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Twitter and Facebook Gaining in Popularity when it comes to News

July 15th, 2015 Comments off
Twitter and Facebook are becoming go to sources for news An article published today on Marketing Land looked at a recent survey that showed Facebook and Twitter gaining credibility when it comes to getting news. I would say the one cautionary note about all this is the millions of spoof accounts out there, or sites […]

Facebook is Opposed to Designbook getting trademark

May 29th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook opposes trademark of start up Designbook WPTZ is reporting that Facebook wants to block the trademark of Vermont based Designbook, Facebook seems to think they are the only one’s entitled to use the word book. From the article: Designbook is a nearly year-old online community that connects startup businesses with investors and collaborators. In […]

Facebook Acquires Single Letter i.org Domain Name

April 9th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook Inc. has acquired the single letter domain name i.org for an undisclosed amount. It is unknown at this time if this domain name will be used with the Internet.org domain also owned by Facebook.

Facebook Warns Page Owners Their Number of Likes May Drop on March 12

March 5th, 2015 Comments off
Venture Beat post an article that Facebook will be removing inactive accounts from a Facebook pages’ like stats and that page owners will see a dip in the number of likes on their page. From the article: In a blog post this morning, Facebook said, “To make audience data even more meaningful for businesses, we’re […]
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Facebook Reveals Relevance Scores To Improve Ad Quality

February 15th, 2015 Comments off
Facebook is now going to reveal relevance scores to marketers in the hopes it will improve ad quality. Google has been using a quality score for years. They explain it like this: The 1-10 Quality Score reported for each keyword in your account is an estimate of the quality of your ads and landing pages […]

Indian Banks Offering A Service to Transfer Money Through Facebook

February 10th, 2015 Comments off
Rediff.com published an article on using Facebook as a way to transfer money, kind of the way we currently use Paypal. The service is currently being provided by two Indian banks, Kotak Mahindra and ICICI. The article makes clear this is for tech savvy participants and is secure as using an ATM. Transfer is instant […]
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Facebook Is Becoming A Bigger Rival To Google In The Mobile Ad Space

November 3rd, 2014 Comments off
Jennifer Booton of MarketWatch reported that when it comes to mobile advertising Facebook is unrivaled according to Morgan Stanley analyst Ben Swinburne. Google and Facebook are duking it out in the mobile advertising space and mobile has been an area that has been challenging for Google. Morgan Stanley analyst Ben Swinburne predicted Monday, after initiating […]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Captain Kirk is not high on the new Celebrity only Facebook App

July 28th, 2014 Comments off
William Shatner of Star Trek and Priceline fame, is a big social media user, Shatner runs a popular blog on Tumblr and is active in a lot of places. He recently put together a review of the new Facebook Mentions app, our readers probably have not been able to use this app because it is […]
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Facebook Reports Better Than Expected Earnings, $2.5 Billion in Revenue & Has Over 1 Billion Mobile Users

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

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Facebook reported first quarter earnings after the close today.  Earnings beat expectations coming in at $0.34 cents a share.  The company now has 802 million daily users with 609 million of those being mobile.

The company was trading down on Wednesday but is up in after hours.

61.36

-1.67 (-2.65%)

After Hours: 63.69 +2.33 (3.80%) Apr 23, 6:46PM EDT

Tech Crunch covered the release here

Facebook’s is getting more and more mobile, now with 1.01 billion users on small screens. It’s Q1 2014 earnings show it beat expectations, earning $2.5 billion in revenue with an $0.34 EPS. It now has 1.28 billion total monthly users, 802 million daily users, and 609 million daily mobile users. Facebook continued its march to become a mobile ad company with 59% of ad revenue coming from portable devices. Wall Street had expected $2.36 billion in revenue and earnings of 24 cents per share.

Compared to Q4 2103, Facebook’s total user count is up 4% from 1.23 billion total monthly users, total daily user count is up 5.9% from 757 million, and daily mobile user count is up 9.5% from 556 million. Mobile ads made up 53% of ad revenue in Q4, the first time they peaked over 50%, and now account for 57% of ad revenue.

Time Magazine covered the release here

Facebook once again exceeded analyst projections in its latest quarterly earnings report Wednesday, as the world’s largest social network continued to show investors it can transition its advertising business to mobile devices.

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