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Instagram Traffic Up 78% in April

Instagram, which became slang for $1 billion in Silicon Valley as of late, saw a 78% increase in unique viewers in April, according to comScore, making it the fastest growing internet property in that time frame. MLB and Directv sites came in at second and third, with 66% and 42% increases respectively. Instagram’s April gains are good news for Facebook, …

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Facebook Stock Dips Below $30 Today

I’m sure the experts are happy to see Facebook shares dip to the $30 range today. In fact, shares hit an all time low of $29.57 earlier this afternoon, signifying that demand isn’t anywhere near what Facebook and its underwriters were hoping for at the time of the IPO’s launch. If you recall, Facebook had a very modest showing on …

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Facebook Adds Trending Videos to News Feeds

It was reported last month that Facebook had been testing out “trending articles” in its news feeds, which embeds content from social reader apps amongst status updates and likes. Facebook has been retooling all sorts of aspects of its platform, surrounding its botched IPO, especially since so much speculation exists regarding how the social network will handle its ad content. …

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Sheryl Sandberg (Humorously) Implores Grads to Click on Facebook Ads

Clad in Facebook’s team colors, the company’s Chief Officer of Operations Sheryl Sandberg addressed the graduates at Harvard Business School’s Class Day, an event the school holds prior to commencement. Facebook hasn’t been having its best days lately – not by a long shot, really – since the company made it’s initial public offering last Friday and, subsequently, everything took …

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Facebook IPO: Congress Joins the Investigation

The snowball continues to roll into a full-out avalanche of bad for Facebook as Congress has decided to join the circle of skeptics and investigators to look into company’s now-famously mishandled initial public offering. According to Reuters, the House of Representatives and the Senate both have committees that will be looking into the problems and losses attached to Facebook’s IPO. …

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Yelp Adds New Updates Feature to Android App

Local research and reviews platfrom Yelp has just released a new notification bar for Android 3.1, according to its company blog. The new update follows Yelp’s recent addition of private user check-in comments. Here’s a screenshot of the new addition: The new notification bar sits at the bottom of the home screen of the app, and alerts a user when …

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Facebook IPO Pushes Investors off the Stock Market

Sometimes something is just a bad investment, and as time goes on, the shares you purchased in the company just lose more and more value. At other times, as with the Facebook IPO, it is clear that you were swindled. When a big bank like Morgan Stanley suppresses a valuable forecast which they know would certainly stall trading if introduced …

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Fidelity has Confirmed their Client’s Facebook Trades

If you haven’t heard about Facebook’s disastrous IPO debut, I welcome you out of your cave and am happy to give you an update. Essentially, the Nasdaq stock market delayed the 11AM start by as much as thirty minutes while they worked out a computer glitch that left big bank trading desks blind as to who bought what, and at …

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comScore Submits Latest Top 50 Websites

comScore’s latest report on the top web properties in the U.S., based on data from its Media Metrix service, puts Google Sites on top for the month of April, 2012: Microsoft and Yahoo! are almost tied for the #2 spot, while Facebook, AOL and Amazon round out the top six. comScore reports that general web traffic regarding news sites was …

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Tech Stocks: Facebook Debacle Makes Investors Wary

Tech stocks are on a decidedly downward spiral after the Facebook IPO mutated from a highly-anticipated event into a throbbing headache for investors. As a result, tech stocks, initial public offerings in particular, will most likely be given a wide berth by those who are waiting for the things to cool down after last Friday’s disaster. In case you’ve been …

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Facebook Adds New Analytics Tool for Brands

Facebook stock, as of now, sits at $33.03, and some speculate that there truly is no limit on how low it can go. One of several factors that might’ve contributed to the sensational IPO’s less than stellar performance is a possible fear regarding the company’s future, especially since the mobile version of the site, which more and more users are …

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Facebook Making Ad Purchases Easier

Facebook stock closed at $31.99 per share yesterday, and some speculate that there truly is no limit on how low it can go. One of several factors that might’ve contributed to the sensational IPO’s less than stellar performance is a possible fear regarding the company’s future, especially since the mobile version of the site, which more and more users are …

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