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April 26, 2024, 8:25 AM

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Alphabet:
Alphabet Q1: revenue up 15% YoY to $80.5B, net income up 57% to $23.7B, Google Cloud revenue up 28% to $9.6B, and headcount down 5%; GOOG jumps 11%+ after hours  —  Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Q3: revenue up 17% YoY to $61.9B, net income up 20% to $21.9B, Office Commercial revenue up 13%, LinkedIn revenue up 10%; MSFT jumps 4%+ after hours  —  Microsoft Cloud Strength Fuels Third Quarter Results REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2024 — Microsoft Corp. today announced …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Reuters:
Sources: ByteDance prefers a TikTok shutdown in the US rather than a sale if legal options fail, deeming TikTok's algorithm as core to overall ByteDance systems  —  TikTok owner ByteDance would prefer shutting down its loss-making app rather than sell it if the Chinese company exhausts …
Sherry Qin / Wall Street Journal:
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Former Twilio CEO and co-founder Jeff Lawson buys The Onion from G/O Media, via his new company Global Tetrahedron; Lawson had long wanted to buy the site  —  The satirical news website was bought by a new firm in Chicago that took inspiration for its name, Global Tetrahedron, from a book written by The Onion's staff.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Snap reports Q1 revenue up 21% YoY to $1.19B, vs. $1.12B est., DAUs up 10% YoY to 422M, a net loss of $305M, compared to $329M YoY; SNAP jumps 24%+ after hours  —  WATCH NOW  —  Snap stock soars following beat on revenue, earnings and daily active users  —  Snap reported first-quarter results …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Intel reports Q1 revenue up 9% YoY to $12.72B, vs. $12.78B est., Data Center and AI up 5% to $3B, and Q2 revenue guidance below est.; INTC drops 7%+ after hours  —  Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, holding an Intel chip, speaks during the 54th Annual Meeting of The Semafor 2024 World Economy Summit in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2024.
CoinDesk:
Consensys sues the US SEC over what it calls the “unlawful seizure of authority” over ethereum, after receiving a Wells notice for its MetaMask wallet product  —  By offering their MetaMask wallet software, the SEC says Consensys is acting as an unregistered securities broker.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
The FCC votes 3-2 to reinstate the US' net neutrality rules, expanding government oversight of ISPs and aiming to protect consumer access to the internet  —  Commissioners voted along party lines to revive the rules that declare broadband as a utility-like service that could be regulated like phones and water.
Chris Miller / Financial Times:
The CHIPS Act has been surprisingly successful so far, giving the US greater scope to meet critical infrastructure needs in the event of a crisis in East Asia  —  More than halfway through its incentives spending, the US will have far greater scope to manage shocks
Financial Times:
Thoma Bravo agrees to buy UK-based cyber security company Darktrace for $7.75 per share, a 20% premium on its April 25 closing price, valuing the company at $5B  —  Offer comes less than two years after private equity group held talks about buying cyber security company
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stripe will let customers accept crypto payments, starting with USDC on Solana, Ethereum, and Polygon, the first time it has taken crypto payments since 2018  —  Stripe, the fintech giant, continues to inch its way back into the cryptocurrency market.  On Thursday the company announced …

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