The ‘Fortnite’ effect slams videogame makers’ stocks

2019-02-06

The outsize success of ‘Fortnite’ has begun to punish the world’s largest videogame makers. Electronic Arts Inc. EA, -13.31%  stock plunged 13.3% Wednesday, and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. TTWO, -13.76%  shares plummeted 13.8% after both publishers predicted worse financial performance in the current quarter than expected. Other videogame makers sufferedRead More →

Netflix is juicing its viewership numbers, FX chief says

2019-02-04

21st Century Fox Inc. FOX, -0.02%   executive John Landgraf took issue with data Netflix Inc. recently released on viewership of its movies and series, saying the information creates a false impression of the streaming-video company’s success. “Netflix is not telling you the whole story,” Landgraf, chief executive of FXRead More →

Alphabet earnings: Can Waymo be the non-Google star?

2019-02-02

Alphabet Inc. has amassed a fortune from its phalanx of Google ad products, but this year investors should start to see more important results from other business lines such as its cloud division and self-driving car unit, according to an analyst. Alphabet GOOGL, -0.65% GOOG, -0.50%  is set to reportRead More →

Facebook had a bad year? Not judging by its bottom line

2019-01-30

Facebook Inc. suffered a series of data and privacy scandals and controversies in 2018, its worst year in the public eye. Have there been any actual consequences, though? Not according to what Facebook FB, +4.32%  showed off Wednesday. The world’s largest social network reported record profit and revenue in theRead More →

The sneaky way some daters save money on Netflix

2019-01-26

Love & Money is a MarketWatch series looking at how our relationship with money impacts our relationships with significant others, friends and family. Over the past nine years, New York City-based massage therapist Lorraine has binged on a number of shows on Netflix NFLX, +3.48% from the platform’s original seriesRead More →

Al Roker vs. Jillian Michaels: Who’s right about the Keto diet?

2019-01-18

There’s a major smackdown going on between Al Roker, weatherman and presenter on NBC’s CMCSA, +0.67%  ”The Today Show” and “The Biggest Loser” fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The subject: The fashionable ultra-low-carb “Keto” diet. Roker follows it, along with a host of other celebrities. Michaels says it’s bad news. “SoRead More →