Amazon Stock Falls on Mixed Earnings Report and Weak Forecast. AWS Missed Too.

Amazon Stock Falls on Mixed Earnings Report and Weak Forecast. AWS Missed Too.

Text size Investors are looking for evidence that Amazon.com is made progress on its push to rein in costs. David Ryder/Bloomberg Amazon . com shares were falling in late trading Thursday after the company posted mixed results for the fourth quarter, with better-than-expected sales growth, but weaker-than-anticipated profits, due largely to a loss on the company’s … Read more

Meta Platforms Shares Surge on Cost Cuts, Stock Buyback

Meta Platforms Shares Surge on Cost Cuts, Stock Buyback

Business Shares of social-media company are on pace for largest percentage increase in nearly a decade

Apple, Amazon and Alphabet earnings are coming. Here’s what the stock options market is bracing for.

Apple, Amazon and Alphabet earnings are coming. Here’s what the stock options market is bracing for.

The options market has prepared for bigger-than-usual moves in the stocks of a trio of trillion-dollar companies, the day after they report quarterly earnings results. That’s because the implied volatility, or how much a stock can be expected to move over a certain period, of the stocks for Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.48%, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, … Read more

FTC Loses Antitrust Challenge to Facebook Parent Meta

FTC Loses Antitrust Challenge to Facebook Parent Meta

Tech Judge denies agency’s request for injunction blocking Meta’s proposed acquisition of virtual-reality startup

When the Layoff Is an Email, It’s Nothing Personal

When the Layoff Is an Email, It’s Nothing Personal

At first, Jeremy Joslin thought the email announcing his layoff was a phishing attempt. It was 5:30 a.m. in California when he saw it, and with so many technology job cuts afoot, the Google software engineer thought a scammer was trying to capitalize on the news.  The message, sent to his personal inbox, directed him … Read more

Meta Embraces AI as Facebook, Instagram Help Drive a Rebound

Meta Embraces AI as Facebook, Instagram Help Drive a Rebound

Days before Meta Platforms Inc.’s first ever mass layoffs in November, a senior executive shared some good news. The company’s short-form video product, Reels, was getting traction with users, and the threat posed by rival TikTok appeared to be easing. “Facebook engagement is stronger than people expected,” Tom Alison, head of Facebook, wrote in a … Read more

Guess Who’s Using Your Netflix Account? You Might Be Surprised.

Guess Who’s Using Your Netflix Account? You Might Be Surprised.

Martin Ringlein never shared his Netflix password with anyone. So he was shocked to find out that strangers had been using his account to watch movies and TV shows. One of them was the person who bought his Tesla about a year ago, Mr. Ringlein said. Others were guests at an Airbnb in Asheville, N.C., … Read more

People Can’t Stop ‘Spotify Snooping’ on Friends, Exes and Crushes

People Can’t Stop ‘Spotify Snooping’ on Friends, Exes and Crushes

When we play songs on Spotify to get us through the day, they can be intimate—and sometimes also publicly visible. Many people have sharing settings enabled on the music-streaming service, making it easy for friends or strangers to find out what they’re listening to, and by extension, what they’re doing or how they’re feeling. A … Read more

How to Buy the Concert Tickets You Really Want—and Not Get Ripped Off

How to Buy the Concert Tickets You Really Want—and Not Get Ripped Off

Arts Music Live Nation’s Ticketmaster may have faced Congress, but it’s still the biggest player in concerts. Here’s what to know about buying tickets in 2023

State Department Issues Warning for Travelers Taking Ubers in Cancún – The Wall Street Journal

State Department Issues Warning for Travelers Taking Ubers in Cancún – The Wall Street Journal

State Department Issues Warning for Travelers Taking Ubers in Cancún  The Wall Street Journal Cancun Travel Warning Issued After Taxi Drivers Attack Uber Drivers and Passengers  NBC Southern California Cancun Taxi Drivers Disperse Airport Blockade Against Uber  News18 US security alert warns of disputes between taxis and Ubers  USA TODAY State Dept. warns Cancún visitors against Ubers as taxis … Read more