Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Facebook says governments are requesting more user data than ever

Few companies know more about their users than Facebook Inc., which is why governments around the world often turn to the social network to gather information about their citizens. Facebook frequently provides that information within the confines of the law, and today the company’s latest Global Government Requests Report revealed that government requests for user data have reached an all […]

Surprisingly strong user growth boosts Twitter earnings – and its shares

Twitter Inc. has gone through a tough couple of years between significant layoffs, failed potential buyouts and executive churn, but the microblogging service might finally be on the rebound. Today the company reported the best user growth since 2015 and better-than-expected first-quarter results. Twitter earned a profit of 11 cents per share on revenue of $548 million, […]

German court upholds ban on data sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. is once again feeling the weight of European privacy regulations, as a German court today upheld a ruling that forbids the social network from transferring WhatsApp user data without consent. Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection, announced today that the court has rejected Facebook’s appeal against a ban on transferring WhatsApp data. In […]

Amazon launches a marketplace for third-party subscription services

Amazon.com Inc. announced today that it will be launching a new digital marketplace that will allow other businesses to sell their subscription services directly to Amazon users. According to Amazon, its new “Subscribe with Amazon” program gives businesses access to millions of potential subscribers, many of whom are already accustomed to paying for digital subscription services such […]

LinkedIn now has more than 500M registered users

LinkedIn announced today that it has reached more than 500 million registered users on its social network for professionals. LinkedIn stopped publishing its own quarterly earnings reports after it was acquired by Microsoft Corp. last year for a hefty $26.2 billion, but on its final report in October, the company revealed that it had more than 467 million […]

Uber reportedly tracked iPhone users even after they deleted its app

Uber Technologies Inc. tracked iPhone users even after they deleted the app from their devices, and Uber tried to hide the practice from Apple Inc.’s engineers, according to a report by the New York Times. Uber allegedly used a technique called fingerprinting to tag iPhones with unique codes that would allow the company to identify and track the […]

Lawsuit claims encrypted messenger Confide is not as secure as advertised

Confide, an encrypted chat app that has reportedly been used by White House staffers, is the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit filed Thursday claims that the service might not be as secure as it claims. Founded in 2013, Confide offers a confidential messaging app that promises military-grade end-to-end encryption, ephemeral messages and screenshot protection, but […]

Gladly raises $36M to help businesses get a grip on customer service

Gladly Software Inc., the provider of a customer service software as a service platform, announced today that it has closed a $36 million Series C investment round led by GGV Capital. According to Gladly, consumers have come to expect a lot from their customer service, and the old ticket-based service model can no longer cut it in […]

Report: Microsoft in talks to acquire cloud monitoring firm Cloudyn for $50-70M

Microsoft Corp. may be looking to boost its cloud tools by acquiring Israeli startup Cloudyn Software Ltd. for $50 million to $70 million, according to a report by Hebrew language news publication Calcalist. Founded in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2012, Cloudyn offers automated software-as-a-service solutions that give big businesses tools to monitor, analyze and organize their cloud applications. Speaking to theCUBE in 2015, […]

Qualcomm shares boosted by earnings beat despite looming Apple lawsuit

Qualcomm Inc. posted stronger than expected results in its second-fiscal quarter earnings report today, but the company’s success continues to be marred by ongoing legal battles, including Apple Inc.’s $1 billion patent abuse lawsuit and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation. Qualcomm, which is the world’s largest producer of the chips that power smartphones, posted an adjusted profit of $1.34 […]