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  • Four Important Charts From Apple's Earnings

    22 July 2014, 5:21 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple released its second quarter earnings Tuesday. Here's what you need to know, in charts: iPhone sales were right in line with expectations. iPad sales growth continues to shrink. It's down 9% year over year. iPhone and iPad Average Selling Prices (ASP)…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Sales Are Up, But Its Growth Is Slowing Down

    22 July 2014, 5:14 pm by: Dave Smith

    Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the July quarter. Revenue was largely in line with expectations at about $37.43 billion on $1.28 earnings per share, and so were iPhone sales, at around 35.2 million units sold for the quarter — up about 13%…
  • How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars

    22 July 2014, 5:12 pm by: Richard Feloni

    Last year Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), brought the company $3.8 billion in revenue. As LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, along with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, illustrate in their new book "The Alliance," this…
  • Apple Sold More Than 35 Million iPhones Last Quarter, But Whiffed On iPad Sales Again (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple announced its iPhone and iPad sales for the second quarter of 2014 Tuesday. Here's the rundown: iPhone unit sales: 35.2 million versus 35.3 million expected iPad unit sales: 13.3 versus 14-15 million expected The iPhone numbers are nearly in line with…
  • LinkedIn Just Bought A Business Marketing Company For $175 Million

    22 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    LinkedIn just bought a business marketing company called Bizo for $175 million. LinkedIn's David Thacker writes that Bizo's team has been part of its API Partner Program for a while and the acquisition will help it establish  "a comprehensive B2B marketing…
  • MILLION-DOLLAR URLS: The Most Expensive Domain Names Of All Time

    22 July 2014, 4:07 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    It is estimated that more than 500 URLs have been bought and sold for $1 million or more. We scoured domain name resource DN Journal and put together a list of documented million-dollar, domain-only sales. Some have been squatted on for 20 years and have only…
  • Tesla Will Temporarily Stop Making The Model S To Gear Up For Its New SUV

    22 July 2014, 4:05 pm by: Matthew DeBord

    Tesla is getting serious about its next vehicle, the highly anticipated Model X. So serious that the company is shutting down production of the Model S sedan for two weeks at its factory in Fremont, Calif. to install new equipment. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is…
  • Microsoft Delivers Slight Beat On Revenue, Misses On Earnings (Blame Nokia!), Stock Does Nothing…

    22 July 2014, 3:55 pm by: Steve Kovach

    Microsoft reported its Q2 2014 earnings Tuesday afternoon. Here's the score: Revenue: $23.38 billion EPS (GAAP): $0.55 It was a miss on EPS, which Microsoft says is due to the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft says the Nokia acquisition accounted for a $0.08 per…
  • LIVE: APPLE EARNINGS ARE IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Jay Yarow

    Apple earnings are out! It looks like Apple is slightly light on revenue, but strong on the bottom line. For the most part, this is a snoozer of an earnings report with just about everything in line.  The big story from this report is that the iPad continues…
  • 11 Photos Of The World's Largest Multinational Naval Training Exercise

    22 July 2014, 3:41 pm by: Jeremy Bender

    The 24th edition of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) is currently underway off the coast of Hawaii. Held on every even-numbered year, RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the world.  This year's exercise involves 49 surface…
  • This Incredible Shapeshifting Table Responds To Your Movements In Dramatic Fashion

    22 July 2014, 2:54 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Tables have been a pretty static fixture in our homes for thousands of years, but a few MIT designers have been inspired to totally rethink the way we interact with this furniture staple. The MIT team unveiled a new table called "Transform" at Milan Design…
  • Square's Cash Advance Program Is Funding 10,000 Merchants

    22 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Rebecca Borison

    Payments startup Square has been piloting a new program called Capital, which fronts small businesses a sum of money and lets them pay it back once they start making money. Square spokesperson Faryl Ury told Business Insider that 10,000 merchants have tapped…
  • Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial…

    22 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Rob Wile

    Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly these days on making the most noise in the U.S. economy. But there's been surprisingly little fanfare surrounding the latest project that seemingly all the most successful Valleyites have been pouring into: an…
  • This Simple Math Concept Went Nowhere For A Century And Then — BOOM — Computers

    22 July 2014, 12:45 pm by: Andy Kiersz

    There are two main reasons mathematics has fascinated humanity for two thousand years. First, math gives us the tools we need to understand the universe and build things. Second, the study of mathematical objects themselves can be beautiful and intriguing,…
  • This Is The Best Gaming Tablet In The World

    22 July 2014, 12:43 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    In order for any sort of serious gaming to work well on a tablet experience, a controller is a must. Thankfully, Nvidia has embraced this challenge with its new Shield Tablet, offering both a comfortable controller and the ability to stream full-fledged games…
  • A 30-Year-Old Law Is Creating A Crisis In San Francisco

    22 July 2014, 12:16 pm by: Joey Cosco

    On July 9, dozens of San Francisco protesters gathered to rally against Urban Green, a real estate developer threatening to evict a 98-year-old woman from her 40-year home in the Mission neighborhood. It sounds absurd, and Urban Green eventually announced it…
  • These Gorgeous Startup Offices Will Make Your Own Desk Seem Lame

    22 July 2014, 12:08 pm by: Madeline Stone

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  • THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Mobile, Video, and Real-Time Bidding Will Catapult Programmatic…

    22 July 2014, 12:05 pm by: Mark Hoelzel

    Programmatic platforms are on pace to fundamentally reshape the entire digital advertising landscape. These platforms are automating much of the ad buying and selling process and increasing the accuracy of execution. Programmatic technologies are helping ad…
  • KOBE BRYANT: I Met With Apple Design Genius Jony Ive, Here's What He Wanted To Know (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 11:56 am by: Jay Yarow

    Kobe Bryant was recently spotted on Apple's campus hanging with Apple's lead designer Jony Ive. A later report said he was working with Apple to test its forthcoming iWatch, which is supposedly health and fitness oriented.  Bryant spoke with Bloomberg about…
  • This Math Explains Why The iPhone 6 May Launch September 12 (AAPL)

    22 July 2014, 11:55 am by: Dave Smith

    Since Tim Cook took Apple's helm in late 2011, the company’s traditions and patterns have become even more apparent, particularly with product launches. In his last 2.5 years as CEO, the iPhone has launched in September, always two days after the release of…
  • Amazon Quietly Released Its Own Digital Wallet

    22 July 2014, 11:11 am by: Rebecca Borison

    Now that Amazon has decided to get in on the smartphone fad, the company is creeping into yet another space: digital wallets. As spotted by TechCrunch, Amazon has quietly launched Amazon Wallet in Amazon's App Store and Google Play. The app is still in beta,…
  • The 'Apple Of China' Is Eating Samsung's Lunch (AAPL, GOOG)

    22 July 2014, 11:02 am by: Steve Kovach

    The buzz around Xiaomi's newest smartphone, the Mi4, is how the company has blatantly, shamelessly ripped off Apple in just about everything from hardware design to marketing to the way its CEO dresses just like Steve Jobs. But while Xiaomi spends its time…
  • These Are The Simple Fixes That Could Help Online Retailers Recover A Lot More Lost Sales

    22 July 2014, 10:29 am by: Cooper Smith

    Shopping cart abandonment — when shoppers put items in their online shopping carts, but then leave before completing the purchase — is the bane of the online retail industry. But it's also a huge opportunity: Approximately $4 trillion worth of merchandise…
  • Blake Lively Introduces E-Commerce Site In A Letter Where Every Sentence Is Weirder Than The One…

    22 July 2014, 10:29 am by: Caroline Moss

    Celebrity Blake Lively has joined the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba and launched her own twee and kitsch e-commerce site called Preserve.Us. No one really knows what Preserve.Us is; we know it's part-blog and part-store (you can buy $10 salt) but…
  • We Got Some Dirt On The Secret Payment Feature Snapchat Is Building

    22 July 2014, 10:27 am by: Alyson Shontell

    Snapchat and payments don't seem to go together. Snapchat is a popular mobile social network with more than 80 million active users sending disappearing photo and video messages to each other. But disappearing payments? That's a head scratcher. Still, last…

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