Andrew Moore was a professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University for a dozen years when Google hired him away in 2006 to lead some of its efforts around ad targeting and fraud prevention. CMU lured Moore back in 2014, making him the dean of its computer science school. But he still understands well what goes through his colleagues’ minds when industry… Read More
For the first time in its history, the iPhone is experiencing a drop in sales. In 2015 at this same time, Apple sold 61 million units of the iPhone. This year, for the period ending March, Apple only sold 51.2 million units, representing a 16 percent YOY drop. This shouldn’t come as a surprise for most folks who know that we are close to (if not already at) peak iPhone levels. There… Read More
During an earnings call marked by a lot of less than stellar news, Apple CEO Tim Cook did manage to locate some bright spots in the company’s ever expanding portfolio. Among them was a steady increase in paying Apple Music subscribers. That number has surpassed 13 million, up from the 11 million announced by execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi back in February. Of course, the number… Read More
SpaceX is a space transport services company whose mission is to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed several launch vehicles and spacecraft. Read More
Okay folks, this is the big one. Last year the company brought in revenue of $58 billion — and it showed its first decline in 13 years by posting revenue of $50.6 billion for the second quarter this year, missing analyst expectations by on its revenue and guidance quite a bit.
We’re parsing through all the details right now — here’s everything you need to know about… Read More
Better sprint outside, because now Uber can charge you a $5 or $10 no-show fee if you’re just two minutes late for your ride. Previously, people got a five-minute grace period to get to the car after it arrived, or to cancel their trip after they sent a request, without getting penalized. But now, Uber is telling some users to “Request When You’re Ready” or face fees… Read More
eBay surpassed first quarter earnings expectations when it reported after the bell on Tuesday. Shares ticked up 5% following the announcement. The e-commerce giant brought in $2.1 billion in revenue, when analysts were expecting $2.08 billion. The company also posted an adjusted 47 cents per share, when Wall Street was forecasting 45 cents. eBay also reported quarterly gross merchandise… Read More
Twitter reported its Q1 earnings today, and they’re not great. On the back of 310 monthly active users, the company posted revenues of $595 million, with Q1 GAAP diluted earnings per share of ($0.12) and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.15. This is a big miss on revenues but a beat on EPS. On top of this, the company issued very weak guidance for Q2, and currently Twitter’s stock… Read More
SpaceX confirmed to TechCrunch that their next launch is scheduled for May 4th at 1:22 am EST with a two-hour launch window. The company is expected to couple the launch with another rocket landing attempt on a drone ship out at sea.
It was less than three weeks ago that SpaceX made their first successful rocket recovery on a drone ship.
Landing from the chase plane… Read More
The FBI plans not to disclose to Apple the method it used to access an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooting suspect, or submit it for an internal government review, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The FBI announced in March that it had purchased a hacking tool from a third party that enabled it to access data on an iPhone used by Syed Farook. Farook and his wife… Read More