IBM Reports Higher Than Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Dissapoints

Wall Street Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first quarter financial performance. The company reported higher than expected adjusted profit, on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 straight quarters of declining revenue. The… Read More

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Q&A With The Creators Of ‘High Maintenance’

high-maintenance While they never expected to get famous from High Maintenance, the show has found a devoted following. That in turn led Vimeo to invest in more episodes to appear as part of its paid Vimeo On Demand service. Read More

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YC-Backed Rickshaw Provides An API For Local Deliveries

Rickshaw Dashboard Ever since Uber launched to enable users to hail a ride with a mobile app, any number of on-demand and same-day delivery services have emerged. In most cases, those companies end up building out their own logistics infrastructure and hiring their own delivery drivers.
But why keep reinventing the wheel if the delivery and routing part of the service isn’t a part of your core competency? Read More

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Bitcoin Vs. Wall Street: A Love-Hate Story

bitcoinvsdollar For the first few years, there was no response from Wall Street. The Wall Street Journal didn’t mention bitcoin until a blog post in June 2011. As the bitcoin community waited, advocates and enthusiasts speculated as to why America’s financial strongholds weren’t talking about the digital currency. Did banks not take bitcoin seriously enough to acknowledge it or feel… Read More

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Disney’s Lab Builds Buttons That Work By Manipulating Soundwaves Rather Than Electricity

cmu I’m a fan of Disney’s research labs. Meant largely to help Disney discover new ways to innovate in their parks and products, it’s a seemingly endless stream of crazy thinking. Much of what they build and share is really, really cool, but hard to imagine being used by anyone outside of Disney. This crazy robot that draws massive pictures on the beach? It’s cool as heck,… Read More

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Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

techcrunch-radio1 Another week, another episode of TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM, and this week is no different. We’ll be bringing on the illustrious Anthony Ha from TechCrunch as a co-host while John Biggs is away, as well as guest appearances by Bumble cofounder Whitney Wolfe and a surprise guest judge. Judge for what, you ask? I’m glad you brought it up. For the last half of every TechCrunch… Read More

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HBO Just Bought A New Web Series With Pick Up Of Vimeo’s ‘High Maintenance’

high-maintenance With timing that’s not at all coincidental, HBO today – 4/20 for those in the know – announced it has acquired a web series called “High Maintenance” which follows the adventures of a Brooklyn pot dealer. The online comedy gained notoriety as the first-ever Vimeo Original series when the streaming video site partnered with show creators Ben Sinclair and Katja… Read More

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Y Combinator-Backed Health Insurance Startup SimplyInsured Pulls In $1.75 Million In Seed Funding

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 2.46.25 PM Online health insurance for small businesses platform SimplyInsured has raised a total of $1.75 million in seed funding from Starling Ventures, Altair, NerdWallet co-founders Jake Gibson and Tim Chen, Amee and Adil Chaudry, Sam Melamed and Y Combinator to help “pour gas” on sales of the product.
SimplyInsured launched out of Y Combinator’s winter 2013 batch with the aim of… Read More

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