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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Stock Soars 30 Percent as Twitter Beats Street on Q2 User Growth, Revenue and Even Turns in a Profit   —  Twitter did not completely fix its growth problem in its second-quarter earnings today, and it didn't release a new set of metrics to tell its reach and scale story better to Wall Street.
Jul 29, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
New Boy of Benchmark: Rockmelt's Eric Vishria Talks About Becoming Fifth Partner at VC Powerhouse   —  The Boys of Benchmark — as I like to call the well-known venture capital firm, since they are four dudes — have added a fifth member, with Rockmelt co-founder Eric Vishria joining as a general partner.
Jul 23, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
There Have Been No Google-Spotify Acquisition Talks   —  When last we checked in, The Wall Street Journal was surmising, based on a public cocktail between AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Sun Valley, that a merger could possibly be afoot between their companies.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Confirmed: Yahoo Poised to Buy Mobile Analytics and Ad Platform Flurry   —  Yahoo is poised to buy mobile analytics and advertising platform company Flurry, according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  [Flurry and Yahoo just confirmed the deal in blog posts.]
Jul 21, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Google's new chief business officer Omid Kordestani joins Spotify board, even as competition increases between the companies   —  Google's New Business Head Joins Spotify Board, While Another Former Exec Becomes Special Adviser  —  Omid Kordestani, who has just temporarily replaced Nikesh Arora …
Jul 21, 2014, 2:40 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins Y Combinator as Partner   —  Alexis Ohanian has joined Y Combinator as a partner.  —  I ran into the high-profile Internet entrepreneur at an event in San Francisco yesterday, where he was sporting a very hipster beard and seemed even more excited …
Jul 18, 2014, 11:15 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Bloomberg LP to open new R&D office in San Francisco in an effort to attract developers, will house up to 100 engineers   —  Nerd Breakfast With Bloomberg: Media Mogul Opens R&D Lab in SF  —  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a little late to his own geek party this morning …
Jul 17, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo now required to sell just 140M Alibaba shares in IPO, down from 208M shares   —  Billion-Dollar Bonus: Alibaba Allows Yahoo to Sell 68 Million Fewer Shares in IPO  —  As I reported might happen, Yahoo said it “requested and Alibaba Group agreed to an amendment to the share repurchase agreement …
Jul 15, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong would love to merge with Yahoo, but Marissa Mayer finds the idea backward-looking   —  Two Years and Still Stuck in a Revenue Rut, Will Yahoo's Mayer Bite the AOL Bullet?  —  Maybe AOL and Yahoo will merge.  Maybe not.  Maybe they should.  Maybe they shouldn't.
Jul 14, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Twitter names ex-Goldman banker Anthony Noto CFO, Mike Gupta now Head of Strategic Investments   —  Twitter CFO Steps Down and Is Replaced By Banker Who Took Company Public  —  Twitter said in a filing today that it's CFO Mike Gupta was shifting his job to become an SVP of strategic investments.
Jul 1, 2014, 9:30 AMIn context

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