Techmeme
October 23, 2015, 12:30 PM

Top News

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Bing finally reaches profitability, contributing more than $1B to Microsoft's Q1 revenue  —  Microsoft's Bing search business finally is profitable  —  Microsoft's search business has turned the corner and is finally profitable, and generated $1 billion in revenues during the company's first quarter of 2016.
Ari Grant / Facebook:
Facebook identifies battery drain issues with iOS app, claims latest update should resolve some of them  —  We recently heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with the Facebook iOS app and have been looking into the causes of these problems.
BBC:
UK ISP TalkTalk suffers massive breach, warns data of 4M customers, including credit card and bank details, could have been accessed  —  TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack  —  Police are investigating after a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on the TalkTalk website, the UK company has confirmed.
Barbara van Schewick / Medium:
As EU votes on net neutrality rules on Tuesday next week, activists urge MEPs to adopt key amendments  —  Europe Is About to Adopt Bad Net Neutrality Rules.  Here's How to Fix Them  —  On Tuesday, October 27, the European Parliament will vote on rules intended to protect network neutrality in the European Union (EU).
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
CEO Jack Dorsey Gives a Third of His Twitter Stock Back to Employees  —  Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is giving a third of his Twitter stock to the company's employees, he said in a tweet today.  —  The shares amount to 1 percent of the company, and the move is to “reinvest directly in our people,” he said.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter's first Promoted Moments native advertising campaign rolls out this weekend  —  Twitter Rolls Out Advertising on New ‘Moments’ Feature  —  First Promoted Moment to run this weekend for movie ‘Creed’  —  Twitter Inc. isn't wasting any time making money from its newest feature, called Moments.
Tweets: @sarahfrier and @mathewi
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
MapQuest Updated To v3.0 With Improved Maps, Multi-Stop Route Optimizations, And More  —  Okay, MapQuest still exists.  I know, now that I've completely blown your mind, I can also tell you the MapQuest Android app has been updated to v3.0, and there are some substantial improvements.
Tweets: @mathewi
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Alphabet beats expectations with $18.7B in revenue and $7.35 earnings per share, announces $5B in stock buybacks; stock rises more than 9%  —  Google's first earnings as Alphabet: Strong $18.7B in revenue, $7.35 earnings per share, $5B in buybacks  —  Today the corporate behemoth formerly known …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho ShowTime's Open Mic: Let your learners have their say!  —  Traditional classroom training has always enjoyed one significant advantage over virtual training - the personal touch.
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:30 PM ET, October 23, 2015.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks