First Click: Galaxy S7 event, Drake's new single, and a preview of the week ahead

February 1st, 2016

Earnings continue this week with Google’s parent company Alphabet announcing later today, followed by Nintendo on Tuesday, and GoPro on Wednesday.

For the first time, Alphabet will breakout the revenue, operating income, and capital expenditures for both Google and “Other Bets” — you know, Nest and some of Alphabet’s more far flung businesses such as Access/Google Fiber, Verily (formerly known as Google Life Sciences), and X (formerly Google X). It’ll also provide historical figures back to 2013.

Although it’s not likely, Nintendo might surprise with more information on its next generation NX console. We're more likely to hear some additional tidbits on Miitomo, the company’s first smartphone game launching in March with the help of DeNA (which reports earnings on Friday).

GoPro already warned of layoffs and dire Q4 revenue. So now would be a good time to discuss future growth opportunities with new products like the GoPro Karma, GoPro's first consumer drone expected this fall. We might even get a date for a new Hero 5.

Friday ushers in the US release Hail, Caesar!, a new comedy that reunites the Coen Brothers with veteran collaborators Frances McDormand (Blood SimpleFargo, Burn after Reading, The Man Who Wasn't There), Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, True Grit), and George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading).

But that’s all yet to come. First let’s take a look back at the weekend that was.


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  4. Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in February (and what to watch before it’s gone)

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  7. Samsung's Galaxy S7 event is happening in three weeks

    Samsung has announced its latest "Unpacked" event where the company will announce, in its usual language, "The Next Galaxy." The event is set for Sunday February 21st at 7pm CET (1pm ET) in...

  8. Louis C.K. surprises fans with new show Horace and Pete, co-starring Steve Buscemi

    Louis C.K. fans might not know when to expect the next season of his FX show Louie, but the actor-comedian just surprised everyone with a brand new show released exclusively online. It's called H...

  9. Drake releases 'Summer Sixteen,' his first single off Views From The 6

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