Tesla Motors reports its 2Q earnings Thursday after the market close. In May, Tesla said it expected to deliver roughly 7,500 cars in 2Q; most analysts expect it to meet or slightly beat guidance.
There are two big questions for Thursday’s call with CEO Elon Musk: China and the Gigafactory. Alan Ohnsman at Bloomberg has a good p ...
This week’s bubble-icious rumor: Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant, is reportedly talking with Snapchat about making an investment that would value the Southern California mobile messaging start-up at $10 billion.
Remember when we were all amazed at reports last year that Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel had turned down a Fac ...
The net neutrality debate is about access. But the discussion has evolved, because a few years ago — when all-you-can-eat data was still in — it included talk about data caps. Today, the talk mostly is about Internet fast lanes.
But a new study by the Government Accountability Office — which shows that consumers are resigned to data c ...
Netflix has struck a paid data connection deal with another one of its supposed antagonists.
The company announced Tuesday that it had agreed to pay AT&T for a direct connection between the two companies’ networks. The companies struck the deal back in May and have been working since then to connect their networks.
Opera lovers, hold on to your seats — and your opera glasses. In what’s being billed as a global first, a handful of singers and musicians with the opera company in Cagliari, Sardinia, will don pairs of Google Glass this evening for the first of several performance of Puccini’s Turandot, hoping to bring this operatic gem u ...
Facebook is shutting down its digital Gifts business … even as the social network is continuing to experiment with other forms of e-commerce.
The company has dipped its toe in the retail waters several times: Two years ago, Facebook launched a program that allowed users to buy actual, physical goods – like wine, cupcakes or toys – and ...
Never one to jump too early out of the starting gate, the esteemed and scholarly Oxford English Dictionary (known to the cognoscenti as good-ol' OED) has decided to throw fate to the winds and include the word "tweet'' in its stable Read More →
Another day, another U.S. government surveillance roundup:
• Yahoo became the latest tech company to disclose the number of law-enforcement requests it has received in the past several months. Its magic numbers: 12,000 to 13,000 between December and May. Read More →
Talk about timing!
"Pandora's Promise," a pro-nuclear documentary by director Robert Stone, opened in select theaters June 14. The film, which basically advocates for nuclear energy as a low-carbon solution to the globe's growing energy needs, has been largely Read More →
"I really only want to meet with entrepreneurs under 25. I mean, if you're 30, what are you doing at South by [Southwest]?"
— Alex Banayan, 20, the subject of a profile in the July issue of Fortune that Read More →
A chart of high spirits: Russia tops vodka consumption; India, rum: France, whiskey; Philippines, gin; and United States, tequila. $21 apples, $212 square watermelons and other expensive fruit in Japan, where they're considered luxury gifts. Are Read More →
The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, a two-day conference to showcase the latest and greatest in entrepreneurial ventures and technological innovation, kicked off Monday in Half Moon Bay. The conference, which goes through Tuesday, is one of those Read More →
Today we're serving up quick links to developments in the U.S. government surveillance saga:
• Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — which were reported to be part of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program — have released the number of government Read More →
DreamWorks will produce original TV shows for Netflix, pushing shares of the Los Gatos company considerably higher this morning.
Netflix says the multiyear partnership, which will include shows based on popular movies such as "Shrek" and "The Croods" as Read More →
"More and more, what you're going to see is criminals and other people whose images were taken over the years are digitized, [and] put into these databases, and incidents like Boston will be easier to solve."
— James Albers, Read More →