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  • Microsoft Sold 5.8M Lumia Handsets In Its FQ4, But That?s A Partial-Quarter Sales Figure
    Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 1.59.51 PM Today in its fiscal fourth quarter, Microsoft reported that it sold 5.8 million Windows Phone-based Lumia handsets. Last year, in the second calendar quarter — Microsoft’s then fiscal fourth quarter, welcome to the world of finance — Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia handsets. However, Lumia sales didn’t fall 22 percent as those figures appear to indicate.… Read More

  • China Drove Big iPhone And iPad Sales For Apple During Q3 2014
    apple-store-china Apple‘s earnings are out, and there’s a narrative contained therein of the emerging importance of China and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries in general – the company revealed to the FT that iPhone sales are up 55 percent year over year in the BRIC nations, and Chinese iPhone sales are up 48 percent, with the iPad sales in that country rising 51 percent year… Read More

  • TC Cribs: A Trip To BarkBox HQ, Where Dogs Rule
    Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 12.48.49 PM We definitely dig dog-friendly companies here at TechCrunch Cribs, so when we were in New York City recently, we swung by for a tour of an office where pooches are definitely welcome: Bark & Co., the startup known for its BarkBox monthly subscription service of treats and toys for dogs and other pet-related ventures. Once we got inside, the Bark & Co. office did not disappoint. There… Read More

  • Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover
    yikyak It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. Read More

  • LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M
    linkedin LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals. LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Read More

  • Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014
    hero_hardware Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter. By the numbers, Apple sold 35.20 million iPhones, 13.27 million iPads, 4.41 million Macs and 2.96… Read More

  • Apple?s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS
    apple-earnings Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, reporting $37.4 billion in revenue, $7.7 billion in net profit representing $1.28 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 5.9 percent in revenue, and 19.6 percent in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Fortune’s consensus among analysts was for Apple to report earnings of $1.26 per share on… Read More

  • Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55
    microsoft-earnings Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.60 on revenue of $23.00 billion. In the quarter, Microsoft recorded Surface revenue of $409 million. Its operating income totaled $6.48 billion. Its revenue figure for the period grew by… Read More

  • The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray
    Screenshot 2014-07-22 15.41.57 Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and pepper spray to… Read More

  • Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos
    Anniversary Logo An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise your friends with old photos, instead of just nostalgically reviewing them on your own. Thanks to smartphones, we… Read More

  • Some Brief Thoughts About Apple?s MacBook Air ?Stickers? Ad
    Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 11.12.30 AM copy Yesterday Apple released a new ‘Stickers’ ad for the MacBook Air. I found it interesting for a few reasons. Read More

  • BoardRounds Helps Hospitals Follow Up With Patients After They Leave The Emergency Room
    boardrounds BoardRounds is a startup helping hospitals stay connected with patients after they leave the emergency room — co-founder and CEO Benjamin Jack said the approach is “much like Google Now, but for healthcare.” Jack comes from the medical world — he recently received his M.D. from Cornell. He told me via email that normally, when a patient leaves the emergency room… Read More

  • Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures
    timehop Timehop, the app that serves as a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing your social networking photos and posts from a year ago or more, has raised $10 million in new funding. The funding, which is Timehop’s Series B, was led by Shasta Ventures with the participation of previous investors Spark and O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures and angel investors including… Read More

  • Nootrobox Launches Its ?Smart Drugs? Subscription Service
    nootrobox Subscription-based “box of the month” services have been fairly hit-or-miss so far. While some like Birchbox are still going strong, elsewhere, smaller startups – and even experiments from the world’s largest retailer, Walmart – have faded away. But a new company called Nootrobox is giving the subscription biz a shot anyway by targeting those interested… Read More

  • Apple?s Cash Machine Is Back
    apple-money Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for Q3 2014. For the past couple of years, the April-to-June quarter has been the slowest quarter of the year for the company. Before that, Apple used to refresh its iPad lineup in the spring. Now, it seems like nothing is happening during the Q3 quarter. But gross margin is on the rise and should make this quarter more impressive than… Read More

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