Tag: wall street journal
Snapchat going mainstream as parents start snapping
Poor the young millennials. After a good few years having Snapchat to themselves, they’re now seeing their parents flock to the social app.
July 5, 2016
Line IPO could raise more than $1bn for social network
Japanese messaging app Line is preparing for its delayed IPO on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges. The company has announced that it will price its IPO at between $26.50 and $31.50 a share, potentially raising as...
June 29, 2016
Snapchat redesign gives Discover section more priority
Snapchat’s latest update gives much more priority to its Discover section of branded videos and articles, which have now been placed right at the top of its Stories screen. Previously, users had to swipe twice to browse...
July 14, 2015
Apple tipped to push music buyers towards subscriptions
Today’s Apple Music speculation comes to you via the Wall Street Journal, which has some more titbits on what Apple may be announcing next week at its WWDC conference. It pegs the price at $10 a month rather than the lower...
June 2, 2015
YouTube revenues reached $4bn in 2014 claims report
How much money did YouTube make in 2014? $4bn of revenues but no profit according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites two sources for the figures. The piece claims that YouTube is currently running at “roughly break-even”...
February 26, 2015
SoundCloud tipped for $150m funding round
It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in talks to raise $150m...
December 19, 2014
iTunes music sales down ’13% to 14% worldwide’ this year
The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year”. Not...
October 27, 2014
Facebook may be a new home for YouTube’s top MCNs
Interesting news from the Wall Street Journal, which claims Facebook has been in talks with some of YouTube’s top multi-channel networks to bring their content to the social network. The report suggests Maker Studios...
September 17, 2014
Did Google try to buy Spotify? Wall Street Journal and Recode disagree
We reported yesterday on news that a pair of Google execs are joining Spotify in advisory roles, and mischievously linked it to an SEC filing late last year when Google said it had “pursued but discontinued a potential...
July 24, 2014
Twitter plans 15 new ad types
The need to turn Twitter into a financially viable platform is a pressing one, especially given it is eight years old and has yet to turn a profit.
April 7, 2014
Amazon denies speculation that it’s working on a free streaming music service
Amazon denies speculation that it's working on a free streaming music service
March 28, 2014