Facebook announces update to Safety Check that will let users share reports of what’s happening on the ground and updates its blood donation hub (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

May 1, 2018

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Facebook announces update to Safety Check that will let users share reports of what’s happening on the ground and updates its blood donation hub  —  Facebook today announced an update to its Crisis Response feature that expands the tool from simply allowing you to mark yourself as safe … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Sources: Birchbox sells majority ownership to one of its hedge fund investors, Viking Global, which will invest $15M more, after sale talks with QVC fell apart (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

May 1, 2018

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Sources: Birchbox sells majority ownership to one of its hedge fund investors, Viking Global, which will invest $15M more, after sale talks with QVC fell apart  —  Viking Global Investors is the new majority stakeholder in the beauty startup.  —  After many months of acquisition talks … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Amazon Tells Signal’s Creators To Stop Using Anti-Censorship Tool

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The team behind secure messaging app Signal says Amazon has threatened to kick the app off its CloudFront web service unless Signal drops the anti-censorship practice known as domain-fronting. Google recently banned the practice, which lets developers disguise web traffic to look like it’s coming from a different source, allowing apps like Signal to evade country-level bans. As a result, Signal…

May 1, 2018
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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results (Apple)

May 1, 2018

Apple: Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Revenue Grows 16 Percent and EPS Grows 30 Percent to New March Quarter Records  —  New $100 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced, Dividend Raised by 16 Percent  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ended March 31, 2018. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Snap reports Q1 revenue of $230.7M, vs $244.5M expected; 191M DAUs, up from 187M YoY, marking its lowest-ever growth rate of 2% QoQ; stock drops 15%+ (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

May 1, 2018

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Snap reports Q1 revenue of $230.7M, vs $244.5M expected; 191M DAUs, up from 187M YoY, marking its lowest-ever growth rate of 2% QoQ; stock drops 15%+  —  Snapchat stumbled in its Q1 2018 earnings report amidst a rocky redesign and sustained competition from Facebook, unable to keep up its comeback from last quarter. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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