Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos recently released an annual letter to shareholders. In the letter, he discussed where Amazon has been and where the company is going.
Earlier this month, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) sent out a tweet recently that said “#WattsUp: Tesla Superchargers have offset more than 500,000 gallons of gas.” Tesla Motors now has 84 Superchargers in the U.S. and 14 in Europe. Tesla Motors also launched a “mobile” Supercharger unit, which are cheaper and easier to move. The mobile Superchargers can be lifted with a fork lift and it could be installed quickly with less regulatory issues.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has announced that it is expecting to take a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter related to the ignition-switch recall. The recall addresses an issue where some drivers’ keys could fall out of the ignitions while the car is on.
Conan O’Brien has a segment on his show called Clueless Gamer where he does hilarious video game reviews. For this game review, he decided to play Madden 25 and several other games on the 72-foot-high by 160-foot-wide (1.2 million-pound big screen). Wow!
Twitter has announced that it is bringing notification alerts to its website. Users that access Twitter directly from the Twitter.com website will soon start seeing pop-up notifications. The notifications will appear if a user retweets, mentions, or messages them.
Palo Alto-based Jafco Ventures, a mid-stage technology firm, has announced that it has closed a $260 million round of funding as part of its fifth round. The fifth round was provided by institutional investors, endowments, foundations, and family offices.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has announced that it has acquired cloud marketing company Silverpop. Silverpop provides marketers with insight about customer activity online.