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Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney says its new streaming service will be called Disney+ and will launch in the US in late 2019   —  - Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, will be a home for its past titles and original series, including new content from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
Nov 8, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
CNBC:
Facebook says it plans to invest significantly in new products like Watch and Marketplace and to improve cybersecurity in 2019, with expenses to grow 40%-50%   —  - While the company had a strong beat on earnings, it failed to reach analysts' estimates on revenue, daily active users and monthly active users.
Oct 30, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter beats estimates with Q3 revenue of $758M, up 29% YoY, but monthly usage drops to 326M MAUs, down 9M since Q2   —  - Estimated monthly active users (MAUs): 326 million vs. 330.1 million, according to FactSet and StreetAccountnt  —  Twitter shares was up as high as 15 percent …
Oct 25, 2018, 7:20 AMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Responding to Tim Cook's privacy speech, ex-Facebook CSO Alex Stamos calls out Apple's anti-privacy moves in China and tech media for ignoring them in coverage   —  - Former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos said on Twitter Apple needs to “come clean” about how it blocks ways …
Oct 24, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Snap says it hired Jeremi Gorman, most recently Amazon's head of ads sales, as its chief business officer and Jared Grusd as its chief strategy officer   —  - Jeremi Gorman will become chief business officer, and was previously head of advertising sales for Amazon.
Oct 24, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Netflix Q3: streaming revenue of $3.91B, up 36% YoY, and global membership surpassing 130M paid and 137M total; stock up 13%+ after hours   —  - Earnings per share (EPS): 89 cents vs. 68 cents estimate, according to a Refinitiv consensus estimate  —  Netflix shares soared 15 percent …
Oct 16, 2018, 4:13 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: some advertisers are moving over half of their budget for Google search to Amazon ads instead, amounting to a shift of hundreds of millions of dollars   —  - In some cases, brands are moving 50 to 60 percent of their Google Search ad budgets to Amazon, two media agencies noted.
Oct 9, 2018, 8:55 AMIn context
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon subsidiary IMDb is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service, similar to The Roku Channel, for Amazon Fire TV users this week   —  - Amazon is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service on Fire TV which will feature libraries of past TV shows and movies …
Oct 1, 2018, 3:59 PMIn context
CNBC:
Instagram is testing a Facebook-like opt-in feature to group student users by college communities, with access to class-based lists   —  - Instagram is starting to test a college community feature that would help current students find other students through class-based lists.
Aug 24, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter closes down more than 20% after company reports 1M QoQ decline in monthly active users   —  - Monthly active users (MAUs): 335 million vs. 338.5 million, according to StreetAccount and FactSet estimate  —  Twitter shares closed more than 20 percent down on Friday after the company reported …
Jul 27, 2018, 7:25 AMIn context

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