1. Flipboard Has Filed To Raise Another $50M: Flipboard’s 75% jump in the last 6 months has it clocking in at over 70 million monthly active users. And it looks like that is not the only recent bump for the startup: It appears to have quietly raised another $50 million in funding.
2. Google knows where you’ve been, and Your Timeline for Maps shows you: the company has just turned that somewhat creepy bit of info into a new feature called Your Timeline. For Google Maps users on Android and on the web, this feature will let you “visualize your real-world routines” — a less sketchy way of saying you can see everywhere that Google has tracked you with its Location History setting.
3. Spotify introduces curated playlists, Nike+ Running integration: Spotify announced this week it is working with Nike to put the music service’s entire library into the popular Nike+ Running app, which is used to track users’ workout activity. The feature has already rolled out to most users.
4. Yahoo Reports $1.24 Billion In Revenue For Q2 2015, Up 15% YoY: Yahoo announced $1.24 billion in revenue for its Q2 2015 earnings report today, up 15 percent year-over-year. While the company posted a net loss of $22 million, CEO Marissa Mayer said she was “extremely pleased” with Yahoo’s Q2 earnings.
5. Dentyne Truck Follows Food: Dentyne gum and fresh breath is being promoted in the United States in a nationwide tour of the Dentyne Follow Food Truck. In a society seemingly saturated with food trucks, Dentyne’s fresh breath truck is both a cheerfully cheeky nod to foodie culture and a reminder that when great flavors come with bad breath repercussions, Dentyne has you covered.
6. Facebook gets taste of its own medicine, forced to hand over user information to court : In what may be viewed as a blow to civil liberties in the digital age, Facebook has lost its appeal seeking to block a number of New York search warrants. A unanimous ruling by a Manhattan panel of five judges found that the social media giant “does not have the power to ask a judge to throw out search warrants before they have been executed.
7. Microsoft Reports $22.2 Billion In Revenue For Its Q4 2015: Along with Apple and Yahoo, Microsoft reported its quarterly earnings today. For the quarter ending June 30th – Microsoft’s Q4 2015 – company revenues reached $22.2 billion. Microsoft accounted its fourth quarter gains on the performance of its cloud and hardware business.
8. Apple Beats Expectations With $49.6B But iPhone Sales Disappoint Analysts: Apple just announced its fiscal Q3 earnings. The company generally beat analyst expectations with $49.6 billion in revenue and $10.7 billion in net income. However guidance was light and iPhone units underperformed vs. analyst expectations, even though iPhone revenue was up 59 percent over last year.
9. Facebook Pages Get New, YouTube-Like Tools For Publishing & Managing Videos: As Facebook continues its focus on video content, it’s helping Page owners come along for the ride with a new set of tools announced today that will help video publishers control and manage their video content. The upgrade means a new video upload process, and that’s where Page owners will see many of the new tools.
10. Dunkin’ Donuts Is Using 7 Social Platforms to Sell Iced Coffee to Music-Loving Millennials: Dunkin’ Donuts wants to create cool musical buzz with millennials this summer to push its iced coffee products. So it’s playing with enough social-media platforms to outfit a marketing septet: Spotify, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Vine, Facebook and Periscope.
11. LinkedIn Ramps Up In Business Marketing As It Adds Lead Generation To SlideShare: Today LinkedIn is adding something more by way of SlideShare, its site for uploading and sharing presentations. The site is now going to offer paid tools for marketers, with the first focused on lead generation.