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Zuckerberg tried PS4 VR headset a week before Facebook bought Oculus Rift – GameSpot


GameSpot

Zuckerberg tried PS4 VR headset a week before Facebook bought Oculus Rift
GameSpot
Just a week before paying $2 billion to buy Oculus VR–maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset–Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried out Sony's own virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, it has been revealed. PlayStation marketing
Facebook gets thumbs-up from feds to buy virtual-reality firm OculusCNET
Facebook Wins FTC Approval for Oculus VR AcquisitionMashable
Facebook gets US antitrust approval to buy OculusReuters
TechCrunch -Times of India -Wall Street Journal (blog)
all 82 news articles »

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:05 am

Facebook Earnings: The Social Network Enters A New Era Of Slow Growth – Business Insider


Facebook Earnings: The Social Network Enters A New Era Of Slow Growth
Business Insider
The new "slow growth" era of Facebook will be compounded by the fact that both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg said that autoplay video ads and ads on Instagram — both sales products that analysts had presumed would add hundreds of …

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:34 am

Facebook rides mobile ad sales to earnings of $885M – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Facebook rides mobile ad sales to earnings of $885M
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook continued its magic carpet ride of mobile revenue on Wednesday with boffo results. The company reported first-quarter earnings of $885 million (34 cents per share) on revenue of $2.5 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 24 …
Facebook Passes 1B Mobile Users, 200M Messenger Users In Q1TechCrunch
Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile adsReuters
Facebook 1Q Results Soar; CFO to Step DownABC News
Forbes -TIME -Wall Street Journal
all 439 news articles »

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:55 am

Markets await Apple and Facebook earnings amid tech bubble warning – The Guardian


The Guardian

Markets await Apple and Facebook earnings amid tech bubble warning
The Guardian
On Wednesday, after the markets close, Apple and Facebook will report their latest quarterly figures. The timing seems appropriate. Both companies are facing decreasing enthusiasm as investors like Einhorn become more skeptical of the high-flying …

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:48 pm

Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile … – TechCrunch


Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile
TechCrunch
Facebook's is getting more and more mobile, now with 1.01 billion users on small screens. It's Q1 2014 earnings show it beat expectations, earning $2.5 billion in revenue with an $0.34 EPS. It now has 1.28 billion total monthly users, 802 million daily

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:47 pm

Facebook CFO Ebersman to Depart Social Networking Giant — Will Likely Focus … – Re/code


Facebook CFO Ebersman to Depart Social Networking Giant — Will Likely Focus
Re/code
Facebook made the announcement as part of its first-quarter earnings statement today. Sources said Ebersman would likely be focusing on moving back into the health care space, where he worked before coming to the Silicon Valley social networking giant.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:40 pm

Facebook CFO Leaving as Revenue, Profit Exceed Estimates – Bloomberg


Facebook CFO Leaving as Revenue, Profit Exceed Estimates
Bloomberg
Facebook Inc. (FB)'s Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is leaving on a high note, as the company's first-quarter sales and profit blew past estimates. The company said today that Ebersman will leave by year-end, to be succeeded by former Zynga Inc.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:18 pm

Facebook CFO David Ebersman Stepping Down Later This Year – TechCrunch


Facebook CFO David Ebersman Stepping Down Later This Year
TechCrunch
Facebook just announced that Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman will be stepping down, with David Wehner, the company's vice president of corporate finance and business planning, succeeding Ebersman on June 1. The announcement of Ebersman's …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:17 pm

Facebook beats Q1 targets handily amid CFO shuffle – ZDNet


Facebook beats Q1 targets handily amid CFO shuffle
ZDNet
The other big piece of news slipped into the first quarter report is that Facebook CFO David Ebersman will be stepping down later this year. Ebersman's replacement also hints at bolstering the mobile strategy being that the new chief financial officer

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:10 pm

Here’s Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook – Huffington Post


CBS News

Here's Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook
Huffington Post
If you're on Facebook, you probably have at least one former high school classmate who seems to never stop overloading your News Feed with crazy political rants or unnecessarily personal life updates. Perhaps you've thought about unfriending this
When it comes to Facebook "unfriending," high school pals are first to goCBS News
The Top Five Types of People We All Unfriend on FacebookGizmodo
Who is likely to be 'unfriended' on Facebook9NEWS.com
GMA News -Denver Business Journal -RedOrbit
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:45 pm

Facebook – Yahoo News Search Results

Facebook Leaves Mobile Concerns in Dust With Sales Surge

Facebook Inc. (FB) was once mired in mobile-advertising doldrums. Mobile accounted for 59 percent of advertising revenue, up from almost nothing at the time of Facebook's initial public offering in May 2012. The stock jumped as much as 6 percent in extended trading, adding to a rally that's seen Facebook's market value more than double in the past year. "Quarter after quarter Facebook has fairly …

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 7:24 am

Facebook's next growth engines still warming up

Facebook Inc has a message for Wall Street: Don't expect new revenue streams anytime soon. The world's No. 1 Internet social network delivered its strongest revenue growth in several years during the first quarter, as its mobile ad business gained steam. But even as Facebook gave investors the good news, buoying its stock by roughly 3 percent in after-hours trading, the company made it clear …

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:26 am

Facebook profits triple as mobile soars

Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72-percent surge in revenues helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising. Demonstrating that it is successfully following the shift from personal computers to mobile devices — which a year ago appeared to pose a huge challenge for the company — Facebook said Wednesday that advertising revenues were up 82 …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:42 pm

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. It was the fourth quarter …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:36 pm

Facebook first revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets. Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 (37.57 pounds) in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Facebook said that mobile ads represented 59 percent of its ad revenue in the first quarter, up from 30 percent in …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:26 pm

Facebook Earnings Nearly Triple In Q1 On Ad Sales Boom

Facebook nearly tripled its Q1 earnings, bounding past Wall Street forecasts late Wednesday as mobile users climbed above 1 billion for the first time. The social network earned 34 cents a share excluding …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:18 pm

Facebook Tops Profit, Revenue Estimates; CFO Ebersman Plans to Step Down

Facebook Inc. (FB)'s Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is leaving on a high note, as the company's first-quarter sales and profit blew past estimates. The company said today that Ebersman will leave by year-end, to be succeeded by former Zynga Inc. CFO David Wehner. Facebook also announced that revenue rose 72 percent to $2.5 billion, beating the average analyst estimate of $2.36 billion …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:02 pm

Facebook CFO Leaving as Revenue, Profit Exceed Estimates

Facebook Inc. said Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is leaving as sales and profit blew past analysts’ estimates.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:29 pm

Facebook Earnings Preview: Reassurance Required After M&A Heavy Quarter

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) will report its first quarter results on Wednesday after market close. The social media giant is expected to earn $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.34 billion. Facebook last reported …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:21 pm

Facebook gets approval for Oculus deal ahead of earnings report

Facebook earnings are expected to show steady growth where it matters — in advertising.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:57 pm