Francesca Fontana

Francesca Fontana is a tech reporter for TheStreet. Previously she covered management and careers at The Wall Street Journal. She has also covered breaking news and features for The Oregonian and The Register-Guard in Oregon.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

What You Need to Know About Facebook and Europe's New Privacy Rules

The General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR, goes into effect May 25 and will require a host of changes by companies that collect user data.

Google's YouTube in Hot Water Again Over Ads on Inappropriate Content

Google's YouTube in Hot Water Again Over Ads on Inappropriate Content

Newly-discovered incidences of ads showing up next to offensive content don't bode well for marketers' confidence in the platform.

Could Spotify Be Next on Amazon's Wish List?

Could Spotify Be Next on Amazon's Wish List?

Some say Amazon could look to make a major music acquisition to close the gap in its entertainment offerings.

Just How Bad Is Facebook's Diversity Problem?

Just How Bad Is Facebook's Diversity Problem?

Facebook's board of directors has only one minority member. While that's not that unusual for Silicon Valley giants, it's potentially a bigger problem for Facebook than for its rivals.

Netflix Is Now Worth Almost As Much As Disney

Netflix Is Now Worth Almost As Much As Disney

Netflix's market cap is approaching that of Disney's as the media giants prepare to compete directly over streaming content.

IBM Shares Drop Despite Beating First-Quarter Expectations

IBM Shares Drop Despite Beating First-Quarter Expectations

IBM shares were down more than 5% during after-hours trading, despite beating analysts' estimates.

Netflix's Blowout First Quarter: What Wall Street's Saying

Netflix's Blowout First Quarter: What Wall Street's Saying

Netflix reported a host of positive news in its first quarter. Here's what stock analysts are saying about the streaming video giant.

Netflix Shares Pop on Strong Subscriber Growth

Netflix Shares Pop on Strong Subscriber Growth

The streaming giant added significantly more subscribers worldwide than expected in the quarter.

Netflix Expected to Keep Up Subscriber Growth but 'Burn Cash' This Quarter

Netflix Expected to Keep Up Subscriber Growth but 'Burn Cash' This Quarter

Some analysts worry about Netflix's growing spending on content and the loss of shows from providers such as Disney.

Could Facebook Exist Without Ads?

Could Facebook Exist Without Ads?

Mark Zuckerberg hinted at the possibility during his testimony before Congress, but the chances of it becoming a reality are slim.