Techmeme
January 23, 2015, 3:15 PM

Top News

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Box opens at over $20 per share, 44% above IPO price, giving it a valuation of around $2.5B  —  Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company  —  Bam.  —  Today Box opened at around $20.50, far above its $14 IPO price, giving the company a valuation of around $2.5 billion.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple targets Watch battery life of 2.5 hours heavy use and 3.5 hours standard use; pure standby battery life likely to be 2-3 days; CPU said to be A5-caliber  —  Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside  —  Although Apple has said that the Apple Watch …
Andreessen Horowitz:
Andreessen Horowitz explains 16 tech trends of interest including VR and machine learning  —  16 Things  —  We don't invest in themes; we invest in special founders with breakthrough ideas.  Which means we don't make investments based on a pre-existing thesis about a category.
More: VentureBeat and Business InsiderTweets: @cdixon and @valaafshar
New York Times:
Winklevoss Twins Aim to Take Bitcoin Mainstream With a Regulated Exchange  —  Bitcoin, the virtual currency that was once the talk of the financial world, has been taking a beating over the last year with the price tumbling downward.  —  Now two of the biggest boosters of the virtual currency …
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Ford opens new Silicon Valley research lab to attract tech talent, work on autonomous cars  —  Ford's new Silicon Valley outpost seeks tech talent  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — The earth-toned office building looks like any other here in Silicon Valley, an airy low-rise designed …
Zac Hall / 9to5Google:
Sprint targeting T-Mobile customers w/ $200 min. trade-in offer for switchers  —  Just one day after T-Mobile unveiled its Smartphone Equality program letting loyal customers avoid credit checks, Sprint has announced a new promotion specifically targeting T-Mobile customers with an offer to make switching carriers easier.
Fortune:
Cover story on the rise of unicorns: 80+ private companies achieve valuations of at least $1B  —  The Age of Unicorns  —  Stewart Butterfield had one objective when he set out to raise money for his startup last fall: a billion dollars or nothing.  If he couldn't reach a $1 billion valuation for Slack …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Google's Project Zero discloses three OS X zero-day vulnerabilities requiring access to machine; Apple's fix is still only in Yosemite's beta build  —  Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead  —  Google's Project Zero research program has disclosed and released proof …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon: Don't expect us to offer a data rollover plan  —  Verizon CFO Fran Shammo says the carrier won't be following AT&T and T-Mobile's lead.  —  Don't hold your breath for Verizon Wireless to counter AT&T and T-Mobile with a data rollover program.  —  That's according to Verizon Chief …

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Is productivity technology making you less productive?  —  Watch Smartsheet customers from PayPal, Adobe, and Nordstrom discuss how they are driving a seismic shift in their productivity.
Talla:
5 Ways to Stop Wasting Support Resources  —  Support can be challenging, time-consuming, and costly, but it doesn't have to be.  Use AI to make your team more efficient.
Zoho:
Shapers: A unique way to customize page sections  —  Look closely at a website and you'll notice that its text, images, and videos are arranged in rectangular patterns.  These boxy designs look clean and make navigating pages easy.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 11/16 - How Much Money Does Airbnb Make? Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:15 PM ET, January 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

GoPro:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Leon Spencer / ZDNet:

Earlier Picks

Tim Higgins / Bloomberg:
Martin Beck / Marketing Land: