Friday Five: January 29 - February 2

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TimeFlip is a time-tracking gadget simple enough that I might actually use it (TechCrunch)

TimeFlip proposes an advanced dice that helps you time track. The Gadget is then synced to an app that allows you to look at where you spend your time, and where you can focus. Illya Tarassov, the creator, said the item should be available on Amazon in February.


Chargify’s Elastic Billing helps you build more personalized subscription pricing  (TechCrunch)

Chargify, a subscription billing software service, is changing the way subscription services bill companies. Using analytics, the company is able to track the impact of a price change on revenue and customer churn. 



Tesla will sell its solar power products at 800 Home Depot stores  (The Verge)

With renewable energy becoming a more viable option, it only makes sense that the products would enter known retail stores. Tesla will feature 12-by-7 displays in 800 Home Depot stores by the first half of the year, some featuring demonstrations. Although these panels are still costly, average between $10,000 and $30,000, Tesla plans to manufacture their products in the US.


Slack adds Target, BBC, E*Trade as clients in enterprise push (Reuters)

Since its 2014 launch, Slack has snagged 5.3% of the global team collaborative applications market. In a space that is largely dominated by Microsoft (36.8% market share), Slack is also receiving pressures from Google, Cisco Systems Inc, and Facebook Inc. Currently valued at $5.1 billion, Slack has 150 customers using its enterprise version.



Snapchat is now selling merchandise in its app (The Verge)

Snap Inc. releases an in-app merchandise store that features items previously listed by third party vendors. “It could potentially develop a real revenue stream around charging brands a cut of what they still on Snapchat or getting them to buy ads promoting their stores.” With a market cap of $16.7 billion, the company was unable to reach revenue targets last quarter, but believe this will get them to hit future targets.

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