Twitter added zero new users in the June quarter, a surprising stagnation after it added nearly nine million in the three months prior. The company did beat on sales, reporting $574 million in revenue compared with the estimated $536 million. The company's earnings call starts at 5 am PT / 8 am ET.
[Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Yes, Facebook’s growth is slowing, but it still handily beat Wall Street expectations with $9 billion in sales for the June quarter, a 45 percent gain over last year. Facebook has been running out of places to show ads, which is why it wants to more quickly roll out advertising on Facebook Messenger.
[Kurt Wagner and Rani Molla / Recode]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was one of the first Silicon Valley execs to respond yesterday after President Donald Trump tweeted the U.S. armed forces will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people. Joining Zuckerberg in voicing disagreement with Trump’s proposed policy were Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Apple’s Tim Cook and others.
[Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Apple supplier Foxconn will open its first major American factory in Wisconsin. The $10 billion project may create up to 3,000 jobs building flat-panel display screens for TVs and other electronics. The White House quickly took credit for the economic win, saying that Trump’s negotiations secured the project.
[Tony Romm / Recode]
Employees at a tech company in Wisconsin are lining up to have microchips implanted under their skin. The voluntary program is the first of its kind in the U.S., and more than 50 out of 80 employees at Three Square Market opted in on the tiny RFID-enabled chips that enable actions like entry into buildings and paying for food in the cafeteria with a wave of the hand.
[Maggie Astor / The New York Times]
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman has left HP’s board of directors; the board elected Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh to replace her. Whitman is said to be on the short list of executives being considered for Uber’s open CEO job.
[Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet]
Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive talks about the last project he worked on with Steve Jobs — the company’s soon-to-be-completed circular “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, Calif. Ive promises that the massive HQ will be the birthplace of new toys and tools the rest of us haven’t imagined yet.
[Christina Passariello / The Wall Street Journal]
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