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Apple's Record 4Q 2015 Results: $11.1 Billion Profit on $51.5 Billion Revenue

Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2015, setting a number of company records. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $51.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $42.1 …

Markets

The mysterious startup that raised $500 million from Google has an insanely cool website

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality startup that raised $542 million from Google, has one of the coolest websites in the world.<p>In case you …

Augmented Reality

I met Steve Jobs, and the movie gets its subject wrong

In 1984, a few months after he introduced the groundbreaking Macintosh computer,<p>Steve Jobsmet with me in a student cafeteria at the University of Texas. He wasn’t famous yet; if anybody recognized him, they didn’t show it.<p>We talked about his new machine. The conversation was pleasant enough until I …

Tattoo-like electronic health patches are now easy to make

However much you like the idea of a wearable electronic patch monitoring (or improving) your health, it's not all that practical. Making just one patch using current tech can take days, and you'd better believe that the result will be expensive. University of Texas researchers may have licked this …

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

Adblock extension sells to mystery buyer

Adblock, a popular extension for blocking advertising in Chrome and Safari with more than 40 million users, was quietly sold today.<p>The extension displayed a popup on October 1 saying that it is now allowing EyeO’s acceptable advertising — which allows advertisers to buy their way onto the whitelist …

Digital Advertising

GitHub reveals new desktop version, replacing its Windows and Mac apps

GitHub has released a unified desktop version for Mac and Windows today, replacing the apps it has for both platforms.<p>The aptly named GitHub Desktop will automatically replace the apps if you are already using them and can be used alongside GitHub Enterprise.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is …

Apps

Google Shares Spike 6% After ‘Alphabet’ Restructuring

Google just announced a big restructuring of the company, sending shares up about 6 percent in extended trading. After the announcement, shares of Google rose 5 percent, but have since risen even further.<p>As part of the restructuring, Larry page is now the new CEO of a parent company called …

Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO

In a blog post today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced a massive restructuring of the company, instituting Sundar Pichai as CEO and shifting himself and co-founder Sergey Brin to a larger holding company called Alphabet. As CEO and President of Alphabet, Page and Brin will oversee Google as …

198m people are blocking ads, costing publishers $22b this year

No surprise here: adblocking is on the rise in 2015, having gone up by 41 percent since last year.<p>A report published by PageFair and Adobe shows that nearly 200 million people currently use adblocking tools, and it’s estimated that this will cost publishers more than $21.8 billion in lost …

Digital Advertising

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Mike Geyer Contributor<p>Mike Geyer is the director of evangelism and emerging technology at Autodesk.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup<p>Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups …

Apple.com, One Of The World’s Biggest Stores, Gets A Redesign

A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab, and the ‘store.apple.com’ domain entirely. This is an enormous change for one of the biggest online retail stores in the world.<p>The buying experience is now woven into the site as a whole, with purchasing buttons and …

eCommerce

BitTorrent Sync simplifies its file sharing tools on Android and iOS

BitTorrent Sync is getting an update on Android and iOS that’ll make it a lot more useful for power users on the go.<p>Previously, you had to open the Sync app before adding items, which could only be uploaded to a folder that lived within your camera roll on iOS or your local file system on Android. …

Apps

Lexus Unveils Its Working Hoverboard

At the only skatepark where it works<p>Lexus just unveiled what is by all appearances a working hoverboard. This concept was teased about way back in June. Every story about it comes with an obligatory reference to <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, that 1989 film set in the distant and far-off future of …

Hoverboards

Amazon snaps up former 'Top Gear' trio for new motoring show

Amazon has announced that it's signed a deal with ousted <i>Top Gear</i> presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for a new motoring show. The stars of the popular BBC franchise left the program earlier this year when Clarkson was fired as a consequence of punching a producer. Almost …

Top Gear

Apple and BMW have been exploring partnerships on cars

Apple and BMW may eventually have more in common than just some features in your car's infotainment system. Sources for both <i>Reuters</i> and <i>Manager Magazin</i> understand that the two companies have had "exploratory talks," including a trip by Apple executives to Leipzig to see how BMW builds the i3. Apple …

Forget the Apple Watch — this timepiece will change everything

Bravado aside, Ive has a point.<p>The Swiss watch industry has to be concerned about what a computer on the wrist means for its business. Even if it doesn't spell the end for the luxury watch, Ive's product makes it clear that we're living in a new era for the timepiece and there's no going back.<p>But …

Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion

Palantir, the makers of a data analytics platform used by government agencies, law enforcement, as well as financial, insurance, retail and healthcare industries, has confirmed by way of an SEC filing that it has raised an additional $450 million in a new round of funding. The filing indicates the …

How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

A<p>mazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the …

Augmented Reality

Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal

Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain out of sending things from point A to B. Now it looks like Amazon is preparing to one-up their respective concepts. …

MyTape Is A Video-Sharing App To Capture And See The World Around You

Meet MyTape, a brand new social app for iOS centered around video. On MyTape, you follow people, shoot videos and watch stuff around you. It’s a sort of mash-up between Periscope, Frontback and Snapchat stories, and it will be interesting to see whether this new social app can find its …

Nokia's HERE maps sold to car manufacturers for $3 billion

After weeks of rumors surrounding the sale of Nokia’s HERE maps, the company has confirmed today that it’s sold the product to a group of car manufacturers for $3 billion (€2.8 billion).<p>AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG formed a consortium to purchase the mapping unit from Nokia.<p>The company said …

Alcatel-Lucent

Amazon signs Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond, and May for new show

Former <i>Top Gear</i> presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have signed up for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime, set to air in 2016. The news ends months of speculation about the trio's future on TV after the BBC refused to renew Clarkson's contract following a "fracas" during …

Apple Music reaches reported 10 million subscribers during free trial

If industry reports are to be believed, Apple Music has pulled in 10 million subscribers less than a month after the streaming service launched to considerable fanfare, and some early criticism.<p>Music website Hits Daily Double quotes multiple anonymous sources for the figure, which arrives during …

Apple patents Apple TV remote with Touch ID

Entering passwords to log into Netflix could become a thing of the past after a patent for an Apple TV remote complete with fingerprint scanner emerged<p>Apple has been granted a patent for an Apple TV remote with inbuilt Touch ID sensor, allowing users to use their biometric data to enter TV …

IFTTT just released a bunch of open source mobile frameworks

IFTTT, a service that triggers actions between your favorite apps, launched its own suite of productivity tools this year. It’s now open sourced five frameworks for mobile developers, which were used to build the company’s Do range of apps.<p>There are a couple of keyframe-based animation frameworks …

Self-driving cars get their own city in Michigan

The 32-acre site on the university's campus officially opened Monday. The $10 million testing ground will be run by the Mobility Transformation Center, a partnership between the university, state and federal governments and auto and technology companies.<p>The site has many familiar features of urban …

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

TVShow Time Releases Sleek New App For Its Community Of TV Addicts

At first, TVShow Time was just a calendar to keep track of your favorite TV shows. Now, TVShow Time is one of the best community of TV addicts on the Internet. The French startup is well aware of that, and just launched a major 5.0 update to its mobile app to showcase the best content created by …

From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

“HELL YEAH WE'RE USING @SlackHQ AT WORK I. LOVE. SLACK.”<p>“Dear @SlackHQ, I love you. Yours, Dan”<p>“@SlackHQ YOU COMPLETE ME”<p>You’ve probably heard about …

Product Management