Google parent Alphabet Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Monday as it reported its highest-ever quarterly expenses, sending shares down about 1.7% even though revenue growth topped expectations.
Social media platforms are spawning a generation of young "influencers". Russia counts some 40 million Instagram users, behind only Indonesia, India, Brazil and the United States, according to data firm Statista.
An ad by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers, reopening wounds from Japan’s colonial past.
Fashion to Figure has launched an exclusive collaborative collection with Sarah Rae Vargas, combining the YouTube influencer and entrepreneur’s glam aesthetic with the plus-size apparel retailer’s fit expertise.
On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after an NBA basketball manager tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong.