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Writer — TechCrunch
As seen in:  TechCrunch, The Next Web
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple


Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie — Here's a protip: Don't do what Uber did this week. That's the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn't just Uber's purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract that undercut the idea that women can be software engineers.

FCC Expects Cable Companies To Fight Back Over Net Neutrality — The FCC anticipates that large cable companies will sue the agency after it votes into place net neutrality regulations. This would be a mere repeat of history. It will have the clarifying impact of forcing hands: Companies that tried to split the fence will be decidedly on one end of it or the other.

About Those Uber Revenue Numbers — Uber generates lots of revenue. Everyone knows it. The company's roughly 20 percent cut of ride spend on its platform adds up to big numbers. How big, of course, is the real question. New data published by Business Insider helps put Uber's revenue into perspective. However, before we get to the new sums, let's rewind.

GoPro Craters 9.3% After Pricing Its Secondary Offering At A Discount — GoPro fell more than 9 percent today, after it priced its secondary offering at $75 per share, a discount to its market price. The company ended regular trading today at $71.74 per share, or a several dollar negative delta to the proposed price. The company will sell 1,287,533 itself, while prior shareholders will sell 9,072,967.

The CIA’s Review Of Glenn Greenwald’s Snowden Book Is Hilarious — Earlier this year, journalist Glenn Greenwald released a book titled No Place to Hide, chronicling the Snowden leaks, and breaking new ground on the NSA itself. The book garnered a grip of positive reviews upon publication, and has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Not bad, all told.

Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10 — Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don't make the Lord of the Rings joke. The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their users.

Tech Reacts To The Demise Of Partial NSA Reform In The Senate — The failure of the Senate to advance NSA reform in the current Congress isn't too popular with the technology community. The demise of the USA FREEDOM Act - a half-measure at best - in the Senate is another loss for the technology industry, which saw many of its leading companies repeatedly call for the bill's passage.

Salesforce Slips On Weak Guidance, Despite Beating On Both Revenue And Profit In Its FQ3 — In its fiscal 2015 third quarter, Salesforce reported revenue of $1.383 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.14, a GAAP net loss of $38.92 million, and a GAAP loss per share of $0.06. Analysts had expected $0.13 in adjusted profit on revenue of $1.371 billion.

Microsoft Updates How The Surface Pro 3 Handles Wi-Fi — Microsoft released a set of updates for its Surface Pro 3 tablet today, including fixes for the tablet-hybrid's Wi-Fi connectivity, a part of the device's performance that some have flagged as problematic. I've had some Wi-Fi issues with my loaner Surface Pro 3, but haven't been sure if they stem from Windows 10′s nascency, or the device itself.

NSA Reform Dies In The Senate — Well shit. A vote to proceed with the USA FREEDOM Act failed in the Senate after it did not collect the 60 votes that it needed. It failed 58 to 42. Before the vote, I noticed a slight change in the tone of people that I had on the phone: There was optimism that it could make it.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @pawspix: @alex brunch was first started by bunch of old money who was too lazy to make and have breakfast.

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