— Jeff Weisbein

Jeff is the founder & CEO of BestTechie. He has over 10 years of experience working with technology and building businesses. He loves to travel and listen to music.

Stop the Music: Twitter-SoundCloud Acquisition Talks Fall Apart

Stop the Music: Twitter-SoundCloud Acquisition Talks Fall Apart

Well, how fast things change.  It looks like Twitter won’t be buying SoundCloud, after all. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter let an exclusive negotiating period with SoundCloud expire this … [Read more...]

Here’s Why A Twitter-SoundCloud Deal Makes A Lot of Sense

Here’s Why A Twitter-SoundCloud Deal Makes A Lot of Sense

A report from Recode on Monday, citing “sources familiar” with the situation, said that Twitter is considering a deal to buy SoundCloud — a music sharing platform popular with indie artists and DJs. The report … [Read more...]

Consolidation Continues: AT&T Acquires DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

Consolidation Continues: AT&T Acquires DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

AT&T is acquiring DirecTV, you know, just like we told you yesterday.  The deal is valued at $48.5 billion (or $67.1 billion with debt), with AT&T paying $95 per share, comprised of $28.50 per share in cash and … [Read more...]

Flappy Bird Will Return in August, Says Creator Dong Nguyen

Flappy Bird Will Return in August, Says Creator Dong Nguyen

The creator of the gaming sensation Flappy Bird now says he is bringing the game back. In an interview with CNBC, Dong Nguyen said the new version would be a multiplayer game that is "less addictive" than its … [Read more...]

Jimmy Iovine is the $3.2 Billion Dollar Man

Jimmy Iovine is the $3.2 Billion Dollar Man

Late last week the Financial Times reported that Apple is close to finalizing a $3.2 billion deal to acquire Beats Electronics.  The deal, which could be announced as early as this week, didn't make sense to me at … [Read more...]

It’s Not A Smartphone That’s Going to Save Motorola or HTC

It’s Not A Smartphone That’s Going to Save Motorola or HTC

Earlier this year Google sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.  The sale of Motorola by Google was definitely unexpected. Despite Motorola's shrinking revenue and operating losses, it seemed Google still had faith … [Read more...]

Is Google Screwing Publishers Who Use AdSense? [Updated With Response from Google]

Is Google Screwing Publishers Who Use AdSense? [Updated With Response from Google]

Let me start by saying that Google AdSense is one of the web's best innovations and I think it's a great product.  I've been using it myself for years and I know many people who use it on their own sites.  That being … [Read more...]

This Sexist Site Promises to Teach You to Code

This Sexist Site Promises to Teach You to Code

This has to be a joke. A site called CodeBabes recently launched to teach people how to code. So how does it plan to do that? CodeBabes offers twenty-two lessons, and, to keep you interested in progressing, for each … [Read more...]

Vic Gundotra, Head of Google+, is Leaving Google After 8 Years

Vic Gundotra, Head of Google+, is Leaving Google After 8 Years

Vic Gundotra is leaving Google.  Gundotra joined Google in 2007 after 15 years at Microsoft.  When he started at Google, he initially worked on the company’s mobile apps, including Google Maps.  He was then tasked … [Read more...]

Opera Coast Launches on the iPhone, Could Be the Best Mobile Browser

Opera Coast Launches on the iPhone, Could Be the Best Mobile Browser

When Opera launched its Coast browser back in September of last year, we thought it was a great new way to browse the web. One thing that stood out to us was how simple intuitive the user interface for Coast actually is. … [Read more...]