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Facebook could get hit with $3B to $5B tax bill

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook could get hit with a tax bill between $3 billion and $5 billion from the Internal Revenue Service that would have a "material" impact on the company, the technology giant said in a filing on Thursday. The IRS is investigating Facebook for the tax years 2008 through 2013, according to the filing.

Alphabet results show Google making turn in mobile ads

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet shares soared 5% in extended trading after the Google parent company topped Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line. Revenue was 21.5 billion, up 21% year over year, and surpassing the $20.77 billion analysts expected. Earnings per share came in at $8.42.

Facebook pushing ‘video first’ strategy, eyeing ads

thestar.com — SAN FRANCISCO-Facebook is setting its sights on becoming "video first." The mission echoes the giant social network's focus in 2012 on "mobile first," when Facebook was having trouble making the leap from desktops to mobile devices. In this case, Facebook is looking to catch the next content wave.

Twitter takeover whispers grow with sagging revenue

thestar.com — SAN FRANCISCO-Pressure is building on Twitter, prompting growing speculation the company could become a takeover target, and its latest quarterly results did nothing to relieve it. On Tuesday, Twitter chalked up another in a series of disappointing quarters, more evidence that measures put in place by CEO Jack Dorsey over the past year have done little, if anything, to revive the struggling company's fortunes.

Facebook making moves to become 'video first'

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is setting its sights on becoming "video first." The mission echoes the giant social network's focus in 2012 on "mobile first," when Facebook was having trouble making the leap from desktops to mobile devices. In this case, Facebook is looking to catch the next content wave.

Facebook crushes earnings - again

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook crushed earnings again, delivering the fastest rate of revenue growth in two years, a whopping 59%. Topping Wall Street estimates on the top line and the bottom line, the giant social network continued an impressive earnings streak and maintained its status as one of technology's big success stories.

Will Facebook crush earnings again?

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings after the market closes Wednesday. Here's what to watch. REVENUE FORECAST: Facebook has exceeded quarterly estimates all but once since its May 2012 initial public offering.

Twitter falls on revenue miss, guidance

Twitter sales expected to rise least since IPO

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is scheduled to report second-quarter results after the market closes on Tuesday. Here's what to watch. REVENUE FORECAST: Twitter ( TWTR) is expected to report $607.41 million in revenue, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence, compared with $502 million a year earlier.

Silicon Valley start-up Brit + Co. aims to rival Martha Stewart

articles.latimes.com — Brit Morin's do-it-yourself geek chic brand Brit + Co. has fast gained a following from young consumers seeking something more accessible than Martha Stewart. SAN FRANCISCO - Could the next Martha Stewart come from Silicon Valley?
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Jul 29, 2016

RT @EricaJoy: If Silicon Valley doesn't want to continue America's tradition of excluding black people from wealth generation, diversity *must* improve.

Jul 29, 2016

RT @rgay: The audacity of telling a woman who has been Secretary of State that she should smile more. She isn't running to be your mommy.

Jul 29, 2016

RT @EricaJoy: To be clear, this assumes stock is allocated evenly (it's not). Generously $35MM out of $1.5B went to Black Googlers  https://twitter.com/EricaJoy/status/758779236245204992 

Jul 29, 2016

RT @KevinBankston: The average tech worker's income is higher than the average African-American and Hispanic families' income...combined. #diversityintech

Jul 29, 2016

RT @JamilSmith: I’ve never heard a presidential candidate tell white people to do this. #DemConvention https://t.co/NWdjEUStx7


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