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Twitter Disappoints With Quarterly Earnings Report

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CEO Jack Dorsey is attempting to turn around Twitter but the latest quarter result, released Tuesday night, is no indication that will happen anytime soon. First quarter 2016 advertising revenue came in softer than anticipated. Analyst were hoping for $608 million in revenue but the company only produced $595 million. Shares tumbled after hours last night and opened up down 16% were they stayed all day (closing at $14.86), even as the overall market climbed in the afternoon.

Twitter added 5 million new users during the quarter, although Twitter is famous for having more fake accounts created than real accounts. The company also stated that 310 million users are active each month. The is an improvement over user sign-ups and activity from prior quarters. The popular social media site ranks second in media attention behind only Facebook.

Facebook And Yelp Remain A Good Bet Despite Recent Price Tumbles

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Facebook And Yelp Remain A Good Bet Despite Recent Price Tumbles

Facebook shares have taken a tumble recently along with a number of other of the so-called momentum stocks including Yelp (-6%), Twitter (-4%), LinkedIn and Trulia. Facebook dropped sharply (4%) and fell through the $45 mark for the first time in over a year. This comes at a time when most of these stocks have been enjoying earnings growth and holding a strong balance sheet with cash on hand.

Twitter IPO Vs. Facebook

Nov 05 2013
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Twitter IPO Vs. Facebook

Is there a race between social networks to see which company will have the bigger IPO? At first glance, it would seem Twitter had no intentions of posting such a high IPO, but their current policy of growth says otherwise.

When considering the nature of an IPO as an initial public posting, this one appears to be a shock to the market. Twitter was not expected to feature so strongly, even though they are worth a fraction of Facebook. This news is causing a buzz in financial circles.

Investing in Facebook after Sheryl Sandberg Sells Shares

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Investing in Facebook after Sheryl Sandberg Sells Shares

For the past year one of the most highly anticipated and traded stocks has been Facebook Inc.  The social media company first started trading on the New York Stock Exchange at an initial price of $35.  Most experts thought that this was a little bit aggressive and the stock declined to under $25 within just a couple of months of going public.  While some investors have lost some money, the stock price has rebounded considerably and those that have stuck with the investment have seen that there per share price has now increased to over $38 per share.

Facebook Inc. Pays No Taxes in 2012

Feb 18 2013
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Facebook Inc. Pays No Taxes in 2012

In their most recent filing, Facebook Inc. reported not paying any taxes on their 2012 income of $1.1 billion. There are a number of reasons that a company would not pay taxes on such a sizable amount of income and this case it appears that loses from prior years and the granting of stock options to employees are the main reasons. The company lost money during earlier pre-IPO years when it was growing and only beginning to monetize its services. In addition the company gave stock grants to employees to a large degree which is common in the technology industry. These stock options are considered business costs and are therefore deductible.

Facebook Beats Expert Predictions

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, shows off the new messaging system in Facebook. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook Beats Expert Predictions

Facebook's 2012 third quarter earnings beat Wall Street's expert expectations, ending the quarter at $1.26 billion in revenue. Wall Street financial forecasting experts had predicted Facebook would close the quarter at $1.23 million in earnings. The social network has more than 1 billion members, including 600 million users who access the site through their mobile phones or other handheld digital devices.

Facebook, as the world's second most visited website and the leading social network, has been watched closely because the possibility of high Facebook earnings was seen as a possible boost to the stock market. The company's stock was first offered publicly in May, opening at $38 per share. By the end of the third quarter, this price had fallen to below $20 a share. This led Wall Street to predict lower Facebook earnings - $1.23 billion - than the recently released results show.

Facebook And Google Quarterly Earnings

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Google and Facebook have earned the number one and number two Alexa rankings respectively. Even though Alexa rankings are important, they are an indication of the traffic a website receives. They do not indicate the amount of profit that an individual site may have.  Because Google and Facebook are now publicly traded companies, they must release their earnings figures quarterly.

What Is The Future For Facebook After IPO?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook made waves on the NYSE recently as it went public in early May. Shares of the stock were snatched up at the initial price offering because of predictions that it would be a good money maker on the heels of its popularity when it was just a private company. The change in principle ownership did have users of the website worried though. Those that owned a Facebook profile became worried that Facebook going public would bring a lot of negative changes to their Facebook experience.  The truth is whenever company decides to go public there inevitably going to some changes that come along with it. What will be the future Facebook after IPO?

What Could Mark Zuckerberg Buy if He Sold Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg has had quite a time over the last week, not only has he managed to pull off the largest tech IPO in history, but he also found the time to get married the day after. It's widely known that Zuckerberg is a wealthy individual, but after the recent IPO just how wealthy is he?    Well Mark Zuckerberg is now estimated to be worth around $19bn after he upped his share in the social media giant Facebook to over 30%. So just how wealthy does that leave him? This infographic analyzes just how much money he would have if he sold his share in the company and puts it all into everyday perspective by seeing just what he could buy with his new found billions.    Remember, this is just a little fun and assuming that he would be able to sell his share and avoid all taxes, yet it does demonstrate just how wealthy this 28 year old now is!

5 Of The Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs

More and more young people are coming up with innovative and million dollar ideas and brands. It is an incredibly exciting time especially in the social media sphere with countless gaps in the market and marketing strategies. In this interesting article we look at 5 of the most influential young entrepreneurs and their young entrepreneur stories and while reading their stories of success, we will near hand to face and slap ourselves for not thinking about their idea before they did.

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