Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN, with decreased ad revenue and higher programing costs compared to the prior year. The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live inside a new app that […]
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PC gaming company Razer is set to raise upwards of US$504 million (HK$3.9 billion) when it lists on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday. The company, which develops gaming-focused accessories for PCs, laptops and is preparing to sell its first smartphone, today priced its shares at HK$3.88, or US$0.50. That comes in towards the high-end of its HK$2.93-HK$4.00 price range […]
Redfin, the real estate brokerage site, saw its shares tumble about 7 percent in after-hours trading, shortly after sharing its earnings. The company posted about $109.5 million for the third quarter. Analysts surveyed by Yahoo Finance had been expecting about $110.6 million. Adjusted earnings per share were 12 cents, missing the 13 cents predicted. “The market is […]
Sogou, the Chinese search engine, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, under the ticker “SOGO.” After pricing at the top of the range at $13 per share, the company raised $585 million. Sogou then hovered around $13.50 for most of its first day of trading, closing the day at $13.51, up about 4 […]
Apple’s augmented reality glasses could be available in Apple Stores as early as 2020, with Apple reportedly prepping for a 2019 unveil. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning not only the new device, but a whole new operating system for it to run on called rOS (which stands for ‘reality operating system’). At […]
Humans are bad drivers. You, personally, might be a great driver, but humans as a whole are terrible. So terrible that more than 35,000 people died on US roads alone last year as a result of mistakes that we made. One of the most promising ways to bring this figure down is to let robots […]
Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Macmillan announced the shutdown in an email to authors and on its website. Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors first. […]
Tencent, the Chinese internet giant valued at $470 billion, may have a hand in rebooting the Snapchat app to make it more competitive with Instagram and Facebook. Off the back of some very poor financials announced this week, parent company Snap said it is retooling the messaging app “to make it easier to use.” Now Tencent, which upped its […]
Pop-up ads were the great scourge of the early internet, but we now face a menace that’s almost equal in annoyance: that of infuriating ads that automatically redirect you to different sites while you’re middle of reading something else. This isn’t just annoying: it also puts you at risk for phishing and malware. Thankfully, Google […]
Salesforce and Google inked a deal today that could provide easier integration between Salesforce tools and Google’s G Suite and Google Analytics. It also named Google as a preferred cloud provider for its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion. The preferred provider part might sound familiar because in May, 2016, Salesforce signed a similar deal […]
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