2017-02-18

TechReview | Zuck's Facebook Letter and the Snapchat $SNAP IPO (video)

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Feature •  Zuckerberg's Facebook Letter and the Snapchat $SNAP IPO (video):

Kara Swisher: Facebook Is A Media Company For The Modern Age

Video published Feb 17, 2017: Mike Isaac, New York Times, and Kara Swisher, Recode, weigh in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posting an open letter on his Faceboook page last night, followed by a discussion on Snap's IPO (snap.com / snapchat.com). See also:

Other Tech News:

•  You can take your "sh*t sandwich" job offer and ...: after President Donald J. Trump threw Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn 'under the bus' on Monday, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward turned down Trump's offer to replace Flynn as National Security Advisor, reportedly saying the job offer was a "sh*t sandwich."

•  Amazon Form 10-K:
 Amazon Form 10-K
Amazon reported sales of about $6.4B for 2016 retail subscription services, including Amazon Prime, up 43% YoY.

•  T-Mobile US Q4 2016 results beat estimates: T-Mobile US reports Q4 revenue of $10.18B, up 23.4% YoY, vs $9.84B expected. 2.1 million total net additions in Q4 2016, 8.2 million in 2016, adding 933K postpaid subs for the quarter. More T-Mobile info:

•  Verizon reintroduces unlimited data plan--$80 per month (plus taxes and fees) for unlimited data, talk and text for the first line with paper-free billing and autopay (4 lines $45/line, 3 lines $54/line, 2 lines $70/line)--VerizonWireless.com. Compare to T-Mobile $70 first line (taxes and fees included) 4 lines $40/line, 3 lines $47/line, 2 lines $60/line)

•  New FCC chair closely guards his strategy to restructure net neutrality | Reuters.com. U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has said Congress will let the FCC "make the first move" on net neutrality.

•  Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 7 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2016:
 Smartphone sales by OS 4Q2016

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