“Let’s put it in perspective,” Cook told analysts and investors. “Our revenues there were $4.9 billion for the quarter … which is 14 percent of the company. A few years ago that was hundreds of millions — we’ve grown our business significantly.”
Not too many years ago, Pandora and Evernote were tiny startups with uncertain futures. But these companies anticipated growth and made steps to prepare their infrastructure for rapid adoption.
Guest Post The US is a global leader in Internet and smartphone penetration and use, but the rest of the world is catching up fast. With a good part of the growth for consumer products happening abroad, the question isn’t if you should go global with your startup, but how and when.
Dogs, stumps, pup tents and bikes, the new HootSuite offices in Vancouver has them all. And then some.
Guest Post When scaling a company, it’s the easy things that become most difficult. Bigger teams often mean bigger headaches.
Guest Post I believe we’re on the threshold of far greater growth — growth that will impact more people, in more age groups, and across more industries than ever before.
Editor’s Pick At Startup Grind in Mountain View, Dave McClure drops pearls of wisdom (and profanity) about what it takes to build a successful startup.
Editor’s Pick Seven startups will come together with expert “growth hackers” to address challenges in distribution and acquisition.
What counts as a startup? Paul Graham has a deceptively simple answer: It’s a tool for generating rapid, exponential growth. But that’s not the only kind of startup.
We’ve been reporting on a lot of very cool tech and gaming projects that have found huge success on the New York-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter this year. The site, which never had a million dollar project before 2012, keeps breaking its own records, with the Pebble smartwatch, which has now raised more than $5 million, leading the pack.
Streaming music service Spotify has over 2.5 million paying subscribers — a 25 percent increase since September, the startup announced today.
Streaming music service Spotify now has over five million active monthly users after announcing its new integration with giant social network Facebook at the f8 developer conference Sept. 22 — up from 3.4 million users, reports Evolver.fm.
Twitter is adding to its network of data centers with a new East Coast location that should help the service keep pace with its over 100 million (and growing) active daily users, reports Data Center Knowledge.
Google plans to increase the number of celebrity members on its new Google+ social network by developing a way to verify their identities, reports CNN.
Google CEO Larry Page said 550,000 devices running Google’s mobile operating system Android are activated daily during the company’s Q2 earnings call today.
Massively popular social network Facebook has reached a total of 750 million active users per month, reports TechCrunch.
Enterprise cloud-storage provider Box.net is preparing to move into new quarters, a larger office space located between Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills, VentureBeat has learned. Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie confirmed the move in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.
The last five months have been very good for community news sharing site Reddit, which reported huge traffic growth on its official blog today.
Facebook may be close to reaching 700 million users, but its overall growth slowed in May for the second month. The popular social network is still adding users in developing countries, but is now shedding users in places that have had Facebook for a while, according to Inside Facebook.
Popular mobile check-in application Foursquare today announced that it grew 3400% in 2010. The company now stands at 6 million users.