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A Year After IPO, Facebook Aims To Be Ad Colossus

May 20, 2013 10:25 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering. Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Coca-Cola. And it was all made possible by our friendships, photos and family ties...

Facebook Milks Its Mobile Push in 1Q

May 2, 2013 10:22 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

If Facebook Home, the company’s new people-first overlay for Android, further confirms Facebook’s commitment to mobile, than the company’s first quarter numbers show that commitment paying off. While Facebook’s annual EPS held steady at $0.09, the company managed to boost its revenue 38 percent over the first quarter of 2012 to $1.46 billion. Its adjusted profits saw an increase too, rising 7 percent annually to $219 million.

Zynga Reports Lower 1Q Revenue, Shares Fall

April 25, 2013 9:36 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Zynga Inc.'s surprise profit in the first three months of the year got overshadowed by a revenue decline, a drop in the number of users and a lower-than-expected second-quarter forecast. The online game maker's stock fell more than 10 percent in extended trading Wednesday after the first-quarter results came out...

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Facebook: Audit Finds Privacy Practices Sufficient

April 25, 2013 9:31 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook says that an independent audit found its privacy practices sufficient during a six-month assessment period that followed a settlement with federal regulators. Facebook Inc. said it submitted the findings to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday evening...

Eyes on Facebook Mobile Event as Company Evolves

April 4, 2013 9:01 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

 Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, a move that comes as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers. Advertisers are not far behind. Though mobile ads have been a big concern for Facebook's...

Monitoring Your Kids on Facebook? That's so 2009

March 18, 2013 10:42 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead. The number of popular social media sites available on kids' mobile device...

Super Bowl ads: Pros and Cons of Crowdsourcing and Predictions for This Year’s Crowdsourced Campaigns

February 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Corey Christiansen, Social Media Strategist, Metia | Articles | Comments

Twenty percent of the 35 advertisers in this year’s Super Bowl have incorporated crowdsourcing into their ad campaigns. The Old G in Super Bowl crowdsourcing, Doritos, is back again, and the brand is joined by Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, Lincoln, Audi, and newbie, Dunder Mifflin.

What's Facebook's Secret? Company Tells All Today

January 15, 2013 10:33 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's mystery "press event" on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc. Facebook is holding the event at 10 a.m. (1 p.m. EST) at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters...

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Mobile Devices Continue to Drive Social Media Usage

December 3, 2012 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new report from Nielsen and NM Incite found that while the computer remains as the predominant device for social media access, consumers’ time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year. 

Oh Facebook, Say It Isn’t So

June 1, 2012 9:16 am | Blogs | Comments

For better or worse, reports surfaced again this week that Facebook is developing its own phone.  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard talk of “the Facebook phone.” The New York Times says this latest effort would be

Facebook Sweetens IPO with New Offerings, Ads

March 1, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Investors looking to get in on Facebook's forthcoming IPO are no doubt hungrier than ever today...

Facebook Goes to Bat for Mobile Developers

February 27, 2012 7:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook's Chief Technology Officer, Bret Taylor, today announced a proactive initiative at Mobile World Congress...

Banjo Strums Its Way to 600K Users

February 23, 2012 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social network aggregators come and go. There's no end to mobile apps that coral all your friends' posts from Twitter, Facebook and the rest of them.

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Report: Operators Lose Big on Social Messaging

February 22, 2012 7:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

New estimates from research firm Ovum indicate that consumers' increasing use of IP-based social messaging services on their smartphones cost telecom operators $8.7 billion.

Thailand Welcomes Twitter's New Censorship Policy

January 30, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is welcoming Twitter's new policy to censor tweets in specific nations where the content might break laws.

Research: South Africans Most Active Tweeters

January 26, 2012 7:01 am | by Michelle Faul, Associated Press | News | Comments

Young people tweeting from BlackBerrys and iPhones are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, with South Africans by far the most vociferous...

Instagram Grabs Top 2011 Honors at App Store

December 9, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

At least a few happy developers are celebrating today after the iTunes App Store rolled out its picks for best apps of 2011.

A New Path for Path

November 30, 2011 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile social networking company Path today rolled out Path 2, the next generation of the company's mobile photo sharing app...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Rallies iOS Developers

September 2, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"We want to know what additional materials you need from us to help you build products, boost distribution and expand your reach."

After Joining Foursquare, What's Next for Obama?

August 22, 2011 8:02 am | by Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

President Barack Obama joined the location-based social network Foursquare this week...

Facebook Adds Mobile Security Updates

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook is working hard to bring two of the social network's mobile popular security tools to mobile – social reporting and the ability to reset passwords.

Remarks from the Twittersphere

July 23, 2011 5:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Twitter has emerged as the world’s largest cocktail party, where conversations range from revolutionary to the mundane.

Handmark Creates Subsidiary for Social, Mobile

July 13, 2011 8:58 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Handmark is spinning off its social apps business and mobile ad services group to form a wholly owned subsidiary...

AT & T Socializes with HTC Status, Zynga

June 30, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the mythical Facebook-branded phone may never become a reality, HTC yesterday took at least a step in that direction...

Google+ Offers Alternate Buzz

June 29, 2011 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday unveiled its new social experience, Google+, an alternative to the now defunct Google Buzz.

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