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Google shares rise after online ad sales drive revenue higher

reuters.com — Consolidated revenue rose to $17.26 billion for the quarter ended March 31, from $15.42 billion a year earlier. Net income rose to $3.59 billion, or $5.20 per share, from $3.45 billion, or $5.04 per share. Excluding items, the company earned $6.57 per share.

Google shares rise after online ad sales drive revenue higher

reuters.com — Shares of the world's No. 1 Internet search engine rose after the results were released, climbing 3.5 percent on Thursday to $577. While revenue and profit missed the forecasts of Wall Street analysts, many investors had been bracing for a weaker report, said BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis.

UPDATE 2-Verizon says Disney not running ads promoting Custom TV in NY

in.reuters.com — (Adds Disney statement) By Malathi Nayak and Lisa Richwine NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co is not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched FiOS Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-ESPN says Verizon made unilateral decision on custom TV offerings

reuters.com — By Lisa Richwine and Malathi Nayak April 22 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc acted on its own when the company decided how to offer ESPN and other Walt Disney Co channels in smaller custom TV packages, a spokeswoman for ESPN said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-ESPN says Verizon made unilateral decision on custom TV offerings

reuters.com — By Lisa Richwine and Malathi Nayak April 22 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc acted on its own when the company decided how to offer ESPN and other Walt Disney Co channels in smaller custom TV packages, a spokeswoman for ESPN said on Wednesday.

Netflix beats forecasts with 62 million streaming subscribers

reuters.com — Net subscriber additions rose 22 percent year-over-year to 4.88 million in the March quarter, beating the company's forecast of 4.05 million. The company that shook up television with original shows such as "House of Cards" has been aggressively building its overseas presence as growth slows in the United States.

Netflix will stick with ad-free model in China push -CEO

reuters.com — The U.S.-based company previously said it was developing plans to launch a "modest" service in China if it can acquire permission to operate in the world's most populous country. Chinese consumers are used to watching entertainment for free that is either supported by ads or illegally pirated.

China's Letv to sell streaming service, TVs, phones in U.S

reuters.com — Letv said it set up a U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, California, part of the Silicon Valley tech hub, and has opened an office in Los Angeles. The company plans to hire hundreds of staff for the two locations in the coming months, JD Howard, vice president and general manager of Letv's international mobile business, said in an interview.

China's Letv to sell streaming service, TVs, phones in U.S

businessinsider.com — By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese company Letv plans to bring its smartphones and smart TVs to the United States later this year and to launch a video streaming service for Chinese-speaking Americans, the company said on Tuesday. Letv said it set up a U.S.

China's Letv to sell streaming service, TVs, phones in U.S.

reuters.com — Letv said it set up a U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, California, part of the Silicon Valley tech hub, and has opened an office in Los Angeles. The company plans to hire hundreds of staff for the two locations in the coming months, JD Howard, vice president and general manager of Letv's international mobile business, said in an interview.
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Feb 19, 2015

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Jan 30, 2014

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