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.
Facebook’s mobile ad revenue is growing at an astonishing rate and it’s showing no sign of let-up. For a company that admitted in its 2012 IPO filing it did not “generate any meaningful revenue” from its mobile products , Facebook has truly pivoted. We already know that in 2013 45% of Facebook’s $6.99 billion in full-year ad revenue was derived from mobile ads.
Instagram has announced via a blog post they are (probably) larger than Twitter. Their service has grown to well over 300 million users, but the real story is how many are using it. According to Instagram, they have a monthly active user number almost as high as their overall user metrics. At 284 million users monthly, they’ve likely outpaced Twitter.
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Today, we’re thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages."As crazy as it sounds, WhatsApp's massive growth is on pace with what it saw over the past year.WhatsApp cofounder and CEO Jan Koum said on Monday that the messaging app has topped 700 million monthly active users.
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.
Snapchat has hired Imran Khan, the Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba’s IPO earlier this year, the Financial Times reports . His title will be chief strategy officer. Khan joins a bunch of senior-level hires at the messaging app who might all be filed under the category "adult supervision.
Morgan Stanley isn't crazy about Tinder, the dating app that allows users to approve or reject potential mates by swiping left or right. And a big reason why is that the app's user base is young people, and young people don't like paying for dating apps.
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.
healthy growth in monthly active users and revenues, the possibility ofaggressively in growth. Depending on the level of business reinvestment,Twitter may not generate positive discretionary cash flow until 2016.
The Internet is awash with get-rich-quick schemes, which promise vast returns with almost no effort. Most are bogus, but some really do pan out, according to a thread on discussion board Hacker News. Cezar Floroiu, a director at video game developer Ubisoft, started the thread because he wanted to hear from hackers and developers who were "making $1,000+/month on side projects".
There’s been so many billion-dollar startups these days that it’s almost starting to feel routine in tech.Slack, an enterprise work collaboration app, is the latest one to join the club. It announced on Friday that it’s raising $120 million at a $1.1 billion valuation.It’s hard to imagine a company as young as Slack — it launched publicly in February — to be worth more than a billion dollars.
Reddit, the popular online community message board, wants to grow up into a viable business. Now, it is going to try to accomplish that under new management.The company announced on Thursday that Yishan Wong, Reddit’s chief executive, resigned from his position after two and a half years of service.
Instagram announced Wednesday that it now has 300 million monthly active users, up 50 percent in just nine months.That makes the service, a photo- and video-sharing app owned by Facebook, more popular than Twitter, which had 284 million monthly active users as of the third quarter. More than 70 percent of Instagram’s users are outside the United States, the company said.
Once you become CEO, you don't usually leave that job without a pretty good reason. But that's exactly what Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg gave David Marcus then PayPal's CEOwhen he invited him over for dinner last May, according to Wired's Jessi Hempel .
The pattern should be clear by now: social networking companies offer their service to users for free, and once they grow to a certain level, it's time to start making money with advertisements. Well, everyone's favorite swipe-right-swipe-left dating app Tinder is looking to join the ranks of Facebook and Twitter by showing users ads in the near future.
Etsy, yes that marketplace for handcrafted and bespoke goods, plans to raise money not by selling custom crocheted rabbit hats or bohemian jewelry, but by doing an initial public offering. The Brooklyn company has just filed anS-1 format the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where it revealed some numbers that give us a glimpse into how the company's doing. It apparently has 1.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has managed to pull off something fairly impressive.He has his company's revenue growing.Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, for all her accolades as product person, has yet to see real sales growth.How has Armstrong gotten AOL growing? Through automated, algorithm-based advertising, or "programmatic" in the language of the industry.