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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will begin suspending commenting rights of users who repeatedly post abusive comments on Periscope live streams starting August 10   —  As part of Twitter's attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing …
Jul 27, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Norway-based browser maker Opera opens up 19.5% on its first day of trading in US after raising $115M in its IPO   —  Opera is now a public company.  The Norway-based company priced its initial public offering at $12 a share — the company initially expected to price its share in the $10 to $12 price range.
Jul 27, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Amazon Web Services' Q2 revenues were $6.1B, with $1.6B in operating income; Amazon's retail operations earned nearly $47B in revenue and $1.3B+ in net income   —  Amazon's web services AWS continue to be the highlight of the company's balance sheet, once again showing the kind of growth Amazon …
Jul 26, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap launches Snapchat Storytellers, a pilot program to pair brands with 5 of the app's most popular content makers, including Mplatco, Cyrene Q and Shonduras   —  Snapchat is arriving very late to the game of courting influencers.  Now it hopes to boost ad spend by connecting businesses …
Jul 26, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Coinbase partners with WeGift to let Coinbase customers in Australia and select EU countries convert their tokens to digital gift cards at popular stores   —  It's still quite hard to buy physical goods using bitcoins or ethers.  Coinbase plans to (partially) solve that issue with a new partnership with WeGift.
Jul 26, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook closed at $217.50 on Wednesday, near the record high, and opened at $174.89 on Thursday, erasing more than $100B in a market cap value overnight   —  Facebook's share price fell over 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate …
Jul 25, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says 2.5B people used at least one of either Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger in June   —  Facebook today for the first time announced that 2.5 billion use at least one of its apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger.  That's a helpful number because it counts real people …
Jul 25, 2018, 5:27 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Q2 earnings saw MAUs climb just 1.54%, down from Q1's 3.14%, marking its slowest ever growth rate, and revenue of $13.23B missed estimates of $13.36B   —  Facebook has hit a wall.  The social network succumbed to the public backlash over its handling of fake news, privacy …
Jul 25, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Overview of the questions Facebook dodged in a conference call with the press Tuesday on its efforts to fight election interference and false information   —  Facebook avoided some of the toughest inquiries from reporters yesterday during a conference call about its efforts to fight election interference and fake news.
Jul 25, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
GlobalWebIndex, a market research firm founded in 2009 that provides marketers with consumer insights and whose customers include Google, raises $40M Series A   —  Market research firm GlobalWebIndex, which provides consumer insight data for marketing purposes for customers including Google …
Jul 25, 2018, 4:02 PMIn context

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