Techmeme
February 5, 2015, 9:00 PM

Top News

Twitter:
Twitter Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - February 5, 2015 - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.  Q4 revenue of $479 million, up 97% year-over-year Q4 net loss …
Marlize van Romburgh / bizjournals:
Twitter shares jumped as much as 10.6% in after-hours trading despite slowing user growth  —  Twitter shares soar as revenue jumps despite slowing user growth  —  Twitter shares flew in after-hours trading as the company blew past fourth-quarter revenue expectations but reported slowing user growth.
More: ReutersTweets: @marshallk
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Twitter beats Q4 revenue expectations with $479M, nets just 4M new monthly users  —  Twitter's users are still growing at a slow rate, but its revenue is booming.  —  Today, Twitter reported fourth quarter earnings for 2014, with revenue of $479 million on non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
How Google Glass went from coveted gadget to punchline; device to be redesigned from scratch under Tony Fadell's leadership  —  Why Google Glass Broke  —  This is a story that involves lots of public intrigue, a futuristic wearable technology, a secret laboratory, fashion models …
Corinne Gretler / Bloomberg Business:
Swatch to sell smartwatch within 3 months that will allow mobile payments, work with Windows and Android, use the internet “without having to be charged”  —  Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete With Apple Watch's Debut  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Swatch Group AG plans …
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
A first look at Photos for OS X, Apple's iPhoto replacement, now available as a developer seed  —  First look: Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more powerful editing  —  Last June, Apple announced that it would stop development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps and offer …
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Gnu Privacy Guard encryption software used by Snowden is maintained by one man, Werner Koch, in need of donations  —  The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke  —  The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Whitney Blair Wyckoff / FedScoop:
Obama to tap VMware's Tony Scott as federal CIO  —  President Barack Obama announced plans to appoint VMware's Tony Scott as the federal chief information officer.  —  If the appointment goes through, Scott would be the third CIO and would take the place of Steven VanRoekel …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
GrubHub moves into delivery, acquires DiningIn and agrees to buy Restaurants on the Run, for a total of $80M  —  GrubHub makes major move in restaurant delivery wars  —  GrubHub GRUB is a $3 billion company known for helping to connect hungry users with restaurants that will deliver them food.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Mattel and Google send out invites to 'view what's possible' at event on February 13  —  Mattel and Google have sent out press invites for an event they're holding together on February 13th in New York City.  The invitation, sporting the tagline “view what's possible,” includes what looks …
Bloomberg Business:
Signs of China-Sponsored Hackers Seen in Anthem Attack  —  (Bloomberg) — Investigators of Anthem Inc.'s data breach are pursuing evidence that points to Chinese state-sponsored hackers who are stealing personal information from health-care companies for purposes other than pure profit, according to three people familiar with the probe.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter restricts employee access to MAU metrics, making them only available on a need-to-know basis  —  Twitter Cuts Off Employee Access to Its Metrics  —  At Twitter, size matters.  —  There's no metric more important to the social network than the number of people that use the service …
More: VentureBeatTweets: @jyarow and @mims
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
13M downloads later, FiftyThree bets on stylus sales as its ‘Paper’ drawing app goes completely free  —  This exclusive gathering brings together the top 180 executives at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, CA to discuss the latest mobile strategies.  See if you qualify here.
JeeYeon Park / CNBC:
Pandora plunges more than 20% after missing estimates with $268M in revenue  —  Pandora plunges nearly 20% on revenue miss  —  Pandora plunged sharply after the music streaming company on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street expectations and weaker-than-expected sales outlook.
Steven Tweedie / Business Insider:
You can now send ‘screenshot-proof’ documents and photos with Confide, the ‘Snapchat for business’  —  Confide wants to be the off-the-record messaging app for the business world.  On Wednesday it added two key features to its arsenal: screenshot-proof documents and photos.
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment  —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
How to Automate Repetitive, Manual Tasks  —  Nearly half of information workers spend 25% of their work week on low-level tasks.  Automation can offer a competitive edge; read the free report.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:00 PM ET, February 5, 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

Associated Press:

Earlier Picks

Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter: