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Report: Facebook to Unveil Mobile Ad Network

April 22, 2014 10:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook will unveil its plans for a mobile ad network, according to a report from re/code citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook will make the announcement at its F8 developer conference at the end of the month. The news comes after Facebook in January said it would begin testing advertisements in some third-party mobile applicati

Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B

March 26, 2014 9:11 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Ryan Nakashima, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will...

WhatsApp Deal Highlights Suite of Similar Apps

February 20, 2014 9:48 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a...

Review: Mobile App Shows Where to Find Friends

February 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

SocialRadar is a new mobile application that could become a cool way to find nearby friends and...

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MWC: Why Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Matter to the Wireless Industry

February 3, 2014 4:37 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Just three years ago, the name Facebook might have been filed under “Web-based” social networking service, conjuring pictures of a Facebook homescreen displayed on a desktop PC. Things have changed. It has most definitely taken Facebook awhile to realize its potential as a "mobile-first" company.

Inq Mobile Shutters After 6 Years in Business

January 31, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Inq Mobile Friday announced it will shutter its business permanantly on January 31, 2014, according to a post on the company's website. Credited with making the affordable feature phone cool again, INQ came to market with the Inq1 in 2008, which featured deep integration of Facebook.

Investors 'Like' Facebook 4Q as Mobile Drives Growth

January 29, 2014 4:57 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's quarterly earnings and revenue grew and surpassed expectations as the company expanded the number of users and the amount of money it makes on mobile ads. Facebook Inc. earned $523 million, or 20 cents per share, in the October-December quarter.

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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.

Twitter Sets $17 to $20 Per Share Range for IPO

October 25, 2013 10:14 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process. The pricing is relatively conservative considering that Twitter is poised to pull off the year's hottest IPO.

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...

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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.

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...

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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...

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...

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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