Despite Gains, Facebook Is Currently Worth $24 Billion Less Than When It First Went Public

The market awarded Facebook a 25 percent share price spike today, following a strong earnings report that showed off the company’s ability to retain mind share among youths, build its total global usership, and monetize mobile traffic better than nearly any other company. Period. The firm pop in its shares has pushed Facebook’s valuation past … Continue reading

Facebook’s Desktop Ad Revenue Grew Only $69M In Q2, Mobile Rev To Outpace Desktop By EOY 2013

Facebook stunned yesterday with its report that mobile advertising represented 41 percent of its total ad revenue in the second quarter of 2013. In the first quarter of 2013, it totaled a then-hailed 30 percent, bumping that key ratio by more than a third in just a fourth of a year. On a dollar basis, … Continue reading

Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

As with Apple, Facebook, Samsung and many other tech companies, Amazon and Google are in the analog building business of late. According to the Seattle Times, the e-commerce giant had its plan for a “five-story office building formed by three intersecting spheres” unanimously thumbs-upped by that city’s design-review board. There are still other approvals to … Continue reading

Facebook to give Page owners new video analytics, including unique views and audience retention

Does Your Country Censor Your Facebook News Feed?

Facebook on Friday released its second global government transparency report, covering the period between July and December of last year. Apart from the regular numbers pertaining to government requests for user data, the social network is now – for the first time – revealing how often countries have restricted or had content removed from the … Continue reading

Facebook’s Q3: Looking for the Latest on Mobile Ad Performance

Facebook knocked last quarter’s earnings out of the park. As we approach Facebook’s third-quarter earnings come Wednesday afternoon, can the social giant go two for two? That hinges, of course, on the high bar the company set for itself in mobile. After nearly a year of little traction in the mobile monetization space, Facebook’s mobile … Continue reading

Ahead of July Filing, Twitter IPO Designed as “Less Anti-Facebook Than Anti-Old-Twitter”

Did you know Twitter actually filed its IPO documents in mid-July? Or that an investment firm run by Suhail Rizvi will be one of the bigger shareholders listed when its regulatory documents go public? Or that the float for the IPO will be much smaller than Wall Street expects, because few current investors are selling … Continue reading

Facebook extends its TV data reports to overseas partners as Twitter TV data is set to be released

Facebook’s efforts to rival Twitter for the attention of TV networks and producers has spread overseas, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking site will announce on Monday plans to provide data on its user interactions about TV programs to 10 networks in eight countries. Among them, TV stations such as Channel … Continue reading

Neighborhood Social App Nextdoor Launches on Android

Nextdoor, the social app aimed at connecting people in small, tightly knit communities, announced the launch of its Android app on Wednesday. The release comes about three months after the company’s iPhone app and mobile Web release, which brought with it significant growth for the startup. In the 90 days since release, the network has … Continue reading

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