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drag2share: PRISM: The NSA Leaks Are Starting To Hit The Bottom Lines Of Tech Companies

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/GvSklKJJY9U/prism-the-nsa-leaks-are-starting-to-hit-the-bottom-lines-of-tech-companies-2013-8

dell cloud storagageRevelations about vast US data collection programs are starting to hit American tech companies, which are ramping up pressure for increased transparency to try to mitigate the damage.

An industry group, the Cloud Security Alliance said last month that 10 percent of its non-US members have cancelled a contract with a US-based cloud provider, and 56 percent said they were less likely to use an American company.

A separate report this month by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, or ITIF, a Washington think tank, said US cloud providers stand to lose $22 billion to $35 billion over the next three years due to revelations about the so-called PRISM program.


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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 news No Comments

Digital Music Sales Grow While Overall Industry Declines – eMarketer

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Digital-Music-Sales-Grow-While-Overall-Industry-Declines/1010152

Revenues from digital channels expected to hit $11.6 billion in 2016

There’s no way around it—the music industry faces a serious challenge in maintaining revenues in the digital era. Audiences are consuming music through new channels that are still in the process of being monetized, such as online radio, and piracy remains a steady threat to the bottom lines of music companies across the globe.

Estimates from research firm IBIS World, as cited by Siemer & Associates, project that worldwide revenues for music will fall from $27.6 billion this year to $26.3 billion by 2017.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 news No Comments

Facebook’s Q2 Earnings — Huge EPS Beat, Stock Up 15% After Massive Increase In Mobile Ads (FB)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-earnings-for-q2-2013-2013-7

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Facebook has blown away expectations on both topline revenues and bottom line earnings per share.

The beat came on a massive increase in mobile advertising, which was ~$656 million in Q2, up from $375 million in Q1.

EPS: 19 cents (expectation was 14 cents).

Total Revenue: $1.81 billion (expectations were $1.62 billion).

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The stock took a big leap after the numbers came out, up 15% in seconds. FB has been trading around $26.30 all day. It’s now above $30 for the first time in weeks.

While we’re waiting for the call to begin, here are the highlights from the press release:

The revenue gain came after Facebook for the first time signed up 1 million-plus active advertisers. Ad revenue was $1.6 billion. Mobile ad revenue is now 41% of Facebook’s ad revenue.

Facebook for Every Phone passed 100 million users. FEP is Facebook’s feature phone app, which is popular in developing countries. There are also now 100,000 Facebook apps available for users.

User numbers:

  • Daily Active Users: 699 million, up 27%.
  • Monthly Active Users: 1.15 billion, up 21%.
  • Mobile MAUs: 819 million, up 51%.

Here’s a snapshot of the top and bottom lines:

Facebook Q2 2013

Facebook will host its Q2 2013 earnings call in the next few minutes and we’ll be providing live coverage right here.

Here’s the context to the call: Facebook appears to have delayed its introduction of video ads, and the report that some agencies reduced their adspend on the platform turned out to be a red herring, as we suggested.

Disclosure: The author owns Facebook stock.

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 digital No Comments

Facebook Is Going To Build Its Own Search Engine! (FB, GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-search-engine-2012-9

Facebook sponsored results search

Mark Zuckerberg was refreshingly candid speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt.

One part of his talk that’s going to draw a lot of scrutiny was when he was talking about the company’s search efforts.

Zuckerberg said that Facebook has one billion queries on a daily basis and it’s basically doing that without trying.

He then hinted that Facebook is going to start trying.

He said that search is increasingly headed towards answering people’s questions. Facebook, which has a trove of data on users, is “uniquely positioned” to deliver answers for users.

Facebook has a team of engineers working on improving the search engine.

He said, “At some point, we’ll do it.”

Google’s highly lucrative business is built on search. If Facebook could capture even a fraction of the revenue Google captures it would be a huge boon for the company’s top and bottom lines.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 news No Comments

Here’s How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-much-money-the-new-york-times-was-losing-on-aboutcom-2012-8

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IAC has agreed to buy About.com from the New York Times for $300 million in cash, according to Bloomberg, and no wonder—the encyclopedia site was losing barrowloads of cash.

But the sale won’t fix NYT’s overall digital problems—it’s still seeing declining digital revenues, which mostly come from selling ads.

NYT bought About for $410 million in 2005, in one of those great, doomed attempts to move a newspaper brand into the digital age.

Here are About’s most recent top and bottom lines, according to Bloomberg, almost all of which come from ad sales:

The website’s revenue fell 8.7 percent to $25.4 million last quarter, and it posted an operating loss of $186.8 million

IAC boss Barry Diller will combine About with Ask.com. Hopefully, he has a plan to fix About’s pitiful revenue side.

Meanwhile, here’s the picture at the Times before the sale, per the most recent 10-Q:

Digital advertising revenues decreased 4.0% and 7.2% in the second quarter and first six months of 2012, respectively.

That portends more structural changes at the paper in the near future.

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 news No Comments

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