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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Financials’

GM’s Pulling of Ads from Facebook Wasn’t Personal After All

Told ya! Following a Reuters report earlier today that revealed Facebook had actually encouraged General Motors to utilize the website’s free pages, thus lessening the import of GM’s announcement from earlier this week about no longer paying for Facebook ads. Now, someone from the Wall Street Journal has revealed that GM won’t be advertising at the next Super Bowl, either. …

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Facebook Could Only Tease the Public for So Long

As I write this, Facebook is 2:01 from launching its most important update in the history of the company: becoming a public company and being traded on Wall Street. When I joined Facebook in 2006, I thought it was kind of a cheesy alternative to MySpace. Well, it was, actually, either that or Friendster. Either way, I didn’t think it’d …

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Facebook’s IPO Follows Other Tech Companies’ IPO

With Facebook’s IPO maaayy finally happen next week, buzz abounds that this will most likely be the tech industry’s biggest IPO to date. Still, by no means is it the first and it’s likely Facebook wouldn’t be projected to rocket into astronomical levels of filthy lucre if it hadn’t been the company’s predecessors. Google, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga, and Groupon are …

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LinkedIn Q1 2012 Financial Results Shred Analyst Expectations [UPDATED]

LinkedIn released its financial results its Q1 2012 results this afternoon and things are looking good for the premier network for professionals. The company’s financial weather vane looks to be pointing north, which was encouraging to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. “LinkedIn’s solid performance in the first quarter built on the company’s momentum in 2011,” Weiner said. “We saw strength across …

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Twitter Ascends, Facebook Falters in Social Transactions

A new financial report on the financial climate inside the social media world has been released and with Facebook’s IPO on the horizon, the news isn’t exactly the sunny sky you’d hope for if you’re an investor. Zscaler, a cloud security service provider that monitors online commerce, released its State of the Web Q1 2012 report and while the forecast …

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Yahoo/Bing’s Q1 2012 Financial Reports

It’s been three years since Bing started powering all searches through Yahoo! and the fruits of that partnership are beginning to ripen with success. While the two have yet to really rake away much of Google’s claim of the search market, the two companies still claimed acquired the highest market share of their partnership. In a release from IgnitionOne, Yahoo!/Bing …

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Apple Shares Soar To Another Record: $582 Per Share

So much for that mild trepidation of traders following last week’s New iPad announcement. Not only has Apple’s stock juggernautted to new record highs yesterday, but now Morgan Stanley has increased its price target of the stock from $515 to $720. According to Apple Insider, analyst Katy Huberty sent a memo to investors yesterday telling them that the tech company …

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Apple Shares Struggle After New iPad Announced

Were you disappointed by the lack of flashy name for Apple’s new iPad, the New iPad? If so, you weren’t the only one as investors seemed slightly unimpressed with Tim Cook & Co.’s unveiling of the new tablet as Apple’s shares tumbled a bit following the conference’s conclusion. Apple’s shares actually started out the day at $536.87, which was higher …

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SEO, Analytics, Financials, All In One Place

How’s business? It’s a question small business owners are asked a lot. But it’s one that is increasingly difficult to answer because of the complexities of running a modern business. WebControlRoom.com is a free tool that has been developed to help small businesses answer this question by providing a real time performance report with data from various sources in the …

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Barnes & Noble Posts Q3 2012 Results, Announces 8GB Nook

The financial results for Barnes & Noble third quarter of the financial year have been released and, initially, all signs point in good directions for the bookseller. This might come as a surprise to some since speculation grew over the last year that the bookseller was headed toward bankruptcy. Nonetheless, the company is reporting an increase of 2.8% in comparable …

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Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes

After temporarily disabling the provisioning of prepaid cards, the Google Wallet team has reinstated the use prepaid cards after issuing a few security fixes. In an update to the blog post that originally announced Google’s decision to flip the off switch on prepaid cards, Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, Osama Bedier, explained: Yesterday afternoon, we restored the ability …

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Apple Shares Crossed The $500 Milestone Today

When it comes to money, Apple is the pinball wizard who never misses the replay. Every few days in 2012 (and every day every year, really, but 2012 especially), it seems like the company keeps getting richer and richer. Today would be one of those days as Apple shares exceeded the $500 mark for the first time. Apple shares were …

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