Snapchat With Bernie, Hillary and Jeb – Netflix and Google Beat the Street
The Snapchat Elections Begin With Bernie, Hillary and Jeb
In 2008, it was the Google election. 2012 was Twitter’s turn as the
campaign centerpiece. Facebook populism rang in the ’14 midterms.
And now, as 2016 approaches, prepare for the presidential politics
Enter Bernie Sanders, the lefty, 73-year-old Democratic contender
chasing Hillary Clinton in the polls. On Friday, the honorable
Independent senator from Vermont made his debut on the mobile app
(though judging from his expression, he doesn’t look entirely
comfortable with the medium yet).
Netflix Beats Its Own Numbers, Adds 3.3 Million Subscribers, and Wall Street Cheers
It added another 3.3 million subscribers — well above the 2.5
million it had projected last quarter. Netflix now has 63 million
paid subscribers worldwide, and Wall Street is happy: Shares are up
10 percent in after-hours trading.
Netflix’s subscriber wins came both in the U.S. and in the rest of
the world, where the company is really banking on new growth. It
added 900,000 subscribers in the U.S. (it had projected 600,000)
and 2.37 million internationally (it had projected 1.9 million).
Fun nugget: Netflix says that three days after the new season of
“Orange Is the New Black” debuted, the company streamed a record
number of hours of video worldwide, even though it was competing
with the season finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the NBA
Google’s New CFO Delivers the Goods, Beats Analyst Expectations
Google shares surged at the opening of Friday trading a day after
the company reported earnings, adding a total of $52 billion in
market capitalization in the largest single-day gain ever,
according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Stop Everything: You Might Actually Want a New iPod Touch
It’s basically an iPhone 6 in a small case, and lower price.
Apple Continues Hiring Automotive Experts, Possibly for Rumored ‘Titan’ Car Project
Apple recently made a major automotive hire that hints at the
company’s continued work on an electric car, reports The Wall
Street Journal. The company hired Doug Betts, who previously served
as the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group, where he was
the global head of operations leading product service and quality.
Apple reportedly has hundreds of employees working on developing an
electric vehicle and has been recruiting talent from the automotive
industry and other car-related fields, poaching employees from
companies like Tesla, Ford, and GM. Rumors have thus far disagreed
on whether Apple is focusing on self-driving capabilities for the
BaDoink Hands out VR Cardboard Headsets So You’ll Buy Virtual Reality Porn
Porn’s role in the tech vanguard is no secret. It has served as the
tip of the spear of tech platforms since forever
BaDoink, one of a handful of pioneer VR porn companies, is handing
out free virtual reality headsets to the public. In a surprise to
nobody, the company ran out of its first 10,000 headsets within 24
hours. The company put in another order for 20,000 more goggles to
give to customers.
Don’t expect an Oculus Rift in the mail. BaDoink is shipping the
far cheaper cardboard headsets, modeled on Google Cardboard which
retails for roughly $20. The goal is to seed the community with the
gear necessary to run BaDoink’s virtual reality application to buy
porn flicks to watch through Cardboard.