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AOL Posts Best Revenue Growth In Seven Years (YoY) AOL Posts Best Revenue Growth In Seven Years (YoY)

AOL released its Q3 earnings report this morning. The company reported 7% global advertising revenue growth, its best year-over-year revenue performance in over seven years. Furthermore, the company reported 8% search and contextual revenue growth, representing the first growth quarter …

Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France
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In addition to publisher-related issues Google is facing in France, it is also having some tax related issues. Tax related issues that could amount to about $1.3 billion. Direction générale des finances (essentially the French IRS) may order Google France …

Apple Stock Is A Lot Lower Than It Was Last Month [AAPL] Apple Stock Is A Lot Lower Than It Was Last Month [AAPL]

It wasn’t all that long ago that we were reporting that Apple stock had hit an all-time high. When the company launched the iPhone 5, shares skyrocketed, sending them over $700. Now, shares are a bit closer to Earth at …

AAPL Drops After Earnings Release, Ticks Upward In Pre-Market Trading AAPL Drops After Earnings Release, Ticks Upward In Pre-Market Trading

Apple shares fell a bit after the company released its Q4 earnings and held its conference call. While there were some ups and downs to the report, the biggest concern from investors appears to be disappointing iPad sales, though the …

Facebook Stock Dips A Bit After Big Post-Earnings Release Boost Facebook Stock Dips A Bit After Big Post-Earnings Release Boost
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Facebook saw its biggest jump since May (when the company launched its IPO) on Wednesday, following the release of its earnings report, and the company’s comments about monetization on Tuesday. Facebook emphasized how big mobile is, and how it’s likely …

Facebook Now Has 1.01 Billion Active Users, Brought In $1.26 Billion In Q3 Revenue Facebook Now Has 1.01 Billion Active Users, Brought In $1.26 Billion In Q3 Revenue

Facebook posted its Q3 earnings on Tuesday, beating analysts’ expectations with $1.26 billion in revenue. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I’m also really happy that over 600 million …

Yahoo Earnings Released: Mayer’s First Quarter Yahoo Earnings Released: Mayer’s First Quarter

Yahoo released its first earnings report under CEO Marissa Mayer today, and the results were better than expected, beating Wall Street predictions. Mayer said this of the report: “Yahoo! had a solid third quarter, and we are encouraged by the …

Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion
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Online genealogy site Ancestry.com has agreed to be purchased by European private equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion ($32.00 per share). Ancestry.com President and CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser will maintain a majority of their equity …

Microsoft Earnings Released, Company Posts $16.01 Billion In Revenue Microsoft Earnings Released, Company Posts $16.01 Billion In Revenue

Microsoft managed to release its FY13 Q1 earnings report today without all the craziness that accompanied Google’s. Revenue was $16.01 billion for the quarter. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.31 billion, $4.47 …

Google Earnings Report Accidentally Released, Shares Tumble Google Earnings Report Accidentally Released, Shares Tumble

Google accidentally leaked its Q3 earnings today, ahead of schedule. The company missed analysts’ estimates, and as a result, shares are tumbling. As of the time of this writing they’re at $687.39 (-68.10‎, -9.01%). The earnings release is currently displayed …

eBay Reports Q3 Earnings: Revenue Up 15% YoY eBay Reports Q3 Earnings: Revenue Up 15% YoY

eBay reported its Q3 earnings on Wednesday. The financials come a week after the company launched a big redesign to its flagship site. The company posted revenue of $3.4 billion for the quarter, up 15% year-over-year. Net income on a …

iPhone 5 Initial Sales Will Be Included In Apple’s Q4 Earnings Release iPhone 5 Initial Sales Will Be Included In Apple’s Q4 Earnings Release

Apple will release its Q4 FY12 earnings release on October 25, when the company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results of its fourth fiscal quarter. It falls on a Thursday, and the call will take place …

Google Stock Hits Record High On Monday Google Stock Hits Record High On Monday

Google shares hit an all-time high on Monday, at one point reaching $748.90, according to CNN Money. As of the time of this writing, shares are at: $748.21 (+14.22‎, 1.94%‎). The publication attributes the rise to continued search domination and …

Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue

Oracle posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings report on Thursday. While profits were up 15%, revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion, though GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions were up 5% to $1.6 billion. Non-GAAP new software …

Alibaba Closes Deal With Yahoo Worth $7.6 Billion Alibaba Closes Deal With Yahoo Worth $7.6 Billion

Alibaba has closed the initial repurchase of shares from Yahoo and restructured its relationship with the company in a set of transactions valued at $7.6 billion. The two companies announced the plan back in May, which would see Yahoo reduce …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Zuckerberg Pledge Helps Facebook Stock Zuckerberg Pledge Helps Facebook Stock
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Yesterday, news came out that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged not to sell any Facebook shares for at least a year. In addition to that, Board members Marc Andreessen and Don Graham will not sell any shares, other than …

Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Be Selling FB Shares Anytime Soon Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Be Selling FB Shares Anytime Soon

Facebook has filed an 8-K document with the SEC indicating that it will not move forward with a secondary stock offering, but will pay taxes on RSUs, and that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will not be selling any shares, at least …

Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict
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On Friday, as you have probably heard, Apple was granted a big legal win over Samsung, though an appeal is expected. Nevertheless, the ruling has major implications for the mobile industry, and for Google’s Android operating system, which comes on …

AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders

AOL announced its final steps in returning $1.1 billion to shareholders, entering into a $600 million fixed-dollar collared Accelerated Stock Repurchase Agreement with Barclays, and announcing its authorization of a $5.15 per share special cash dividend. The company will repurchase …

Twitter Turns To Revstream for Billing, Revenue Management Twitter Turns To Revstream for Billing, Revenue Management
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Twitter and Revstream announced today that Twitter has deployed Revstream’s revenue and billing management platform, integrated with Oracle’s E-Business Suite (r12). “Revstream’s platform enables Twitter to accelerate our billing cycle and improve our global revenue recognition process,” said Shanice Ma, …