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Twitter names a new head of product - after just 6 months — Twitter has named a new head of product - for the second time in just six months. Twitter has appointed Kevin Weil, previously the head of revenue products (ads, basically), to serve as VP of all product efforts at the company, people familiar with the matter confirmed to Mashable.

Tim Cook, authenticity and America's (slowly) changing corporate culture — For years, John Browne led two lives. In public, Browne pretended to be "asexual" while he ran BP, one of the largest corporations in the world. He lived with his mother and took her to business events in lieu of a date. In private, and only in private, John Browne was gay.

Apple employees and industry leaders praise Tim Cook — It's not every day that top execs at Microsoft and Google profess their admiration for the CEO of Apple. Shortly after Tim Cook proudly declared in a BusinessWeek article that he is gay, some of the biggest names in tech and business publicly announced their support and admiration for his announcement.

Tim Cook just came out publicly as gay and Wall Street is not freaking out — Tim Cook proudly announced on Thursday what had been rumored for years: He is a gay man. In so doing, Cook became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out. The chief executive of any company, but particularly one as scrutinized as Apple, may fear the repercussions that coming out might have on employees, customers and investors.

A major Apple Pay rival just had a security breach — Talk about bad timing. The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a consortium of more than 50 U.S. retailers working on an alternative to Apple Pay, announced Wednesday that its service, called CurrentC, has experienced a security breach.

Facebook's spending spree is making investors nervous — For the first time in several quarters, Wall Street didn't like what Facebook had to say in its earnings report. Facebook posted its first $3 billion quarter and beat earnings estimates for the September quarter, but concerns about the company's plans to ramp up spending pushed the stock down by as much as 10% in after hours trading.

Facebook's impressive $3 billion third quarter, in charts — For the sixth consecutive quarter, Facebook beat Wall Street estimates. The company posted earnings on Tuesday of $0.43 per share and topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time, a gain of more than 50% from the revenue it reported in the same quarter a year earlier.

Facebook has its first $3 billion quarter, beats Q3 earnings estimates — Facebook just had its first $3 billion quarter. The company reported earnings of $0.43 per share on revenue of $3.2 billion in the quarter, coming in ahead of analyst estimates for earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue of $3.12 billion.

Facebook Q3 earnings preview: What to expect — It has been a tough earnings season for tech companies so far, with Twitter, Netflix and Amazon all getting hammered after reporting their quarterly results this month. Will Facebook fare any better? Facebook will report its third quarter results after the market closes on Tuesday.

Reserve wants to be like Uber for dining out, with help from Uber's cofounder — "Imagine us doing for eating out at restaurants what Uber did for personal transportation..." Every week, another startup seems to pitch itself as an Uber for something, tapping into the investor and media hype surrounding the taxi-hailing service. But Reserve, the company that sent the pitch above, has more bonafides than most: It is backed by one of Uber's founders.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT if it’s Friday fav if it’s still Thursday

Oct 30, 2014

The crazy amount of attention Tim Cook’s announcement got shows how much corporate culture needs to improve. My story…

Oct 30, 2014

Jon Stewart confirms NBC tried to get him to host Meet the Press…

Oct 30, 2014

First Look Media finally has a solid business model: it's the best source for gossip about First Look Media

Oct 30, 2014

Pretty much sums up comments Ive seen so far > @cfogarty1964: @sfiegerman I dont care about Tim as long as apple keeps producing great shit.

Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook just publicly declared he’s gay and Wall Street doesn’t care. That’s exactly as it should be.…

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