PayPal sees 24% revenue growth in its latest quarter; shares fall on outlook

 PayPal beat The Street when it reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The global payments giant surpassed analyst expectations for both sales and profit. PayPal reported $3.71 billion in revenue on a foreign-exchange neutral basis, or 24% growth from the same period last year. Analysts were expecting $3.63 billion in revenue for the quarter. ...

Facebook reduces time spent by 2 min/user/day to push well-being

 Facebook is putting its short-term money where its mouth is, reducing the presence of viral videos in an effort to boost well-being of users of its site. In Facebook’s Q4 2017 earnings report today CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that “Already last quarter, we made changes to show fewer viral videos to make sure people’s time is ...

Microsoft’s Azure revenue nearly doubled year-over-year in its second quarter

 Microsoft posted a relatively good second quarter this year that continued the ongoing process of its growth into a major cloud entity, in addition to saying it would be taking a significant charge as part of changes to U.S. tax law. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX launch a flight-proven Falcon 9 live here

 SpaceX’s launch live stream has already started for its GovSat-1 mission, which is launching a satellite from the government of Luxembourg into geostationary transfer orbit. The launch window opens at 4:25 PM EST and will not include a recovery attempt for the Falcon 9 first stage, which has been used once before during a mission in ...

Hulu’s Live TV app now lets you personalize the Olympics to your liking

 Teased earlier this month at CES, Hulu today has quietly launched its personalized Olympics experience in its Live TV app. The company hasn’t officially announced the new feature, but the option to track your favorite Olympics events pops up when you launch the app today, allowing you to pick from various events like figure skating, ...

Facebook survives Q4 despite slowest daily user growth ever

 Despite worries about Russia and that passive News Feed scrolling hurts us, Facebook beat expectations again in its Q4 2017 earnings report. Facebook now has 1.4 billion daily users, up 2.18% compared to growing 3.8% to 1.37 billion users in Q3. That’s a sizeable slow down, and the lowest quarter-over-quarter percentage daily user growth ever ...

GoPro’s Plus subscription service now offers replacements of broken cameras

 Whether the action cam business can alone sustain the GoPro business is going to at least rely on them continuing to dominate it and find new revenue streams within it. Part of this strategy will be continuing to refine the company’s $4.99 per month subscription service, GoPro Plus. The company is announcing changes to the ...

'Amazona': Film Review

'Amazona': Film Review
The intriguing Colombian doc ‘Amazona,’ nominated for a Spanish Goya Award after winning critical plaudits at fests, traces the emotional and physical journey of its director to solve the mystery of her mother. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Reviews

'The Game Changers': Film Review | Sundance 2018

'The Game Changers': Film Review | Sundance 2018
‘The Cove’ director Louie Psihoyos returns with the athlete-stuffed pro-vegan doc ‘The Game Changers.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Reviews

'A Futile and Stupid Gesture': Film Review | Sundance 2018

'A Futile and Stupid Gesture': Film Review | Sundance 2018
Will Forte stars as Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon and co-writer of ‘Animal House’ and ‘Caddyshack,’ in ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture,’ a new biopic now on Netflix. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Reviews