and analysis. This morning, the WSJ Pro Edition became available to consumers as well, at the exact same price point ($49 per month) although existing WSJ.com… Read More