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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Monetization’

This Is How You Monetize An Android App

Google has been posting a number of sessions from Google I/O on YouTube. This one is about monetizing Android Apps, so if you’re an Android developer, and couldn’t make it to the conference, you’ll probably want to give this one a watch. It will require nearly an hour of your time. “There’s more than one way to make money with …

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Does Facebook Have What It Takes to Succeed in Advertising?

Can Facebook build a strong revenue model out of its advertising platform? This is the big question that a lot of people are asking of late, especially given the social giant’s IPO fiasco. With its more than 900 million users, it’s clear that consumers are fond of the service. However, the question of how Facebook can monetize all these users is the big concern now, especially since it must deal with Wall Street and investors.

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Facebook May Not Be Struggling With Mobile Monetization After All

“We do not currently directly generate any meaningful revenue from the use of Facebook mobile products, and our ability to do so successfully is unproven… and if we are unable to successfully implement monetization strategies for our mobile users, or if we incur excessive expenses in this effort, our financial performance and ability to grow revenue would be negatively affected.” …

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Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process

Back at the Mobile World congress in February, Facebook said that they were working to better monetize mobile users and help developers build on the mobile web. One of the arenas that make developing on the mobile web difficult involve payments, they said. To that effect, Facebook announced that they were working to make payments flow better from mobiel web …

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Facebook Will Lose Dominance and “Disappear” Before 2020, Says Analyst

The catastrophe better known as Facebook’s falling stock prices is a strong foreboding of the company’s relatively imminent exit from the internet’s grownup table, according to one analyst. Today, Ironfire Capital’s Eric Jackson told CNBC’s Squawk on the Street that Facebook will “disappear in the way the Yahoo has disappeared” within the next 5 to 8 years. Jacksons big reason …

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Google Redesigns AdSense Payment Page

Today the Google AdSense Blog announced a redesign to the AdSense payment page, which helps the payment process run more smoothly. Changes were also make to the AdSense account setting pages, and were applied to a small number of accounts, with the rest being added over the next few months. Here is a screen of the new interface: Ernest Yip, …

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Facebook’s 30 Percent Revenue Share May Soon Not Apply To All Apps

It’s pretty much common knowledge now that Facebook gets a 30 percent cut whenever somebody buys Facebook credits to spend on in-game purchases. It’s the leading reason behind Facebook’s continued dependence on Zynga and other game developers who make up more than 10 percent of their revenue with Zynga making up 12 percent all by themselves. Facebook does have more …

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Skimlinks Launches API Suite For Startups

Skimlinks has released a comprehensive API suite to make it easy for up-and-coming companies to earn an immediate and seamless revenue stream, and gain valuable insights into their users’ shopping habits. Skimlinks APIs will allow developers to build on top of Skimlinks’ technology and network of 18,000+ merchant relationships, to grow their business. “We want to make our technology and …

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Pinterest Picks Up Facebook’s Monetization Man

Forbes Magazine revealed yesterday that the man who was once head of monetization efforts for Facebook is now doing the same thing for Pinterest. Tim Kendall was with Facebook from 2006-2010 as director of monetization. Facebook’s David Fischer, VP of advertising and global operations, once said of Kendall: “Over more than four years at Facebook, Tim has had an incredible …

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Facebook Wants Players To Become Payers

It’s already been proven that people spend a lot of money on Facebook games. Heck, 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from players buying stuff in Zynga’s games. There are still quite a few people who don’t want to pay for anything in their games. Facebook has offered developers an answer in new player promotions While new player promotions have …

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Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing

Just in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is currently one of the hottest startups. In fact, based on data from ratings firm comScore, it is the third fastest growing site in the U.S. So, apparently if you haven’t jumped on board with it, you should. However, as with so many startups, Pinterest‘s blissful beginning was slightly interrupted earlier this month …

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Exclusive: Does Facebook’s IPO Make Good Business Sense?

Companies file for IPOs all the time, but the recent filing by social networking giant Facebook has seemed to connect with nearly everyone, and in a big way. On Wednesday, Facebook filed for its IPO in hopes to raise $5 billion or more, which would make it the largest initial public offering from an Internet or technology company.

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