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LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

3 hours 46 min ago

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M  —  Korea's LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, a year later, it's a different story.  The firm just revealed its Q2 2015 financials and, while not as disastrous as HTC …

Review: Windows 10 is the best version yet--once the bugs get fixed (Peter Bright/Ars Technica)

5 hours 41 min ago

Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Review: Windows 10 is the best version yet—once the bugs get fixed  —  Your very own personal assistant, a better browser... and something called the Start menu.  —  I'm more conflicted about Windows 10 than I have been about any previous version of Windows.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today (Terry Myerson/Windows Blog)

5 hours 46 min ago

Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today  —  When we first unveiled Windows 10 in September, we outlined our plans for a new era of Windows.  We wanted to create a Windows that empowered people and organizations to do great things.  Our vision was one platform, one store …

Razer says it will pay what Ouya owes to indie devs (Brian Crecente/Polygon)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:15

Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Razer says it will pay what Ouya owes to indie devs  —  Razer will make good on more than $600,000 in funds potentially owed indie developers as part of Ouya's Free the Games initiative, the company's CEO tells Polygon.  —  Only about a quarter of the developers promised matching support …

Coding bootcamps to graduate 16K students in 2015, up from 6,740 in 2014, almost one-third as many as all US Computer Science departments (Steve Lohr/New York Times)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:35

Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Coding bootcamps to graduate 16K students in 2015, up from 6,740 in 2014, almost one-third as many as all US Computer Science departments  —  As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

Citrix aims to simplify, unload GoTo business as CEO retires (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:15

Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Citrix aims to simplify, unload GoTo business as CEO retires  —  Citrix's second quarter showed improvement, but the company is evaluating multiple alternatives as it reaches a deal with activist investor Elliott Management.  —  Citrix said it is reviewing plans for its GoTo family of products …

Investors pour $16M into Tripping, a vacation rental search engine (Sean O'Neill/Tnooz)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:40

Sean O'Neill / Tnooz:
Investors pour $16M into Tripping, a vacation rental search engine  —  Tripping.com has raised $16 million in Series B financing.  The company also hit an inventory record of more than 5 million property listings.  —  Steadfast Venture Capital, an early-stage investment firm in New York City, led the round.

Amazon unveils a proposal for drone-only airspace that would allow for high-speed delivery (Ben Popper/The Verge)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:00

Ben Popper / The Verge:
Amazon unveils a proposal for drone-only airspace that would allow for high-speed delivery  —  Amazon provides new details on its plan for a drone superhighway in the sky  —  When I arrived in San Jose last night, the newspaper on the front desk at the hotel had this headline splashed across …

Twitter added just 2M MAUs in Q2, excluding "SMS Fast Followers" (Kurt Wagner/Re/code)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:25

Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter added just 2M MAUs in Q2, excluding “SMS Fast Followers”  —  Twitter Added Just Two Million New Core Users Last Quarter (Liveblog)  —  Twitter added just two million new core users last quarter, but crushed Wall Street revenue estimates when it reported Q2 earnings Tuesday afternoon.

Twitter's director of product management Todd Jackson departs for Dropbox, while head of growth Christian Oestlien moves to YouTube (Fletcher Babb/VentureBeat)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:00

Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat:
Twitter's director of product management Todd Jackson departs for Dropbox, while head of growth Christian Oestlien moves to YouTube  —  Twitter's heads of Growth, Product are gone  —  Just a few minutes into Twitter's quarterly earnings report, we've already seen two major departures.

Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M (Sarah Buhr/TechCrunch)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:50

Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M  —  Following the bell, Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $133.9 million, and a per-share loss of $0.02.  The street had expected Yelp to generate a cent …

Dropbox Hires Google, Facebook And Twitter Veteran Todd Jackson As VP Of Product (Miguel Helft/Forbes)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:35

Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Dropbox Hires Google, Facebook And Twitter Veteran Todd Jackson As VP Of Product  —  Dropbox has hired Twitter's Todd Jackson to be its first VP of product, filling a critical position as the company attempts to fend off powerful rivals.  —  Jackson's hiring comes days …

Twitter reports better-than-expected Q2 revenue of $502M with just 316M MAUs, a number that includes "SMS Fast Followers" (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:30

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports better-than-expected Q2 revenue of $502M with just 316M MAUs, a number that includes “SMS Fast Followers”  —  Twitter Pops 4% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue And Profit Along With Anemic User Growth  —  Update: Twitter shares fell to flat in after-hours trading …

Twitter Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results (Twitter IR)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:12

Twitter IR:
Twitter Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  • Q2 revenue of $502 million, up 61% year-over-year, and above the previously forecast range of $470 million to $485 million.

HBO Now is coming to Verizon Wireless and its 100M customers; FiOS customers can sign up today (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:10

Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO Now is coming to Verizon Wireless and its 100M customers; FiOS customers can sign up today  —  HBO Now Is Coming to Verizon Wireless and Its 100 Million Customers  —  Here's another big shot in the arm for HBO Now, the service that lets you pay for HBO without buying any other TV subscriptions …

Sources: education company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction (Reuters)

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:55

Reuters:
Sources: education company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction  —  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources  —  Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms …

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