Each week we scour the Twitter-sphere and pull popular opinions on breaking tech news. Let’s get you up to speed.
1) Apple to acquire Beats for $3.2B.
— Techmeme (@Techmeme) May 12, 2014
— VentureBeat (@VentureBeat) May 12, 2014
Why the Apple-Beats deal makes sense, & why it doesn't: http://t.co/tTXz5vabQL
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 11, 2014
2) Alibaba files for IPO
Alibaba, the e-commerce giant with more sales than Amazon and eBay combined, just filed for its IPO http://t.co/Hd3rF3qPke
— The Verge (@verge) May 7, 2014
— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) May 7, 2014
If Alibaba's IPO meets expectations, it could revive Wall Street's appetite for tech offerings http://t.co/KzWA8whvO1
— WIRED (@WIRED) May 7, 2014
3) Quora joining Y-Combinator’s S14 batch.
welcome quora! http://t.co/bEZQ22u5XY
— Sam Altman (@sama) May 9, 2014
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) May 11, 2014
— Techmeme (@Techmeme) May 11, 2014
Quora is joining YC. I hear 500 Startups lost that deal, but is now in late stage negotiations with Yahoo Answers.
— Startup L. Jackson (@StartupLJackson) May 9, 2014
4) Facebook going after YouTube
Facebook pages now have built-in analytics, allowing brands to see who is watching their videos and for how long. http://t.co/w4nrTpk07a
— Percolate (@percolate) May 6, 2014
Facebook ramping up video analytics. Long way to climb to compete with YouTube. Preferential treatment in news feed? http://t.co/Q2nv04gddm
— Dan Harbison (@darbison) May 6, 2014
Facebook Debuts New Video Analytics: Why Brands Should Pay Attention – http://t.co/Am3LEWCw9h
— Simply Measured (@simplymeasured) May 7, 2014
And for fun…
5) @jack’s Mother’s Day shoutout.
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) May 11, 2014
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