Techmeme

Results 21 - 30 of about 1580:

Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify issues guidance for 2018: 96M subs, up 36% YoY, $6.9B in revenue, up 30% YoY, 25% gross margin, up from 21%, $409M operating loss, down from $500M   —  Ahead of its IPO, the streaming service is offering its first-ever guidance: Revenue, subs and margins will be up, operating losses will go down.
Mar 26, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Google and Facebook were built to destroy publishers, not help; Google's $300M pledge to journalism won't go directly to publications, who need real checks   —  Guess who's winning?  —  For argument's sake, let's believe that Google believes its newest efforts to boost publishers …
Mar 20, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Netflix data shows that while only 25% of users sign up on TVs, most viewing, ~45% after one month and 70% after six months, happens on TVs   —  Most Netflix subscribers sign up on phones or computers.  But 70 percent of viewing happens on TVs.  —  You can watch Netflix in almost every country in the world, on any device you want.
Mar 8, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Recode:
Spotify's gross margin has grown from 16% to 21% from 2014 to 2017, but since it pays per stream, it still must figure out how to turn usage growth into profit   —  Spotify generates billions in revenue and gives most of that money to the music labels.  But it is gaining leverage and getting better margins.
Feb 28, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Streaming service ESPN Plus launching next month at $4.99/mo; sources say it won't have ESPN cable channels' content, which still requires ESPN subscription   —  How much would you pay for sports you weren't watching on TV?  —  Want to pay for a subscription to ESPN without paying for a subscription to other cable channels?
Feb 6, 2018, 9:10 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook to show more stories from local news sources in News Feed, will identify local publishers by looking at clicks in tight geographic areas   —  It's the third big change Facebook has announced in the last month.  And at least one more is coming.  —  Facebook says it will bring …
Jan 29, 2018, 3:11 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify's Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom is leaving ahead of its IPO; the company hasn't named a successor yet   —  Stefan Blom's departure may raise questions.  —  Spotify's top content executive is leaving, just ahead of the streaming music company's planned public offering.
Jan 5, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Recode:
Sources: TPG and Dragoneer converted Spotify debt into equity at ~$10B valuation, sold it to Tencent at ~$20B, solving Spotify's $1B debt problem ahead of IPO   —  Big investors TPG and Dragoneer get a nice return, and Tencent gets a piece of the streaming music company.  Everybody happy?
Jan 3, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Splice, a startup that sells digital tools and music samples to musicians, raises $35M Series B led by DFJ Growth   —  Steve Martocci's first company was a text messaging service.  Now he's behind the scenes of a Demi Lovato song.  —  Making money selling songs is hard: Just ask Spotify …
Dec 18, 2017, 12:26 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitch and NBA agree to stream up to six minor league games per week, starting December 15, with interactive overlays for viewers   —  The “G League” comes to Amazon's live-gaming platform, with interactive features  —  A few months ago, NBA boss Adam Silver said that pro basketball broadcasts …
Dec 13, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Gov Achieves ‘FedRAMP Ready’ Designation  —  Built on AWS GovCloud (US), Smartsheet Gov is the only work execution platform listed in the FedRAMP marketplace for federal agencies and government contractors.
Zoho:
Introducing QA mode and brand-new updates in Goals reports  —  We're excited to share that we've launched Quality Assurance mode for A/B testing, plus new updates to goal reports.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
Freshdesk:
Your Customers are Omnichannel, You Should Be Too  —  With Freshdesk Omnichannel Customer Support tool, find out how you can seamlessly support your customers across channels including phone, email, chat and social media.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.