European Correspondent for @VentureBeat. Previously covering Silicon Valley for @latimes and @mercnews. Now off gettin' high with the French. #GoDuke #GoRoyals

Supercell announces ‪'Clash Royale' will launch globally in March

venturebeat.com — Supercell's slow roll out of its fourth game, Clash Royale, appears to be gaining steam with the company now saying it will be launched globally in March. The real-time, head-to-head battle game is set in the larger Clash Universe, where the company's "Clash of Clans" has been a monster hit.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicts 5B Facebook users by 2030

venturebeat.com — In an event at Facebook's new offices yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters he expected his social network to have 5 billion users by 2030. According to USA Today, Zuckerberg said: "We want to finish connecting everyone, we're going to do it in partnership with governments and different companies all over the world."

It's a smaller world after all: Facebook research shows 3.57 degrees - not 6 - of separation

venturebeat.com — Happy Friends Day, Fellow Earthlings! We have some news on this new Facebook-invented holiday that depending on your view of your fellow planetary inhabitants may be intensely thrilling or tremendously frightening. According to the modern-day oracle that is Facebook ( FB), we are all far less separated than we imagined.
Feb 04, 2016

It's a smaller world after all: Facebook research shows 3.57 degrees - not 6 - of separation venturebeat.com/2016/02/04/its… via @VentureBeat

Feb 04, 2016

RT @evankirstel: It’s a smaller world after all: Facebook research shows 3.57 degrees – not 6 – of separation buff.ly/1nOSgkT

Feb 04, 2016

RT @obrien: It's a smaller world after all: Facebook research shows 3.57 degrees - not 6 - of separation venturebeat.com/2016/02/04/its… via @VentureBeat

Feb 05, 2016

It’s a Smaller World After All: Facebook Research Shows 3.57 Degrees–Not 6–of Separation (@obrien / @VentureBeat) ow.ly/XZOWi

CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral

venturebeat.com — CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to save Yahoo are almost assuredly doomed. That was as true from the start of her tenure as it is now. But for the moment, it appears Mayer may have been underestimated by many of her critics on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.
Feb 03, 2016

CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral venturebeat.com/2016/02/03/ceo… via @VentureBeat $YHOO

Evolution of mobile is shifting the balance of power between Google’s parent and Apple. Again.

venturebeat.com — When the stock markets open this morning, it's quite likely that the company formerly known as Google ( GOOG) will seize the crown as the world's most valuable company from Apple ( AAPL). It is the latest twist in Silicon Valley's favorite feud between two giants who once were friends until they became bitter enemies and rivals.
Feb 02, 2016

Evolution of mobile is shifting the balance of power between Google’s parent and Apple. Again. venturebeat.com/2016/02/02/evo… via @VentureBeat

Epic 'Monkey Selfie' case finally thrown out by SF judge

venturebeat.com — The cause of photo-taking monkeys was dealt a huge setback by a San Francisco who squashed the case of the 'monkey selfie.' U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that a monkey's rights can not be infringed in the case of the photo because a monkey cannot legally control the rights to a photo, according to The Recorder, a legal newspaper.

Apple's new metrics and lack of transparency in Q1 2016 earnings give blurred picture to investors

venturebeat.com — Waking up this morning and taking a look back over Apple's latest earnings release, I'm left with one big, nagging question: Why is Apple acting so afraid and defensive? The company remains steadfastly unwilling to give precise information about the impact of a host of new products it launched last year.
Jan 27, 2016

Apple’s new metrics and lack of transparency in Q1 2016 earnings give blurred picture to investors venturebeat.com/2016/01/27/app… via @VentureBeat

Jan 27, 2016

RT @VentureBeat: Apple's new metrics and lack of transparency in Q1 2016 earnings give blurred picture to investors wp.me/p5hvhT-7PTl by @obrien

Uber faces new round of national protests by French taxi drivers

venturebeat.com — Uber is the subject of another national protest by taxi drivers today in France who are still furious about what they see is the company's flagrant disregard for driving laws. In Paris, French taxi drivers were out early, in one case blocking a road by setting tires on fire and setting off firecrackers, according to the French news site L'OBS.

As panic mounts on eve of Apple earnings, we sift through the overblown fears and nonsense

venturebeat.com — Apple's earnings each quarter are easily more scrutinized than any other company in the world. That's part of the price you pay for being the world's most valuable company. Still, the earnings report due to be delivered tomorrow has taken on an even more epic feel than usual.
Jan 25, 2016

RT @VentureBeat: As panic mounts on eve of Apple earnings, sifting through the overblown fears and nonsense wp.me/p5hvhT-7PDp by @obrien $aapl

Jan 25, 2016

As panic mounts on eve of Apple earnings, we sift through the overblown fears and nonsense venturebeat.com/2016/01/25/as-… via @VentureBeat

Jan 26, 2016

As panic mounts on eve of Apple earnings, we sift through the overblown fears and nonsense venturebeat.com/2016/01/25/as-… via @VentureBeat $aapl

Jan 26, 2016

Apple earnings: Sifting through the overblown fears and nonsense venturebeat.com/2016/01/25/as-… via @VentureBeat $aapl

BlackBerry highlights TV shows and movies that still inexplicably feature BlackBerry devices

venturebeat.com — BlackBerry may be slowly falling into a pit of despair as its market share shrivels, but it appears there's one place where it's still beloved: Hollywood. We'll pause while you scratch your head. Ready?
Jan 22, 2016

BlackBerry highlights TV shows and movies that still inexplicably feature BlackBerry devices venturebeat.com/2016/01/22/bla… via @VentureBeat

Jan 22, 2016

RT @AmyHouckCEO: BlackBerry highlights TV shows and movies that still inexplicably feature BlackBerry devices by @obrien dlvr.it/DLsQY0

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Feb 08, 2016

Facebook Memories tells me it's the 8th anniversary of @pmarca's start of his @nytimes deathwatch. Any one know if the Times still exists?

Feb 08, 2016

How Blizzard stayed laser-focused on quality games for 25 years venturebeat.com/2016/02/08/how… via @deantak

Feb 08, 2016

Even France thinks the Steve Jobs biopic sucks: "a profoundly useless film." numerama.com/pop-culture/14…

Feb 08, 2016

Peyton Manning wins Super Bowl 50 despite Peyton Manning: es.pn/1XcG35w #superbowl

Feb 07, 2016

@infestedgrunt "santa clara" est vrai! En les États Unis, les chaines disent "san francisco."

Feb 07, 2016

@infestedgrunt mais, je devrais aller au lit, malheuresement. Se parti a 0h30. 😴


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