Yelp Swings To Profitability In Strong Q2 With $88.8M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.04

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yelp-earnings Today after the bell Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $88.79 million, and a profit of $0.04 per share. The company had net income of $2.7 million in the period, up from a $878,000 loss in the year-ago quarter. Investors had expected Yelp to lose 3 cents per share on revenue of $86.32 million. The company’s revenue tally for its most recent… Read More

Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt About Affirm, The PayPal Co-founder’s Latest Startup

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max-levchin-nsa We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September. Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA, lessons he learned from PayPal and his fertility app, Glow, which now is doing rather well. But Levchin just can’t sit still and… Read More

Why is Comcast’s customer service so bad, and what can they do about it?

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Comcast regularly comes in at the bottom of customer satisfaction rankings, and a recorded phone call with an especially frustrating customer service rep recently reinforced that impression. The Verge interviewed more than 100 current and former Comcast employees to find out why. We’re publishing the results in a series called Comcast Confessions, and we also had a short conversation about it in the office today. Check out the video above.

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Apple’s set-top box reportedly won’t arrive this year

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Apple’s said to be working on a set-top box that many hope will revolutionize the way we watch TV, but according to The Information, we shouldn’t expect to see it this year. The project has reportedly been held up by Apple’s inability to strike the necessary deals with cable providers, which are said to be concerned that Apple might eventually replace them as the company that consumers look to when they’re shopping for TV services. The potential merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is also reported to be one of the issues that Apple sees as holding up the deal.

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Why OKCupid’s Experiments Aren’t The Same As Facebook’s

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11827393_807710acde_o OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that like Facebook’s experiment, these tests could violate Federal Trade Commission regulations. “But guess what, everybody: if you… Read More

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

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nomad Does the world need another portable battery meant to charge your devices in a pinch? Probably not.
But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your existing iPhone wall charger into a backup battery.
One less thing to forget when you’re packing up the hotel room! Read More

The new ‘Interstellar’ trailer is fantastic, but you need this secret key to watch it

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Director Christopher Nolan says that Interstellar will have the grandest scope of any film that he’s made yet, and we’re starting to get a good look at just how far into the universe the movie will really go through its latest trailer. You won’t be able to watch the trailer outside of Interstellar‘s newly launched website though, and even there it’s hidden behind a passcode. To get through, you’ll have to enter the code “7201969,” as in, the date that Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

While earlier clips largely kept the film’s star, Matthew McConaughey, down on Earth, this latest one takes him out into space and onto what appears to be another gorgeous, desolate planet. The movie is scheduled for a release on November 7th, and you can read…

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Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

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creditkarma-bar Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites would then begin billing the unsuspecting users on a monthly basis… Read More

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase

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bitcoin-perfecthue Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered non-profits.
Today’s news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in March, Wikipedia… Read More

The Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Graphics Tablet

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modbook_pro_x_hero_main Modbook has been making tablets out of Mac portables for years, combining the Apple computers with Wacom digitizers to let digital artists have all-in-one graphics-creating powerhouses that run full OS X software and come with ample pressure sensitivity. Now, the company’s latest effort incorporates the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s turning to Kickstarter to fund this effort that… Read More

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