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Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B

People aren’t using Facebook less, according to its new earnings report. Facebook recovered from last quarter’s miss, beating the street’s estimates in Q2 2015… 327 more words


Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla’s new Model X SUV for free; others will get $1,000 bucks off for buying a Tesla based on word-of-mouth from existing owners. 411 more words


FireChat's Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden‘s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. 418 more words


Snapchat's Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

The frattiest startup in recent memory just released its latest revenue-building attempt to woo investors, the “Official Snapchat Beach Towel.”

The Venice-based ephemeral messaging app has obviously left its Amazon Prime account in the hands of the startup’s weed dealer, given the copious Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy references in the description and the very idea that anyone wants to own a $25 towel with Snapchat’s logo on it. 201 more words


Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest

Michael Lopp’s job at Pinterest is to basically make sure he doesn’t have anything to do all day.

Of course, that isn’t the case. As head of the company’s engineering efforts, … 1,258 more words


Tictail Doubles Down With Thrive Capital, Creandum, Raises $22M To Carve Out Online Marketplace

With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers.

Now Tictail… 274 more words


An Open Letter To WeWork

Dear WeWork,

We moved into WeWork Golden Gate on July 1 and signed a four-month lease on a sunny new office space for our growing startup, Glassbreakers. 590 more words