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Brian Nowak of Morgan Stanley asks about desktop growth pickup in 1Q16, drivers of the growth. $GOOG $GOOGL CFO Ruth Porat said that the company had a modest benefit from the desktop format change. The company reduced the ad loads by removing ads on the right side of the screen, while adding a fourth ad slot for highly commercial queries.
Well this is big! I don’t know if it’s someone’s monopoly or genuine excitement, but either way, $CSX is up 23% after market closed. I heard some activist investor is going to blow big money into CSX Corp. Anyone mind explaining?
After so much controversy and family issues in $VIAB over the recent months, Paramount brings in some good news. News is that they signed a $1 billion deal with Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media. The material impact to Viacom however is still uncertain.
Looks like Uber will be paying $20 million to settle a US Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. FTC accused Uber of false and misleading claims about driver pay and stuff. Uber however neither denied nor admitted and will just be paying the $20 million.
$C gets hit with a $25 million fine for spoofing charges. Interesting! This is the first time a bank has been hit with such charges.
Your favorite snack maker $MDLZ is selling its Vegemite brand to Bega Cheese. Don’t worry though, Oreo will stay, in fact the move was made to focus on Oreo and Cadbury. On a side note, tell your mate in Australia because Bega Cheese is a worth buy there now.