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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
GrubHub and Seamless take a 13.5% cut of their average delivery order   —  GrubHub and Seamless charge an average commission of 13.5% for restaurant orders placed through their websites and apps.  And restaurants pay more to appear higher in search results, which isn't apparent to diners.
Mar 2, 2014, 5:15 AMIn context
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
WhatsApp's anti-ad philosophy is really a broad new vision for mobile   —  WhatsApp has vowed never to sell ads.  It collects no information about users beyond their phone numbers.  So you're right to wonder why it was just acquired by the world's second-largest mobile advertising company.
Feb 20, 2014, 1:30 AMIn context
Mark DeCambre / Quartz:
Box has secretly filed for an IPO   —  Box, the online storage company, has secretly filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to a source.  —  That means Box could start trading as a public company before its chief rival, Dropbox.  Both are among the most anticipated tech IPOs of this year.
Jan 30, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Intel's voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn't use the cloud   —  There's a problem with today's voice recognition systems: They're just too slow.  Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google's Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I'm talking about.
Jan 28, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Someone's refrigerator just took part in a malicious cyberattack   —  Between December 23 and January 6, more than 100,000 internet-connected smart “things,” including media players, smart televisions and at least one refrigerator, were part of a network of computers used to send 750,000 spam emails.
Jan 16, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
Social media is not a zero-sum game and Facebook isn't going anywhere so get used to it   —  This has been a particularly rich year for internet hoaxes, but no less rich for the hoax's less malicious but equally damaging cousin: the inaccurate report that goes viral on social media before the accurate version has a chance to catch up.
Dec 31, 2013, 1:25 AMIn context
Aimee Groth / Quartz:
Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy   —  Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture.  The company's Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card.
Dec 30, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
2013: mobiles stagnated, wearables a letdown, arrogance of tech's ruling class increased   —  2013 was a lost year for tech  —  All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley.  Innovation was replaced by financial engineering …
Dec 26, 2013, 8:25 PMIn context
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
The future of Microsoft as seen by an insider who could be its next CEO   —  It's been a fun couple of weeks for Microsoft watchers.  First Ford CEO Alan Mulally dominated headlines as a favorite for the top job at Microsoft, even as his board publicly said he would stay at the auto manufacturer at least through the end of 2014.
Dec 15, 2013, 5:20 PMIn context
Jason Karaian / Quartz:
Half of Twitter's board members don't tweet regularly, including newly appointed Scardino   —  Twitter's new board member isn't the only one who rarely tweets  —  When Twitter announced the appointment of Marjorie Scardino as a board member, it did it, naturally, with a tweet.
Dec 5, 2013, 4:05 PMIn context

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