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Microsoft Teams mit 145 Mio. DAU

Microsoft books biggest revenue growth since 2018 – Microsoft exceeded analysts’ estimates on the top and bottom lines, as well as revenue guidance. – Windows revenue growth from device makers was higher than the company had predicted. – Azure cloud revenue growth was flat from the prior quarter. … The software and hardware maker posted 19% annualized revenue growth for the quarter, which ended March 31, according to a statement. That’s the biggest quarterly increase the company has posted since 2018, thanks in part to gains in PC sales resulting from coronavirus-driven shortages last year.“


Microsoft: Teams is now at 145 million daily active users – A year ago, Microsoft officials said Teams had 75 million daily active users. In April 2021, that number is now 145 million, according to Microsoft. … Teams is part of Microsoft’s ‚Commercial cloud‘ category and also is part of its office commercial products and cloud services revenue category. Teams began as a group-chat platform but Microsoft has been turning it into an almost operating-system-like product over time by extending its capabilities and features.“


Google Cloud: tiefrotes Wachstum

Alphabet reports big earnings beat as revenue grows 34% – Alphabet reported big beats on earnings and revenue for Q1. … Google’s revenue rose 34% from the same period a year prior. The company reported advertising revenue of $44.68 billion for the quarter. That’s a significant rise from $33.76 billion in the same quarter last year, making it the fastest annualized growth rate in at least four years, although the results were boosted by an easy comparable with last year’s quarter, as the onset of the coronavirus pandemic caused a steep drop in advertising spend.“


Google Cloud brings in $4B in Q1, up 46 percent – The growth in Google’s cloud business reflects strength in both GCP and Workspace, the internet giant said. – Google Cloud brought in $4.047 billion in sales for the first quarter of 2021, Google’s parent company Alphabet reported Tuesday. That’s up 46 percent from $2.78 billion the year prior. … The cloud business posted an operating loss of $974 million, compared with a loss of $1.73 billion a year prior.“


„Alphabet reports Q1 2021 revenue of $55.3 billion – In Q1 2021, YouTube ad revenue was $6 billion (versus $4.03 billion a year ago), while Cloud reported $4.05 billion (compared to $2.78 billion). – ‚Google other revenues‘ – which includes hardware, Play Store, and non-advertising YouTube revenues – reported $6.5 billion, compared to $4.4 billion the same quarter last year. – The closely-watched ‚Other Bets‘ continues to lose money. It reported $198 million revenue primarily generated by Verily and Fiber from $135 million in Q1 of 2020. However, it lost $1.15 billion compared to $1.12 billion in the same quarter of last year.“


Apple iMessage für Android in 2013

„Eddy Cue wanted to bring iMessage to Android in 2013 – ‚Do we want to lose one of the most important apps in a mobile environment to Google?‘ – Eddy Cue pushed to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013, according to a new deposition made public as part of the Epic case. Currently Apple’s senior VP of software and services, Cue wanted to devote a full team to iMessage support on Android, only to be overruled by other executives.“

The Verge

Mehr Werbung: Instagram Creators

Mark Zuckerberg announces new ways for Instagram creators to make money – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a slew of features Instagram is working on to help creators generate more money from their content. – They include a marketplace that would help match brands with creators whose content fits the audiences that they are trying to reach. – These features come as Facebook adjusts to a recent change in Apple’s iOS ecosystem that makes it more difficult for the social media company to target ads to iPhone and iPad users.“