Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds – Apple Insider
A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay...
02 mars 2016 à 18h41
Google accounts show 11 billion euros moved via low tax ‘Dutch sandwich’ in 2014 – Reuters Business
AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - Google moved 10.7 billion euros ($12 billion) through the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2014, as part of a structure which allows it to earn most of its foreign income tax free...
19 février 2016 à 18h39
Uber is losing $1 billion a year in China – CNNMoney
Uber is bleeding $1 billion a year in China as competition heats up with rival taxi app Didi Kuaidi...
19 février 2016 à 14h19
Elon Musk says he ‘feels good’ as Tesla forecasts first profits – The Guardian – IT
After several ‘excruciating’ financial months that included $67m in unplanned costs, the electric car maker says it will start making money this yearElon Musk, chief executive of electric luxury car maker Tesla Motors, promised investors on Wednesday that the company will start making money this year, sending its shares up sharply despite a wider fourth-quarter loss. Tesla shares rose more than 10% in after-hours trading after the company forecast a 60-80% increase in vehicle sales this year, and promised it would turn a profit on an adjusted basis. It will start generating positive cash flow in March. Continue reading...
11 février 2016 à 14h05
Disney Earnings: Why ESPN Has to Get Back in the Game – WSJ Media & Marketing
In Disney’s quarterly results, the cord-cutting phenomenon and its impact on ESPN will likely overshadow success from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”...
09 février 2016 à 18h17
Après des rumeurs de rachat, l’action Twitter bondit – Journal du Geek
Selon The Information un investisseur réputé et un fonds ont envisagé de racheter Twitter pour restructurer le groupe, causant un envol de son titre de plus de 10 % à la Bourse de New York. Alors que Twitter traverse une crise et a vu 5 de ses cadres démissionner récemment, le groupe n’en attire pas...
03 février 2016 à 18h01
Apple is the only big tech company complaining about the global economy (AAPL, FB, AMZN) – Silicon Alley
This week was huge for tech company earnings.
Amazon, Facebook, and Apple all reported highly-anticipated quarterly results.
The results were mixed, with both Apple and Amazon disappointing compared to expectations.
Facebook, meanwhile, crushed estimates and its stock rocketed to an all-time.
The most interesting part, however, wasn't just the numbers but what each companies' executives had to say on their respective earnings calls.
Apple took the opportunity to highlight the weakness in the macroeconomic environment, saying this factor slowed sales of iPhones and other products enough to impact the bottom line.
"Our results are particularly impressive, given the challenging global macroeconomic environment," said CEO Tim Cook. "We're seeing extreme conditions unlike anything we've experienced before just about everywhere we look."
Since Apple was the first to report on Tuesday, both Amazon and Facebook's executive teams fielded questions on the macroeconomic outlook...
29 janvier 2016 à 18h27
Yahoo’s layoffs begin in Latin America as it shuts down offices in Mexico and Argentina (YHOO) – Silicon Alley
Yahoo shut down its offices in Mexico and Argentina, TechCrunch reported Thursday, in what looks to be a sign that it may be kicking off the recently reported layoff plans across the company.
The report said that despite the closures Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Yahoo will still keep its presence in the Latin American market with outposts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Coral Gables, Florida, still in operation.
It didn't disclose how many Yahoo employees will be affected, but Business Insider previously reported that Yahoo is prepping for a company-wide layoff affecting at least 10% of its workforce, which is more than 1,000 people.
This isn't the first time Yahoo has downsized its overseas operations. It shut down offices in India, China, and some parts of Europe over the past 18 months.
Yahoo is under pressure to sell its core business and make big changes across its management and overall strategy. Just last week, it was reported that Yahoo had re ...
28 janvier 2016 à 19h40
EU considers investigation into Google’s £130 million tax deal – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
Just days after Google reached an agreement to pay £130 million ($185 million USD) in back taxes to the UK, the European Competition Commissioner has said that she will be “willing to investigate” the agreements if someone complains. Talking to the BBC today, Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s Competition Commissioner said that “If we find that there is something to be concerned about if someone writes to us and says, well, this is maybe not as it should be then we will take a look.” As it turns out, someone has: both the Labour and SNP parties plan to write such letters. Google, Apple…
28 janvier 2016 à 19h18
Apple Highlights Its Services, in a Nod to Wall Street – WSJ Technology News
Apple revealed its services revenue for the first time, in a bid to win a higher valuation from Wall Street...
27 janvier 2016 à 19h23
Viacom: un fonds activiste réclame le remplacement de toute la direction – Romandie
San Francisco (awp/afp) - Un fonds d'investissement réclame le remplacement de l'intégralité de la direction et du conseil d'administration du groupe de médias américain Viacom, à commencer par le principal actionnaire Sumner Redstone, dont...
20 janvier 2016 à 17h23
Rupert Murdoch announces engagement to Jerry Hall in UK newspaper – Mashable
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall have announced their engagement after four months of dating.
The 84-year-old Australian, who is behind the News Corporation media empire, announced his plans to marry the 59-year-old Texan on his publication The Times
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In the "Births, Deaths and Marriages" section of the UK newspaper, an ad read: "Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger are delighted to announce their engagement."...
12 janvier 2016 à 18h07
Core Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees December revenues down 20 percent – Apple Insider
Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- saw its revenues drop approximately 20 percent in December, on top of missing full-year sales predictions from analysts...
11 janvier 2016 à 18h53
“60 minutes » fait un tour d’Apple et de ses endroits cachés – MacGeneration
L'émission américaine 60 Minutes et son présentateur Charlie Rose ont rendu visite à Apple et discuté avec quelques-un de ses principaux dirigeants : Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Jony Ive, Angela Ahrendts, Dan Riccio ou encore l'un de ses responsables techniques, Graham Townsend en charge de l'équipe "Camera Hardware". La Chine, la vie privée, le design… plusieurs thèmes ont été abordés. La traditionnelle réunion du lundi entre les membres de la direction — Cliquer pour agrandir Confidentialité Tim Cook a réitéré le fait qu'un utilisateur ne devrait pas avoir à choisir entre être sûr de pouvoir garder ses données confidentielles et se conformer à des exigences de sécurité nationale « Nous sommes en Amérique. Nous devrions avoir les deux ». Si les autorités obtienne...
21 décembre 2015 à 16h34
Apple to launch Apple Pay in China, take on Alibaba, Tencent – Reuters Business
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it will launch its payment service in China as soon as 2016, pitting it against entrenched Chinese rivals Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings ...
18 décembre 2015 à 11h47
Les eurodéputés prônent l’ubérisation de l’économie – EurActiv.fr
Les membres du Parlement européen ont soutenu les entreprises comme Uber lors d’un débat intense sur l’économie collaborative, et ont appelé les autorités des régulations à encourager leur développement en Europe...
17 décembre 2015 à 9h55
Uber Is Raising Another Couple Billion, At A $62.5 Billion Valuation – Techcrunch
Rideshare platform Uber is looking to raise $2.1 billion. Uber is the most valuable technology company on paper, at a current $50 billion valuation. The additional funding would bring those figures up to $62.5 billion in value. Compare that to Uber’s U.S. rival Lyft, rumored to be raising half a billion at a $4 billion valuation. Lyft is aggressively spending to compete with…
04 décembre 2015 à 17h48
Mark Zuckerberg explains why he didn’t give his Facebook billions to charity – The Verge
Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg made the surprise announcement that he, along with his wife Priscilla Chan, would be donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares — worth around $45 billion — to the causes of "advancing human potential" and "promoting equality." The gesture appeared altruistic, but some have criticized the way Zuckerberg is using the money, giving it to a limited liability company rather than a charitable foundation. Now Zuckerberg has responded to those complaints, posting another message that attempts to explain why he set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and what he and his wife want to do with the money.
"The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is structured as an LLC rather than a traditional foundation," he writes...
04 décembre 2015 à 17h18
Les actionnaires de Nokia valident l’acquisition d’Alcatel-Lucent – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT
La fusion entre Alcatel-Lucent et Nokia a été approuvée à l’unanimité par les actionnaires de l’entreprise finlandaise, ouvrant la voie à la naissance d’un géant européen des télécoms. Prochaine étape, l’offre publique d’échange d’actions Alcatel-Lucent convertibles...
03 décembre 2015 à 16h58
A surprisingly large number of startup founders are pessimistic about raising money now – Silicon Alley
While startup founders are typically optimistic both about their technologies and the future, a new survey of startups in 2015 from First Round Capital found a surprising number of founders who are expecting fundraising to get a lot harder in the next few months. "Some of these findings showed more of a lack of optimism, or more pessimism is a better way of saying it, than we'd been expecting," said Josh Kopelman, a partner at First Round. If you had asked Kopelman in advance how many founders thought it would be harder to raise money, he would have said it would be 60 to 70 percent that would find it harder. Instead the results showed 95 percent of seed-stage, 97 percent of Series A, and 99 percent of late-stage founders thought it would either remain the same or get harder to raise money. "When you only see one percent of late stage founders thinking it’s going to be easier, that’s a pretty extreme measure on the pessimism scale and that...
02 décembre 2015 à 19h25
Brad Pitt Thinks ‘There’s Something Seriously Wrong’ With America’s Financial System – The Wrap
Brad Pitt learned a thing or two while filming “The Big Short,” and thinks that nothing much has changed in the American financial system since the 2008 real-estate crash.
“There’s something seriously wrong, you talk to the experts now and they say nothing’s changed,” the actor told People at the New York City premiere of the drama. “The entitlement to make money without responsibility still exists, it’s alive and well. And the same practices are still going on, only in different arenas. But nothing’s changed. That’s a problem.”
In the film, based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis, a group of outsiders see the crash coming and bet against it, winning big. But Pitt realized that many people were negatively affected by the crash and is “angry that so many people lost their homes...
25 novembre 2015 à 17h51
Parrot précise son augmentation de capital de 300 millions d’euros – Europe1 – Economie
Henri Seydoux, la Banque publique d'investissement ainsi que le fonds IDG Capital Partners vont entrer au capital de Parrot...
24 novembre 2015 à 13h38
VIVENDI : BlackRock au-dessus des 5% du capital – Capital
L'Autorité des marchés financiers a indiqué que BlackRock, agissant pour le compte de clients et de fonds dont elle assure la gestion, a déclaré avoir franchi en hausse, le 12 novembre 2015, les seuils de 5%...
19 novembre 2015 à 16h17
Europe’s most successful Kickstarter project has imploded – Silicon Alley
Europe's most successful Kickstarter project is closing its doors. The Zano mini-drone, which raised more than £2.3 million by the time its crowdfunding campaign ended in January 2015, is no more. It was a neat idea: A drone that can fit in the palm of your hand, with sensors that help it automatically detect objects and follow you, along with a camera mounted on the front. No piloting skill was necessary. All in all, 12,075 people backed it (at varying levels) on Kickstarter, with the "first edition" version going for £189. The devices have begun being manufactured, and some early shipments were sent out, but they will now never make their way to the majority of the people who coughed up for them. The company behind the Zano, Torquing Group, says it is pursuing a "creditors' voluntary liquidation," according to the BBC. The company told backers that "having explored all options known to us, and after seeking professional advice, we have made the difficult...
19 novembre 2015 à 15h35
Le spécialiste des drones Parrot veut lever jusqu’à 300 millions d’euros – Les Echos
Le spécialiste de l'électronique grand public compte lever une augmentation de capital massive...
18 novembre 2015 à 18h44
Apple is taking 94% of profits in the entire smartphone industry (AAPL, GOOG) – Silicon Alley
Apple has a tiny market share of the smartphone industry — but it is making some truly massive profits. The Cupertino company was responsible for just 13.5% of smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. Despite this, it is taking the vast, vast majority of profits in the industry — a staggering 94%. That figure comes via a new research note from financial services company Cannacord Genuity. Samsung comes in a distant second, making 11%. Yes, that adds up to 105%, because other handsets makers have either failed to make a profit or actively lost money. It's a big jump on a year prior: In Q3 of 2014, Apple made 85% of profits in the industry. Canaccord does caution that its figures may not be perfectly accurate. "Given the ramp of Chinese OEM smartphone volumes and particularly strong Q2/2015 smartphone market share gains for Huawei, we note our industry profit analysis excludes a large portion of this group of OEMs gaining...
17 novembre 2015 à 12h48
Tesla steals Google’s Jason Wheeler for CFO role – Venture Beat
During its third quarter earnings call, Tesla revealed the latest edition to its executive team. Google vice president of finance, Jason Wheeler, is joining Tesla as its chief financial officer. Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja announced in June that he would be retiring from the company by the end of the year. Stock prices were down ever...
04 novembre 2015 à 14h44
Kickstarter’s CEO says we need to overhaul the way we do business – Quartz
I’m listening to Yancey Strickler, founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, with a growing sense of wonder. He looks understated: smiling, wearing spectacles,…
03 novembre 2015 à 12h21
Apple partners with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada in 2015, 3 more countries in 2016 – Apple Insider
Apple will partner with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada by the end of the year and Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain over the course of 2016, CEO Tim Cook revealed during a quarterly conference call on Tuesday...
28 octobre 2015 à 18h28
Study: Apple Pay has more Gen X users than Millennials, but adoption slowing – Apple Insider
A study from Phoenix Marketing International says Apple Pay is still picking up users one year after launch, and recently saw a bump in usage rates from Gen X card holders, but overall growth is quickly reaching a plateau...
27 octobre 2015 à 13h43