Oct 7 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan
Chase & Co and six other banks have agreed to join a new
instant messaging network from Markit and Thomson Reuters Corp
to connect disparate messaging systems.
The network, called Markit Collaboration Services, will be
launched on Monday and allows members to chat with one another
regardless of the proprietary messaging technology that each
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Domino, a magazine focused on do-it-yourself home decor until sparse advertising forced its closure during the financial crisis, is re-launching on Thursday as an e-commerce site and quarterly publication.
The revival marks the latest effort by publishers casting about for new forms of revenue as ad sales decline. The magazine industry eked out a gain of less than 1 percent in advertising revenue for the first half of the year, according to Publishers Information Bureau.
(Reuters) – Twitter said on Wednesday it would carry instant-replay footage from National Football League games as part of a new advertising partnership that could boost the social media company’s revenue before its highly anticipated initial public offering.
The agreement marks Twitter’s biggest sports-related commitment to date for its Amplify service. Amplify was formally unveiled last May as a way for Twitter, broadcasters and advertisers to capitalize on peoples’ use of social media while they watch TV – a phenomenon called “second screen” viewing.
Sept 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc sold 9 million new
iPhones during their first three days in stores after China
joined the list of launch countries for the first time,
prompting the company to issue a rosier financial forecast.
Shares in the company closed up 5 percent at $490.64 on
Monday after the company said revenue in the fiscal fourth
quarter would gravitate towards the high end of its previous
forecast for $34 billion to $37 billion.
(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
Apple shares rose more than 5 percent to $493.47 in early trading on Monday following the news.
Sept 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc said it sold 9
million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in their first three days
on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
Apple shares rose more than 5 percent to $493.47 in early
trading on Monday following the news.
Sept 19 (Reuters) – The New York Times Co board of
directors has initiated a quarterly dividend, ending a nearly
five-year dry spell for its investors and the family that
controls one of the world’s most prestigious newspapers.
The company announced on Thursday that it would pay 4 cents
per share on Oct. 24 to Class A and Class B stockholders as of
the close of business on Oct. 9.
Sept 16 (Reuters) – Pandora Media Inc warned on Monday
that its business is slowing and proposed a follow-on offering
of 10 million shares for capital expenditures, according to a
The online streaming music company also said an additional 4
million shares will be offered by Crosslink Capital Inc, a
venture capital firm.
(Reuters) – Tina Brown is leaving Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActivecorp to start a media venture after five years with the company, where she launched the news and culture website Daily Beast.
Brown said her new company, Tina Brown Live Media, will be devoted to summits, salons and debates, according to a memo that she sent out on Wednesday about her exit.
(Reuters) – Pandora Media Inc on Wednesday named former Microsoft Corp executive and venture capitalist Brian McAndrews as president, chairman and CEO.
McAndrews, 54, replaces Joe Kennedy who announced in March he was leaving the online streaming music company.