AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.

Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter

No surprise, which should not be a surprise.

Sony’s First TV Ad for the PlayStation 4 Is Basically “Testosterone, the Musical!”

Sword fights! Car crashes! Explosions! Lou Reed!

GoDaddy Buys Afternic, a Domain-Name Aftermarket Seller (Plus Some Van Dammage!)

A bongos and buying spree for domain kingpin.

First Xbox One TV Ad Shows Off TV Integration, Not Games. But Will It Click?

The reasons Microsoft thinks non-gamers will buy an Xbox One, in 13 seconds.
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Meh Is the New Up: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Q2 Expectations and Lowers Guidance

Revenue growth continues to elude the Silicon Valley Internet giant.

The Onion, Yahoo-Hulu and Android on Windows — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

A convenient roundup of the Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week.

Viral Video: Apples, Not Apps

Or perhaps an apple and not Apple.

Viral Video: Kobe Versus Messi