Airbnb details Roadmap to lower cloud costs

Airbnb details Roadmap to lower cloud costs

Moving by Airbnb Inc. lowering its cloud storage costs in the run-up to its December 2020 IPO has made it better prepared for the possibility of an economic downturn, the home-sharing company said. Analysts say its efforts offer a template for other companies looking to get a handle on spending as more IT shifts to … Read more

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon.com Inc.’s The move to greatly expand its music catalog for Prime members aims to give the popular subscription program a boost, along with rivals like Walmart Inc. WMT 0.18% has achieved faster delivery times and added new features to subscriptions. The tech giant revealed last week that it is expanding the free tier of … Read more

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon.com Inc.’s The move to greatly expand its music catalog for Prime members aims to give the popular subscription program a boost, along with rivals like Walmart Inc. WMT 0.18% has achieved faster delivery times and added new features to subscriptions. The tech giant revealed last week that it is expanding the free tier of … Read more

Streaming services raise prices again. How to avoid paying too much.

Streaming services raise prices again.  How to avoid paying too much.

A few things in life are inevitable: bad weather, taxes and streaming service price increases. Netflix’s main plan — high-definition video with two simultaneous streams — was $8.99 a month in 2014, and now it’s $15.49 a month. The company’s competitors including Disney+, Hulu and Apple’s Apple AAPL -0.19% TV+ is also raising prices. Even … Read more

Streaming services raise prices again. How to avoid paying too much.

Streaming services raise prices again.  How to avoid paying too much.

A few things in life are inevitable: bad weather, taxes and streaming service price increases. Netflix’s main plan — high-definition video with two simultaneous streams — was $8.99 a month in 2014, and now it’s $15.49 a month. The company’s competitors including Disney+, Hulu and Apple’s Apple AAPL -0.19% TV+ is also raising prices. Even … Read more

PayPal crushes earnings estimates. The stock falls anyway.

PayPal crushes earnings estimates.  The stock falls anyway.

PayPal Holdings’ turnaround efforts are taking hold, as evidenced by the payments company’s third-quarter financial results released Thursday. PayPal stock is down 10% in response. PayPal (ticker: PYPL) earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $6.85 billion, according to generally accepted accounting principles. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.08 per share. stock.

Amazon halts hiring for corporate workforce

Amazon halts hiring for corporate workforce

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -2.75% is halting hiring across the company’s workforce as the tech giant joins other companies in dealing with economic uncertainty. Beth Galetti, senior vice president of human experience and technology at Amazon, notified Amazon employees of the break in a letter Wednesday. “We expect to keep this pause in place for the … Read more

Apple is now valued at more than Amazon, Alphabet and Meta – combined

Apple is now valued at more than Amazon, Alphabet and Meta – combined

Market cap prices have been updated to trillions, not billions. Apple Inc. shares have far outperformed their Big Tech peers over the past month, helping the company to a staggering feat: The smartphone giant is now worth more than Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. combined. Apple AAPL, -3.73% ended Wednesday’s session with … Read more

Does your colleague make more than $200,000 a year? Now you can find out

Does your colleague make more than $200,000 a year?  Now you can find out

Want to make more than $200,000 a year in New York? The possibilities may be more than you think. The measure, which takes effect Tuesday, requires nearly all New York employers to list salary on job postings along with internal transfer or promotion opportunities. Companies hiring for remote positions that could conceivably be performed from … Read more

Amazon expands ad-free music catalog and podcasts for Prime members

Amazon expands ad-free music catalog and podcasts for Prime members

Amazon Music will expand a full catalog of ad-free music and podcasts to its members under the existing $139 annual Prime membership fee, said the company, which is seeking to attract more customers to its audio services. Starting Tuesday, Prime members, who have previously been able to listen to about 2 million songs for free, … Read more