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Facebook Tests Ads in Third-Party Apps

January 23, 2014 10:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook Wednesday said it would begin testing advertisements in some third-party mobile applications. The move is part of the company's overall effort to start making money off the large number of users who log into the social networking site on their smartphones. 

Eric Schmidt's Prognostications for 2014

December 30, 2013 10:28 am | Videos | Comments

Ex Google CEO Eric Schmidt shares some pointed expectations for the coming year in this video from Bloomberg and key to his message is that "mobile has won." Check out just exactly how Schmidt thinks mobile will change industry and society in the coming year. 

Mark Zuckerberg Selling 41M Facebook Shares

December 20, 2013 10:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook and Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are selling a combined 70 million shares of Class A stock as the social media company prepares to join the Standard & Poor's 500 index. The offering includes more than 41 million shares from Zuckerberg, who also will buy Class B shares that carry more voting weight.


Facebook Passes IPO Price for First Time Since IPO

July 31, 2013 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's stock price has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago. Shares of Facebook Inc. are up 1.2 percent to $38.08 in morning trading Wednesday. The world's biggest online social network has been on...

Facebook Shares Up 25% on Mobile Performance

July 25, 2013 9:57 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Facebook skyrocketed 25 percent following second-quarter earnings that showed impressive growth in mobile and financials that beat analyst expectations. Facebook reported 819 million monthly active users at the end of June...

Ahead of the Bell: Facebook to Post 2Q Results

July 24, 2013 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Investors will likely focus on Facebook's mobile advertising revenue when the world's largest social media company reports second-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Wednesday. So far, Facebook Inc. shown it can grow mobile ad revenue since it started showing people...

Earnings Preview: Eyes on Mobile for Facebook's 2Q

July 23, 2013 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Investors are focusing on signs that Facebook can keep growing advertising revenue, especially on mobile devices, when the world's largest social media company reports second-quarter results on Wednesday after the stock market closes...

Poll: Teens Migrating to Twitter

May 22, 2013 10:24 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations.


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.

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.

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.

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."

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...

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