Jennifer Saba is a columnist covering media, Silicon Valley and Wall Street based in New York. She joined Breakingviews in 2015 from Reuters where she was a correspondent reporting on companies like Fox, News Corp and the New York Times. Jennifer has covered media for more than 15 years in San Francisco and New York. She began her career in advertising. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas.
The $270 bln retailer increased quarterly sales 4 pct. That pales next to its Seattle rival’s latest 39 pct rise. But Walmart’s workers are as productive as ever while Amazon is employing many more, and getting less in return, as it expands stores, warehouses and distribution.
Paul Singer’s Elliott disclosed a 5 pct stake in the stumbling $8.5 bln TV-ratings firm and is pushing for a sale. It’s a surer remedy than auctioning one floundering business unit amidst a protracted CEO search. Buyout firms took Nielsen on once before. Maybe they will again.
Owner Match Group said the swiping app will have more than $800 mln in revenue this year. Shares have tripled since its 2015 debut as it rakes in money from subscriptions. The successful model only highlights the shortcomings of the social network’s wannabe status.