A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab, and the ‘store.apple.com’ domain entirely. This is an enormous change for one of the biggest online retail stores in the world. The buying experience is now woven into the site as a whole, with purchasing buttons and options for products available on every product page. Instead of browsing… Read More
iOS 9 finally kills off an endless source of frustration: getting stuck on Wi-Fi networks that are just strong enough to connect to but too weak to actually use. Read More
Mobile SDKs are, for most publishers, a necessary evil. Whether you’re trying to integrate analytics, cross-promotion, tracking, monetization or payments, your first step is most often to inject a third-party SDK into your codebase. This much-maligned piece of software drives developers, operations and marketers alike up the wall. Are SDKs quite the dirty word, though? Read More
It’s a truism that all software has bugs and security holes. It’s another that license agreements invariably make software vendors immune to liability for damage or losses caused by such flaws. But, to my surprise, Black Hat’s founder and keynote speaker are arguing that software product liability, presumably mandated by governments, is inevitable. If they’re right,… Read More
New Relic reported its first quarter, fiscal 2016 performance today, including better than expected revenue, and lower than expected per-share loss. While the latter clause is correct, it’s worth noting that on either a normal (GAAP) and adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, New Relic lost more in its most recent quarter than it did in the comparable year-ago period. However, due to changes in… Read More
NVIDIA Soars 9% After Beating On Profit And Revenue, Credits Growth In Its Gaming And Auto Tech Divisions
NVIDIA (NVDA) shares were up nearly 9% in after-hours trading following their announcement of a beat in FY 2016 Q2 earnings Thursday. The computer component manufacturer managed to exceed street expectations on revenue with $1.153 billion while posting non-GAAP earnings of $0.34 per share, up 13% from a year ago. Analysts had looked for Nvidia to generate $0.20 per-share profit on top… Read More
The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is kicking off in less than two weeks, and you know better than most that a party isn’t really a party unless you’re there. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is a very special event, one I favor over most everything else we do at TC, where folks from the local tech scene can come together and… Read More
If you followed the Google Glass saga, you remember that everything started out pretty hunky dory. There was an exciting demo that included people jumping out of a plane. Then there were developers in line to pay $1,500 to have a play with them and build apps for the hardware.
It was a developer-only program. What could go wrong? The “shower incident.” That’s what. Read More
A preliminary CNBC report is suggesting that the Russian government is responsible for a “sophisticated cyber intrusion” of an unclassified Joint Staff email server. The server, which affected “4,000 military and civilian personnel,” is still under investigation. Read More
Zynga today beat analyst expectations for revenue and earnings, but its user numbers continued to decline, sending the stock down about 1 percent in extended trading.
Zynga’s daily active user numbers declined 23 percent year over year to 21 million, which were also down 15 percent quarter-over-quarter. Its monthly active users also fell 32 percent to 83 million, down 18 percent… Read More