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Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Pandora Q3 earnings beat estimates, with revenue of $239.6M and earnings of $.09 cents/share despite slower listener growth — Pandora Q3 profit climbs, despite slower listener growth — The Web's biggest streaming-music service delivers a respectable increase in profit, sales and its expectations for both to come.
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Mozilla's Webmaker app will make it easy for anyone to create Web apps on their smartphone — Mozilla is working on an app for Android, iOS and Firefox OS that gives smartphone users the ability to easily create and share Web apps. — It's called Webmaker, after the initiative that Mozilla created to promote Web literacy.
Amazon.com: Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 20% to $20.58 Billion — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. — Operating cash flow increased 15% to $5.71 billion for the trailing twelve months …
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC: Amazon misses with loss of $0.95/share, reports 20% higher YoY Q3 revenues of $20.58B, loses 10% in after-hours trading — Amazon misses estimates — Amazon reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Thursday. — The company posted third-quarter …
Microsoft: Microsoft cloud strength and hardware progress drive record first-quarter revenue — REDMOND, Wash. — October 23, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $23.20 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income and diluted earnings per share ("EPS" …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54 — After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share.
Nate Swanner / SlashGear: Apple unleashes TestFlight beta for Devs, gives users early access to apps — Apple has announced their TestFlight Beta program, which allows Developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users, is now live. Registered Apple Developers can now distribute up to 1,000 copies of their app to testers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Q&A With Facebook's Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn't Anonymous, It's The Early Web Reborn — Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting? “No. Unequivocally No...because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me. The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager's …
The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent history.
But what to do with the old models? Designer Klaus Geiger had the idea of turning them into furniture, which resulted in the concepts you see here, part of the cleverly titled "benchma[r|c" project....
Amazon posted its third quarter earnings results today and they were not pretty: the company said it had a operating loss of $544 million, more than twenty times what is lost for the same period in 2013. Its revenues grew to $20.84 billion, an increase of 20 percent over the same period last year, but less than what investors were expecting. In its projections for next quarter, Amazon said it expects the red ink to keep spreading, with losses growing to $570 million.
This quarter includes...
Microsoft has published its Q1 fiscal 2015 earnings report, and the company has made $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased compared to $18.53 billion from the same period last year, but net income has decreased 14 percent compared to last year's $5.24 billion. Microsoft's drop in profits is largely related to $1.14 billion of integration and restructuring expenses following the Nokia phone business acquisition.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will contribute "at least" $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola, he announced Thursday. In a tweet, Allen revealed the new donation amount and urged others to make their own contributions — big or small. "Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has resonated with me," Allen told The New York Times. "We’re up against an extremely tough opponent here. The exponential nature of the growth of this di...
The Vergecast is back after two weeks of big news from Apple and Google, so we're going to definitely talk about the two weeks of big news from Apple and Google. Also, Twitter wants to convince developers that it this time it won't pull the football away. Really, it promises. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce at 4:30 ET, which is in the future. A future where the only thing missing will be hoverboards — oh wait, we're getting those too.
Yesterday, actress, gamer, and geek icon Felicia Day wrote a piece called "Crossing the Street," about how the Gamergate campaign had made her hesitant to engage with a culture she loves, knowing that anything she says could provoke a flood of angry, condescending abuse. At best. At worst, she could become one of the string of women who have left home, temporarily or semi-permanently, due to threats from people who "doxxed" them and found their home addresses. Day explained why she was partic...
Ello exploded in popularity last month partly on the grounds that it would remain ad-free and never sell users' data, and today it's putting those promises down in legal writing. Ello says that it has converted to a public benefit corporation, with its charter prohibiting it in "the strongest legal terms possible" from making money by selling ads or user data. It also requires that any company that might purchase Ello in the future follow these same rules. "In other words," the company writes...
"We’re not trying to build the next Snapchat — we’re trying to build the next Wordpress."
These aren’t the words you expect to hear from the guy building Facebook’s next big app. Facebook has spent the last two years cloning Snapchat, trying to buy Snapchat, and eventually creating a pseudo-Snapchat. None of these plans have worked, so now it’s building… a blogging platform?
Not exactly. Today, Facebook is launching Rooms, an iPhone app that lets you create tiny message boards for posting tex...
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If you've watched the first two games of the World Series, you may have a question along these lines: Who is Marlins Man?
And if you don't know him by his nickname, you should know him by sight. Marlins Man is seated right behind home plate for the first two games, decked out in incongruous orange Miami Marlins gear — despite the fact that it's the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals vying for the World Series trophy
After stealing the show during the series' first two games in Kansas...
In the 1850s Abraham Lincoln, then a successful lawyer, purchased a fine pocket watch from George Chatterton, a jeweler in Springfield, Illinois. The mechanism itself was manufactured in Liverpool, England, but the 18-carat case was of the best quality manufactured in America.
Aside from its make, there was nothing special about this particular watch ... until later on, when someone else got his hands on it.
In November 1860 Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. In Janu...
A bone found by chance on the banks of a Siberian river has yielded the oldest modern human genome yet recovered, according to a new study that sheds light on when people left Africa and first interbred with Neanderthals living in Europe and Asia.
The man, who lived 45,000 years ago, was definitely related to both humans and Neanderthals, the study published in the journal Nature reports. His DNA showed that the two human groups first mated around 60,000 years ago.
Project leader Chris String...
Actress and geek icon Felicia Day spoke out against the Gamergate movement Wednesday night, saying she had been afraid of taking a stand on the movement because of "self-protection and fear" of her public details being leaked.
Shortly after her post went up, reportedly, her fears came true. An anonymous Tumblr user posted her address and email in the Disqus comments under her post — a process known as "doxxing". The comments were apparently deleted by Day, but screenshots were preserved on Tw...
Whether you’re exploring your city or forging new paths, awe-inspiring scenery is all around us. For this week’s edition of Mashable's Photo Challenge Guest Series, we’re partnering with Olympus to explore the great outdoors. We want to see your photos of the landscapes that call to you: a crowded city street, a stretch of rural countryside or the ocean waves at dawn, for example.
Olympus, along with landscape photographer and Olympus Trailblazer Alex McClure, will be choosing their favorite ...
Like it or not, we live in an image-based society. You can't make it to CEO in your pajamas — unless you're Mark Zuckerberg, that is
Whether you're a salesman or a developer, you have to dress for success. But that doesn't have to mean shirking your personal style. It’s all about finding the right look for both your industry and personality. What’s appropriate for a career in finance, for example, won’t work at a graphic design firm
Being stylish means something different in today’s era of po...
Putting on and taking off protective gear for treating an Ebola patient isn't as easy as slipping on a pair of latex gloves. It's a tedious process punctuated by liberal amounts of hand sanitizer.
Nurse Barbara Smith and Dr. Bryan Christensen demonstrated the proper way to wear and remove the full-body garb used to attend to patients suspected of being infected with Ebola. The procedure is the latest in a rapidly evolving series of protective techniques developed by the Centers for Disease C...
Christina Bianco is an entire VH1 Divas Live stuffed into one human
The celebrity impersonator stretched her vocals into 25 distinct voices for a frenzied cover of CeeLo Green's "Forget You" during a performance at The Hippodrome in London.
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Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids.
The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.
Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a “Sport” mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM.
The post Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast appeared first on WIRED.
When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn’t like it. WIRED’s Mat Honan called it a “very bad idea,” and with good reason.
The post Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web’s Lost Email Addresses appeared first on WIRED.
The recent releases of Apple’s latest computer and mobile operating systems – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, respectively — have brought to full fruition the features announced at Apple’s September 9th Keynote address. Several features have been hailed as revolutionary, while others have been met with either trepidation or full-on skepticism. I’ve had a chance […]
The post Updating to iOS 8.1: Are Apple Pay, OS X ‘Continuity’ Worth the Trouble? appeared first on WIRED.
There are two differing perspectives on Big Data and its value. One is that it is a valuable commodity that flows through an organization powering the engines of new insight and action, the other is that Big Data is no more than a collection of sometimes outrageous claims. Each argument has merit and interestingly, both […]
The post Big Data: New Oil or Snake Oil? appeared first on WIRED.
The Facebook Creative Labs team rolled out Rooms today, a new stand-alone mobile app that's designed to let people create small, topical watering holes on their mobile devices and then invite others to join.
The post Gather Your Friends for Private Chats in Facebook’s New ‘Rooms’ App appeared first on WIRED.
In its first big update to Android Wear, Google is giving its wearables OS independence.
The post Android Wear Gets GPS and Music, Plus a Sony Smartwatch appeared first on WIRED.
Upstart social network Ello's has pegged a big part of its appeal on the promise that it will never sell ads to users. Now, it's used a novel legal maneuver to ensure that the company will live up that promise.
The post ‘Facebook Killer’ Ello Hatches Plan to Stay Ad-Free Forever appeared first on WIRED.
Bless the OpenStack crowd for taking the trouble to figure out the exact moment when it becomes cost effective to run your Amazon Web Services workload in a private cloud ($7,644/month, as Brandon Butler reports). If only that number mattered.
See also: Amazon's Cloud Is The Fastest-Growing Software Business In History
After all, public cloud computing has never really been a matter of shaving hard costs associated with compute and storage. Instead, public cloud computing is a matter of develop...
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Another week, another Apple Health glitch.
This time, it involves one of the most promising aspects of Apple's push into health tracking: blood-glucose monitoring. For people with diabetes, that's a crucial issue, and anything that promises to simplify the task could actually improve their health.
Apple has temporarily yanked the blood-glucose feature from its Health app, according to a post in i...
Microsoft should probably not make jokes about raises, especially when tweeted using male-gendered pronouns.
On Thursday, the company tweeted out an arguably funny joke, though in the context of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's advice to women about not asking for raises and his recently disclosed $84 million salary, it was entirely tasteless.
Nadella told attendees at a women in technology conference earlier this month that women should trust "karma," rather than ask for raises, even if they thin...
Mark Zuckerberg once said, "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity."
Turns out that's not the case after all—two, or three, or any number of identities are allowed in Facebook's Rooms app. Facebook is moving away from the rule that your one and only personal identity must be shared online with friends.
As people become disenchanted with connecting to parents and work friends with one Facebook profile, applications like Whisper, Secret and, in part, Snapchat, ha...
Days after Kickstarter took down a campaign for Anonabox, the controversial Internet router that allegedly would keep its users anonymous, the company shut down a subsequent project that purported to fill its shoes.
See also: Kickstarter Shuts Down Anonabox Amid Controversy
TorFi, created by University of Michigan law graduate Jesse Enjaian and his friend David Xu, would have been a more honest incarnation of Anonabox. However, honesty doesn't seem to be the solution where Kickstarter was conc...
Google pushed out a major update for its Android Wear smartwatch software that, among other things, supports location-tracking GPS hardware and offline music syncing. All that potentially gives these gadgets useful features that will still work, even if they're not tethered to a smartphone.
That’s a first for the platform, which makes this the biggest—and perhaps most important—software update for Android-powered wearable devices so far.
Sony’s latest—and unimaginatively named—Smartwatch 3 wi...
China, which has dozens of official languages, is now mocking Americans for being impressed by knowledge of just one.
"U.S. media wowed after Mark Zuckerberg conducts Tsinghua University Q&A in Chinese," reads a South Morning China Post headline about the Facebook CEO's Wednesday speaking engagement. "Judging by the reaction in the U.S. press, a reader would be forgiven for thinking this was the first time an American had spoken a foreign language," James Griffiths goes on to write.
What if your work mattered?
That question lingered in the air for me as I walked out of the doors of Brigade Media.
The rhetoric of changing the world runs like raw sewage down the streets of San Francisco. When you've lived in this town as long as I have, the stink of broken promises no longer even registers on your nose.
I found something different when I walked into Brigade's office in the city's SoMa district, a place that might as well have been zoned for startups. The address was familiar...
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