Zynga's new games and platform had better expand its audience, because monthly active users have basically been flat for the last year and a half, according to the company's IPO filings.
Zynga's revenue has grown despite the flat lining user growth. The company is doing a good job of wringing sales out of its users.
Twitter’s growth has slowed substantially in the United States and Europe, and on Friday, nervous investors sent the company’s stock to its lowest closing price since it first sold shares to the public in November.
. Gross bookings were $641.1 million, which is up from the previous quarter of $632 million. EPS was $0.61 versus analyst estimates of $0.57.Monthly active users were 481 million, up from the previous quarter which had 408 million monthly active users. Daily active users were also up: 143 million versus 124 million the quarter before.
Twitter is still dealing with the same problem it's had since its inception. It's not a mainstream social network like Facebook, but a niche product for plugged-in folks obsessed with media, tech, and instant news and commentary. In its earnings report Tuesday, Twitter once again showed that user growth is not that impressive.
Twitter is struggling to convince Wall Street that it is still a company with plenty of potential to grow, Nicole Perlroth reports.In its second earnings announcement as a public company, Twitter said on Tuesday that it had more than doubled its revenue, beating its own forecasts and the expectations of investment analysts.
I don’t know if I’d be able to have the authority to do that job,Another consideration: Instagram has already gone through an explosive period of growth and despite testing a few ads, it doesn't seem fully ready to launch its monetization efforts. This makes it unclear what impact a new head of Instagram could actually make.
After dropping like a rock since the company reported earnings almost two weeks ago, Twitter stock is making a slight recovery today. It was up about 2% as of 10 a.m. at $32.68 per share. Part of the bump can be attributed to analyst Robert Peck of SunTrust upgrading Twitter from neutral to a buy with a $45 price target.
For the second day in a row, Twitter stock is dropping hard. As of 1 p.m., it was down over 5%, trading slightly above $30 per share. Tuesday was a horrible day for Twitter . It fell nearly 18%. Part of the reason why Twitter fell so much is because the employee lockup period expired Tuesday. Many employees likely cashed in their stock.
EPS is $0.37, up 5% on a year-over-year basis, but below expectations of $0.38.Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results ... we need to work faster to ameliorate the negative trends."While search and mobile advertising grew, display advertising on the desktop declined.The stock was up 2% when the release first hit.
BlackBerry Messenger is no longer attached to BlackBerry devices or BlackBerry operating system. BlackBerry says that it has kicked BBM out of its nest and now the messaging app has to fend for itself. In other words, BlackBerry wants BBM to generate revenue by developing its own business model. This also means that BlackBerry is trying to expand the user base of BBM.
Facebook has already tried one Snapchat-esque application — its Slingshot mobile app, which didn’t turn out so well — and now the company is reportedly experimenting with an option to set an expiration time for one’s Facebook posts, ranging from one hour to seven days.
Though, it's worth noting that some of the songs on SoundCloud have been uploaded without the owners' permission, which could be risky for Twitter. But Twitter might also be interested in increasing its monthly active user base, and turning it into more of a mainstream product., while SoundCloud had 250 million monthly active users as October 2013.
With nearly $50 million in funding and a shoutout by legendary tech analyst Mary Meeker last year, Dropcam is one of the buzziest hardware startups at the moment. The company makes WiFi cameras that let you stream video from your home live. It also has a $99 per year subscription service that lets you store a week's worth of video at a time.
With elegant distribution through mobile app stores and a simple foundation around the phone's address book, it's relatively easy for new messaging services to sprout and flourish.As network effects build, they can quickly amass tens or hundreds of millions of users and put up impressive growth rates.
compared to $436 million from its display ad business."With no apparent structural bottom in Yahoo’s search business, it is difficult to envision how Yahoo will be able to sustain the paid click volume growth it has reported for the past two years," says Schachter.
At Google's developer conference, it said it paid $5 billion to developers in the past 12 months. Independent analyst Jan Dawson charted out his estimate of what that looks like on a quarterly basis, and compared it to his estimates for payouts to developers from Apple. As you can see, Google is quickly closing the gap on Apple, though it still lags considerably.
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, is big. And from its user numbers to its valuation, everything about the company is growing.Just take a look at its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which become public Tuesday.
Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga, is stepping back from the once-hot social gaming company as its new leader seeks a turnaround.Zynga said that Mr. Pincus decided to give up all operational responsibilities at the company, though he will remain its chairman and largest shareholder. Nearly a year ago, Mr.