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Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings

Cisco announced on Wednesday that it will cut about 6,000 jobs or 8% of its total workforce. The news came as the company reported its earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, beating Wall Street estimates. Chairman and CEO John Chambers said in a statement, “We are executing well in a tough environment and delivered our best non-GAAP …

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Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while misleading shareholders about the legitimacy of reviews. Do you believe Yelp would mislead investors about its reviews, or do you …

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Bob Iger Talks Disney’s Relationship With Netflix

Disney posted its fiscal Q3 earnings on Tuesday. The company had a record quarter with earnings per share up 27% from the prior year. CEO Bob Iger said, “Our strategy of building strong brands and franchises continues to create great value across our company. This quarter we delivered the highest EPS in the company’s history, and we’ve now generated greater …

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AOL Sees 6th Consecutive Quarter Of Revenue Growth

AOL just released its Q2 earnings report with its sixth consecutive quarter of revenue and adjusted OIBDA growth. Total revenue grew 12% year-over-year. The company attributes this to accelerated global advertising revenue, which grew 20% year-over-year. The company saw 60% growth in third party platform revenue driven by growth in the sale of premium formats across its programmatic platform as …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 23%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the second quarter with gross billings of $1.82 billion and revenue of $751.6 million. The company also reported adjusted EBITDA of $59.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.01. Revenue was up 23% year-over-year. In North America, it was up 12%, and in the rest of …

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LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue of $534 million, up 47% year-over-year. Net loss (attributable to common stockholders) was $1 million, compared to net income of $3.7 million for the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income was $63 million compared to $44 million for the same quarter last year. GAAP diluted EPS for …

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Yelp Becomes Profitable For First Time Since Going Public

Yelp just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $88.8 million, up 61% year-over-year. Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million, or $(0.01) per share in the same quarter last year. That last part is the real news. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said, “We delivered great results this quarter. Our …

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Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 million, up 9% from last year. CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave pretty much the most generic statement possible: “We had a …

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Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $23.38 Billion

Microsoft just released its earnings report for FY14 Q4 with revenue of $23.38 billion, gross margin of $15.79 billion, operating income of $6.48 billion, and diluted EPS of $0.55 per share. CEO Satya Nadella said, “We are galvanized around our core as a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world, and we are driving growth with disciplined …

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Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time

Back in May, when Google launched a new version of the Panda update, some quickly noticed that eBay seemed to be taking a hit in the rankings. It turned out that it was apparently at the hands of a manual penalty rather than Panda. The penalty was related to weird category pages that eBay users were unlikely to actually land …

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Alibaba IPO Expected After Labor Day

Back in May, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba filed for tis IPO, which is to be the biggest ever for a tech company. The IPO had been expected to take place in August, but The New York Times is now reporting, citing people with knowledge of the matter, that it will come sometime after Labor Day. The NYT’s Michael De La …

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Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report

Google just released its Q2 earnings report, along with news that its Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company. Arora has been with Google for nearly ten years. He will be joining SoftBank, which happens to be one of Google’s partners. There, he will serve as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media. …

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