TechSummit Lead #009

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap of the top technology headlines.

  • Starting this week, Instagram users will be able to switch accounts when using the company’s Android and iOS apps.
  • On Sunday, a Twitter account posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory with 9,355 names.
  • The Pirate Bay has adopted Torrents Time to allow users to stream the torrent site’s video content directly in the browser.
  • Hashtags were in 45 percent of Super Bowl 50 ads, which is down slightly from the 50 percent hashtag penetration in last year’s game.
  • San Francisco-based jobs marketplace Hired has raised $40 million in funding led by Lumia Capital.
  • StubHub is launching a new all-in-one ticketing platform to offer partners a “reimagined rightsholder branded experience, full market visibility, data ownership, and the listing of primary and secondary ticket inventory in a single marketplace.”
  • Yelp’s fourth-quarter earnings were leaked Monday, reporting a net loss of $22.2 million ($0.29/share) with net revenues of $153.7 million and adjusted earnings per share of $0.11.
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai was awarded roughly $199 million of Alphabet restricted stock on Feb. 3.
  • Educational toy maker LeapFrog has been acquired by Hong Kong-based rival VTech for $72 million.
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