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Senior Reporter, The Information

Person at @theinformation. Formerly WSJ. Fan of Internet. Read my coverage here: https://www.theinformation.com/reporters/amir-efrati

The Good and Bad In Twitter’s Ad Business

theinformation.com — Twitter's active user growth in the fourth quarter of last year was disappointing to people inside the company, according to one person briefed on the figures. That suggests next week's earnings aren't likely to change gloomy investor attitudes toward the company.But Twitter's advertising ...
Feb 03, 2016

The Information reports that insiders at Twitter think Moments has already "failed" theinformation.com/the-good-and-b… pic.twitter.com/EfyYkoVuYN

Feb 03, 2016

"Moments is viewed by some at the company as a 'failed product.'" theinformation.com/the-good-and-b…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @Jim_Edwards: The Information reports that insiders at Twitter think Moments has already "failed" theinformation.com/the-good-and-b… pic.twitter.com/EfyYkoVuYN

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Google Signals Apple-like Direction for Nexus Phones

theinformation.com — Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making "Nexus" smartphones, which are powered by Google's Android software. The change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of ...
Feb 01, 2016

Exclusive: At Google, "Apple Envy" turning into "Be Like Apple" as @sundarpichai signals change to @googlenexus. go.theinformation.com/42f9ce

Feb 01, 2016

RT @amir: Exclusive: At Google, "Apple Envy" turning into "Be Like Apple" as @sundarpichai signals change to @googlenexus. go.theinformation.com/42f9ce

Feb 01, 2016

.@google may tighten control over Nexus phones to make them compete w/ iPhones, cutting out HTC etc. @amir reports: go.theinformation.com/256233

Feb 01, 2016

As iPhone sales fade, Google readies a true high-end competitor. Scoop by @amir go.theinformation.com/b82411

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Amazon’s Next Phone Play

theinformation.com — Amazon.com is looking to cement tighter software partnerships with Android phone makers, its latest effort to get more customers for its services on smartphones, say people briefed on different aspects of the discussions at Amazon.Amazon has discussed working with phone brands at a "factory ...
Jan 25, 2016

.@amir has the story about Amazon's new playbook for getting distribution of its mobile apps. theinformation.com/amazon-next-ph…

Jan 25, 2016

New: Amazon is trying to do for smartphones what it should have done a long time ago: go.theinformation.com/cdf3ff

Jan 30, 2016

RT @theinformation: Fire Phone was a disaster, but Jeff Bezos won’t quit. Inside Amazon's new mobile strategy: theinformation.com/amazon-next-ph… pic.twitter.com/vz3YstVoYr

What Facebook Hasn’t Learned from India

theinformation.com — Inside of Facebook, there's lately been discontentment among some of its Indian employees, including those based in Hyderabad and New Delhi.They're frustrated with what they see as Facebook's mishandling of a PR and regulatory mess over Free Basics. That's the program that gives people access to ...
Jan 22, 2016

Amir is right -- Facebook bungled the Free Basics/Internet.org launch badly go.theinformation.com/1b07fd via @theinformation

Jan 22, 2016

How Facebook bungled its public relations in India. Fascinating read by @amir go.theinformation.com/76b107

Jan 22, 2016

Gotten more feedback on this article than the last 20 combined. How Facebook made a mess in India: go.theinformation.com/f8bbee

Uber’s Losses Grow, But So Do Its Profit Projections

theinformation.com — Uber's losses grew to nearly a billion dollars in the first half of last year, nearly 50% more than its full-year losses in 2014, according to confidential documents issued by the company as part of financing efforts last year. Net revenue in the first half of 2015 was $663 million, the ...
Jan 11, 2016

Uber lost nearly a billion dollars in first half of 2015 @amir reveals in exclusive look at Uber's finances go.theinformation.com/117257

Jan 11, 2016

Financial documents reveal Uber was on track to lose $2.5B in 2015 based on H1 financial information. From @amir theinformation.com/ubers-losses-g…

Jan 11, 2016

Exclusive: confidential docs show @Uber losses ⬆⬆⬆ but developed-market profit projections also ⬆⬆⬆: go.theinformation.com/d028d8

Jan 11, 2016

RT @amir: Exclusive: confidential docs show @Uber losses ⬆⬆⬆ but developed-market profit projections also ⬆⬆⬆: go.theinformation.com/d028d8

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Inside Uber’s Mission Impossible in China

theinformation.com — When trying to explain why Uber probably won't beat its main ride-sharing rival in China, it's hard to know where to begin.UberChina's Series B fundraising effort has been a long struggle, with many institutional investors in China frightened by UberChina's losses as well as broader economic ...
Jan 11, 2016

Exclusive: Why Uber's China fundraising struggled & its why execs are frustrated about the product: go.theinformation.com/a82422

Jan 11, 2016

Uber losing millions as it vies to be the Lyft of China (money losing second placer). go.theinformation.com/947862

Jan 11, 2016

RT @cityofthetown: Uber losing millions as it vies to be the Lyft of China (money losing second placer). go.theinformation.com/947862

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Be The Information’s China Bureau Chief

theinformation.com — About UsThe Information is a San Francisco-based business publication known for original, in-depth reporting about the technology industry. We're the go-to daily read for the most important people in technology and business and are building a one-of-a kind online and offline community of ...

Comcast Makes Key Hire for Mobile Phone Service

theinformation.com — Comcast has hired an executive from Sprint to help with a key part of its planned new mobile phone service, dealing with smartphone manufacturers.Doug Kaufman, who joined Comcast in November, had been responsible for buying millions of devices each year that would then be sold to Sprint's ...
Jan 06, 2016

.@comcast has hired a Sprint exec to wrangle Apple & Samsung devices for its upcoming phone service, @amir reports: go.theinformation.com/cac8ed

Jan 06, 2016

Scooplet: Comcast made key hire from Sprint for its planned phone service. (Is anyone left at Sprint?) theinformation.com/comcast-makes-… $S $CMCSA

Jan 06, 2016

An intriguing hire that sheds some light on Comcast's wireless plans theinformation.com/comcast-makes-…

Facebook Considered Push into Open-Source Android Phones

theinformation.com — As Facebook has prepared for the possibility of being removed from Google Play app store on Android phones, it also has contemplated an intriguing push to integrate itself with Android phones that aren't controlled by Google, a small but significant percentage of the total Android ...
Jan 04, 2016

Exclusive part deux: Facebook's been considering new developer services for open-source Android, undermining Google: go.theinformation.com/86c26b

Jan 04, 2016

Buried in Samsung phones is Facebook software for Oculus. What FB doesn't tell u is it's a big hedge against Google. go.theinformation.com/86c26b

Jan 04, 2016

RT @anildash: In case you’re wondering what Facebook thinks about its users, a little reminder. theinformation.com/facebook-consi… pic.twitter.com/lPJVVQRzfk

Jan 04, 2016

In case you’re wondering what Facebook thinks about its users, a little reminder. theinformation.com/facebook-consi… pic.twitter.com/lPJVVQRzfk

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Facebook’s Android Contingency Planning

theinformation.com — Facebook has been secretly preparing contingency measures to allow its apps to operate on Android phones without going through Google's app store, according to people who have been involved in different parts of the strategy.Facebook's goal is to be ready in case it has an intractable conflict ...
Jan 04, 2016

.@amir on Facebook's plans to sidestep Google if needed. Will others follow? go.theinformation.com/de6d85

Jan 04, 2016

Exclusive: All the ways Facebook has been preparing for war with Google on Android, should it come to that: go.theinformation.com/f419c4.

Jan 04, 2016

RT @amir: Exclusive: All the ways Facebook has been preparing for war with Google on Android, should it come to that: go.theinformation.com/f419c4.

Jan 04, 2016

RT @amir: Exclusive: All the ways Facebook has been preparing for war with Google on Android, should it come to that: go.theinformation.com/f419c4.

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Feb 06, 2016

We can. Niche is perfectly fine. And Twtr shareholders may yet agree with you. Someday. But not while @jack's there. t.co/RnwcAp89rW

Feb 05, 2016

@semil That's the ultimate question. So long as it thinks it can—and it does—we all gotta just deal.

Feb 05, 2016

Twitter should do whatever Twitter needs to do in order to grow. The rest of it be damned.

Feb 05, 2016

That was fast. After saying last fall it would make money in core markets, on-demand parking startup @zirx is over. blog.zirx.com/on-demand-park…


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