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Google Misses Its Q4 Revenue, Earnings Numbers

recode.net — A first look at Google's earnings: Net revenue of $14.48 billion and earnings per share of $6.88. Wall Street was looking for something like $14.76 billion and $7.12 More shortly.

MLS, Not ESPN, Will Sell Games Online in 2015

recode.net — Another day, another TV network rolls out a Web subscription service: Today Viacom announced it will sell some kind Nickelodeon service next month, but didn't say much else about it. But here's one "over the top" service that won't come from a TV network this year: Major League Soccer says it will keep running its MLS Live service, which lets subscribers watch games streamed over the Web.

Investors Think Business Insider Doubled Its Value In Less Than a Year

recode.net — Last March, Jeff Bezos and other investors who put money into Business Insider thought the news site was worth $100 million. Now they think it's twice as valuable. Sources say Business Insider's newest funding round, led by German publisher Axel Springer, pegs the company's value at $200 million*.

App Install Ad Startup Tune Raises $27 Million

recode.net — A few years ago, the app install ad business - fueled by developers who want to distribute their stuff across a universe of smartphones - didn't really exist. Now it's one of the big reasons Facebook has a giant mobile ad business. And Yahoo, Google and Twitter want in on it, too.

Sony Kills Its Music Service, Brings In Spotify

recode.net — Sony has been trying for years, in stops and starts, to build its own digital music service. It has finally come to its senses. Sony is ditching Music Unlimited, its most recent attempt at a home-grown service, and bringing in Spotify instead.

“SnapperHero” Snapchat Scripted Series to Debut with YouTube Stars

recode.net — Here's another step in Snapchat's transformation from messaging service to media platform: A "scripted series" of mini-movies made by social media stars. "SnapperHero," which is supposed to debut shortly, will feature 12 episodes of shows featuring YouTube celebrities like Freddie Wong and Harley Morenstein as well as Snapchat star Shaun "Shonduras " McBride.

Apple Has Sold 25 Million Apple TVs

recode.net — For the record: Tim Cook told Wall Street that Apple has sold 25 million Apple TVs over the product's lifetime. That's up from 20 million in April of last year, the last time Cook provided an update. But this is an Apple stat whose importance decreases even as the number goes up.

Snapchat’s Content Play Comes Into Focus: ‘Discover’ Debuts Tuesday

cnbc.com — Patrick Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Snapchat's boosters have long argued the company could be more than just a messaging service: It could also be a platform for media companies to reach the startup's youthful audience. Now Snapchat will try to deliver on its promises.

Snapchat “Discover” Content Feature Launches Tuesday

recode.net — Snapchat's boosters have long argued the company could be more than just a messaging service: It could also be a platform for media companies to reach the startup's youthful audience. Now Snapchat will try to deliver on its promises. Sources say it plans to debut its long-awaited "Discover" feature Tuesday morning.

Adap.tv CEO Amir Ashkenazi Leaves AOL After $405 Million Purchase

recode.net — Less than two years ago, AOL made the biggest acquisition of CEO Tim Armstrong's tenure, paying $405 million for ad tech startup Adap.tv. Now much of Adap.tv's senior management has left. The most recent departure is co-founder Amir Ashkenazi, who was CEO of Adap.tv up until its sale to AOL in September 2013, and then became president of AOL's "Platforms" technology group.
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Jan 30, 2015

Sure glad I follow a lot of people who are experts in Swedish penny stocks. They'll be a big help today.

Jan 30, 2015

Jay-z spends 10 percent of his net worth on a Swedish streaming music company? Too good to check. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL6…

Jan 29, 2015

Analyst asks Google CFO about wireless plans. GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

Analyst asks Google sales boss to talk about pricing difference btw mobile, desktop. Hohohohoho. recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

Analyst begs Google CFO: "Toss us a nugget" about your display business. That is, a number. Google CFO: GTFOH. recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

@lexnfx oh well, that was just something we said, not something we meant.

Jan 29, 2015

That is: Ignore that crap we said about Glass "graduating". It failed. But we might try it again. recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

Well, there's that: Google CFO officially says Glass didn't work. So they are going to "pause and reset". recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

@russbrady and yet they paid for that, and let fox and NBC take the real games. A little confusing.

Jan 29, 2015

@russbrady Triple AAA, I would say. But yes. Point is, it's a thing they considered selling direct and now they're not.

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