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LinkedIn Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

LinkedIn Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue up 33% year-over-year at $712 million and earnings per share of $0.55. Both of these were significantly better than Wall Street estimates, which were reportedly more like $680.3 million and $0.33. The company brought in $443 million from its Talent Solutions category and $140 million from Marketing Solutions. …

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We Get It, You Hate Uber. Now, Please Act Like Human Beings.

We Get It, You Hate Uber. Now, Please Act Like Human Beings.

We get it, you hate Uber. To you, Uber is encroaching on your way of life. It’s taking money out of your pockets. Who does Uber think it is, coming in and rewriting the rules for what it means to take people from point A to point B. It’s skirting local laws and operating in a manner that can best …

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Facebook Wants To Hook Businesses On Messenger Before Charging Them

Facebook Wants To Hook Businesses On Messenger Before Charging Them

Facebook reported its Q2 earnings on Wednesday. Among the may topics of conversation on the ensuing conference call was the growth and potential monetization of Messenger. As far as growth, the product is now up to over 700 million users. To put that in perspective, Twitter only has 316 million monthly actives. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger is a major …

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Groupon To Go Is Exactly What It Sounds Like And It Just Launched

Groupon To Go Is Exactly What It Sounds Like And It Just Launched

Groupon announced on Thursday it’s launching Groupon To Go, a nationwide delivery and takeout service the company says saves customers up to 10 percent on “every order”. The offering will first roll out in Groupon’s hometown of Chicago, and will expand to other major markets throughout the year. Austin and Boston are next up, slated for launch this fall. “Delivery …

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Facebook Earnings: $4.04 Billion in Revenue, MAUs Climb to 1.49B

Facebook Earnings: $4.04 Billion in Revenue, MAUs Climb to 1.49B

Facebook has just reported its second quarter earnings, and the company has topped analyst expectations. Facebook posted earnings of $0.50 per share on $4.04 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted earnings of $0.47 per share on $3.99 billion in revenue. “This was another strong quarter for our community,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “Engagement across our family of …

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Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber’s stance has always been that it’s a software company. Uber connects people wanting a ride to those offering a ride. It’s a logistics company. Uber simply connects third-party contractors with customers. Its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. That notion is being challenged quite a bit as of late, and it looks like Uber is facing another lawsuit over …

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Yelp Earnings Disappoint As Chairman Leaves And Company Moves Away From Display Ads

Yelp Earnings Disappoint As Chairman Leaves And Company Moves Away From Display Ads

Yelp reported its second quarter earnings on Tuesday with better than expected revenue, but worse than expected profit, sending shares tumbling. But that wasn’t the only news to come out of the company. Yelp also announced the resignation of Max Levchin from its Board of Directors, and said it will discontinue display advertising by the end of the year. Levchin …

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Twitter Earnings Beat Expectations, but User Growth Remains Flat

Twitter Earnings Beat Expectations, but User Growth Remains Flat

Twitter has just reported its Q2 earnings, and it’s beaten expectations. Twitter posted second-quarter earnings of $0.07 per share on $502 million in revenue. Wall Street expectations were $0.04 per share on $481 million in revenue. “Our Q2 results show good progress in monetization, but we are not satisfied with our growth in audience,” said Jack Dorsey, interim CEO of …

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Facebook Publishes Its Diversity Training Course So Others Can Use It As a ‘Framework’

Facebook Publishes Its Diversity Training Course So Others Can Use It As a ‘Framework’

Facebook, a Silicon Valley company struggling with employee diversity just like the rest, has just made public its own diversity training course. Now, anyone can watch what Facebook employees watch when it comes to what Facebook calls unconscious bias. “Managing bias can help us build stronger, more diverse and inclusive companies — and drive better business results. At Facebook, we’ve …

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Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Though Microsoft opened its first retail store in 2009, the company has never had a true flagship location. Last year, the company announced that it had singed a lease at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. That’s about five blocks away from Apple’s flagship NYC store, by the way. Now, that store will apparently open in the fall. The …

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LinkedIn Says It’ll Stop Sending You So Many Emails

LinkedIn Says It’ll Stop Sending You So Many Emails

Two things are true about LinkedIn emails. First, like any company that sends automated emails, there’s a way to unsubscribe and/or turn down the volume. Of course, ain’t nobody got time for that, which brings me to the second thing about LinkedIn emails – holy hell there’s a lot of them. LinkedIn knows that this is a running joke. What’s …

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Google Launches New Dynamic Search Ads

Google Launches New Dynamic Search Ads

Google’s Dynamic Search Ads product (DSA) has been around for three years, but on Monday, Google announced a major revamp. The new version is immediately available to all advertisers. The ads crawl and index your site, but also organize its content into recommended categories for targeting your ads. These categories are customized to your products and services. They include samples …

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