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Facebook 4th Quarter 2013 Earnings Highlights And Social Media Mobile Economics

We’re All social media mobile users now: Facebook showed the world yesterday growing revenue via social media isn’t a problem if the right business model is implemented and focuses on mobile penetration. This week the company posted better than expected results for the fourth quarter of 2013 that exceeded Wall Street expectations with revenue rising
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Was The Twitter IPO Really Better Than Facebook’s?

By some accounts, the recent Twitter IPO was a success.  It looked like it was off to a good start but word got out early that nobody obtained shares except a few fund managers and overnight the price jumped from $26 to $45 at the open.  The visuals of people standing in line to take
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The Top 3 Reasons Twitter Chose The NYSE Over NASDAQ For Its IPO

The NASDAQ Probably Never Had A Chance: Twitter will be going public on November 15, 2013 and the debut is highly anticipated.  The buzz for the second most popular social media site is enormous and investors are licking their chops looking for another opportunity to gain exposure to the sector.  This week Twitter announced the
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Twitter Files For IPO, But Will It Be Facebook Part 2?

Hopefully – not. Twitter announced Thursday via a tweet on its own media network, We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. the company would be going public. The influential social media site is already being compared to Facebook as
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Samsung Proxima, Apple iWatch, Google Glasses & Wearable Tech’s Future

    Probably! Wearable tech is the new buzzword as gadget makers from Samsung, Google and Apple are creating products people can wear. From glasses to watches and technology that cools temperature while wearing clothing, wearable gadgetry is in.  Samsung has just released the “Proxima” watch beating Apple to store shelves which is indicative of
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Yahoo Bests Google For Web Traffic In July 2013: Is A New “Mayer Effect” Trend Developing?

Yahoo is back. Since Marissa Mayer has taken over at Yahoo, good things are happening. Yahoo is constantly in the news and gaining brand share as well as visits. This month Yahoo achieved a significant milestone by beating Google for overall web traffic in July 2013. According to Comscore, Yahoo beat out the search engine
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Facebook Changes Advertising Strategy But Do They Need To Do More?

Is Facebook Using Any Of The Info They Have On Us? Facebook’s homepage ads don’t seem, very targeted.  The social media megasite has been getting hit with concerns by advertisers that it’s not an effective platform.  It started just before the IPO last year when GM stated they weren’t happy with ads on Facebook and
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5 Important Groupon Earnings Highlights For The 1st Quarter 2013 Worth Focusing On

Groupon Surges On Smaller 1st 2013 Quarter Losses: Earnings Highlights: Groupon, the largest daily deals provider, posted a smaller than expected loss that sent shares soaring in the after-hours session.  Groupon reported improved sales as well as mobile growth and the news got Wall Street analysts excited about the company’s prospects after several quarters of
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Twitter Tells Media More Hacking Attacks Probable: Here’s What To Do

Change Twitter Passwords Frequently And Don’t Reuse Them: Twitter Inc has reached out to members of the press to let them know they are expecting more attacks.  This comes just a few days after a fake posting from the Associated Press Twitter account sent the stock market sharply lower.  News organizations, media and other should
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Rumor Turned Fact: Microsoft To Unveil New Xbox May 21, 2013

Microsoft Set To Release Next Generation Xbox Before Social Mobile Gaming Takes Over: Microsoft is likely to announce the next-generation Xbox on Wednesday May 21, 2013. The company issued invitations to the press yesterday for the event and speculation is high that the company will unveil the new Xbox.  We’ve been watching this news carefully
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Yahoo Q1 2013 Earnings Flat, Is A Comeback In The Works?

Are Changes Happening Fast Enough At Yahoo? Yahoo reported earnings yesterday that were flat compared to analysts expectations and the stock was hit hard by traders.  The selling continued today as investors and analysts ponder about the future of the company.   Yahoo reported its quarterly earnings of $0.35 which was up from last year. Yahoo has been
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Boston Marathon Bombing Pictures, Videos Shock Social Media: The Pros And Cons

Social Media Pictures of Boston Marathon Bombing Show Pros & Cons of Networking Online: At around 2:50 yesterday, 2 bombs exploded one after another within seconds at the Boston Marathon 2013. The blasts caused havoc as runners were nearing the finish line at the 4 hour and 10 minute mark in the busiest part of
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LinkedIn Buys Pulse For $90 Million As It Goes After Content, Publishers

Is LinkedIn looking to become the next ‘Huffington Post’? LinkedIn, the number one social media platform for professionals has just purchased Pulse.  Pulse is a popular mobile application that aggregates news articles and features them in an easy to read mobile view. The move comes two weeks after Yahoo purchased ‘Summly’ from a 17 year old
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Will The Facebook Phone Unseat Google’s Mobile Search Dominance?

If the Facebook Phone Is A Success, It Will Help & Hurt Google: Facebook unveiled its new phone last week that will give users the opportunity to go straight to the social media site quickly from various smartphones.  The Facebook ‘Home’ feature will be available on Android software enabled smartphones, a platform created by Google
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Will Microsoft Unveil The Next Gen XBOX On May 21, 2013?

Rumors swirl that Microsoft will release info about its latest game console. Just as analysts are wondering if the classic video game console still matters, rumors have hit the net that Microsoft will be releasing information about the latest Xbox to compete directly with Sony’s Playstation.  The new speculation is rising that on May 21
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Twitter May Have 20 Million Fake Users, But Does It Matter?

Twitter has a total of 500 million users and 4 percent of them are fake. A perennial problem for social media sites is fake users.  As social media sites expand, the profitability of spamming and or creating fake users grows.  It’s usually not a problem until bots mess up the engagement metrics and users can’t
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Foursquare Android Update March 2013 Review Info, Map Zoom Feature Added

Foursquare Android Smartphone Update Review: Foursquare, the largest social media networking site that boasts millions of check ins everyday has just updated their Android mobile app.  The new app released in March 2013 lets users swipe and zoom after searches to redefine parameters.  The specific location targeting feature from Foursquare adds more depth to the
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A Few Questions Now That Facebook Is Launching The Android Phone Tomorrow

Facebook set to announce new Android Phone Thursday April 4, 2013 Facebook is finally putting the rumors to rest. Yes, the social media giant is launching an Android phone. This comes after months of speculation that Facebook would try to rival the likes of Apple and Google by getting into the hardware business. The margins
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Why Facebook Is Focused On Ad Serving Instead Of Gaming Revenue Right Now

  Facebook is perfecting the onsite, mobile experience first. Notice those pesky ads on Facebook when you haven’t signed in and are about to login? That’s because Facebook is going heavy on advertising.  Facebook is shifting from chasing revenue via games like “Farmville” and “Words With Friends” and is focusing on the social media ecosystem
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17 Year Old Sells Mobile Company ‘Summly’ To Yahoo for $30 Million, Why Yahoo Needs More Mobile

Yahoo missed out on a social media play but won’t miss mobile Yahoo is trying to make sure it doesn’t miss out on the next wave in digital communications and content distribution.  Today, it was announce that Yahoo purchased a small startup called ‘Summly’ created by a 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio.  Summly started as an app for iPhone
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