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Facebook, Google, Twitter in new scrum over mobile app ad gold rush – CNET

The Facebook icon flag at the social network’s Menlo Park campus. Facebook At its F8 developer conference next week, Facebook is expected to present plans for a mobile advertising network, and in so doing turn on an additional revenue stream that could mint it billions more in mobile advertising revenue — but not if Google and Twitter have a say in the matter. A mobile ad network marries ad-serving technology to distribute inventory provided by advertisers across placements provided by publishers. Little is known about how Facebook’s ad network will work — the company declined to comment — but presumably the product would pull from Facebook’s unique and established strengths in mobile app advertising, which most certainly include the mobile Read More

4 Things to Watch for In the Facebook Earnings Report – Investorplace.com

Popular Posts: IPOs: 4 Stocks To Buy After The Plunge FB Stock: Facebook to Take On PayPal Should I Buy IBM Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons Recent Posts: 4 Things to Watch for In the Facebook Earnings Report LNKD Hits 300M Users: Does It Really Matter? Should I Buy IBM Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons View All Posts The market gets one of its biggest potential fireworks show tomorrow after the bell, when the Facebook (FB) earnings report is slated to arrive. And, as it seems to be the case every time, it’ll have a lot of attention — FB stock holders and mere spectators alike. Part of that is because FB stock itself has fallen into a swoon since Read More

Matt Harvey deletes Twitter account – ESPN

Matt Harvey Tweets No More NEXT VIDEO Matt Harvey Tweets No More Matt Harvey Tweets No More Mets Shut Out Cardinals Mets Shut Out Cardinals NEW YORK — Matt Harvey‘s Twitter account is outta here. Harvey’s final tweet Tuesday created a stir. On the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John procedure, the rehabbing New York Mets ace tweeted “I can’t believe it’s been 6 months already.#tommyjohn” and attached a photo of himself from his hospital bed in October, with his middle finger raised. Shortly thereafter, the tweet disappeared. Then Harvey’s entire Twitter account was deleted. He had amassed more than 100,000 followers. The Mets confirmed requesting that the tweet be deleted because it contained a photo with a potentially offensive Read More

The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams at Facebook – The Atlantic

“Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience,” writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication. The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court. The champion Miami Heat are also the champion of the Facebook playoffs here. But this may be a case of correlation more than causation.  Perhaps the second-best team in basketball over the last few years—the Oklahoma City Thunder—are near the bottom of the list. And the team with the best record this year, Read More

Facebook Knows Everything About You, And If You Don’t Believe Us Here’s Proof – Huffington Post

A marketing stunt for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs” is inadvertently allowing users to check how well they’ve set up their Facebook privacy settings. The campaign called “Digital Shadow” requests permission to access a user’s account and then pulls information to build a comprehensive dossier of the user as if he or she were an assassin’s target. And we do mean comprehensive. They know me too well. Digital Shadow first shows users the photos they’ve tagged as public, then it moves on to examine their friends. It shows users which of their Facebook friends they interact with most, which interact with them the most, which they don’t interact with at all, and (gulp) which friends they’ve been stalking that Read More

Facebook Earnings Preview: Growth May Fall – Forbes

Facebook will report its Q1 2014 earnings on April 23. Given that the stock has corrected itself in the recent months, investors might not be expecting a big positive surprise. We believe that Facebook will need to demonstrate sustained growth in its ad revenues if it has to meet market’s expectations, and that may not be easy. A seasonal slowdown, coupled with a tougher year-over-year comparison, could well result in slower growth and a sequential sales decline. The broader trends are unlikely to change. The company will continue to profit from increased consumption of Internet media, a growing user base and an increasing number of ad impressions. A lot of businesses have found Facebook’s platform useful in terms of marketing Read More

Mayor ordering raid on Twitter troublemaker riles free speech defenders – Fox News

FILE: May 7, 2013: Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis at a City Council meeting in Peoria, Ill.AP A police raid to learn who was behind a Twitter account that mocked an Illinois mayor has so far resulted in one arrest, but officials said Monday the investigation continues, as free speech advocates express concern. The account — @Peoriamayor — was created about nine weeks ago and had about 50 parody tweets, mostly about Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis supposedly using illegal drugs and associating with prostitutes, before Twitter suspended it in mid-March. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The account, which had only about 50 followers, was marked as a parody roughly a week before being suspended. But Peoria police took matters a step further on April Read More

Cuban-American Leaders Helped ‘Cuban Twitter’ – ABC News

Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned. Interviews and documents obtained by the AP show leaders of the organization, Roots of Hope, were approached by the “Cuban Twitter” program’s organizers in early 2011 about taking over the text-messaging service, known as ZunZuneo, and discussed how to shift it into private hands. Few if any investors were willing to privately finance ZunZuneo, and Roots of Hope members dropped the idea. But at least two people on its board of directors went on to work as consultants, even as they served in Read More

Move over Facebook, Alibaba’s mega IPO is coming – CNNMoney

  The tech company behind the largest and most-anticipated IPO of the year doesn’t trace its roots to Silicon Valley, a Harvard dorm room or MIT lab. Alibaba was founded 15 years ago in the modest Hangzhou, China apartment of Jack Ma — a former English teacher who started the company with an initial investment of $60,000 kicked in by 18 friends. The company has since evolved into the dominant force in China’s e-commerce industry, a market with so much potential that Alibaba’s IPO may be the largest ever by a tech company — surpassing even the $16 billion raised by Facebook. Alibaba is often described as a combination of Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500) and eBay (EBAY, Fortune 500), with Read More

Did ESPN Suspend Darren Rovell From Using Twitter? – Deadspin

Serial tweeter Darren Rovell is off Twitter, at least for now. On Sunday evening, the ESPN business reporter told his 460K followers: I apologize for using poor judgment in my last tweet. It was insensitive. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 21, 2014 None of the ESPN sports business reporter’s 68,182 career tweets, many of which have gotten him in trouble, have come since. A tipster tells us Rovell’s sudden absence from Twitter is at ESPN’s behest. The tweet Rovell referenced, which has been deleted, contained a photo of an obese fan sitting in the front row of the Wizards/Bulls playoff opener with the caption, “Cost of 2 courtside seats [to] tonight’s Bulls game is $5K (H/T @mitchkatz)” While no focused Read More