The recent winning streak across the digital ad industry didn’t reach Google. Its parent company Alphabet posted a rare miss on analysts expectations for revenue, with its core business of online advertising showing a substantial slowdown in growth. The company brought in $30.2 billion in ad revenue—a 15% increase from the quarter last year, but down from the 24% year-over-year growth rate...
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Patreon Considers Public Listing as Soon as This Year
Patreon, the online service that allows podcasters, musicians and other artists to receive direct financial support from fans, is considering a public listing as soon as this year, said a person with knowledge of discussions. The San Francisco startup has met with banks and has been approached by special purpose acquisition companies, though the latter path to the public markets isn’t...
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