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  • The tech angle in dogs, mac and cheese and working out Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I, Henry Oliver Pickavet, talk about some of the stories of the week that we feel like talking about. This week it was dogs, working out and mac and cheese. BarkBox creators Bark and Co. decided that Nashville, Tenn., needed a place for ...
  • Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technologies? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. That’s the theory for Cryptokitties, the notable purveyor of cute cats. The company has ...
  • U.S. judge blocks programs letting ‘Grand Theft Auto’ players ‘cheat’ A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc , the maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said helps players cheat at the best-selling video game. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney An employee fired from Tesla Inc’s Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of spying on employees and failing to act after learning that a Mexican cartel may be deal… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018 Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub iPhone Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks to use locally-made mobile phones instead of Apple’s iPhone. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan Google is not close to launching a search engine app in China, its chief executive said at a companywide meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript seen by Reuters, as employees of the Alphabet Inc unit called for more transparency and oversight o… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Brazil mall executives shrug off looming Amazon.com expansion Fears of e-commerce taking off in Brazil have sunk shares of the country’s big mall operators this year, but industry executives expressed confidence that local shopping habits, the reputation of malls as public spaces safe from crime and other factors… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Uber opens Brazil center to improve driver, passenger safety Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million reais ($64 million) center in Brazil to develop technology to improve safety for its riders and drivers, including for drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. The application deadline expires on August 20th at 9 p.m. PST. Don’t waste another minute — apply ...
  • India’s Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation The Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd has tendered his resignation just seven months after India’s second-biggest software services exporter appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Facebook’s Kodi box ban is nothing new According to recent reports, Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which are often used for illegally streaming digital content. However, the ban is not a new one – Facebook confirms its policy on Kodi box ...
  • Musk’s SpaceX could help fund take-private deal for Tesla: NYT Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, could help fund a bid to take electric car company Tesla Inc private, the New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the matter. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Kiiroo launches an adventure in bi-directional teledildonics In the future everyone will be naked for fifteen minutes. It’s with this novel thought in mind that I connect with a model named Nazanin who will walk me through the new world of bi-directional teledildonic cam life. I was there to test a new device from Kiiroo called the Kiiroo Launch. This novel sex ...
  • Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap Uber the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Netflix tests video promos in between episodes, much to viewers’ dislike Netflix is testing video promos that play in between episodes of shows a viewer is streaming, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The promos are full-screen videos, personalized to the user, featuring content Netflix would have otherwise suggested elsewhere in its user interface – like on a row of recommendations, for example. The promos also displace ...
  • U.S. value stocks capitalize on ‘FANG’ stumbles, with room to run The summer roller-coaster in two of the four big-cap ‘FANG’ names – Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc – has led to a shift, albeit slight, into value stocks. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • YC-backed Sterblue aims to enable smarter drone inspections As government regulation for commercial drone usage seems to be trending in a very positive direction for the companies involved, there is an ever-growing opportunity for drone startups to utilize artificial intelligence to deliver insights without requiring much human effort. Sterblue, a French drone software startup that is launching out of Y Combinator’s latest class ...
  • Apple Says No Personal Data Was Compromised in Australian Teenager Hacking Incident In a statement, Apple has confirmed that no personal data was compromised by a 16-year-old student from Melbourne, Australia who admitted to hacking into Apple’s internal servers on multiple occasions over one year. The Guardian:At Apple, we vigilan… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Review: Logitech’s $70 ‘POWERED’ 7.5W Wireless Charging Stand Offers a Hassle-Free Upright Design Logitech often works with Apple to introduce new accessories for Apple devices, and in early August, Logitech announced its latest product designed in collaboration with Apple, the new POWERED wireless charging stand for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iP… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat ex… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands, including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for $100 million. “The acquisition of MVMT ...
  • Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Motorola’s New P30 Smartphone Blatantly Copies iPhone X Motorola’s latest P30 smartphone is making headlines this week, but not for an impressive feature set or a unique design. As it turns out, Motorola has opted to copy the design of the iPhone X, resulting in an Android smartphone that’s nearly identical… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Tesla lost nearly $8 billion in shareholder value this week and its board should be ashamed Over the last five days, Tesla shareholders watched the value of their stock decline by roughly 16 percent and saw nearly $8 billion in value erased, as the company’s celebrity chief executive, Elon Musk, had what amounts to a very public breakdown. However, Musk is not the only person responsible for the collapse of Tesla’s ...
  • Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issu… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • The Automatica automates pour-over coffee in a charming and totally unnecessary way Most mornings, after sifting through the night’s mail haul and skimming the headlines, I make myself a cup of coffee. I use a simple pour-over cone and paper filters, and (in what is perhaps my most tedious Seattleite affectation), I grind the beans by hand. I like the manual aspect of it all. Which is ...
  • Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview Tesla Inc’s shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for “extreme torture” from short sellers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Sino-U.S. investment firms are targeting over $4 billion for new funds launched this year As limited partners increasingly demand greater exposure to emerging market opportunities, venture capital firms with a focus on Asia are bulking up their funds and chasing deals in an increasingly competitive race to own stakes in the next generation of local startups with global aspirations. Over the last year, firms including DCM Ventures, GGV Capital, Matrix ...
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 7.5W Wireless Car Charger From Choetech For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 7.5W Wireless Car Charging Mount that can be used to charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus in the car or at home. Priced at $30, Choete… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock market investors. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Tesla shares tumble in early trading after another Elon Musk-powered PR blunder Elon Musk, the embattled chief executive of electric automaker and sustainable energy company Tesla, tried to “set the record straight” about his recent behavior in an hour-long exclusive interview with The New York Times. Instead, it only served to further underscore how out-of-touch the billionaire chief executive seems from the ongoing operations at his company. ...
  • Google gives its AI the reins over its data center cooling systems The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It’s no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google all looking for different ways of saving cooling cost. Facebook uses cool outside air when ...
  • Tesla shares sink after analysts warn on Model 3 margins, Musk interview Tesla Inc’s shares slumped 8 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Elon Musk told the New York Times his tweet about taking the company private was not reviewed by anybody, and a brokerage raised doubts about the profitability of the electric carmak… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Taking Tesla private, WeWork and Uber earnings, and what happened to crypto Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. We had Alex Wilhelm in-studio with our guest Minal Hasan, founder of K2 Global, and TechCrunch’s Danny Chriton jumped in from New York to help the crew dig through the biggest and best stuff ...
  • Tesla’s Model 3 margins could be dented by costly powertrain: UBS Electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s premium Model 3 sedan will not produce better profit margins than a conventional BMW and the company could actually lose $6,000 on every base model due to higher costs for the powertrain, according to an analyst at UBS. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • British watchdog says cryptocurrency scams on the rise Cryptocurrency scams are using images of celebrities and upmarket London addresses to hoodwink consumers into parting with cash, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Google Search’s new featured snippet panel saves you more clicks Google is introducing an additional format for featured snippets in its search results today. For years, these snippets have appeared at the top of the search results page and featured both images and text that Google thinks are relevant to your query. They are all about Google saving you a click. Today, Google is going ...
  • Indonesia’s Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup, is “extremely close” to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Get your tickets to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 Calling all entrepreneurs, techies, aspiring startup founders and anyone else who loves the thrill and excitement that comes from seeing innovative startups compete head-to-head. TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018, our premier startup pitch competition, takes place October 3 in Beirut, Lebanon. Come and watch as 15 of the region’s top early-stage startup founders vie for ...
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio’s games get sales boost Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series and movie, on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales at its games business, providing a positive sign for investors after a profit warning in February. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods ’boutique’ that exists only in messaging apps When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience on the platform ...
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio posts sharply lower quarterly profit Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Friday due to declining revenue from its 2016 Hollywood movie, but said sales at its games business were growing. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Tesla’s Musk says no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles: NYT Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc , he said in an interview with the New York Times on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Uber’s new Brazil center aims to improve safety of cash transactions Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research technology to make it safer for its drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • As Nvidia expands in artificial intelligence, Intel defends turf Nvidia Corp dominates chips for training computers to think like humans, but it faces an entrenched competitor in a major avenue for expansion in the artificial intelligence chip market: Intel Corp . Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Update: New whistleblower claims against Tesla allege drug trafficking, theft and phone hacking coverup This post has been updated with a comment from Tesla. Employees at Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory were allegedly involved in a massive drug ring, stole $37 million worth of precious metals and equipment and illegally spied on former employees at the behest of chief executive Elon Musk, according to a new whistleblower complaint filed against the company. Share ...
  • DoorDash raises another $250M, nearly triples valuation to $4B Food delivery startup DoorDash announced this afternoon that it has raised $250 million, just five months since the company announced a $535 million round. Why raise more money so soon? CEO Tony Xu told Axios that he wasn’t actively looking for additional investment, but was open to investor interest because it could help the company expand ...
  • Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple: media An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc , downloading big internal files and accessing customer accounts, because he was a fan of the company, local media reported. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Facebook awards $200K to Internet Defense Prize winners Facebook announced today the winners of its annual Internet Defense Prize and awarded first-, second- and third-place winners a total of $200,000 for research papers that addressed topics of internet security and privacy. Combined with $800,000 in Secure the Internet Grants awarded to security and privacy researchers earlier this week, the company has now completed its ...
  • Tesla sues Ontario over canceled electric vehicle rebate Electric vehicle-maker Tesla Inc is taking the Ontario government to court over the Canadian province’s cancellation of an electric vehicle incentive program, according to documents filed in court on Aug. 10. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services – those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet – has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore. However, these services still account for a small portion of the overall market, as only 5 percent (4.9 million) of U.S. ...
  • China’s JD.com looks to warehousing assets to help revive profits China’s second-largest e-commerce firm, JD.com Inc, said it is shifting management of its warehousing assets to a separate unit, in a move it hopes will revive profits after it swung back to a loss in April-June. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Tomu is a fingernail-sized computer that is easy to swallow I’m a huge fan of single board computers, especially if they’re small enough to swallow. That’s why I like the Tomu. This teeny-tiny ARM processor essentially interfaces with your computer via the USB port and contains two LEDs and two buttons. Once it’s plugged in the little computer can simulate a hard drive or mouse, ...
  • New Zealand to VCs and hedge fund managers buying up its land: No more Over the last couple of years, a once well-kept secret began to gain traction in New York media outlets: wealthy American investors, including VCs and hedge fund managers, had begun snapping up tracts of land in New Zealand, largely out of fear that a Trump administration could have a destabilizing effect on an already polarized ...
  • Tesla on track to make 8,000 Model 3s per week, Evercore says Tesla Inc is on its way to make 8,000 Model 3 cars per week even as it burns more cash, Evercore analysts wrote in a note on Thursday, following their visit to the electric-car maker’s California facility. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Buy a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package before the deadline expires next week You’ve got one week left to plant your early-stage startup squarely in the path of 10,000 people, including influential investors, technologists, potential customers and the media. If you want to showcase your company at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, there’s no better place to do it than the Startup Alley exhibit ...
  • More U.S. states deploy technology to track election hacking attempts A majority of U.S. states has adopted technology that allows the federal government to see inside state computer systems managing voter data or voting devices in order to root out hackers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, govt after trade mission: researchers Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Arm wants to power your next laptop Arm, the company that designs the chips that power virtually every smartphone and IoT device, published its roadmap for the next two years today. That’s the first time Arm has done so and the reason for this move, it seems, is that the company wants to highlight its ambitions to get its chips into laptops. ...
  • Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery in Arizona U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said it will start testing driverless grocery delivery on Thursday with technology partner Nuro at a single Fry’s Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Tencent shares hit by profit drop, freeze on new game approvals in China Shares in China’s Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money off its most popular game. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site – sources Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region’s financial services. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market Hong Kong’s shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Tencent shares hit by profit drop, murky outlook for China game approvals Shares in China’s Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money off its most popular game. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund will be operated by Line’s Korea-based blockchain subsidiary Unblock Corporation, which is tasked with research, education and other blockchain-related services. The fund will be called Unblock Ventures and it’ll initially have ...
  • UK regulator sticks to 14 pounds a share floor for Sky from Disney Britain’s Takeover Panel said on Thursday it had confirmed its ruling that Walt Disney might have to offer at least 14 pounds a share to buy UK pay-television group Sky. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • China’s solar giant GCL to make electric car move in new ‘eco-town’ China’s leading solar equipment manufacturer GCL is planning a move into the electric vehicle sector, aiming to make use of its expertise in energy to gain a vital competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded industry, executives said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Blockchain benefits still murky for most commodities trading Commodity firms and banks have been diving into blockchain pilot schemes over the last two years but the new technology’s application for most trading has likely been over-hyped, a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their choice. About 750,000 non-profits currently have access to Facebook’s fundraising tools (but not every user, ...
  • Cisco’s software push fuels quarterly beat, strong forecast Cisco Systems Inc topped Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue and profit and forecast first-quarter sales above estimates on Wednesday, as the network gear maker’s transition to a software-focused company gains traction. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan: Nikkei Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple’s App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Square can now process chip cards in two seconds If you’ve made any payments with a chip card, you’ve probably had awkward moments — those long seconds after you’ve inserted the card and everyone behind you is (literally or metaphorically) tapping their foot, waiting for the card to be processed. Well, Square has been working on this problem for a while now. Last fall, ...