Vox guitar played by 2 Beatles sells for $408,000 at N.Y. auction
A customized Vox guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, each now deceased, was sold at auction at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Saturday, May 18. Billboard reports that the guitar sold for $408,000, double the price expected.
Yahoo Sets Up Shop In Times Square For Its 500 New York Employees (But Not The Tumblr Team)
Today has been quite a roller coaster ride for Yahoo -- the company put days of reports and rumors to rest this morning when it confirmed that it would acquire the social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and now CEO Marissa Mayer has confirmed that Yahoo's New York employees will now be moving. They'll all soon be working right around the corner from Times Square in the same building that used to house the New York Times (229 West 43rd Street, to be more specific).
Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email
Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment. The splash page shows an email to a friend with a $25 payment, with a Square email address in the CC line: This is similar to other personal payment solutions, like Venmo and PayPal. You can sign up for an invite right now, and that’s it. The page promises that you can send money to someone’s debit card: The company just announced a new, pretty cash register for businesses, but the company clearly wants to be in all of our pockets…and bank accounts. While it’s hard to decrypt CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweets and Vines, Square Cash might have been the reason for this recent little celebration: This is developing.
Finding Patterns In The Tableau IPO
Editor's note: Glenn Solomon is a partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet, and Nimble Storage. Stanford-born and Seattle-based Tableau Software (DATA) enjoyed a tremendous debut on the public markets on Friday, closing on its first day of trading at over $50/share, up over 60 percent from its $31/share IPO price. The company raised over $250 million through the sale of approximately 14 percent of the company, and its enterprise value now sits at approximately $2.5 billion.
CrunchWeek: Google I/O Madness And Square's New iPad Hardware For Merchants
It's that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days. Ryan Lawler, Drew Olanoff (clad in his Google Glass), and I discussed all things Google I/O, including Larry Page's keynote, Google+'s new photo features, and the latest Google Glass apps and more. We also chatted about Square's new hardware, Stand, which is a $299 card swiper and stand for iPad registers.