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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Unveils News Tab

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects between 20 million and 30 million people will use its newly unveiled news tab within a “few years.” That shows what a relatively small bet the news tab is for Facebook, at least economically. The initiative—in which Facebook is paying publishers to put their stories in a separate tab of the Facebook app—can be seen as a win for media companies like...

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It may be hard to believe, but next week is the last week before the election. Perhaps for that reason, the five big tech firms all decided to release their September quarter profit details next week. That’s fine, except that four of them—Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Facebook—decided to do it on the same day, Thursday, at about the same time.

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Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short
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Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short
Jeffrey Katzenberg may be nearing the end of the road with his mobile video streaming service Quibi.
Quibi to Shutter in Stunning End to Ambitious Venture
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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s video streaming service Quibi is shutting down, said a person familiar with the situation, bringing down the curtain on the short-form video streaming service just six months after it launched.
Who Could Lead CNN if Zucker Leaves
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As WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar overhauls the media firm to make it more digitally savvy and consumer focused, he is expected to zero in on its news and sports business, particularly CNN, for a shakeup, according to people familiar with the situation.
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On Wednesday, video startup Quibi told its investors that it will shut down, a dramatic collapse of a digital media startup that launched just six months ago.
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The sudden death of Quibi, the short-form video streaming service launched by Hollywood veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg six months ago, is sure to generate plenty of “I-told-you-so’s” from people in the entertainment and tech industries.
Airbnb Taps Jony Ive for Design Help
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Airbnb has hired famed former Apple designer Jony Ive as a creative consultant ahead of its initial public offering, CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday.