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  • A Startup CEO Just Summed Up The Tremendous Pressure Of Silicon Valley In One Sentence

    31 July 2014, 8:15 pm by: Sam Colt

    Silicon Valley is a stressful place and few people know that better than Bastian Lehmann, CEO of Postmates, an online delivery service for food and other real-world items. Lehmann spoke on a panel at Data Driven Conference in San Francisco Thursday and shared…
  • Here's Why Working At Apple Is A Dream Job (AAPL)

    31 July 2014, 8:14 pm by: Sam Colt and Seth Fiegerman

    Apple can be a tough place to work. Employees have to put up with excessive levels of secrecy, crazy hours, and nonstop pressure to perform at the top of their game. But, working at Apple isn't all hard work. We went through reviews from current and former…
  • Alibaba Invests $120 Million In A Gaming Company That's Now Valued At $1 Billion

    31 July 2014, 7:56 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Mobile gaming company Kabam announced on Thursday that it is receiving an investment of $120 million from Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.  That brings Kabam's valuation up to $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.  “Truly successful games…
  • There's A Crowdfunding Campaign To Raise Money For Israeli Soldiers In Gaza

    31 July 2014, 7:42 pm by: Dylan Love

    At least one crowdfunding site is willing to allow users to fund armed forces. On Wednesday night, Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku reported on a Crowdtilt campaign run by a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces that's raising money for the 97th Battalion, which…
  • MongoDB Has Poached One Of Oracle's Top Engineers (ORCL)

    31 July 2014, 6:31 pm by: Julie Bort

    Thirty-year Oracle veteran Roger Bamford has left Oracle for database upstart MongoDB. Bamford was a key engineer who helped Oracle build its flagship database software and then went on to create other key database products. For instance, he was the guy behind…
  • The Fabulous Life Of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg

    31 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Earlier this week, Facebook crushed its second quarter earnings and its stock hit an all-time high — which really just means Mark Zuckerberg is one step closer to being the richest man in the world. Zuckerberg's current net worth is about $33.1 billion,…
  • Facebook Made The Tiniest Design Change To Its Website — See If You Can Even Spot It

    31 July 2014, 5:54 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Facebook has made a design change that's so discrete you probably won't even notice it. Look closely at the notification pane below. Can you tell the difference? No matter where you're logged in from, the little globe where your notifications appear used to…
  • eBay Just Released Its Diversity Numbers, And They're Better Than Some Other Companies In Silicon…

    31 July 2014, 5:31 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Internet auction giant eBay is the latest tech company to publicly release diversity statistics, and its numbers are a little more varied than those we've seen from other tech firms.  At eBay, 42% of the global workforce is female while 58% is male. That's a…
  • A Thief Stole A Man's Google Glass In NYC And Didn't Realize His Day Of Beer-Drinking And Raving Was…

    31 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    On Tuesday, a man named Mike Geller wore Google Glass on a trip to New York City. He captured beautiful footage of the high-rise buildings and a roller coaster ride from a front-seat view. But the most eventful thing Geller filmed occurred by accident, while…
  • Hear Evernote CEO Phil Libin At IGNITION 2014

    31 July 2014, 5:12 pm by: Spencer Reiss

    Phil Libin started Evernote with the simplest idea: Remember everything—or, more precisely, everything that matters. Today, the company’s sleek suite of apps and services helps you capture thoughts and ideas, snap photos, grab audio, and clip information,…
  • 22 Of The Most Epic Product Fails in History

    31 July 2014, 5:08 pm by: Drake Baer and Jay Yarow

    Launching a product is hard to do. "Less than 3% of new consumer packaged goods exceed first-year sales of $50 million — considered the benchmark of a highly successful launch," say Joan Schneider and Julie Hall, coauthors of "The New Launch Plan." That's…
  • Technologies To Make You 'Superhuman' Are No Longer Science Fiction

    31 July 2014, 4:43 pm by: Diane Galligan

      <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> It's no longer a distant dream or a sci-fi fantasy. The bionic age is…
  • TESLA DELIVERS (TSLA)

    31 July 2014, 4:17 pm by: Rob Wile

    Tesla reported adjusted earnings of $0.11 a share, beating Bloomberg's consensus for earnings of $0.04 a share and loss of $0.26 a year ago. Revenue came in at $857.5 million, versus a consensus estimate for $813 million.  Shares saw volatile trading…
  • Apple Built An Online Highway For Your Downloads — And It's Massive (AAPL)

    31 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple has built up its own massive internet infrastructure that will allow seamless software and content downloads, according to Dan Rayburn of Streaming Media. The system, called a content delivery network (CDN), is reportedly much larger than what Apple…
  • 7 Timeless Lessons From Bill Gates' Favorite Business Book

    31 July 2014, 4:14 pm by: Richard Feloni

    Bill Gates recently revealed that his favorite business book is "Business Adventures," a 1969 collection of New Yorker articles by John Brooks that illustrate the formation of the modern American corporation. Gates says he asked Warren Buffett back in 1991…
  • GoPro Shares Crushed After Earnings (GPRO)

    31 July 2014, 4:12 pm by: Myles Udland

    GoPro just reported its first quarterly report, and the results are better than expected. The wearable camera company reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $0.08, better than expectations for $0.07. On a "GAAP," or unadjusted basis, the company lost $0.24…
  • This E-Commerce Company Threw Their Exiting CEO The Most Epic Send-Off Ever

    31 July 2014, 4:07 pm by: Madeline Stone

    When Mark Sebba, CEO of e-commerce giant Net-a-Porter, showed up to work on July 29, he thought it was going to be just a regular day. Little did he know his employees had a big surprise planned for him.  As he entered the fashion company's London office,…
  • LinkedIn Beats On Earnings, Stock Soars (LNKD)

    31 July 2014, 3:57 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    LinkedIn just announced its Q2 earnings. It's a beat on both the top and bottom lines.  Here are the numbers: EPS: $0.51 versus analyst expectations of $0.39 Revenue: $533.9 million versus analyst expectations of $510.98 million Q3 revenue: $543 -…
  • Congress Just Fixed A Crazy Law That Made Unlocking Your Cell Phone A Crime — But There's A Catch

    31 July 2014, 3:33 pm by: Julie Bort

    Soon, the government won't be able to throw you in jail for "unlocking" your iPhone to use it with a new wireless phone company. Late last week Congress passed a bill that rolled back draconian penalties for unlocking a mobile phone or tablet purchased on a…
  • How Tesla Went From Near Failure To Stunning Profitability In Just A Few Years (TSLA)

    31 July 2014, 3:11 pm by: Mamta Badkar and Rob Wile

    Tesla Motors announces quarterly earnings after the bell on Thursday. It's only the 17th quarterly filing in the company's history. But in the past two years, the firm has seen some remarkable milestones: It's now sold tens of thousands of cars, employs nearly…
  • Look How Much Samsung Has Transformed In The Past Few Years

    31 July 2014, 2:58 pm by: Dave Smith

    Samsung has enjoyed unprecedented success under its mobile chief JK Shin, and that’s no more evident when you take a look at how the Korean company’s mobile division drives the Samsung's total profits.  According to Samsung’s financial data, which was…
  • Scammers Are Using Sexts To Extort Thousands Of Dollars From Online Dating Users

    31 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Maya Kosoff

    Online dating users in Florida are experiencing a wave of scammers —though they might not realize it until it's too late. This week, the Broward Sheriff's Office reported that scammers are infiltrating mbuzzy.com, a website that allows users to meet and…
  • How Getting Mugged And Maced Helped A World-Class Dancer Save Her Struggling Startup

    31 July 2014, 2:51 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    It was 8:15 p.m., and Payal Kadakia was sitting in an Astor Place Starbucks. She was diligently working on her startup, Classtivity, in preparation for a weekly meeting at a New York accelerator program, TechStars.  Suddenly, a man came out of nowhere, spun…
  • 'Indefinite Idling,' 'Redirected,' And 46 Other Euphemisms We Use In Place Of 'Fired'

    31 July 2014, 2:48 pm by: Drake Baer

    George Orwell wrote that "political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness."  For the "1984" author, euphemism was a method by which powerful people cloaked violent acts. The more vaguely you described…
  • Messaging Apps Will Soon Be Bigger Than LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, And Instagram Combined

    31 July 2014, 2:45 pm by: Marcelo Ballve

    The size and importance of messaging apps becomes clear once we compare them side-by-side with traditional social networks. It's important for marketers, digital publishers, and anyone involved in mobile media to understand that messaging is the audience…

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