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  • Slow To Rev Up, Gifts and User Promoted Posts Generated Under $5M In Facebook Q4 Revenue

    Slow To Rev Up, Gifts and User Promoted Posts Generated Under $5M In Facebook Q4 Revenue

    As Facebook looks for new ways to make money, it disclosed during its Q4 2012 earnings call today that its Gifts product and promoted user posts functionality accounted for less than $5 million of Facebook’s overall revenue. In fact, these earnings were labeled as revenue “outside of games.” Payments revenue was flat, overall, in the quarter. While this isn’t the… Read More

  • Eat The Rich: The App Economy’s Middle Class Is Booming…And So Is The Poor

    Eat The Rich: The App Economy’s Middle Class Is Booming…And So Is The Poor

    In the mobile application ecosystems offered by the iOS and Android platforms, there’s now a booming “middle class” of mobile application developers, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry. Even the long tail is benefiting – something that goes counter to traditional industry trends, which tend to see wealth established at the top as an industry matures. Read More

  • Ebay Beats Forecasts On Strong Growth From Marketplaces, Q2 Revenue Up 23 Percent To $3.4B

    Ebay Beats Forecasts On Strong Growth From Marketplaces, Q2 Revenue Up 23 Percent To $3.4B

    eBay has just released its second quarter 2012 earnings report, in which the eCommerce giant outpaced expectations for yet another quarter. Revenue increased 23% to $3.4 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP earnings came in at $0.56 per diluted share. Analysts expected earnings of $0.55 per share on revenue of $3.36 billion. Net income came in at $692 million for the… Read More

  • Incentivized Installs Not All Bad, Says New Study…But Consider The Source

    Incentivized Installs Not All Bad, Says New Study…But Consider The Source

    Mobile users acquired through “incentivized” installs can be valuable, according to a new study, if managed properly. The term refers to users who download a mobile application in exchange for something else – usually in-game virtual currency or goods. Traditionally, these sorts of users are thought of as somewhat disposable, simply serving as a way to boost an… Read More

  • Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money

    Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money

    For a company that makes its living by producing open source software, Mozilla’s doing quite well for itself. It brought in almost $67 million in 2006, up 26% from the year before. It spent just under $20 million, mostly on its 90-some employees (full and part time) around the world and the necessary infrastructure required to support things like serving up "close to 600,000… Read More

  • eBay down $936 million in Q3 due to Skype purchase

    eBay down $936 million in Q3 due to Skype purchase

    Auction powerhouse eBay posted a Q3 loss of roughly $936 million dollars, making it the second time in the company’s history that it’s reported a loss. It’s not all doom and gloom, though, considering that the company claimed a $1.4 billion charge to write down its purchase of VOIP provider, Skype. Take away the Skype purchase, and eBay more than doubled its earnings per… Read More