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Facebook now makes 76% of ad revenue from smartphones, tablets — When Facebook went public in May, 2012 it generated almost no revenue from smartphones. On Wednesday, the company revealed that it now gets more than three quarters of its advertising revenue from these smaller screens.
Jul 29, 2015

When Facebook went public 3 years ago it made basically nothing from mobile. Now mobile is 76% of its ad revenue.…

Twitter revenue grows, but no one's signing up any more — Jack is back - and he's not happy. Twitter had a surprisingly good quarter, but it's not enough for Jack Dorsey, the company's new CEO. Dorsey, who appeared in a webcast and on a livestream on Twitter's video-streaming app Periscope, reported a profit of $0.07 per share on strong revenue of $502 million in the past three months.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @mashable: Twitter earnings: People aren't signing up for Twitter. We're telling you that on Twitter.

Jul 28, 2015

RT @mashable: "Need to spice this up," Snoop Dogg tells Twitter's CEO. New users seem to agree, because they're staying away.

Twitter's bearded new CEO will make his public debut today — Nine years after cofounding Twitter, Jack Dorsey is finally getting his first, and perhaps only, moment speaking for the company to Wall Street. Twitter will report June quarter results after the market closes Tuesday. It's the company's first earnings report since a shakeup last month when Twitter cofounder Dorsey took over as interim CEO.

Greek finance minister asked hackers to break into its tax database — Greece's former finance minister is a leather-jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding rebel - and now he's proven it, by admitting that he hacked into the country's tax database. And he doesn't regret it.

Uber rival tried to lure riders with champagne deliveries — The multi-billion dollar ride-hailing market has been called a bubble, but it just got even more bubbly. Gett, an on-demand car service with more than $200 million in funding to date, announced Monday that it is launching a 10-minute champagne delivery service (two champagne flutes included) in partnership with Veuve Clicquot for customers in certain upscale sections of London.

Republican voters can't get enough Trump, even after he insulted McCain — Apparently nothing can break Donald Trump's early frontrunner status in the presidential race - not even insulting a standard-bearer of the Republican party. Trump continues to lead the Republican field nationally and ranks at or near the top in New Hampshire and Iowa, the two states that kick off the primary elections, according to a new set of polls released by CNN and NBC on Sunday.

Ethically, is Uber a better choice than a taxi? — If you're an ethical person who recycles, buys clothes that aren't made at sweatshops and cares about your carbon footprint, there's one difficult question left to answer: what's the best way to get around that's convenient, inexpensive and doesn't exploit its workers? Savvy professionals often pull out a phone and request an Uber.
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New York City mayor backs down from Uber fight — Uber wins again. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped a proposal to cap the number of car-hailing vehicles in the city at the eleventh hour, following a fierce public debate with Uber, which framed the plan as an existential threat to its business, according to a report Wednesday in The New York Times.
Jul 22, 2015

De Blasio apparently decides Uber isn't a boutique side issue any more; backs down on plan to cap cars.…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @nycjim: De Blasio apparently decides Uber isn't a boutique side issue any more; backs down on plan to cap cars.…

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Taxi magnate claims Uber drove him to bankruptcy — Pour one out for Pinot Noir Taxi, Stoli Taxi and Hennessey Taxi. The three companies are owned by Evgeny Freidman, the flashy taxi tycoon who manages the largest private fleet of cabs and drivers in New York City.
Jul 22, 2015

New York's biggest taxi magnate claimed Citibank tried to force him into bankruptcy to woo business with Uber.…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @mashable: New York's biggest taxi magnate filed for bankruptcy, blaming Uber.

Kate Upton and Ashton Kutcher declare support for Uber — Uber is benefiting from a few uber-famous friends in its fight against New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. New York City is debating a possible cap this week on the number of new car-hailing vehicles that could be added over the next year, in an effort to crack down on congestion and study the fast rise of newer startups like Uber and Lyft.
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Jul 29, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook wouldn't "rule out" having a standalone app for videos in the future

Jul 29, 2015

Zuck: People are now spending 46 minutes per day on average on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Jul 29, 2015

Pre-writing my headline for next quarter: Facebook Tops 1 Billion Daily Active Users

Jul 29, 2015

When Facebook went public 3 years ago it made basically nothing from mobile. Now mobile is 76% of its ad revenue.…

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