CrunchWeek: Apple’s Large Quarter, Snapchat Uncover, And Newsweek’s Cowl Fail
In the present day’s episode of CrunchWeek is a really particular milestone for us right here at TechCrunch, marking the one hundredth time we’ve met as much as casually speak concerning the week’s most fascinating information. To commemorate the occasion, Colleen Taylor and TechCrunch Co-Editor Alexia Tsosis reminisced about the primary episode of the present.
We then went on to speak about information large enough for our hundredth episode: Apple’s “holy cow they blew it out of the water oh my goooooosh” earnings report this week. Huge takeaways: extra iPhones bought in 1 / 4 than ever earlier than, large adoption in China and Japan, and strong efficiency throughout its different product strains.
In non-Cupertino information, Snapchat made an enormous media play this week with the launch of Uncover. Working with companions like Yahoo, Vice, and CNN, Snapchat now allows you to watch brief clips interspersed with advertisements, up to date every day. It’s an fascinating expertise that manages to really feel totally different from merely stumbling upon a video in your Fb or Twitter feed.
We additionally chatted about Newsweek’s controversial new cowl. Whereas it’s essential to speak about variety in tech, mainstream media retailers have a tendency to color a picture of sexism within the Valley that typically doesn’t mirror the actual issues confronted by ladies within the business.