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Sheryl Sandberg Posts Touching Tribute to Late Husband Sheryl Sandberg Posts Touching Tribute to Late Husband

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken publicly for the first time since the sudden death of her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg. Sandberg’s first comments came in the form of a Facebook post. “Dave was my rock. When I got …

Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger

If AT&T’s proposed merger of DirecTV is approved, it would create the largest pay-TV provider in the country. And according to Netflix, the merger in its current form is bad for everyone. The streaming company has written a letter to …

Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling? Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling?

Foursquare is looking to do more with its location data on the B2B front. The company is touting its Location Cloud offering, which it calls “the most complete set of place data and geo-technology powering the digital world.” “Location data …

Comcast’s Final Tally on Failed Time Warner Cable Deal: $336 Million Comcast’s Final Tally on Failed Time Warner Cable Deal: $336 Million

Comcast spent $336 million to not acquire Time Warner Cable. In the company’s Q1 earnings report, it reported $99 in “transaction” costs. If you add that to all the other transaction costs Comcast reported in 2014 it looks something like …

Dave Goldberg Died After Exercising on Vacation: Report Dave Goldberg Died After Exercising on Vacation: Report

Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died after exercising while on vacation in Mexico. He was 47. From the Times: Mr. Goldberg, …

Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The …

Dealing With An Increasingly Mobile Yelp Dealing With An Increasingly Mobile Yelp

Yelp released its Q1 financial results on Wednesday with a 55% revenue increase compared to the same quarter last year, but falling short of analysts’ expectations and sending its stock price down. Still, the company grew its cumulative reviews by …

Is Facebook More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought? Is Facebook More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought?

Facebook is dedicating more resources to trying to stay in the good graces of small businesses, even after it has continually made changes to its News Feed algorithm over the past year and a half, which have largely been detrimental …

Uber Wants to Transport More Than Just People, Reportedly Planning Big Push into Goods Delivery Uber Wants to Transport More Than Just People, Reportedly Planning Big Push into Goods Delivery

It’s becoming more and more clear that Uber is not satisfied with simply carting people around. The on-demand car service, which has been valued at over $40 billion, is gearing up to make a big push into the delivery game. …

Amazon Hikes Free Shipping Threshold in the UK Amazon Hikes Free Shipping Threshold in the UK

If you’ve been ordering stuff from Amazon for a while, you probably remember a time when Amazon’s free delivery would kick in no matter what you bought. In the UK, the first minimum spend threshold came in 2013, when Amazon …

GoPro Is Getting Serious About Virtual Reality GoPro Is Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

GoPro is getting serious about virtual reality. The camera-maker has agreed to acquire French company Kolor, a startup that specializes in immersive 360-degree videos. Kolor takes multiple photos and videos and pieces them together to form an interactive virtual experience. …

Twitter Tops 300M Users as Earnings Fall Short Twitter Tops 300M Users as Earnings Fall Short

Twitter has just reported its Q1 2015 earnings, and its stock price is taking a huge hit. The company reported $436 million in revenue, far short of the $456 million analysts projected. Despite falling short, it’s still a 74% year-over-year …

Uber Is Now Delivering Food in NYC and Chicago Uber Is Now Delivering Food in NYC and Chicago

If Uber can get you a ride in a reasonable amount of time, the company thinks it can also get you a hot (hopefully) meal in that same window. Uber has announced it’s expanding its UberEATS food delivery service to …

Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal year 2015 Q2 on Monday. The company had a record quarter largely thanks to iPhone sales, as well as strong performances by Mac and the App Store. During the ensuing conference call, …

iPhone, Mac & App Store Give Apple Another Big Quarter iPhone, Mac & App Store Give Apple Another Big Quarter

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. Thanks to strong performance by its iPhone, Mac and App Store businesses, the company posted 27% revenue growth and 40% EPS growth, setting records for the …

Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding? Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform …

New Program To Add Business Value To Pinterest New Program To Add Business Value To Pinterest

Pinterest just announced its new Marketing Developer Partners (MDP) program with the goal of helping businesses get more value of their Pinterest efforts. It’s basically like Pinterest’s version of similar programs from other social networks, such as Facebook’s Preferred Marketing …

SanDisk Launches Enterprise Partner Program For VARs SanDisk Launches Enterprise Partner Program For VARs

Earlier this month, SanDisk announced a new Enterprise Reseller Partner Program, which provides new support, resources, and rewards for qualified VARs of its enterprise solutions. The aim, according to the company, is to enable VARs to develop and nurture new …

Time Warner Cable Already Has Another Suitor Time Warner Cable Already Has Another Suitor

The dead Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal is still warm, but Time Warner Cable already has a potential buyer who isn’t wasting any time in going after the major telecommunications player. And it’s a familiar face. According to the Wall Street …

Google Sued over Alleged Age Discrimination Google Sued over Alleged Age Discrimination

Google, once again, finds itself the target of an age discrimination lawsuit. This time the claim comes from a 64-year-old engineer, who says Google never even considered hiring him due to his age. From the Wall Street Journal: Robert Heath …

Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead, Officially Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead, Officially

It’s official. Comcast has announced it has abandoned its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable, in a deal that would’ve been valued at around $45 billion. This follows reports on Thursday that said the Department of Justice and Federal Communications …