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  • Xiaomi — 'The Apple Of China' — Actually Spent $3.6 Million On A Two-Letter URL

    24 April 2014, 6:43 am by: Steve Kovach

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi spent $3.6 million to obtain the "mi.com" URL as part of an international rebranding, one of its executives said on the Chinese social network Weibo, according to The Next Web. (Originally, The Next Web said it paid 3.6 million…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, AMZN, NFLX)

    24 April 2014, 6:27 am by: Jay Yarow

    Good morning! The news is largely about two major tech companies: Apple reported earnings and it was much better on the top and bottom line than people expected. However, that doesn't mean everything is good. Revenue was up just 4%, and the iPad was down a…
  • Ted Cruz Won Twitter Tonight

    23 April 2014, 11:35 pm by: Hunter Walker

    Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz had, by far, the best political tweet of Wednesday evening.  Cruz posted this picture of himself, his fellow Republican, Utah Senator Mike Lee, and a tiger skin rug: Did a little shopping for the office with @SenMikeLee in…
  • Here Are All The Awful Things That Happen To Your Body In Space

    23 April 2014, 11:15 pm by: William Wei

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  • THE ROAD TO 300 MILLION: Photos Of LinkedIn's Epic Journey (LNKD)

    23 April 2014, 10:25 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro and Owen Thomas

    LinkedIn recently announced a major milestone: The professional network now has 300 million members around the world. But those millions didn't come easy. After LinkedIn launched in 2003, it took the company almost a year and a half to win 500,000 members. In…
  • This Cheesy Video Was The First Upload On YouTube 9 Years Ago Today

    23 April 2014, 8:30 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Once upon a time, nine years ago to be exact, the world hadn't yet heard of keyboard cat. Nobody knew what the evolution of dance was, and nobody cared about Charlie biting anyone's finger.  The very first video on YouTube was uploaded on April 23, 2005, by…
  • Google Could End Up Paying For The Samsung/Apple Lawsuit (GOOG)

    23 April 2014, 8:25 pm by: Julie Bort

    Apple is in the process of suing Samsung over its Android devices again. Again, the suit centers on patents. Apple is seeking $2 billion in damages, reports Bloomberg. But this time, Google has a behind-the-scenes stake. It offered to help Samsung cover costs.…
  • Tech CEO Who Allegedly Hit His Girlfriend 117 Times Avoids Jail And Plans A $100 Million IPO

    23 April 2014, 8:20 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    RadiumOne’s founder, Chairman and CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, appears to be the perfect tech entrepreneur. His first startup sold for $40 million to ValueClick. His next startup, BlueLithium, was acquired by Yahoo for $300 million in cash. Oprah once gushed…
  • Redditor Tracks Down A Man's Missing Mother In The Middle Of New York City

    23 April 2014, 8:06 pm by: Caroline Moss

    It was Reddit to the rescue after an older woman named May Goldberg wandered from her apartment on Central Park West in Manhattan on Monday afternoon.Goldberg had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, and her son Josh was desperate to find her. He…
  • The FCC Will Lay Out New Rules On Thursday That Could Destroy Net Neutrality

    23 April 2014, 6:58 pm by: Karyne Levy

    The Federal Communications Commission announced that it is set to propose new rules on Thursday for governing Internet access.  Specifically, the new rules would allow companies to pay for direct access to customers. For example, a company like Netflix could…
  • Tim Cook Had A Really Interesting Answer For Why iPad Sales Appear To Be Stalling

    23 April 2014, 6:56 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Apple's iPad sales for last quarter fell far below expectations. It sold 16.35 million of them, but analysts were expecting about 19 million. On the surface, 16 million sounds like a lot of iPads, but growth in Apple's iPad business has flatlined. In fact,…
  • Here's The Funniest Exchange Between Facebook's Outgoing CFO And Sheryl Sandberg (FB)

    23 April 2014, 6:49 pm by: Julie Bort

    Facebook CFO David Ebersman is resigning on June 1, 2014, the company announced on Wednesday.  The news reminded us of this funny public exchange between Ebersman and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in February in which Sandberg insulted him. Ebersman was asked…
  • Uber Just Responded To The New York Attorney General's Surge Pricing Investigation

    23 April 2014, 6:36 pm by: Megan Rose Dickey

    On-demand car service startup Uber has received a lot of flack in New York City for its notorious surge pricing. Now, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether it's actually legal, he wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times (see…
  • Zuckerberg Admits: 'Instagram Is A Few Years From Being An Important Business For Us'

    23 April 2014, 6:19 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    All those people who complained when they said ads were coming to Instagram can now take it back: On Facebook's first quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram was "a few years away from being an important business" for the company.  Later in…
  • Facebook Says It Will Use Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page To Reveal Big Company Announcements

    23 April 2014, 5:57 pm by: Julie Bort

    When it comes to sharing stuff with the world on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg doesn't do it as often as you'd think. His last public post to his Facebook page was on March 28, almost a month ago. It was a link to a paper he wrote about using drones, satellites…
  • The Founder Of Russia's Version Of Facebook Flees Russia

    23 April 2014, 5:52 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    After giving up control of Russia's Facebook-like social network, VKontakte, Pavel Durov, the site's founder, has fled the country, according to The Moscow Times. Tuesday, Buzzfeed reported that Durov handed over the company to two investors who are allied…
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says That Facebook Messenger Has 200 Million Monthly Active Users

    23 April 2014, 5:49 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    In Facebook's first quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Messenger — its stand-alone messaging app — has 200 million monthly active users.  That's a pretty impressive number. Instagram just hit 200 million monthly active users. Twitter has…
  • Apple Reports A Big Miss On iPad Sales (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 5:23 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Apple announced Wednesday its iPhone and iPad sales for the first quarter of 2014.  Here's the score: iPhones: 43.7 million units vs. 37.7 million units expected by analysts. iPads: 16.35 million units vs. 19.7 million units expected by analysts. That's a…
  • Hackers May Have Already Filed Your Taxes For You And Stolen Your Return

    23 April 2014, 5:19 pm by: Dylan Love

    An unsettling number of medical professionals are finding themselves victims of tax fraud, reports Krebs On Security. Here's how it works: [T]hieves steal or purchase Social Security numbers and other data on consumers, and then electronically file fraudulent…
  • The iPad Has Hit A Wall

    23 April 2014, 5:16 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Apple reported its earnings for the first quarter of the year today. It was a beat, but there was a disappointing stat: iPad sales were far below expectations at 16.35 million units. This is the latest example of how iPad growth has stalled for Apple. Here's a…
  • Facebook Earnings: The Social Network Enters A New Era Of Slow Growth (FB)

    23 April 2014, 5:03 pm by: Jim Edwards

    Two seemingly contradictory things are happening at Facebook right now, we learned from the social network's Q1 earnings call. The company is growing really fast — revenues were up 72%, and ad revenue was up 82%. But growth in key areas is slowing, or about…
  • Facebook's Desktop Business Is In Decline

    23 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Facebook just released its first quarter earnings. The company beat on revenue, but the numbers show that its desktop business is stagnant, if not declining.  All of Facebook's growth is currently coming from mobile, as clearly shown in this chart by analyst…
  • WeChat Attacks Mark Zuckerberg By Name In New Ad

    23 April 2014, 4:55 pm by: Aaron Taube

    China-based messaging app WeChat is going on the offensive against Facebook. In an ad posted to YouTube earlier this month, WeChat depicts a psychotherapist talking to a man who is clearly meant to be Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Zuckerberg…
  • Apple Announces Stunning 7-1 Stock Split And Another Big Increase In Its Buyback Program (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 4:39 pm by: Sam Ro

    Apple's board just approved a big stock split, a $30 billion boost to its share-buyback plan, and an 8% increase to its quarterly cash dividend. "The Company expects to utilize a total of over $130 billion of cash under the expanded program by the end of…
  • APPLE BEATS ON EARNINGS, ANNOUNCES STOCK SPLIT; STOCK EXPLODES HIGHER (AAPL)

    23 April 2014, 4:37 pm by: Jay Yarow

    Today, Apple delivered one of its most interesting earnings reports in a while. Just when the world was ready to bury Apple, the company delivered a strong beat on revenue, earnings per share, and, perhaps most important, iPhone sales. Let's get right to the…

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