@IBTimes Silicon Valley Correspondent. Previously w/@LATimes. Former @NYTimes AZ intern. @DowntownDevil cofounder.

Why Apple May Be Building A Search Engine Of Its Own

ibtimes.com — First Apple Inc. threatened to go " thermonuclear " on Android. Then it kicked YouTube and Google Maps off the iPhone and launched its own Maps app. Everyone knows Apple and Google are bitter rivals, but is Cupertino's disdain so strong that it would launch a search engine of its own?

LinkedIn (LNKD) Sees 25% Drop Due To Lowered Forecasts, Slowing Growth

ibtimes.com — Despite beating analysts' estimates on both revenue and earnings per share, professional social network LinkedIn saw a massive 25 percent drop in after-hours trading Thursday following the release of its first-quarter earnings. The drop is due to the company's forecast for the second quarter and the rest of 2015, which came in below the average analyst estimate.

Secret Anonymous App To Shut Down After Failing To Attract College Students The Way Rival Yik Yak Did

ibtimes.com — Secret, an anonymous social network and one of the most popular apps of 2014, said Wednesday that it is shutting down. The announcement comes after the departure of one of the company's co-founders and a failed relaunch that in many ways attempted to replicate rival Yik Yak, which has continued to be successful by making a concerted effort to go after college students.

Twitter (TWTR) Closes Down 25 Percent Since First Quarter Debacle

ibtimes.com — Twitter Inc. closed down 9 percent on Wednesday, but it has lost a quarter of its value since the company's first quarter results were leaked an hour prematurely on Tuesday. But it's not the leak that has cause the massive decline rather its contents: the company missed on revenues and lowered the forecast for the remainder of 2015.

Twitter (TWTR) Results Leak: Stock Plunges As User Numbers, Revenue Disappoint

ibtimes.com — In a double embarrassment for CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter's earnings leaked an hour early, and they weren't very good, sending the stock plunging more than 18 percent before markets closed Tuesday. The results, found by financial firm Selerity on Twitter's own website, ironically alerted the world in a series of tweets, showed the social network missed estimates for revenue and monthly active users.

Google Enters Into 150 Million Euro Partnership With European Publications Following Antitrust Accusations

ibtimes.com — In a move clearly intended to improve Google's relationship with Europe, the Mountain View, California, tech giant on Monday announced a three-year partnership with eight of the Continent's top publications that will result in the company's providing 150 million euros -- or roughly $163 million -- toward innovation projects intended to benefit the news industry.

Twitter (TWTR) Q1 Earnings Preview: How Much User Growth, If Any, Will Twitter Show?

ibtimes.com — Twitter knows advertising, but does it know how to get new users? That will be the question on investors' minds Tuesday when the company reports earnings for the first quarter of 2015. Once again, Twitter's advertising business is expected to have had a good quarter.

Google Inc. (GOOG) First-Quarter Earnings: Revenues Hit $17.3 Billion But Profits Below Estimates

ibtimes.com — Google disappointed investors for the seventh time in nine quarters Thursday, posting earnings that slightly missed analysts estimates for the first quarter of 2015 as the company's growth continues to slow in its key search advertising business.

Facebook (FB) Revenue Up 42% But Misses Estimates; Stock Down After Hours

ibtimes.com — Blaming constant changes in foreign exchange rates, Facebook reported revenues of $3.54 billion for the first quarter of 2015, coming in just below analysts' estimates of $3.56 billion for the social media giant. The slightly disappointing results sent Facebook's stock price downward a bit, falling less than half a percent in after hours trading.

Google (GOOG) Earnings Preview: Has Google Peaked?

ibtimes.com — When it comes to search and online video, Google is still king, but four months into 2015, the company is facing its fiercest competition in both fields in quite some time and there is more pressure now than ever for Google to find another business that it can turn into a multibillion-dollar profit machine.
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May 01, 2015

@nicknewman801 he's my third fav Houstonian Sun Devil! Right after myself and The Beard of course haha

May 01, 2015

RT @learmonth: Why Apple May Be Building A Search Engine Of Its Own -- @sal19 puts the clues together ibtimes.com/why-apple-may-…

Apr 30, 2015

The most fancy restaurant I've been to in SF is the one where I found a green worm in my food. There's a metaphor in there somewhere

Apr 30, 2015

@joeruiz @TBBuccaneers @dallascowboys yeah, it's been pretty tough to love professional football for the past year and a half really

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