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Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to push more quickly into advertising on Messenger, and Wall Street got a little too excited

Facebook then warned that Messenger’s business is very young.<p>Facebook Messenger.<p>That was, hands down, the most prevalent topic of conversation on Facebook’s second-quarter earnings call today, despite efforts from executives to downplay the importance of messaging in the company’s near term …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.<p>Welcome to the Facebook ad creep.<p>The world's biggest social …

Fortune 500

1 Billion people now use WhatsApp every single day

WhatsApp just hit its greatest user milestone yet: 1 billion people now use the app every single day. That’s one out of every seven or eight people on the planet.<p>While WhatsApp hit 1 Billion <i>monthly</i> users last year, it’s now reached the milestone for the people who are bound to the app every day. …

WhatsApp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responds to Trump's transgender military ban

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against President Trump's tweeted decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military.<p>In a post shared on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, Zuckerberg had one sentence to say about Trump's ban:<p>Zuckerberg's statement …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook pledges money to help keep elections safe

Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg derided the idea that his social network might have any serious impact on the U.S. election, Facebook announced that it will donate money to cybersecurity education efforts as well as a new project to ensure election security.<p>Facebook's chief security officer, …

Facebook’s Push Into Video Ads Makes Quarterly Profits Jump

Facebook crushed quarterly profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as the social media giant's push into video ads helped bolster its fast-growing …

Markets

Facebook hits 2 billion users, earnings beat boosts stock: Live blog recap

• 3:55 pm<br>• by Jeremy C. Owens<br>• Add a Comment<p>Welcome to our Facebook earnings live blog, everyone!<p>3:56 pm<br>• by Jeremy C. Owens<br>• Add a Comment<p>With about 5 minutes to the end of trading, Facebook is headed toward a relatively even day, up about 0.1% right now.<p>3:57 pm<br>• by Jeremy C. Owens<br>• Add a Comment<p>If prices stay …

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As Facebook tries to make the world ‘closer,’ business booms

Mark Zuckerberg last month stepped onstage in Chicago to talk about a nicer, gentler Facebook -- one that wasn't just intent on "making the world more open and connected," as he's often said, but taking it a step further: "Bringing the world closer together."<p>Facebook, he said, wants to strengthen …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook TV is reportedly coming this August

More entertaining ads to come<p>Facebook TV is reportedly coming in two weeks, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. TV partners are already being asked to submit the first episodes of their "spotlight" shows. These will be inexpensive, five- to 10-minute shows that are owned by the media companies that have …

Facebook Messenger

Why You Should Probably Unlink Your Phone Number From Your Facebook, Stat

Do you currently have your phone number linked to your Facebook account? It’s for extra security, right? Or maybe to give you a recovery option if …

Phone Number

WhatsApp humble brag: 1 billion daily users

SAN FRANCISCO — What's cooler than 1 billion people using your product every month? More than 1 billion people using your product every day.<p>The announcement from WhatsApp came from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the Silicon Valley company's second-quarter earnings call.<p>WhatsApp, which is owned …

WhatsApp

Facebook's Mobile Video Ads Boost Sales Growth Above Projections - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. churned out faster-than-expected quarterly sales growth from its main social network, fueled by continued strength in mobile video …

Advertising

Facebook Posts Middling Q2 Earnings

The social network pulled in $9.3 billion in revenue — now has more cash than Snap and Twitter combined<p>Facebook shareholders aren’t necessarily …

Hollywood

What Marketers Should Note From Facebook’s Second-Quarter Earnings

Advertisers spent 47% more with the company than they did a year ago<p>By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Facebook FB 0.20% reported yet another surge in revenue during the second quarter, as advertisers spent $9.16 billion with the …

Advertising

11 really useful Facebook Messenger features you didn't know existed

Facebook Messenger is arguably more useful than the actual social network these days.<p>Since splitting it from the Facebook app, the company has added …

Lifestyle

Facebook's Smart Speaker Would Be A Disaster For One Reason

In a second consecutive day of terrible tech news, Facebook is rumored to be building an Echo-style smart speaker.<p>The report comes from the often sketchy Digitimes – so take it with a pinch of salt – which details Facebook’s plans to build a home AI service complete with 15-inch screen.<p>The new …

Smart Speaker

With 2 Billion Monthly Active Users, Facebook Brings in Revenue of $9.3 Billion in Q2

Facebook’s growth isn’t stopping, and neither is its ability to monetize billions of eyeballs. The company surpassed two billion monthly active users …

Monthly Active Users

Facebook muscles its way to 71% earnings surge

Facebook’s sheer size and advertising muscle has helped the social network fend off competition from Snap, sending earnings and revenue soaring, …

Daily Active Users

Facebook Original TV Content Arrives in a Few Weeks -- The Motley Fool

YouTube better watch out.<p>Tech giants have all been rushing to expand into original TV content, and <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) is about to make its own debut …

Stocks

Facebook’s Video Reality Check

After Wall Street analysts peppered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday about the social network’s Messenger and WhatsApp businesses, he told …

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Facebook revenue soars as mobile advertising sales boom

Facebook shares hit an all-time high on Thursday night, after it said it enjoyed a 45pc surge in revenue in its recently-ended quarter thanks to continued dominance in the mobile video advertising market.<p>The company's stock closed up 0.2pc on Thursday, but rose 4.5pc in after-hours trading to …

Advertising

WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat’s Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That’s despite it being relegated to a secondary dedicated tab in the app, opposed to being front …

WhatsApp

Facebook Now Claims 2.01 Billion Monthly Active Users

The social network also has 1.32 billion daily active users, up 17 percent year-over-year.<p>Facebook had a strong second quarter, reporting revenue of …

Monthly Active Users

Mumbai: Youth's Facebook post says four people pushed him to death

<b>Vikesh Vishwakarma</b><p>After putting up a Facebook post, holding four people responsible for his death, a 24-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping …

Empathy

Facebook Searches for New Ad Slots as Profit Spikes

Facebook Inc.’s news feed is running out of room for advertisements, but the social media giant is making up for it with higher prices and new slots for ads in videos and its messaging apps.<p>The company on Wednesday said profit spiked 71% in the second quarter. While growth is still rapid, Facebook …

Fortune 500

Why Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Likely to Take Over as Uber CEO

Ever since Uber Technologies Inc. began looking for a CEO, there have been plenty of names floated to help drive it out of its months-long PR storm, …

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook flush with advertising money

<b>Facebook revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site.</b><p>More than 2 billion people - more than a quarter of the world's population - log into the site every month, a powerful draw for …

Advertising

Facebook’s revenue and earnings climb in second quarter

MENLO PARK — Facebook isn’t having any trouble selling itself to advertisers.<p>Fueled by mobile ad dollars, the tech firm reported second quarter …

Markets

How Mark Zuckerberg Teaches Us To Be Better Investors

Over the past several years, the world’s most recognizable brands have shifted away from the consumer goods sector and into the technology sector. We …

Mark Zuckerberg

Wall Street Loves Facebook Into Earnings Tonight

If you are like me and pore over Wall Street reports every day, what will jump out at you is the fact that Wall Street absolutely loves Facebook. A negative thesis by a sell-sider is hard to come by on Facebook and even the darksiders don’t have much negativity for the company despite waxing …

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