|Bid||0.00 x 1300|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||186.60 - 191.02|
|52 Week Range||135.51 - 198.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||207.81|
Notorious short-seller Citron Research has turned bullish on Twitter (TWTR) stock only a few months after claiming that the stock was primed for a decline due to the challenges it predicted for Twitter’s high-margin data licensing business.
Aug 17 (Reuters) - * U.S. INVESTORS HAVE AGREED TO BUY PRIVATE STOCK IN TENCENT MUSIC FROM EARLIER SHAREHOLDERS AT A VALUATION BETWEEN $28-$30 BILLION - THE INFORMATION * TENCENT MUSIC THIS YEAR COULD ...
Pandora’s (P) programmatic audio advertising solution is now generally available following a limited-time trial with a limited number of marketers. Rolling out programmatic audio ads is another step that Pandora has taken to meet the evolving needs of markets. The company already offered programmatic display and video ads, so the addition of audio expands its programmatic ads solutions.
Amazon is turning up the volume in the music business. The world’s largest online retailer will mount the first national TV campaign for its music-streaming service, featuring ads with songs from Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Queen. Music has ascended the priority list at Amazon.com Inc. because of the popularity of the company’s Echo speakers and the virtual assistant Alexa.
Hedge funds added to their positions in Spotify and Altaba during the second quarter and decreased their exposure to FAANGs, with the exception of Amazon.
Generally, Pandora views mixing partnerships with direct marketing efforts as a way to lower its customer acquisition costs. Pandora’s marketing expenses dropped to $125.4 million in the second quarter from $145.9 million a year ago. The company has recently struck multiple partnership deals, including with AT&T (T), Snap (SNAP), and T-Mobile (TMUS). The partnership with T-Mobile involves providing special Pandora service offers to the customers of the mobile operator.
With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that's because of the ScreenPad, a display that's tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro's trackpad. It's just too bad the ZenBook Pro's battery life holds it back.
In terms of geography, Twitter (TWTR) breaks its results down into two units: US and International. On the basis of audience, the International unit is Twitter’s largest, as ~80% of its users are outside the United States. On the basis of revenue, the United States is Twitter’s largest unit, supplying over 50% of its revenue.
Spotify Tehcnology SA ( SPOT), the streaming music service that went public this past spring, is facing increased competition from Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN), Apple Inc. ( AAPL) and Alphabet Inc.’s ( GOOG) Google, all of which are embracing enhanced search and voice capabilities. According to a report in TechCrunch, Spotify has been so focused on technology that creates personalized playlists for users that it dropped the ball on other key features including the ability to search for songs using voice commands and by specific lyrics.
Jeez, Europe, what more do you need? More than twice the population of the U.S. The finest cars, watches, wine, beer—OK, the Americans do better beer now, but still. The heyday of Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB is a distant memory, and Europe doesn’t have anything remotely comparable to Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, or Facebook, or Alibaba or Tencent, companies with market values ranging from $400 billion to $1 trillion and counting.
Spotify's lack of full lyrics support and its minimal attention to voice are beginning to become problems for the streaming service. The company has been so focused on the development of its personalization technology and programming its playlists, it has overlooked key features that its competitors - including Apple, Google, and Amazon - today offer and are now capitalizing on. For example, in the updated version of Apple Music rolling out this fall with iOS 12, users won't just have access to lyrics in the app as before, they will also be able to perform searches by lyrics instead of only by the artist, album, or song title.
Billionaire George Soros' family office, Soros Fund Management, made some significant changes to its holdings in Q2 of this year, according to a 13F filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. One of the most notable shifts in Soros' holdings for last quarter was a significant increase in the fund's investment in BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world.
Spotify Technology SA, the music-streaming company that’s gained 47 percent since its April debut, attracted a number of prominent hedge funds in the second quarter.
Following a key business collaboration, Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) shares continue to lay down a slow and steady track on the price chart for bullish investors. Spotify stock may not be the next so-called perfect investment.
After addingsongwriter and producer credits to its desktop app in February, Spotify has made it easier to find out more details about tunes you're listening to on the go by bringing credits to the iOS app. Work is underway to fill out missing credits according to Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance, who added that Spotify plans to let publishers, societies and musicians correct details or add more if necessary.
Pandora Premium is coming to Google Home, Mini, and Max devices, and other smart speakers and screens with Google Assistant built-in, the company announced this morning. The integration means listeners who pay for Pandora's on-demand music service will be able to search and play any song, album, or playlist, just by asking Google, and can even search by lyrics, play their personalized "mood" playlists, and take other actions using their voice. For example, Google Assistant users will be able to thumbs up and thumbs down tracks on Pandora, skip tracks, create new stations, or play a song again, using voice commands.
Last Wednesday Bernstein dedicated its Global Quantitative Strategy note to buybacks. In the last week both Bernstein and Goldman Sachs have predicted that buybacks in the US will either reach or exceed $1t in 2018.
Jody Gerson arrived at Universal Music Publishing Group as chairman and CEO in 2015, just as streaming became key to the music industry’s viability. The second-largest music publisher’s revenue has risen 30% since then. While the music industry is rebounding thanks almost entirely to the rise of services like Spotify and Apple Music, revenue is still a fraction of what it was in the heyday of CD sales.
If you want to test out a feature on a large, well-known, global, platform, there’s a very simple solution: Test it in Australia. Advertising Age reports today that it's running a test in Australia which will let listeners skip audio and video adverts at any time while the ad is playing. The feature (well, it’s still a test feature after all) is called “Active Media.” In it, advertisers won't have to pay for any ads that are skipped.
Lenovo unveils its thinnest and lightest professional notebook yet. Spotify may soon let you skip ads — for free. And finally, is your Amazon Echo spying on you?