Facebook Share Price Hits All-Time High Of $75 After Hours Thanks To Strong Q2 Numbers

fb-earnings Facebook’s stock infamously took a nosedive in the months following its public debut in 2012 after analysts wondered if the social network was too overhyped in its IPO and employee share lockups expired. But those days now seem a distant memory. On the back of a strong Q2 report, Facebook stock is at an all-time high in after-hours trading. It’s been creeping up for the last hour… Read More

Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

facebook-earnings Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32… Read More

Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

crowley 2 After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the old way of using foursquare. This new app is centered around personalization and recommendations. That said, you won’t find much green in… Read More

Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

yikyak It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update.
The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. Read More

LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

linkedin LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals.
LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Read More

Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

Anniversary Logo An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise your friends with old photos, instead of just nostalgically reviewing them on your own. Thanks to smartphones, we… Read More

Quantifind Raises $12M To Translate Social Media Data Into Sales

quantifind Quantifind, a marketing analytics startup led by former physicists, is announcing that it has raised $12 million.
The company describes this as a strategic funding round, led by Comcast Ventures and Iris Capital. Existing investors AME Cloud Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners also participated in the new funding. Read More

SimpleReach Raises $9M To Measure Content Marketing And Native Ads

simplereach SimpleReach, a startup that helps marketers and publishers measure the effectiveness of their content and ads, is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The company says it can not only tell customers how well their content is doing on publisher websites and on social media, but also predict which articles will take off — each article is assigned a score between 0… Read More