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Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Sources: Nest generated about $340M in sales last year, below Google's expectations, is facing scrutiny as $500M annual operating budget set to expire this year   —  With $340 million in revenue, Nest is underperforming, and its future at Google is at risk  —  Nest generated about $340 million …
Mar 31, 2016, 1:30 AMIn context
Re/code:
Sources: Google considers acquisitions to expand cloud business; possible targets include Shopify, Namely, Metavine, CallidusCloud, and Xactly   —  Google Is Shopping for Cloud Companies.  On the List: Namely and Shopify.  —  Google has two engines in its push to be a formidable enterprise force: Cloud and apps.
Mar 19, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Vic Gundotra's AliveCor is building the Kardia Band, a heart monitor with medical grade ECG analysis for the Apple Watch, awaiting FDA approval   —  Vic Gundotra, Former Google+ Boss, Is Building a Heart Monitor for the Apple Watch  —  AliveCor, a startup that builds heart-monitoring sensors …
Mar 16, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
How Kyle Vogt Sold Cruise Automation to GM, Twitch to Amazon   —  Ten years ago, Justin Kan and Emmett Shear had just sold their app company, Kiko, and were itching for another venture.  They had a concept — livestream video — but no idea how to build it.  So they sent an email …
Mar 11, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Sources: COO and CTO at in-app ad provider Quixey depart as startup misses revenue targets   —  Quixey COO, CTO Depart as Mobile Startup Misses Revenue Targets  —  A wave of staffers, including two high-level execs, have recently left Quixey after the well-funded mobile startup missed …
Feb 29, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google AMP is about speeding up mobile web, not beating Facebook at news, and may expand beyond publishing to e-commerce and other types of websites   —  Google AMP Is Less About Beating Facebook at News, More About Gobbling Up the Mobile Web  —  When Google looks at the mobile Web, it sees so many things it does not like.
Feb 28, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Yelp customer service employee publicly confronts CEO about low pay, is promptly fired   —  Yelp Customer Service Employee Protests Low Pay in Medium Post, Is Promptly Fired  —  Late on Friday afternoon, Talia Jane, a customer service employee for Yelp, penned a letter to CEO Jeremy Stoppelman …
Feb 20, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
European Commission VP Andrus Ansip on leading the Digital Single Market initiative, cybersecurity, opposition to encryption back doors   —  European Commission VP Andrus Ansip on Digital Single Market  —  Andrus Ansip has a problem with Tim Cook.  —  At his Brussels office …
Feb 13, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
John Giannandrea's appointment as Google's search chief shows that AI is key to maintaining Google's dominance in search   —  Why John Giannandrea, Google's AI Research Head, Will Run Search  —  As it ballooned, Google's research group has nabbed a shocking number of computing's biggest brains.
Feb 6, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
In December, Microsoft stopped providing funding to FairSearch, a watchdog behind Google antitrust cases, including the one pending in the EU   —  Microsoft Quietly Retreats From FairSearch, Watchdog Behind Google Antitrust Cases  —  For years now, Google's knee-jerk response …
Jan 22, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context

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