Amazon Seems Quite Proud Of The Media Empire It Is Building

The company reported its first-quarter earnings today. View this image › Gus Ruelas / Reuters / Reuters Before even getting to how the rest of its core business is growing, Amazon would like to take a second to talk about how much it is investing Read More …

Domino’s Pizza Has A Problem: Cheese Inflation

View this image › i.perezhilton.com Back in 2009, as Americans were reeling from a recession, Domino’s was doubling down on bringing the cheese. The pizza giant, whose stock price has increased tenfold in the five years since to around $80 per share today, said at Read More …

Online Education Provider Reports Loss In First Earnings As Public Company

2U, which partners with universities to offer pricey online degrees, says it plans to focus on adding new programs—which has so far come at the expense of profitability. View this image › NASDAQ OMX / Facebook / Via facebook.com In its first earnings report today, Read More …

Textbook Rental Company Turns To Late-Night Food Orders To Sell Investors

Chegg is trying to reinvent itself into a full suite of student offerings as skepticism grows over the future of textbook rentals. So far, investors aren’t buying it. View this image › Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig on an advertising panel in April 2012. Jason DeCrow/Invision Read More …

Investors, Marketers Disagree on Criticism Over Twitter’s User Growth

Twitter reported earnings for the first time as a public company on Wednesday, and investors responded negatively to slow user growth; the stock fell nearly 25% on Thursday. Image: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images One million. That’s how many new Americans signed up for Twitter in the Read More …

Yahoo Plans To Turn Over Half Of Its Alibaba Winnings To Investors

The company reported its second-quarter earnings today. View this image › The Associated Press Yahoo reported its second-quarter earnings today, which missed analyst expectations but included a bit of information that should please investors: it will return at least half of its proceeds from Alibaba’s Read More …

Costco Will Sell “Giant Bags Of Kale” To Compete With Amazon Prime

On its second-quarter earnings call, Costco’s chief financial officer said the company was exploring options to target younger customers for membership and ways to compete with Amazon Prime. View this image › AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File Costco knows that Amazon Prime is taking a portion Read More …

Fox To Time Warner: We Are Done

One day after withdrawing their offer to buy Time Warner, Rupert Murdoch and top deputy Chase Carey made clear they have moved on from the deal. In making those comments, which came as Fox reported fiscal fourth quarter 2014 earnings, the company puts the pressure Read More …

Facebook’s First Earnings Call: What to Expect

Facebook‘s first earnings call as a public company has been hyped in the business press like a summer blockbuster. It’s a shot at redemption, maybe the feel-good call of the summer. Or perhaps it will be another bummer, like the company’s May IPO. Either way, Read More …

Pepsico Claims Food And Beverage Domination Despite Currency Troubles

The food and drink giant said on its earnings call Wednesday that it was driving more retail sales growth than any of its competitors, even as a strong U.S. dollar crimps the profitability of its global operations. View this image › Jim Young / Reuters Read More …