Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Feb 5, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Ahh, Twitter. Newly minted as a public company. Valued at some $30 billion. But also about to enter that routine that can be painful for a big company of any kind. The quarterly earnings report. At best, Twitter's revenue plan might be called...still emerging. And, here's a place you wouldn't expect to find an award-winning app: A cattle farm in Scotland. The application is, yes, for cattle management. It was designed by teenagers as part of a contest put together by an organization called Apps for Good. 

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What story will Twitter's first earnings report tell?

Feb 5, 2014
As Twitter reports earnings as a public company for the first time, analysts watch for more than just how much money it brought in.

Designing battlefield technology to save lives

Feb 5, 2014
Usually the technology of war is focused on destroying life, but one start up is working on inventions to save it.

Using apps to track cattle in Scotland

Feb 5, 2014
A look at the app designed by Scottish teenagers to help track cattle.

Congress holds hearing data breaches at Target, retailers

Feb 5, 2014
Executives are answering questions about data security.

Ahh, Twitter. Newly minted as a public company. Valued at some $30 billion. But also about to enter that routine that can be painful for a big company of any kind. The quarterly earnings report. At best, Twitter’s revenue plan might be called…still emerging. And, here’s a place you wouldn’t expect to find an award-winning app: A cattle farm in Scotland. The application is, yes, for cattle management. It was designed by teenagers as part of a contest put together by an organization called Apps for Good. 

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