All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Financial’

Rewards Programs: Grads Do Good While Making Good On Debt

Typically, a rewards program is about “getting back what you give”. You might hear “loyalty program” and immediately think of forking over your credit card anyplace from the airport kiosk to a retail queue. Indeed, there’s much to be said for stretching our hard earned money as far as we humanly can when we dole it out – whether it’s …

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Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update). While things seemed to be going better for Demand Media after it navigated around its initial Panda obstacles, somewhere down …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Revenue was up 20% for the quarter at $768.4 million with revenue up 18% in North America, but down 15% in the rest of the world. Gross profit increased 6%, to $378.2 million in the quarter. “Our record performance in the quarter was led by strength …

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Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 22%

Google has released its Q4 and full year 2013 earnings a day after the company announced that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for close to $3 billion. The company beat Wall Street estimates on quarterly revenue. Motorola revenues continued to decrease. CEO Larry Page said, “We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google’s standalone …

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Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the old version, which looks like this: I’m personally still seeing the old version. I’ve reached out to Google for confirmation …

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Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Had Personal Info Stolen, Announces Store Closings

It turns out that the much-publicized data breach that Target announced last month is way bigger than previously revealed. Target announced in December that 40 million credit and debit card accounts had been impacted between November 27th and December 15th. Hackers reportedly gained access to card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. On Friday, Target announced that up to 70 …

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Twitter Announces Date For First Earnings Release

Twitter has announced a date for its first official financial results release as a public company, and a time for the corresponding conference call. This will mark the beginning of a new quarterly saga for the company in answering to investors and the media about its financial performance. Twitter’s Q4 and fiscal year 2013 results will be released in less …

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Facebook Offers 70 Million More Shares, Heads To Court Over IPO

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is offering 70,000,000 new shares of its Class A common stock, with 27,004,761 shares being offered by the company itself and 42,995,239 shares being offered by certain selling stockholders, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is offering 41,350,000 shares. The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and “other …

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Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal

The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft has been a little rocky this year, but it has come out that the “Search Alliance” between the two companies is generating as much as 31% of Yahoo’s revenue. The SEC reportedly sent letters to Yahoo asking for more details on its revenue from search and display advertising. Bloomberg reports (via Danny Sullivan): The …

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Demand Media Revenue Down Thanks To Loss Of Search Referrals

Demand Media just announced its results for the third quarter. Revenue was down 2% year over year. Content and media revenue specifically was down 7%. Registrar revenue was up 11%, and mobile revenue doubled year over year. The company perhaps known as the poster child for the Google Panda update, has once again felt the negative effects of a loss …

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Yahoo Launches New Yahoo Finance iOS App

Yahoo announced the launch of a new Yahoo Finance app for the iPhone and iPad. The app, of course, follows Yahoo’s ongoing strategy of personalizing content for users, including personalized news and real-time data and insights. “At the center of the Yahoo Finance app are the companies and stocks you care about – whether it’s breaking news and information, beautiful …

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Twitter Bumps Up IPO Price Range

Twitter has made yet another revision to its IPO filing with the SEC, this time raising the price. Now, the company is looking to price shares at between $23 and $25. That’s up from between $17 and $20. The company says in the filing: Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for the common stock. It is …

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