SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc bolstered its line-up of online video programming on Monday with two original comedy series and a new Web channel that will stream live concerts.
The two comedy series, which Yahoo will show on its website next year, are the first long-form original comedies in Yahoo’s growing selection of online video. Each series will consist of eight 30-minute episodes which Yahoo will post on its website all at once.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc said it has begun testing its self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in its quest to eventually make the technology a standard feature in automobiles.
After several years of testing self-driving cars on freeways, where driving conditions are more predictable, Google in the past year shifted its focus to city street driving, the company said in a post on its official blog on Monday.
By Alexei Oreskovic and Paul Carsten
(Reuters) – Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue for the second quarter, sending shares up 5 percent in after-hours trading.
Baidu said revenue in the second quarter will range between 11.820 billion yuan ($1.901 billion) and 12.110 billion yuan ($1.948 billion). Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for second-quarter revenue of 11.573 billion yuan.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc’s head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the Internet search company, he said on Thursday, three years after overseeing the launch of the Google+ social network.
Gundotra, who has worked at Google for eight years, announced the move in a Google+ post. He did not give a reason or say where he was going, but related a story about a sudden death in his extended family which made him rethink life’s priorities.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has acquired the maker of a mobile app that can track the distance consumers walk or run and measure the calories burned, giving the social networking company an entree into the nascent market for fitness and health monitoring technology.
Facebook did not disclose the price it paid for ProtoGeo Oy, the 2-year-old Helsinki company that makes the Moves app. A Facebook spokesman said the price for ProtoGeo, which has fewer than 10 employees, was not anywhere near what the company had paid for other higher-profile acquisitions recently.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has
a message for Wall Street: Don’t expect new revenue streams
The world’s No. 1 Internet social network delivered its
strongest revenue growth in several years during the first
quarter, as its mobile ad business gained steam.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street’s revenue target.
Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s
mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first
three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking
company top Wall Street’s revenue target.
Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in
after-hours trading on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 (Reuters) – Google Inc
will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a
page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet
company’s effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising
business to smartphones.
The new advertising feature helps Google bridge the gap
between the traditional public Web pages that have long
underpinned its search business and the increasing number of
standalone, mobile apps popular with consumers. Mobile apps,
which are dedicated to everything from restaurant reviews to
online games, have typically been walled off and difficult for
Google to integrate into its search engine results.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Weibo Corp rose 19 percent in their U.S. debut on Thursday, sweeping aside concerns that Chinese censorship will hurt the growth of the country’s Internet sector and broader worries about lofty tech-stock valuations.
Investors are scrutinizing the biggest debut of a Chinese Internet company in years, hoping for clues as to demand for the highly anticipated IPO of far larger e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.