- Experian Hitwise ~ 7/11
4 Yahoo! Answers
13 Club Penguin
14 Windows Live Home
21 Moshi Monsters
23 Yahoo! Groups
- Comscore ~ 8/11 /Unique Visitors (000)
1. Facebook (162,078)
2. MySpace (33,149)
3. Twitter (32,758)
4. LinkedIn (32,530)
5. MyLife.com Sites (16,439)
6. Tumblr.com (13,431)
7. DeviantART (12,817)
8. Yahoo! Pulse (12,619)
9. Windows Live Profile (11,246)
10. Classmates.com sites (6,244)
Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category
CNET NEWS – Jan 23 – Facebook lawyers have asked a judge to order Paul Ceglia to pick up more than $84K in legal fees. Ceglia, the man who claims a contract with CEO Mark Zuckerberg entitles him to a 50% stake in the social network, was fined $5K earlier this month over delays in making his e-mails available in his case against Facebook. He was also ordered to pay reasonable attorneys’ fees.
MASHABLE – Feb 1 - It’s not too surprising that Facebook generates a substantial majority of their revenue from advertising, though it also revealed just how much it makes via its partnership with Zynga (12%).
Facebook divides its revenue into two buckets:
1. Money made from advertising
2. Payments and other fees
Both revenue streams have been increasing over the past few years (ad revenue went from $764M in 2009 to $3.154 billion in 2011). Cash coming in from payments jumped up from $106M in 2010 to $557M in 2011. Facebook says the spike was because it forced all app partners to use Facebook Payments for transactions in July of last year.
PC MAG – Feb 2 - Facebook‘s mobile apps are frequently among the most popular downloads in the Android Market and Apple App Store. Facebook’s Wednesday IPO filing revealed that the company had ~425M monthly active users during December 2011, or about half of its worldwide user base. But while that 425M number might be impressive, it’s not making Facebook any money at this point. ”We currently do not show ads or directly generate any meaningful revenue from users accessing Facebook through our mobile products”, Facebook said.
BLOOMBERG – Feb 1 - Facebook filed to raise $5 billion in the largest Internet IPO on record. Facebook is considering a valuation of $75 billion to $100 billion. A $100 billion market capitalization would value Facebook at 26.9 times trailing 12-month sales, more than double Google’s valuation when the search-engine operator went public in 2004. Zuckerberg is the company’s top holder with 28.4% of the shares, the filing shows. He also has proxy agreements with fellow stockholders that potentially give him voting control over more than half the shares
USA TODAY – Sep 12 - Hotels, airlines and other segments of the multibillion-dollar travel industry are aggressively tapping into social media, ramping up their use of online sites such as Facebook and Twitter to build loyalty to their brands. Airlines are maintaining a presence on YouTube and offering deals through social-mapping networks such as Loopt. Hotels are promoting their properties through bloggers. As of August, Delta passengers can buy tickets on Delta’s Facebook page. Southwest has three staffers dedicated to monitoring and responding to queries made through social-media channels. Marriott is launching its Marriott Courtyard Facebook page…..United, for instance, has “twares,” fare specials offered exclusively through Twitter. In July, AirTran introduced its “Facebook Friday Fares,” which give its Facebook fans unique deals. FULL ARTICLE @ ABC NEWS
READ WRITE WEB – Sep 9 - Americans spent more time socializing on Facebook than searching with Google for the first time in August, and Yahoo edged out the search giant in monthly traffic, according to comScore. Users spent 41.1 billion minutes on Facebook in August, 39.8 billion minutes on Google, and 37.7 billion on Yahoo. Yahoo beat out Google in monthly traffic, with 179M unique visitors to Google’s 178.8M. Microsoft came in third with 165.3M. FULL ARTICLE @ READ WRITE WEB
Mark Brooks: And YouTube? I just put money into Google stocks. YouTube will be making a profit soon. And Android? I’m betting they’re the tortoise to Apple’s hare. I also put money into Apple stocks mind you. I’m bullish on Apple TV.