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Leena Rao / Fortune:
Tim Cook says Apple Pay now accounts for 75% of all contactless payments made in the US   —  Apple reported better than expected earnings this afternoon, and one nugget shared on the call by CEO Tim Cook could be a good sign for the company's mobile payments service.
Jul 26, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Jet.com execs talk about first 12 months since launch, future plans, say company is now on a $1.1B annual run rate   —  A year ago yesterday, Jet.com, the e-commerce upstart gunning for Amazon, opened for business.  It premiered with a huge amount of hype after getting hundreds of millions …
Jul 23, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Heather Clancy / Fortune:
Workday Buys Big Data Specialist Platfora to Strengthen Cloud Financial Apps   —  Cloud HR software pioneer Workday wday , which has been aggressively pitching its financial management applications, is buying big data analysis startup Platfora to lend more credibility to that message.
Jul 22, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Heather Clancy / Fortune:
Sprinklr raises $105M Series F led by Temasek, at a valuation of $1.8B, for its social media management software   —  Marketing software startup Sprinklr, which last year declared it had topped $100 million in revenue, has raised another $105 million to fuel international growth and, if the occasion arises, to make more acquisitions.
Jul 21, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Unilever acquires Dollar Shave Club, sources say for $1B; DSC founder and CEO Michael Dubin to continue running the company   —  Unilever announced on Tuesday evening that it is getting into the razor business, by agreeing to acquire Dollar Shave Club.  —  No financial terms were disclosed …
Jul 19, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
T-Mobile Is Giving Customers a Year of Free Data to Play Pokemon Go   —  There are few executives in telecommunications—or most other industries for that matter—who are better masters of free publicity than T-Mobile CEO John Legere.  —  And so, with the popularity of the Nintendo smartphone game Pokemon …
Jul 14, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg to livestream three of its daily shows, will share revenue on ads sold alongside videos   —  Twitter has been ramping up its commitment to streaming live video fairly rapidly over the past week or so, rolling out an experiment from the Wimbledon tennis tournament followed …
Jul 12, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Android co-founder Rich Miner cutting back at Google Ventures to lead Google's new education project   —  Earlier this year I was in an elevator with Rich Miner, the Android co-founder who has been a general partner with Google Ventures since the corporate venture capital group was formed in 2009.
Jul 7, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Sources: Zenefits co-founder Parker Conrad, former director of engineering Prasanna Sankar working on startup that configures company devices for new employees   —  It's a problem faced by new employees at almost any company: Hours, if not days, wasted while waiting for IT and HR to set …
Jul 6, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zenefits cuts its valuation from $4.5B to $2B, will let Series C investors increase stake from 11% to 25%   —  Zenefits, the HR software startup that has accused its founder and former CEO of regulatory impropriety, is slashing its valuation to $2 billion from $4.5 billion.
Jun 30, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context

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