In Apple’s first 40 years it shipped 1,591,092,250 computers. Wow, right? While tech media tends to undervalue Apple's impact, the Cupertino company has presented an interesting opportunity for long-term Wall Street movers, as Apple has continued to buy back undervalued shares. This data demonstrates that net income will continue to increase as the number of public shares decreases, making Apple's stock the most (long term) consumer friendly EPS on the market.
Wow, wow, wow. If you're into SaaS as an industry or as one of your startup's tools, read this perspective on the hype factor behind the DOMO product. DOMO has about the best marketing of any SaaS company, public or private. Perhaps read this piece from Fortune before digging into this great piece from the Kell Blog.
Thanks to its relationship with e-commerce partner Fanatics, the NFL is positioned to instantly cash in on moments such as Odell Beckham Jr.'s 2014 catch, writes Darren Rovell. This partnership will be incredible to watch in real time. Can you imagine a Fanatics "You like that!" shirt sold 15 minutes after last season's regular-season Redskins presser?
Say what you want, how you want. That's how Snapchat's reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching today. It's becoming tougher and tougher to call Snapchat child's play.
You may have seen Reed Albergotti’s recent article. Here is the clarification from the Dropcam Team's leader and founder emeritus - Greg Duffy. Rarely do we see former-founders retort like Duffy's done here.
Dating app Lulu has done away with the ratings feature that made it (in)famous. Did Lulu abandon the ratings system because of bad optics? Alexandra Chong (CEO) says no. “The experience of Lulu was, it was becoming less taboo and more normal to meet people online. And with that, we wanted to empower women with a tool that helped them do their research," she says.
In July, Eric Wahlforss revealed that the company he cofounded, SoundCloud, had plans to launch a subscription service as a means of generating more revenue. Fast-forward nine months later, and it’s now here to take on Tidal, Spotify, and Apple Music. Called SoundCloud Go, it allows the service’s 175 million monthly listeners to access a catalog of 125 million tracks from 12 million creators.
The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight." An Ideal Conceal prototype is slated for June, with sales beginning in October. The gun is listed for $395. Over 4,000 have been pre-ordered, thus far.
A Boston-based private-equity firm has invested in Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Castanea Partners becomes a part owner of the privately held ice-cream maker alongside founder Jeni Britton Bauer, her husband Charly Bauer and CEO John Lowe.
In a saturated market, recognition is critical to success. Here are three young companies that are ripe for discovery by investors. One thing is consistent, they each have a very strong organic audience.
A niche product industry is over-saturating quickly .aden is a new smart luggage company aiming to change the future of travel. All Raden bags are equipped with an integrated scale, built-in-charger and location awareness technology. Customers are able to use a sleek companion app to track their case and attain relevant information about one's travels.
Fashion’s digital start-ups are going to have more trouble raising eye-popping sums of money from the suddenly cautious venture capital crowd. With valuations drying up, brands are left to either self-fund or to find a way to attract a well-converting audience.
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