CrunchWeek: Twitter Soap Opera, Uber Valuation, and Ouya Gets Bought

crunchweek-4-3 It’s time for CrunchWeek again!
What a week it was.
The Twitter soap opera continues with earnings, no new CEO, hashtags and more. Uber keeps raising money until we lose count. Ouya gets put out of its misery bought.
As Alex would say: It’s Friday, it’s CrunchWeek, it’s time to throw down and talk some smack. Read More

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The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have

twitter-search Perhaps you’ve heard there’s a job opening over at Twitter. The blue bird is looking for its next CEO after longtime leader and all-around good guy Dick Costolo decided to step down after a successful run taking Twitter from mid-sized startup to public company. Read More

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week, top tech companies reported earnings, Twitter took away our backgrounds and we saw headlines about Uber, Tesla, and more. Here at TechCrunch HQ, we launched our newest and first ever talk show Bullish, with Alex Wilhelm. Read More

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ArtsBeat: Three Approaches to Twitter Wars: Taylor Swift, Action Bronson, Drake

Musicians try to apologize, respond and disappear.









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Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan

flipboard-money Flipboard has confirmed to us that it has raised $50 million, two days after we first reported that the company had authorized the shares earlier this year. JP Morgan was the sole investor, the company says. “We raised this round with JP Morgan, one of the best institutional investors in the world. They are a fantastic team to have on board,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Read More

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Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.38.39 PM It was a simple premise during the height of the selfie hype: take a photo of yourself as well as what’s in front of you. It was called a “frontback.” We launched Frontback two years ago, it’s been the highlight of our lives! Sadly, we're winding down on August 15th http://t.co/7Vb7IZuoyo — F. della Faille (@fredd) July 23, 2015 Now it’s called… Read More

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Twitter’s Mastering The Emoji, But Are They Missing Out On A Gravy Train? 🍗💵💰🍗

16748508705_2afd2bbfd2_k Today’s one of those completely useless internet fake holiday days. It’s World Emoji Day!
Anyways, emojis can be serious business, or in the case of Twitter…should be serious business.
My colleague Jon Russell pointed out that Twitter might be missing the boat on charging for cool emoji packs like messaging service Line and others do.

Twitter is missing a trick not… Read More

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Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager

twitter-app Twitter today officially announced the launch of its new mobile Ads Manager, which allows users of Twitter’s smartphone applications to track their ad campaigns’ performance – including their impressions, engagements, spend, cost per engagement, and engagement rate – while on the go. The button was recently spotted in the wild, ahead of a formal announcement from… Read More

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