Trade Desk acknowledges the risks, but you have to search for it in the filing. In the risk factors section of the prospectus where the company discusses swings in the ad-tech market, Trade Desk said, "political advertising could also cause our revenue to increase during election cycles and decrease during other periods."
It's been a gold rush for education start-ups, with venture investors betting that schooling is poised for a technology face-lift. But making money in the space hasn't been so easy. School budgets remain tight, educators are typically underpaid and students have grown up in a world dominated by free Facebook and Snapchat apps.
"We've gotten great service from a great vendor who is located right in Southern California with us," said Ben Hope, chief information officer of Fox Networks. "It's really providing an opportunity for some bright individuals who might not otherwise have it." Other clients include Liberty Mutual.
Apple's gradual rollout of carrier billing that started last year with Germany and Russia has reached Japan, where iPhone users can now buy mobile games and charge them to their phone bill, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Vinod Khosla, the venture capitalist who co-founded Sun Microsystems in the 1980s, is betting big that the Nutanix mafia will transform business computing. Khosla led a $61 million investment in Rubrik, a provider of data backup and recovery technology, in a deal announced Tuesday.
Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Technology in the U.S. is increasingly about the battle between Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.com to capture consumer spending and ad dollars. But for investors, the best tech bet of late has been a more obscure name: Nvidia.
The Hertel brothers gave a demo to a group of reporters in San Francisco earlier this week, using the L.A. Dodgers as an example of a customer. Dodger Stadium's ticket scanners, concession stands, iBeacons, scoreboards and jumbotrons all have sensors. Surely those devices can connect in a way that makes sitting through a nine-inning game more tolerable.
Wal-Mart lost out on Marc Lore when he was selling diapers. This time around, the retailer was determined not to whiff. On Monday, Wal-Mart announced the $3.3 billion acquisition of e-commerce upstart Jet.com, and named Lore, the company's co-founder and CEO, as head of online retail.
Quixey, one of the several start-ups trying to crack mobile app search, is proving just how hard it is to turn that vision into a business. Less than a year and a half after raising $60 million (at a valuation of about $600 million) from investors including Alibaba and SoftBank, Quixey is turning to the debt market for another $30 million, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday.
Tech stocks have recouped a good chunk of their early year losses, but the damage in the private market has been done, according to the head of Salesforce Ventures. The revenue multiples investors pay for late-stage software investments have dropped by between one-third and 40 percent since the frothy days of 2015, said John Somorjai, executive vice president of corporate development at Salesforce.com and the venture group.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.