Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized – TechCrunch
Facebook just announced it's buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It's one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001.
Google’s Head Of HR Shares His Hiring Secrets
Google’s SVP of people operations explains how he sifts through 2 million resumes and how he defines the Googleyness of potential hires.
How GoPro Made A Billionaire | Forbes
GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman is one of the youngest newcomers this year to the FORBES Billionaires list. From Montana's Yellowstone Club, he catche...
Google Jobs - Ramya Raghavan Digital Trends Google Plus
What you know about Google: great benefits, free food and that, whether you work there or not, you’re pretty much dependent upon it. What you might not know: what a day in the life of a pro Googler really looks like. Luckily, we’ve got your “in.”
I wanted to work at Apple really bad, and now not so much.
About a month ago, after years of designing in various industries, making websites for small-time clients, working at failed and debatably successful startups, and fiddling with random side projects…
Oracle Announces Its Cross-Platform Marketing Cloud – TechCrunch
Oracle today announced the launch of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, a platform that combines technology from a number of the company's acquisitions, including Eloqua, Compendium, Responsys, and BlueKai. As suggested by that list, the Marketing Cloud will cover a pretty broad swath of capabilities, allowing customers to run marketing campaigns (and manage data related to those campaigns) on web, social, mobile, and email. It also integrates with Oracle's existing Social Cloud , and includes…
A Bunch Of People Were Given The Vacation Of A Lifetime In Dubai In Exchange For A Few Instagram Photos
Some "influential Instagrammers" were flown from all over the world to stay in Dubai's most luxurious hotel.
Against The Odds, Bunkr Raises $1.4 Million For Its PowerPoint Killer – TechCrunch
French startup Bunkr raised $1.4 million (€1 million) from Idinvest Partners, Deezer co-founder Daniel Marhely and Free founder Xavier Niel. When I first covered the online presentation service in August 2013, the company told me that it was about to begin raising a seed round. It took a while because French VCs didn’t make it […]
The 22 Best Tech Companies To Work For, According To Employees
In Glassdoor's annual list of the 50 Best Places To Work, almost half of them were tech companies. Take a look.
Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite – TechCrunch
People don’t want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little startup called Splash. In co-founder Ben Hindman’s first in-depth interview, he tells me how Splash's event platform is challenging bland incumbents with its beautifully designed party websites.
This X-Rated Snapchat Account Disappeared After Exposing the Wild Side of College Life
Snapchat's gone wild. College kids have turned one of the app's most popular features—My Story—into a crowdsourced stream of public debauchery.
How Tesla Went From Near Failure To Stunning Profitability In Just A Few Years
The story of Tesla and Elon Musk. How the company was created, its financial troubles, its Roadster, Model S, and Model X, and how Musks spats with journalists.