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Tech, travel, and food. Editor in Chief at @Recode, proprietor of @CityNotes, co-host of @NeedleAndMouse.

Amazon Web Services revenue is approaching a $10 billion per year

Google's Corporate Makeover

forbes.com — Google , which wants to expand its fledgling enterprise line, is asking some of Silicon Valley's biggest names for their help. The search giant will announce Wednesday that it has struck partnerships with big-name business software vendors to integrate their offerings into Google's "Search Appliance."

Amazon Web Services revenue is approaching a $10 billion per year

recode.net — Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud computing arm, continues to grow rapidly and is the company's most profitable segment. Amazon said today that AWS generated $2.6 billion in revenue during the first quarter, representing 64 percent year-over-year growth. That's a slight deceleration from 69 percent growth during the fourth quarter and roughly in line with Wall Street's expectations.

Apple’s incredible growth streak is officially over

recode.net — Apple's decade-plus-long growth streak is officially over. And the company says it will be at least a few more months before it picks up again. Apple reported today that its second-quarter revenue fell to $50.6 billion, down 13 percent from the same period last year.

Apple is about to post its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003

recode.net — Apple's incredible growth streak is expected to officially come to an end today, April 26, when the company reports its second-quarter results after the market close. (Join us for analysis beginning at 4 pm ET, 1 pm PT.)

What The Heck Happened To Nicholas Carlson?

businessinsider.com — Our comrade Nicholas Carlson hurt his ankle pretty badly bicycling yesterday. This shot, which he tweeted around midnight, was "Post surgery 2. Drowsy. Need an iPhone charger." Going to have chronic arthritis in my left ankle. Will be fine for skiing, though!" Wishing him a speedy recovery!

Shortages · Storify

storify.com — The American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather in January forced the cancellation of more than 340 blood drives in 20 states, resulting in nearly 10,000 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.

Proof That Snapchat Is Facebook’s Biggest Threat Yet

recode.net — Facebook has been able to contain prior threats, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, through acquisition or cloning. But Snapchat may prove to be the one that got away. The most important thing about Snapchat is that it is still rapidly growing in popularity. That is, it's not a fad.

Google In Talks To Buy Brightcove For $500-$700 Million: Report*

businessinsider.com — Update: The "rumor that Google is buying Brightcove is in fact false," claims Web video analyst Dan Rayburn. He cites an employee "I trust" at one of the companies, who would not talk on the record.

Skype Deal Brings The Joost Guys Back Together... In Court?

businessinsider.com — eBay's deal to sell Skype to a group of investors in a $2.75 billion deal gives the Internet phone company new corporate parents and gets eBay out of the telecom business. But it also reunites three familiar faces, in what could potentially be an unpleasant situation: Skype's founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, and Index Ventures partner Mike Volpi, who is one of Skype's new investors.
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May 01, 2016

@hblodget @stevekovach If Prime streaming app already exists for iOS, then seems obvious an Amazon decision.

May 01, 2016

Would be pretty nifty if "Obama out" was literally the peak of American civilization.Would be pretty nifty if "Obama out" was literally the peak of American civilization.

May 01, 2016

RT @qz: Who said it: Steve Jobs or Anna Wintour? qz.com/670583

Apr 29, 2016

@MikeIsaac The good news is that you can just open your front door and go to the bathroom anywhere.

Apr 29, 2016

@CaseyNewton Oh man. MagicRecs! Haven't gotten one of those in months.

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