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  • 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 more 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 “sell”… 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 mixed earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet

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

    Pandora continues to struggle as Internet radio becomes just a feature baked into competitors like Spotify and Apple Music, but at least it had mixed Q1 2016 earnings today. Pandora pulled in $297.3 million revenue and $-0.51 earnings per share, compared to estimates of $286.49 million and $-0.32 EPS. That revenue came from ads and subscriptions sold to its 79.4 million listeners and… 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. What’s going on here with the stock? Basically, Amazon shares tend to swing wildly whenever it reports earnings. Last quarter shares tanked 13% after missing fourth-quarter expectations. The year… 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

  • 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

  • Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

    Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms. Thanks to this, you can now automatically prioritize traffic from your Apple TV or Xbox when you want to watch a movie for example. To do this, you simply create an IFTTT recipe that gives those devices… Read More

  • Brought to you by the letters A and I: Sesame Workshop, IBM developing edtech for pre-schoolers

    Brought to you by the letters A and I: Sesame Workshop, IBM developing edtech for pre-schoolers

    If you think Tickle Me Elmo is freaky already, wait until those talking monsters can beat you at Jeopardy!. Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street and its iconic characters, this week announced a partnership with IBM Watson to develop edtech for pre-school children. Sesame Workshop is no newcomer to tech. The organization previously set up a venture fund in… Read More

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