Facebook Said To Rent Space On Madison Avenue

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Google and Facebook are often mentioned in the same breath these days, and now it seems that Facebook, like Google, may be interested in the New York real estate market.  Rumor has it Facebook’s leased some space at 335 Madison Avenue. This isn’t quite as impressive as Google’s $1.9 billion purchase of an entire office building, but Owen Thomas reported …

Microsoft Chalks Up Win With Earnings Report

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The three-month period ending September 30th – which Microsoft almost inexplicably refers to as the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year – was good to the company.  Microsoft shared its earnings report this afternoon, and it beat analysts’ estimates by a large margin. The consensus estimate regarding revenue, for example, was $15.8 billion.  Microsoft reported $16.2 billion, instead.  Then, …

LinkedIn Launched Seven Years Ago Today

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It took a tweet from LinkedIn Senior Director of Corporate Communications Kay Luo for us to find out, but it’s true: LinkedIn turns seven years old today. While LinkedIn was founded in December of 2002, the actual website didn’t launch until May 5, 2003. That makes it older than Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006), YouTube (2005), and even MySpace (August 2003). …

300,000 iPads 3G Sold on Launch Weekend [ESTIMATE]

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So, now that the iPad 3G is finally available, what everyone wants to know is: how well is this thing selling? According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, it’s selling great, pretty much the same as the 3G-less iPad, with about 300,000 sold on launch weekend. Munster surveyed 50 Apple stores to get this number, and judging by what he …

LinkedIn Adds Former Ask.com CEO to Its Board of Directors

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LinkedIn has added Skip Battle, the former CEO of Ask.com and a current board member of Netflix and Expedia.com, to its board of directors. Battle is the first independent director to join LinkedIn. According to Reuters, the 66 year old former executive joined the LinkedIn board several weeks ago, but the addition is only being announced today. The LinkedIn board …

700,000 iPads Sold [REPORT]

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The latest estimates for iPad sales may surprise even the most optimistic Apple watchers: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster puts the number at 600,000-700,000 this weekend, including pre-orders. By comparison, it took Apple more than 70 days to sell 1 million iPhones after the initial launch. Brainstorm Tech writes: In a report to clients issued Saturday night, Munster’s estimated that …

iPad Sold Out

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If you’re looking to pre-order an iPad today, you’ll notice that shipping dates have been pushed back to April 12th. What’s more, Apple has removed the option to pick up your iPad in-store. It appears Apple simply can’t supply the demand for the first week of iPads, writes 9to5Mac, suggesting high demand for the device. How many iPads have been …