Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg killed it this quarter

Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg killed it this quarter

It was a big week on Wall Street for two tech titans, with Facebook surging on mobile ad revenues and Apple leaving analysts with their jaws dropped. Can Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook keep it going? Read more »

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Back 9 Links: Shaq wins LinkedIn

by Alex Dalenberg

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Thursday, April 24.

  1. Shaquille O'Neal's LinkedIn profile is the best LinkedIn profile.
  2. Is it immoral to kill video game characters?
  3. Barbie is getting her own live-action movie.
  4. Another example of sticky note innovation.
  5. Outgoing Reuters columnist Felix Salmon sees a "post-text" future for media.
  6. iPad magazines have been a disaster for  ...

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5 insights from a crash course in digital media

by J Jennings Moss

I can't remember the last time I stepped away from my job to sit and listen to people talk about my profession. It's a luxury as an editor working on a digital publication to leave the upkeep of the site to the rest of Upstart's talented team (thanks guys) so I can hear about things I kind of already know.

But that's the point, really. What founder or executive or boss couldn't benefit from a day  ...

4 hours ago
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Xapo launches mainstream bitcoin debit card

by Michael del Castillo

In the turbulent world of cryptocurrency economics, bitcoin today took another step towards increased mainstream adoption with Xapo’s introduction of an international bitcoin debit card that works anywhere major credit cards are accepted.

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5 hours ago
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Portland startup stakes claim on crowdfunding frontier with real estate play

by Malia Spencer

The latest equity crowdfunding platform, launched this week out of Portland, has a twist.

Crowdfunding has become a hot topic for startups as a way to raise capital, either through equity or through rewards of product, but with CrowdStreet, the model is being brought to commercial real estate.

The platform, which has been under development for the last nine months, allows accredited investors to  ...

5 hours ago
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President Obama played soccer with a Japanese robot to kick off 10-year tech agreement

by Michael del Castillo

President Obama began his four-country tour of Asia with a visit Japan, where he played soccer with a robot and talked about the extension of a technology agreement between the two countries.

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7 hours ago
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Why Facebook's move on Moves means more than you think

by Teresa Novellino

Facebook has just acquired another company, this time a Finnish startup that makes a very popular fitness tracking mobile app called Moves. The price tag of the deal is undisclosed and reportedly nowhere near the WhatsApp or Oculus VR deals, but what may be most eye-popping about this acquisition is the technology involved.

Facebook calls Moves, the latest invitee to its "suite of applications"  ...

7 hours ago
Startups

How a loved one's tumor led to a startup

by David Harris

Two years ago, Jason Leo Baguio's sister needed help.

She had developed a brain tumor and couldn't afford treatment. Although she eventually received help and recovered, Baguio was inspired to help others through the creation of his social network aimed at those who want to raise funds for a cause.

The site, Social Seam, launched a couple weeks ago and allows anyone to start their own fundraiser  ...

8 hours ago
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