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Google, Facebook Clash at Con

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:18
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Archrivals Google and Facebook will share their visions of datacenter networking -- likely both similar and competing -- at the Hot Interconnects event in August. Google will host the event, which includes talks from a wide variety of communications luminaries on hot topics in comms such as new uses for flash memory and the rise of silicon photonics. Amin Vahdat, a Google Fellow and the search giant's technical lead on networking,…

Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?

Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:18
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed how Google along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the increased ad spend in mobile in 2013, and that they were going to surpass that proportion in 2014. eMarketer aded: In 2012, only 11% of Facebook’s net ad revenues worldwide came from mobile, and last year, that figure jumped to 45.1%. In 2014, eMarketer estimates that mobile will account for 63.4%…

Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys

Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:17
Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world's largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old's net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Mobile usage increase is driving down cost-per-click for Google

Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:15
Must-know: What do Google's mixed 2Q results indicate? (Part 2 of 10) (Continued from Part 1) Increasing mobile usage causing decline in mobile ad pricing levels In the previous part of the series, we discussed that although the number of paid clicks increased by 25% over a year ago for Google (GOOGL), its cost-per-click (or CPC) was down 6%. The primary reason for the decline in cost-per-click was the reduced advertising pricing or cost-per-click rates…

Spain's 'Google tax' could kill Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:10
Spanish Congress has passed a law, known as the "Google tax", that could result in the use of Facebook and Twitter being outlawed in the country. Specifically, Madrid passed a reform to the Spanish Intellectual Property Law (LPI) that grants the Spanish News Publishers Association (AEDE) the "inalienable right" to charge a fee for anyone that adds their content. Experts have begun to analyse the new regulation to see what effect it will have on…

Twitter Has A Massive Diversity Problem, And These Two Charts Prove It

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:57
Twitter disclosed the diversity numbers for its global and U.S. employees Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn. Like these companies, Twitter is comprised of a workforce that’s primarily white and male, especially when it comes to tech-related positions. At Twitter, 70% of employees are male and 30% are female. When you look at the numbers for tech-related jobs, that ratio switches from 90% male employees to 10% female workers. The…

Outside the Box: Facebook may prove Janet Yellen wrong today

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:45
By Tim Mullaney Bloomberg News Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, which releases its earnings report Wednesday Janet Yellen made a fuss by slipping a line into her semi-annual Congressional testimony on the economy that social-networking stocks were in a bit of a bubble. Beginning with Facebook’s /quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed/quotes/nls/fbFB+1.46%second-quarter earnings Wednesday, we’ll see if she was way more wrong than right. Yellen’s wrong about this bubble three different ways.

Facebook earnings: Here's what to expect

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:40
Facebook's reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales. Even with Facebook capturing headlines in 2014 for its massive acquisitions of WhatsApp and Oculus VR, the success of Wednesday's second-quarter earnings report will hinge on the trajectory…

Facebook's mobile business drives growth

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 23:39
Facebook's reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales. Even with Facebook capturing headlines in 2014 for its massive acquisitions of WhatsApp and Oculus VR, the success of Wednesday's second-quarter earnings report will hinge on the trajectory…

Facebook to Meet Hamburg Regulator to Discuss Google Ruling

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:26
Facebook Inc. has been drawn intothe debate over the “right to be forgotten” as the socialnetworking site will meet with a German data protectionregulator to discuss jurisdictional issues raised by a Europeancourt ruling. The ruling, in addition to creating the ability forindividuals to seek the deletion of links to personal data,gives national data regulators more authority over companiesbased outside their borders, said Johannes Caspar, head of thedata protection office in Hamburg. Facebook will meet to…
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