After a decade, Dropbox quietly files for a public stock offering

Just a week after Spotify quietly filed to become a public company, it looks like another hot tech firm is doing the same. According to Bloomberg, Dropbox has just made its own filing to become an IPO in the US. The cloud-based file sharing company w…
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Gone in 2 hours: OnePlus 5T Sandstone White is already out of stock

The new Sandstone White variant of the OnePlus 5T went on sale yesterday, and the stock depleted very quickly. According to the Chinese company, the device went out of stock in less than a couple of hours. Gone in less than 2 hours! Thanks for the #SandstoneWhite love, everyone. pic.twitter.com/sH6Y3rjUWG— OnePlus (@oneplus) January 10, 2018 There’s no information on exactly how many units were up for grabs, so we’ll hold back on saying that the model has taken OnePlus fans by storm. There’s also currently no word on if and when the $ 560 phone will go on sale again. Source

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Domino’s Pizza’s stock price grew faster than Amazon’s, Apple’s or Google’s under its departing CEO

CEO Patrick Doyle will leave behind quite the legacy when he departs in June.

When Patrick Doyle took over as CEO of Domino’s Pizza in 2010, the massive pizza chain was basically in shambles.

Eight years later, Doyle is stepping down after presiding over one of the most impressive turnaround stories in modern business history.

On Doyle’s watch, the company executed on completely overhauling its pizza recipe and the rest of its menu; won over the digital generation with its online ordering system that works great and is actually a little bit of fun; and developed a cult following among the type of people who would have at some point been embarrassed to admit they were Domino’s patrons. Basically, the ultimate on-demand startup.

It also made its shareholders lots and lots of money.

Here’s a look at the stock price growth of Domino’s Pizza under Doyle compared with the FAANG stocks of the tech industry during that timeframe: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet.

Yes, you are reading that right: Domino’s stock price has grown more than 1,300 percent. Only Netflix’s has increased faster.

And here’s a look at how Domino’s stock performance has dominated other publicly traded pizza industry competitors, as well as McDonald’s and Burger King’s parent company Restaurant Brands International. Yum Brands is the parent company of Pizza Hut.

Quite the legacy.


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Intel and Equifax CEOs getting away with dumping stock is bullshit


What do you do if you’re in charge of a billion-dollar corporation and you’ve just found out your company has left hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to electronic attack? If you’re Richard Smith, former CEO of Equifax, you cash out your stocks before anyone finds out. And if you’re Brian Krzanich, current CEO of Intel you copy/paste that method – screw it, nobody cares about ethics anyway. We’re less than a week in, but the biggest tech story of 2018, so far, is the processor vulnerability which affects an incredibly large number of devices. Initially reported as a problem…

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Do you prefer the stock Android experience?

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For anyone who has been watching the evolution of Android over the years, it’s honestly impressive to see how far the platform has come, and how much has changed since its inception, right? The same can be said for iOS, sure, but I think Apple’s own efforts are a lot more minimal in comparison. (Not including the dropping of skeuomorphism, though. Whoo, can’t believe we lived with that for so long.)

When Android first landed on the scene, there was just as much conversation going on about the software as there was the hardware. But not necessarily for the same reasons that we hear today. After all, that first handset, the T-Mobile G1, was a pretty wild device. That slide out screen that revealed a physical keyboard. The face buttons in general.

Android had a lot going on, and it didn’t necessarily feel like it was ready for prime time.

Even looking at images of the T-Mobile G1 now, especially the software running on it, makes me feel old. Everything about Android has evolved and grown up in all the right ways. There’s no denying the fact that the place Google’s mobile operating system holds in the smartphone market is well-deserved, as far as I’m concerned.

The biggest changes come from the manufacturers, though. We’ve seen some pretty wild custom skins and experiences over the years. If you’re an Android user I’m sure you have your favorite(s). I know I do. The original Sense UI will always be one of my favorites, just because I can still remember using those widgets that let me interact directly with the content. That’s a pretty easy thing these days, but that’s one of the features that made me love Android and HTC’s Sense UI.

And then stock Android really showed its prowess, because we kept seeing custom UIs fail to withstand the test of time. Whether they got slower and less responsive, or they just couldn’t be updated in any meaningful measure of time, the stock experience really stood on its own and became coveted and sought after.

But that was then. While I believe stock Android is still the best option in general terms, I can’t argue that the proprietary user interface experience is much better overall. Samsung has a built-in feature for its phones that lets you choose audio sources, similar to how iOS lets you — and this is one feature that I genuinely love. That’s just one example. This is one thing I want stock Android to eventually feature as well.

It’s not just Samsung that has seen its software get better over the years, following a long stretch where it just wasn’t that great. LG, HTC, Motorola, and basically all the other Android manufacturers have fallen into slumps at one point or another. Some have made a comeback while others are still trying to dig their way out of the holes they made.

And we can’t forget the “near-stock” experiences from manufacturers like Motorola. The companies that try to provide its customer base with the stock Android version, but offers just enough new tweaks and features in there to count it as its own. Motorola probably has the best vision for this.

In some of those cases I can see why stock Android would be far ahead of the pack, but I think where custom software stands out, the lead isn’t that great. If there is one at all. So, I’m curious. Are you still a fan of stock Android, so much so that you prefer that version of the mobile OS over any other? What is it about stock Android that you like more than the other options? Or have you adopted a custom UI from a manufacturer as your favorite? If so, which one? Let me know!

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