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Amazon’s Cloud Keeps Making It Rain

Amazon’s Cloud Keeps Making It Rain

A strong performance by Amazon Web Services swelled Amazon.com’s bottom line and helped maintain its pricey valuation.

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Five Things Marketers Should Note From Facebook’s First-Quarter Earnings

Five Things Marketers Should Note From Facebook’s First-Quarter Earnings

Facebook bucked the technology industry trend of disappointing first-quarter results, posting a 52% surge in revenue and further strengthening its position in the mobile and online video ad markets. Here’s what advertisers need to know.

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The Growing Influence of the Word ’Influencer’

The Growing Influence of the Word ’Influencer’

“Influencers” are everywhere in social media, often linked to brands looking for a place in the digital marketplace. Ben Zimmer on where the word comes from.

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YouTube Thinks You Aren’t Watching Enough Video

YouTube Thinks You Aren’t Watching Enough Video

YouTube refreshed its Android and iOS apps with a big-image look and some new smarts for picking videos you’ll actually want to watch next.

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Can Alphabet Build a Smarter City?

Can Alphabet Build a Smarter City?

Sidewalk Labs, a division of Google's parent Alphabet, is working on a proposal to develop new districts of housing, offices and retail that are heavily integrated with technology. Photo: Citybridge

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SpaceX Sees Unmanned Mars Mission as Soon as 2018

SpaceX Sees Unmanned Mars Mission as Soon as 2018

SpaceX founder Elon Musk disclosed plans to send an unmanned capsule to Mars, perhaps as soon as 2018, revealing the first details of his long-term vision for a private enterprise to colonize the red planet.

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Spotify Buys Media Aggregator CrowdAlbum

Spotify Buys Media Aggregator CrowdAlbum

Music-streaming service Spotify said it has acquired CrowdAlbum, a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media.

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China Sales Slide Eats Into Apple Revenue

China Sales Slide Eats Into Apple Revenue

The once-hot China market accounted for a large chunk of Apple’s first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, highlighting the global impact of the saturated Chinese smartphone market on global gadget makers.

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Harassed on Twitter? You Can Now Report Up to Five Tweets at Once

Harassed on Twitter? You Can Now Report Up to Five Tweets at Once

Twitter Inc. has begun rolling out a simple yet long overdue tool in its ongoing struggle to stamp out harassment while maintaining free speech on its service. Twitter users will now be able to group up to five tweets when reporting a case of harassment on the social network.

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Facebook Live Video: How to Broadcast Yourself

Facebook Live Video: How to Broadcast Yourself

Want to try Facebook's new live video features? WSJ's Joanna Stern has the lowdown on what you should and shouldn't do when your life is on the air. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal.

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Beijing Auto Show's Extreme Cars

Beijing Auto Show's Extreme Cars

The Beijing Auto Show is a face-off between the world’s established car makers and their rising Chinese counterparts. There are electric cars, sports cars and those that take things just a little further. Photo: Menglin Huang/The Wall Street Journal

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Tokyo Olympics Picks New Design After First Logo Was No-Go

Tokyo Olympics Picks New Design After First Logo Was No-Go

Tokyo’s Olympics organizing committee chose a new design for the official 2020 Games logo from nearly 15,000 submissions after scrapping its first choice because of plagiarism concerns.

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For This Fintech Upstart, Small Is Beautiful

For This Fintech Upstart, Small Is Beautiful

Acorns Grow is banking on the idea that tiny investments are the future of Wall Street.

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Alibaba-Disney Partnership Frozen in China

Alibaba-Disney Partnership Frozen in China

China is putting on ice an Alibaba partnership to bring Disney characters to Chinese screens, at a time when Chinese regulators are tightening control over online content.

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