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GAFAM wächst – Chips bremsen
„Apple says semiconductor shortage will affect iPhone production in fourth quarter – Driven by better-than-expected iPhone sales, total revenue in the quarter hit US$81.43 billion, with China sales up 58 per cent to US$14.76 billion – Upgrading for 5G appeared to be driving a better buying cycle for iPhones than many analysts expected – Apple Inc said on Tuesday that a global chip shortage that has bit into its ability to sell Macs and iPads will start to affect iPhone production and forecasted slowing revenue growth, sending its shares lower.“SCMP
„Microsoft posts big earnings beat and gives optimistic revenue forecast – Microsoft surpassed expectations on the top and bottom lines with stronger-than-expected Azure revenue growth, but supply constraints cut into Windows revenue from device makers. – The company’s revenue guidance beat expectations as well. … Search advertising revenue grew 53% as the advertising market rebounded. That also benefited the LinkedIn business, which showed 46% growth. The Marketing Solutions business tied to advertising grew 97%, with more than $1 billion in quarterly revenue, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on the call. LinkedIn overall now generates $10 billion in annual revenue, he said.“CNBC
„Google sets all-time records as search and YouTube profits soar – But Alphabet’s Q2 2021 earnings do it one better – the company just set an all-time record revenue of $61.9 billion this quarter, and record profits for the fourth quarter in a row at $18.5 billion. – Wondering how Google’s hardware business is doing ahead of a possible new Pixel 6 Pro and maybe a new stab at smartwatches later this year? Unfortunately, Google doesn’t break out hardware numbers yet, but there is a ‚Google other‘ category which includes other items as well. It’s now pulling in $6.6 billion in revenue, up from $5.1 billion a year ago.“The Verge
Element (Matrix) sammelt $30 Mio.
„Element bolsters decentralized team messaging with $30M raise – Element, the company behind an end-to-end encrypted team messaging platform powered by the Matrix protocol, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding from a slew of notable backers, including Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn‘s Metaplanet, WordPress.com parent company Automattic, Protocol Labs, and Notion.“VentureBeat
TikTok Livestreaming Features
„TikTok’s live video push continues with new features for creators and viewers – Including scheduled events and co-hosted streams – TikTok has announced a slew of new live video features coming to the popular video app platform for both creators and viewers, including scheduled ‚events,‘ picture-in-picture support for iOS and Android, and group livestreams with two users. It’s part of the company’s increased efforts to push users to create and watch live videos.“The Verge
Instagram: Reels mit 60 Sekunden
„Instagram now supports 60-second videos on Reels, its TikTok clone – Haven’t you heard that Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app? Today, Instagram announced that users can now upload 60-second videos on Reels, the platform’s TikTok competitor.“TechCrunch