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Two years after going public, Square is now worth more than Twitter

2017-11-18T03:01:01+00:00

Jack Dorsey’s payments company has edged past Jack Dorsey’s tweeting company. Jack Dorsey’s “other” company, Square, is now worth more than Twitter. As of this afternoon, the mobile payments firm had a market value of $16.5 billion — more than a billion dollars above Twitter’s market cap, according to FactSet. Dorsey, who founded Square in [...]

Two years after going public, Square is now worth more than Twitter 2017-11-18T03:01:01+00:00

Women in tech see today’s Stitch Fix IPO as a milestone

2017-11-18T03:00:59+00:00

Founder and CEO Katrina Lake is the first woman to take an internet company public this year. On the day Stitch Fix publicly filed paperwork for its long-awaited IPO, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss had a simple message for the company’s 34-year-old founder and chief executive, Katrina Lake. Katrina Lake, my hero. @stitchfix— Emily Weiss (@EmilyWWeiss) [...]

Women in tech see today’s Stitch Fix IPO as a milestone 2017-11-18T03:00:59+00:00

Recode Daily: It’s suddenly sale season for digital media companies

2017-11-18T03:00:58+00:00

Plus, this week it’s Comcast that wants to buy part of 21st Century Fox, Williams-Sonoma buys an AR startup for its shopping experiences, and wearable books. It’s sale season for digital media companies: Univision is selling a minority stake in the Gawker Media sites it bought via bankruptcy auction last year. Univision wants to keep [...]

Recode Daily: It’s suddenly sale season for digital media companies 2017-11-18T03:00:58+00:00

Will we ever stop using passwords?

2017-11-18T03:00:56+00:00

1Password’s Jeffrey Goldberg answers your questions about security and password management on Too Embarrassed to Ask. On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode spoke to Jeffrey Goldberg, 1Password’s Defender Against the Dark Arts — and yes, that is his real title. Password managers like 1Password create hard-to-guess passwords [...]

Will we ever stop using passwords? 2017-11-18T03:00:56+00:00

Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake is the only woman to lead a tech IPO this year

2017-11-18T03:00:55+00:00

Fewer than 8 percent of all U.S. IPOs this year were led by women. In 2017, a woman-led IPO is still rare. In tech, it’s nearly nonexistent. That makes Katrina Lake — the founder and CEO taking Stitch Fix public today — especially notable. Stitch Fix is an online retailer that provides personalized styling services. [...]

Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake is the only woman to lead a tech IPO this year 2017-11-18T03:00:55+00:00

Comcast wants to buy Fox’s international biz, but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first

2017-11-17T03:00:57+00:00

The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor. Last week, we heard Disney was talking to 21st Century Fox about a Big Media Deal. This week, it’s Comcast and Fox. Comcast is interested in parts of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire that includes major content franchises like “Avatar” [...]

Comcast wants to buy Fox’s international biz, but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first 2017-11-17T03:00:57+00:00

Univision wants to sell a piece of the Gawker sites it bought last year

2017-11-17T03:00:56+00:00

The TV network wants a minority investor to put $200 million into its Fusion Media Group. In 2016, Univision bought almost all of the Gawker Media sites. Now it’s selling a stake in them. Univision is asking investors to spend up to $200 million to buy a minority stake in Fusion Media Group, Univision’s millennial-focused [...]

Univision wants to sell a piece of the Gawker sites it bought last year 2017-11-17T03:00:56+00:00

Williams-Sonoma is buying a 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup for $112 million

2017-11-17T03:00:54+00:00

The deal marks the first technology acquisition under CEO Laura Alber. Williams-Sonoma, the home furnishings company that also owns the West Elm and Pottery Barn retailers, has agreed to acquire the San Jose-based startup Outward for $112 million in cash, the companies just announced. Five-year-old Outward specializes in replicating physical products in high-quality 3-D imagery [...]

Williams-Sonoma is buying a 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup for $112 million 2017-11-17T03:00:54+00:00