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Topic: second quarter

Facebook's Mobile Base Is 1 Billion Users Bigger Than All of Twitter

Social network is growing faster, too

Facebook now counts more than 1.3 billion mobile users, putting its smartphone-based audience at a billion more people than Twitter attracts as a whole. That is one of the most…

Twitter's Ad Sales Jump 63%, but the Platform Still Needs a Lot More Users

Interim CEO Jack Dorsey addresses growth problem head-on

Twitter saw ad sales rise last quarter, leading to better-than-expected revenue, but the interim CEO Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the company, said user growth is still too slow. The San Francisco…

Instagram's Ad Sales Are Expected to Top $2 Billion by 2017

It will outsell Google and Twitter for display, eMarketer says

Instagram will generate almost $600 million in ad sales this year, according to eMarketer's first report on the photo-sharing mobile app. The research firm also predicted Instagram will earn $2.81…

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

Yahoo's Best Ad Growth in Years Comes With Costs

Revenue up 15 percent in Q2

Marissa Mayer reported Yahoo's best revenue growth in nearly a decade, but the company is spending a lot of money and actually took a loss, overall. Yahoo announced second-quarter results today…

Ad Spending Growth Declined in the Second Quarter

P&G is among the marketers spending significantly less, Kantar Media reports

Ad spending growth in the U.S. slowed significantly in the second quarter, according to a report from Kantar Media. According to the report, ad spending for the quarter increased by just…

AOL's Ad Business Gets Boost From Adap.tv and Programmatic

Sales up 20%

AOL's ad business was up 20 percent last quarter thanks to its programmatic push and Adapt.tv. CEO Tim Armstrong announced quarterly results today, posting $606.8 million in overall revenue, up 12…

Rocket Fuel's Deal to Buy [x+1] Propels It Into Marketing Cloud Territory

Acquisition costs roughly $200 million

Rocket Fuel is buying data technology platform [x+1] in a deal that is worth about $200 million. Rocket Fuel also announced quarterly results today, generating $92.6 million in revenue, up…

Twitter Is Considering Any Change That Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users

Even filtering tweets

Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves. This is the biggest challenge facing CEO Dick…

Twitter Revenues Surge as It Surpasses 270 Million Monthly Users

Ad sales jump 129%

Twitter is hauling in users and ad dollars, giving the company a new of air of confidence. The tech notable announced its second-quarter performance today, including a 129 percent year-over-year jump…

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