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Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Profile of Twitter COO Anthony Noto, described as a divisive “war time” CEO as Dorsey runs two companies, who plans focus on live video to fix Twitter's woes   —  - Anthony Noto, COO of Twitter, and former Goldman Sachs banker, is leading the company through challenging times.
Aug 3, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Google was interested in buying Snap for $30B+ in early 2016, around Snap's Series F; source says Snap talked with Google about buyout just before IPO   —  We keep hearing that Google floated an offer of at least $30 billion to buy Snap in early 2016.
Aug 3, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Frank Chaparro / Business Insider:
As Bitcoin splits in two, many exchanges including Coinbase don't support Bitcoin Cash fork   —  Bitcoin power brokers were unable to come behind a single solution that would have preserved a unified cryptocurrency by Tuesday morning's deadline.  —  As such, the digital currency …
Aug 1, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple confirms it has discontinued iPod nano and iPod shuffle; iPod touch now costs $199 for 32GB and $299 for 128GB   —  Apple updated its iPod lineup on Thursday and discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.  —  They were the last two iPods that didn't run iOS, the same software on the iPhone.
Jul 27, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Alphabet Q2: revenue of $26.01B, up 21% YoY, vs $25.64B est., net income of $3.52B with EC fine, CPC down 26%, and paid clicks on Google properties up 61% YoY   —  Google's parent company Alphabet beat expectations for its second-quarter earnings on the top and bottom lines …
Jul 24, 2017, 4:23 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Sources describe efforts by Google and big publishers to combat the ad fraud practice called spoofing on major ad exchanges, via ads.txt initiative   —  - The ad industry is trying to root out fraudulent digital ads.  — Google has quietly been running tests with media companies such as CBS to gauge how bad the problem is.
Jul 21, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Mira, which raised $1.5M led by Sequoia, unveils Prism, a $99 AR headset in which screen of inserted iPhone reflects off lens viewed by wearer, shipping in fall   —  Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer.  —  Not the founders of Mira.
Jul 18, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Caroline Cakebread / Business Insider:
Myspace's account recovery form, which had a flaw that let anyone who knew a user's email, full name, birthday, and username gain access, has now been removed   —  You may not have thought much about your Myspace page in a long time, but you might want to give it some thought now.
Jul 17, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Essential's VP of marketing, Brian Wallace, and head of communications, Andy Fouché, have both left the company recently before it has launched a product   —  Brian Wallace's profile on Essential's website.  —  Essential, the startup helmed by Android creator Andy Rubin …
Jul 15, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Source: Snap had acquisition talks with AdRoll, which is borderline profitable and on pace for $300M 2017 revenue; Snap actively looking at other ad tech firms   —  Snapchat is shopping for ad tech companies to help bolster its appeal to marketers, a process that led the company …
Jul 14, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context

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