Netflix Passes 50M Subscribers As It Reports Better Than Expected Q2 Revenue Of $1.34B

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netflix-earnings This afternoon following the closing bell, Netflix announced the financial results of its second quarter, including revenue of $1.34 billion and earnings per share of $1.15. Analysts had expected Netflix to report $1.33 billion in revenue and $1.16 per share in earnings. The company, which traded up around 1.7% during regular trading in a down market, is up around 1% after-hours following… Read More

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

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unnamed-2 Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm: And somehow I was convinced to get one of me as well: Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as virtual 3D.  The app works by mounting the Structure Sensor to an iPad and then… Read More

RadiumOne Issues Not-Quite-Apology For Ousting CEO Who Pled Guilty To Domestic Violence

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2286_133686170110_5129_n Ad platform RadiumOne and its former CEO Gurbaksh Chahal have issued a joint statement that is intended to “bring an end to all disputes they have had.” RadiumOne removed Chahal in April following media criticism of his guilty plea for charges of misdemeanor domestic violence battery and battery. “The Board did not intend to hurt Gurbaksh,” the statement reads. The… Read More

Yahoo Is Buying Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry For North Of 300M

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flurry homepage Yahoo has made no secret of its ambitions and advances in mobile, earlier this month reporting 450 million monthly active users and search and display mobile ad revenues growing 100%. In CEO Marissa Mayer’s words, Yahoo is a “mobile first company.” Now, sources say that Yahoo has closed in on an acquisition that could potentially boost its role in mobile further: it is… Read More

New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out

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bitcoin-thorns Bitcoin allows people to build financial technology without asking for permission, but if New York state has its way, this won’t be the case for long.
The New York Department of Financial Services released a series of proposed regulations last week that could shut down the digital currency startup ecosystem as we know it. Deemed “BitLicense,” it may help “Big… Read More

Urban Compass Raises $40M To Expand Its Apartment Marketplace Beyond NYC

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Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.45.02 AM Urban Compass, the startup that runs an online marketplace for people to rent, buy, and sell apartments, announced today it has closed on $40 million in new funding. The round, which is Urban Compass’ Series B, includes participation from Advance Publications and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who also pitched into the company’s $20 million Series A round announced in September… Read More

Interlude’s Parallel Video Feature Gives You A Cool Way To Combine Clips, Channel Surfing Style

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treehouse Hey, remember that interactive video for Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” that came out last fall? You know, the one that allowed you to switch between 16 faux TV channels on the fly, each of them lip syncing to what is arguably the greatest song of all-time?
Well, Interlude, the startup that created the technology behind the Dylan video, is now making these capabilities… Read More

Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

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8140128977_66ba057c82_z A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages

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image001-1 Two years acqhiring read-it-later startup Spool, Facebook today launched a basic Pocket competitor called Save. It’s a feature for iOS, Android, and web that lets you store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for Places, Movies, TV shows, and music to a list where you can view them later. While Save doesn’t cache content behind links like Pocket or Instapaper, it should give… Read More

BlackBerry Names New COO: Marty Beard, CEO Of Enterprise Cloud Startup LiveOps

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On the heels of news that Apple would be significantly ramping up its mobile enterprise push in a partnership with IBM, BlackBerry is also looking to step up its game. Today, the company announced that it is appointing a new COO, Marty Beard. This is a direct poach from the ranks of enterprise startups: Beard comes from LiveOps, a could-based contact center provider, where he has been the CEO… Read More

Threadflip Raises $13 Million in Series B, Plans To Grow Workforce by 40%

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unnamed Threadflip, the online consignment marketplace for women’s clothing, announced $13 million in Series B funding today. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from previous investors Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. This latest infusion now brings the total funding for Threadflip up to $21.1 million. Threadflip will use the cash to hire at… Read More

Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs

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microsoft-earnings Microsoft’s record layoffs have picked up negative attention from governmental authorities and leaders, even as the cuts have been largely welcomed by investors and the broader market. The software company accreted more than 20,000 employees when it acquired the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets. In the wake of that deal’s closing, Microsoft announced 18,000 cuts to its… Read More

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