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URL :http://blog.wired.com/business/
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Facebook Just Had Another Record Quarter, and It Has Apple to Thank

Facebook deserves a lot of credit for figuring out new ways to make smartphones a true home for its ad products. But over the past three months especially, it's benefitted from a major assist. The post Facebook Just Had Another Record Quarter, and It Has Apple to Thank appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Challenges Twitter at This Year’s Super Bowl With Real-Time Hub, Targeted Ads

The Super Bowl is coming in just a few days, and Facebook wants to command more of your attention during America’s mammoth television event---in more ways than one. The post Facebook Challenges Twitter at This Year’s Super Bowl With Real-Time Hub, Targeted Ads appeared first on WIRED.

Sony Partners With Spotify to Launch Playstation Music

For Sony, it's out with the old, and in with the new. The post Sony Partners With Spotify to Launch Playstation Music appeared first on WIRED.

AT&T Ushers In a New Frontier in Advertising With a Snapchat Video Series

The ad industry's big day may be just around the corner, but today, one major advertiser is hard at work on a much less traditional, and potentially revolutionary, form of advertising. The post AT&T Ushers In a New Frontier in Advertising With a Snapchat Video Series appeared first on WIRED.

The Startup That Helps Companies Fix Their User Experience Problems

UserTesting provides a different kind of user experience platform that aims to make it easier for users to, well, test products. The post The Startup That Helps Companies Fix Their User Experience Problems appeared first on WIRED.

This Wearable Helps You Quit Smoking by Dosing You With Nicotine

Chrono Therapeutics' wearable, which can be worn on the arm or the torso, uses disposable cartridges to deliver varying doses of nicotine to users, ahead of their cravings. It pairs with an app that provides real-time information about the wearable, as well as push alerts that encourage users through the process of quitting. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch Will Ship in April

At Apple's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook finally announced that the highly anticipated Apple Watch would ship in April. The post The Apple Watch Will Ship in April appeared first on WIRE...

FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released a detailed report urging businesses to take concrete steps to protect consumers’ privacy and security. The post FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Rolls Out Online Tool For Testing Ads With Control Groups

Facebook wants to show the world that its ads really work. Today, the social networking giant unveiled a new online tool that will allow advertisers across the globe to test the effectiveness of the ads they post to Facebook. The tool...Show More Summary

Snapchat Is Officially in the News Business With Launch of Discovery

Snapchat's long-awaited news tool, Discovery, is finally here, enabling media outlets to post bite-sized content on the app. The post Snapchat Is Officially in the News Business With Launch of Discovery appeared first on WIRED.

The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private

Facebook is about to be invaded by cat photos. Strike that. Facebook is about to be invaded by even more cat photos. The post The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools

Twitter is more than it was yesterday. And that’s true in more ways than one. Today, the popular social networking service began offering two new tools: one for taking, editing, and sharing videos on your mobile phone (see left), and another for trading private messages among groups of people (see below, left). Show More Summary

How the iPad Went From Massive to ‘Meh’ in 5 Short Years

The genius of the iPad was that Apple realized it didn't have to make a device that people needed---just one they wanted. Now they don't want it so much anymore. The post How the iPad Went From Massive to ‘Meh’ in 5 Short Years appeared first on WIRED.

Uber To Cap Surge Pricing During East Coast Snowstorm

Uber, a ride-hailing startup that lets people book cars using their smartphones, said in an emailed statement Monday it would suspend price surges during the storm, following a policy developed with New York Attorney General Schneiderman last year. The post Uber To Cap Surge Pricing During East Coast Snowstorm appeared first on WIRED.

BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet

"What is internet anyway?" The post BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Launches ‘Lite’ App for Users in the Developing World

Facebook has launched an alternate, slimmed down version of its app called Facebook Lite, designed for low-end Android phones used primarily in the developing world. The post Facebook Launches ‘Lite’ App for Users in the Developing World appeared first on WIRED.

Coinbase Opens ‘First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange in the U.S.’

On Monday morning, Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase launched the first licensed US Bitcoin exchange. The post Coinbase Opens ‘First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange in the U.S.’ appeared first on WIRED.

Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World

On Tuesday, Asana finally came out with a native Android app, with significant upgrades to both its codebase and design. The post Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World appeared first on WIRED.

The Startup That Thinks It Can Dethrone eBay

Twice wants to make selling used stuff online less painful for sellers --- and buying that stuff more fun for buyers. The post The Startup That Thinks It Can Dethrone eBay appeared first on WIRED.

Expedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel Sites

Expedia has agreed to buy Travelocity from its parent company, Sabre Corp., for $280 million, merging two major travel booking sites amidst increasing competition from other players in the space. The post Expedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel Sites appeared first on WIRED.

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