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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at the Wired 'Disruptive by Design' conference and exclaimed "I appreciate everyone's concern for our business, but it's working phenomenally well."
Andreessen tells me that now he's particularly interested in social commerce, saying he's very excited about Pinterest in particular. That gives a hint at that sharing startup's future business model.
Today Wired is hosting its fourth annual Business Conference in Downtown Manhattan, and I had a chance to catch up with Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson to talk about how important disruption is to businesses today.
Investing in a movie seems a risky proposition. But movies can be more than glamorous: for a serious investor there are many ways to make money in films that have little to do with box-office success.
Zynga’s earnings, revenue, and user growth all came in slightly higher than expected.
Providence is in talks to sell its stake for somewhere in the ballpark of $200 million—though my sources tell me it could be lower.
Gas prices may still be uncomfortably close to $4 but great news, bacon lovers — just in time for the summer BLT season, bacon prices have fallen back down to earth in the U.S.!
If the goal of Internet companies' “New Front” presentations is to convince advertisers that it’s easy to buy online video ads, AOL’s presentation aims to show that it’s creating an online complement to TV ads.
One of the latest trends in divorce is something called "speed divorcing." It's a lot like speed dating only with break-ups, not hook-ups. Seriously, who has time for the long version?!
Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.
CEO Reed Hastings didn’t shy away from acknowledging its growing number of competitors.
Facebook’s user growth continues to be gangbusters: the company now has 901 million monthly active users, up from 845 million in the last filing.
Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.
When Netflix reports quarterly earnings after the bell, investors should focus on U.S. streaming subscriber numbers.
The chairman of Disney’s movie studio, Rich Ross, wrote in a note to his staff Friday that he is stepping down and the role is no longer “the right professional fit for me.” Ross ran the studio for just two and a half years, and now is cleaving under the cloud of a massive bomb—"John Carter."
It seems like every week we see another VC-backed company go public and the stock soars — most recently, Splunk stock jumped 109 after going public. With such profitable exits, one would expect venture investors to clamor to pour money into startups. But in fact, the opposite is the case.
Dick Clark may have been best known for hosting "American Bandstand" and ABC’s "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve," but he also was a hugely successful TV producer, and in many ways revolutionized TV production.
Tupac may be coming to a city near you. In a move that's unlikely to put rumors the late rapper is still alive to rest, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are considering taking the hologram that performed at Coachella on tour, WSJ reports.
Tumblr, which launched in 2007, has raised a total of $125 million in venture funding. As of last September it was valued at $800 million. Considering Instagram’s $1 billion price tag, Tumblr could be worth even more.
As business owners in Springfield, Ore., become accustomed to the idea of being the star of a TV series, they are also trying to figure out what to do with their newfound fame.