April 26, 2024, 8:25 AM

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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.
Akash Sriram / Reuters:
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:
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 …
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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.
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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