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Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Pinterest had 250M MAUs in 2018, two thirds of them female; avg. US user generated $9.04, up 47% YoY, while avg. international user generated $0.25, up 22% YoY   —  Pinterest revealed a trove of data about its more than 250 million monthly active users in an IPO filing on Friday (March 22).
Mar 23, 2019, 4:10 PMIn context
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
What to expect from Apple on March 25: a paid news service, a video service with original content, a content hub in the TV app, a credit card, and no hardware   —  iPhones, iMacs, and other hardware are likely to take a backseat to news and entertainment at Apple's first big product event of 2019.
Mar 23, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Mar 17, 2019, 5:05 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
In a letter, a county attorney in Tempe, Arizona says that Uber has not been found criminally liable in last year's fatal crash of one of its self-driving cars   —  Uber has been found not criminally liable in a fatal crash last year involving one of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona.
Mar 5, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz:
In the rivalry between Uber and Ola in India, Ola is relying on global expansion and acquisitions while Uber is using innovation to solve local problems   —  This post has been updated.  —  Six years into their fierce rivalry in India, call-taxi majors Ola and Uber are still trying …
Feb 18, 2019, 6:40 AMIn context
Corinne Purtill / Quartz:
A look at how the Enron Corpus, a public database of 600K+ emails that helped bring down Enron, has enabled AI researchers to train natural language models   —  During its 2002 investigation of the bankruptcy of Enron, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) checked the energy company's emails …
Feb 17, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Justin Rohrlich / Quartz:
Automatic license plate readers, once limited to law enforcement, are now being used by private citizens, raising fears of abuse and new legal, ethical issues   —  The surveillance state is no longer limited to the state.  —  For years, police departments have been tracking people's cars …
Feb 11, 2019, 12:40 AMIn context
Tim O'Reilly / Quartz:
Hoffman and Yeh's “Blitzscaling” offers practical advice for startups but presents a lot of revisionist history and ignores the perils of VC-fueled hypergrowth   —  The pursuit of monopoly has led Silicon Valley astray.  —  Look no further than the race between Lyft and Uber to dominate the online ride-hailing market.
Feb 9, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context
John Detrixhe / Quartz:
Report: Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global VC investment in fintech startups in 2018, raising $14B, almost as much as the $15.9B raised in EU and US   —  When it comes to financial technology companies, Ant Financial is in it own league.  The affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $14 billion …
Feb 3, 2019, 8:30 PMIn context
Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Ahead of his fifth anniversary as CEO, a look at how Satya Nadella changed Microsoft's culture by using a Stanford professor's concept called “growth mindset”   —  It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was about to make his first public appearance as CEO of Microsoft.
Feb 3, 2019, 2:00 PMIn context

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