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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S packaging will double as VR goggles (Evan Blass/VentureBeat)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:40pm

Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S packaging will double as VR goggles  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  For the fifth largest cellphone brand in North America — up from 13th as recently as 2014 — Alcatel OneTouch isn't nearly the household name that competitors Huawei and ZTE have become.

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Twitter's problem isn't that it stopped growing; it's that people expect it to keep growing (Farhad Manjoo/New York Times)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:30pm

Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Twitter's problem isn't that it stopped growing; it's that people expect it to keep growing  —  Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions  —  Twitter is the world's most important social network.  —  That might sound like the ravings of an addict …

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SEC filing shows Amazon board approves new $5B stock buyback program (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:20pm

Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
SEC filing shows Amazon board approves new $5B stock buyback program  —  Amazon board approves $5 billion stock buyback program … Amazon today announced that it plans to repurchase up to $5 billion in common stock.  —  The authorization on Wednesday replaces a $2 billion buyback program that Amazon's board approved in 2010.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Marc Andreessen's comments are "deeply upsetting" and do not represent thinking of Facebook or himself (Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:15pm

Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg says Marc Andreessen's comments are “deeply upsetting” and do not represent thinking of Facebook or himself  —  I want to respond to Marc Andreessen's comments about India yesterday.  I found the comments deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook or I think at all.

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Storyful Managing Editor Aine Kerr to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships (Reuters)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:20pm

Reuters:
Storyful Managing Editor Aine Kerr to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships  —  Storyful editor to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships  —  The managing editor of News Corp's social media news agency Storyful said on Wednesday she is leaving to manage journalism partnerships …

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Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce (Deborah M. Todd/Reuters)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:05pm

Deborah M. Todd / Reuters:
Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce  —  Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce  —  Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts.

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Twitter Q4 revenue up 48% YoY to $710M, company lowers revenue guidance for Q1 to somewhere between $595M and $610M (Twitter)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:30pm

Twitter:
Twitter Q4 revenue up 48% YoY to $710M, company lowers revenue guidance for Q1 to somewhere between $595M and $610M  —  Twitter Q4 and Fiscal Year 2015 Shareholder Letter  —  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA February 10, 2016 Dear Shareholders, As we announced last week, we're taking a new approach to our earnings announcements.

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Cisco beats Q2 estimates with $11.8B in quarterly revenue, up 2% YoY, announces $15B share buyback plan, stock up over 6% after hours (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:28pm

Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Cisco beats Q2 estimates with $11.8B in quarterly revenue, up 2% YoY, announces $15B share buyback plan, stock up over 6% after hours  —  Cisco tops Q2 targets with $11.8 billion in revenue  —  The networking giant managed to beat analyst estimates after offering a mild outlook last quarter.

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HBO Now has 800K paying subscribers 10 months after launch, short of predicted 1-2M subs (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:35pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
HBO Now has 800K paying subscribers 10 months after launch, short of predicted 1-2M subs  —  HBO NOW, The Network's Streaming Service For Cord Cutters, Has Just 800,000 Subscribers  —  HBO NOW may have scored as one of last year's top streaming apps in terms of revenue …

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