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Explorer, Writer @TechCrunch, Stanford M.A. in Cybersociology, culture omnivore, meme whisperer. My articles:

Lyft VP Of Ops Stephen Schnell Defects To Uber — Uber's putting that $1.2 billion to good use poaching execs from its top competitor. After hiring former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden earlier this month, Uber has now scored Lyft's VP of Operations Stephen Schnell to work on international supply growth, according to Schnell's LinkedIn. Bloomberg reporer Serena Saitto tweeted about the move earlier.

Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” Nov 6 — Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they're one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook's first "Community Q&A".

MCX Says Its Email Provider Was Hacked, It Won’t Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity — In a virtual press conference today, MCX said ""it's simply not true, there are no fines" in response New York Times' allegations that it would fine retailers for breaking their exclusivity agreements and using other mobile payment methods. App Brings Free Facebook, Wikipedia, BBC, Local Info Access To Tanzania — The cost of data access is one of the top obstacles to the developing world getting on the web, so today gave free data access to basic web services and local resources to Tanzania with the release of its app through carrier Tigo.

WhatsApp’s First Half Of 2014 Revenue Was $15M, Net Loss Of $232.5M Was Mostly Issuing Stock — Facebook disclosed WhatsApp financials for the first time, and it looks like the 600 million user messaging app is rapidly losing money with little revenue. In 6 months ending June 30th, 2014, WhatsApp brought in $15.921 million in revenue, but had a net loss of $232.5 million.

Facebook Beats In Q3 With $3.2B Revenue, User Growth Up A Slower 2.27% QOQ To 1.35B — For the ninth quarter straight, Facebook beat earnings projections thanks to 1.12 billion mobile users contributing 66% of its ad revenue. Facebook racked up $3.2 billion in revenue with a $0.43EPS in Q3 2014. Total user count grew 2.27% to billion monthly users, with 864 million daily users, 703 million mobile dailies.

Facebook’s Slowing User Growth And Weak WhatsApp Revenue Send Shares Down 9% — Wall Street wants growth, or else. Twitter reported slow growth of 4.8% yesterday down from 6.3% last quarter and got hammered with a 9.8% share price drop today. And now, Facebook's growth slowed from 3.125% last quarter to 2.27% this quarter, and now $FB is down 9.76% in after-hours trading.

Twitter Becomes Its Own Second Screen With Dockable Videos That Play While You Browse — You could call it Picture-In-Twitter. Last week Twitter launched its dockable audio Card, and now similar functionality is coming to video so you can keep watching clips as you browse Twitter on iOS and Android.

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees — Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they're charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Wal-Mart, was started to build a mobile payment solution that woul become an app called CurrentC that's preparing to launch, but is already in the app stores.

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround — What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you'd be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek.
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Oct 31, 2014

Strong list of Instagrammers to follow by @gomattymo aka The Most Famous Artist… feat arrogant creative genius @RonenV

Oct 31, 2014

Lyft VP Of Ops Defects To Uber Uber's ruthless strategy draws criticism, but it's working.

Oct 31, 2014

@samfbiddle good thing you're going on sabbatical so this is all coming true, but for you

Oct 31, 2014

@samfbiddle no I meant I assume you don't do anything to help others

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