Apps

  • Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO

    Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO

    Dropbox may be taking another step in its very slow shuffle toward an IPO, and is now working with Goldman Sachs to prepare documents that could be filed as soon as this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company is expected to hire Goldman Sachs as the lead advisor of the IPO process, according to the report. Read More

  • Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Google’s cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

    Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Google’s live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Read More

  • Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships

    Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships

    Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is having a crack at the tricky feat of remotely sparking friendships, without inviting in the creeps… Read More

  • Twitter is having a very bad day

    Twitter is having a very bad day

    Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak. Here’s the chart, which could pretty much be summed up with a 😐: Today also wiped out most of the gains that it accrued year to date. Twitter’s last report was a rare… Read More

  • We probably still need some more numbers for this Very Important Twitter Chart

    We probably still need some more numbers for this Very Important Twitter Chart

    I’m reviewing the transcript in my notes of Twitter’s second-quarter earnings call — which definitely did not go well, with the stock crashing more than 10% — and it seems like Twitter is beating the drum very hard on its daily active user growth. The company is regularly referring to double-digit growth in its DAU count year-over-year and that it is stressing DAUs as… Read More

  • Twitter’s user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing

    Twitter’s user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing

    The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users were growing quarter-over-quarter. While MAUs might not be the right number to look at these days, for better or worse it’s one of the core metrics that Twitter is judged on for now — and that didn’t pan out when it reported its earnings today… Read More

  • Baidu teams up with PayPal to take its Chinese mobile wallet global

    Baidu teams up with PayPal to take its Chinese mobile wallet global

    PayPal has continued its strategy of expanding its presence on mobile after it revealed a tie-up with Baidu. The arrangement will allow the Chinese firm’s 100 million mobile wallet users to make payments to PayPal’s 17 million merchants through the Baidu service. The news is the latest in a series of recent partnerships from PayPal, which this month expanded its integration… Read More

  • HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less than 50% of the standard upgrade rate. And at first glance prices in the app seem pretty affordable — some hotels are offering upgrades for less than $50, with only a few hotels pricing upgrades in the hundreds. Read More

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