Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

A ‘We’re Hiring!’ sign is displayed at a Starbucks Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was up at 4am to prepare for a meeting when his company MacBook abruptly shut down. He later found out he was part … Read more

JD.com, Roku, Alibaba and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Adobe (ADBE) – Adobe shares fell 3.7% in premarket trading after the software company issued weaker-than-expected financial guidance for the current quarter and the full year. Adobe is facing headwinds from the war in Ukraine and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, although its most recent quarter did … Read more

We’re an entertainment app, not a social network like Facebook

ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok app is displayed in the App Store on a smartphone in an arranged photograph taken in Arlington, Virginia. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images TikTok is fully aware that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is retooling the Facebook and Instagram apps to be more like its own popular short video service. But … Read more

Netflix, Snap, Tesla, Home Depot, GameStop

Here are Thursday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: Piper Sandler downgrades Pinterest and Snap to neutral from overweight Piper downgraded Pinterest and Snap due to slowing digital ad growth. “After a strong two-year stretch, digital ad spend looks to be normalizing. Group multiples have declined and are ~ 40% off recent highs, but history suggests … Read more

BeReal is the latest buzzy social media app trying to go mainstream

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards BeReal | Jessica Bursztynsky Popular social media apps come and go with frequency, as developers try to find the next big that will go viral with Gen Z users. Most flame out long before reaching the status of an Instagram or Snapchat. Among the newbies gaining steam and aiming to … Read more

US job market divide boosts some workers’ prospects, puts others on notice

A help wanted sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn, New York business. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Cracks are forming in the US labor market as some companies look to curb hiring while others are desperate for employees. Microsoft, Twitter, Wayfair, Snap and Facebook-parent Meta recently announced they plan to be more … Read more

Start-up investors issue warnings as boom times ‘unambiguously over’

Sean Gladwell | Moment | Getty Images Slow your hiring! Cut back on marketing! Extend your runway! The venture capital missives are back, and they’re coming in hot. With tech stocks cratering through the first five months of 2022 and the Nasdaq on pace for its second-worst quarter since the 2008 financial crisis, start-up investors … Read more

Tech investor Paul Meeks says avoid from this FAANG stock

Tech investor Paul Meeks identified the FAANG stock he would currently stay away from despite the recent rout in the broader sector, saying parts of the company’s business “could be in some trouble.” That company is e-commerce giant Amazon, whose shares have dropped more than 30% so far this year, as of the Thursday close. … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 25

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Nasdaq futures slide, a day after tech-heavy index sank more than 2% Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 23, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures fell Wednesday, one day after the Nasdaq dropped 2.4% as … Read more