Mobile Efforts Help Propel Facebook’s Earnings Facebook was once a darling of investors, then a turnoff. Now, a year after going public, the social network seems to have settled into a more stable relationship with Wall Street. But the company has still been taking pains to prove that it can make more money from its base of more than a billion users, especially from those using Facebook on mobile devices. More
All Eyes On Facebook's Mobile Growth And Graph Search Progress Quick Take Facebook will release its Q1 2013 earnings on May 1. We expect healthy advertising revenue growth driven by improved mobile monetization and a growing user base. Margins will shrink due to higher headcount related costs and infrastructure investments. We’ll also look for any color on the success of Graph Search, which could be one of the key features of Facebook going forward. More
Netflix announces it’s now profitable in Canada Since Netflix is dominating the movie and ... a new streaming service has some room to push a better product in Canada. Rogers is the best position Canadian company to launch a competitor. With ownership of internet services, its own content production ... 01/23/2014 - 7:48 am | View Link
Google TV Adds Redbox Instant By Verizon App, Pitting It Against Netflix On The Platform Google has just announced via its official Google TV blog that Redbox Instant by Verizon is arriving on the platform today. The newly launched app provides Redbox subscribers with access to streaming movie and TV content, depending on their ... 06/3/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Redbox Instant Is Netflix, With a Twist Redbox has officially launched its new video streaming and DVD rental service in the U.S., after completing a successful beta testing phase that began in December. For $8 a month, users can stream movies using their Android or iOS mobile devices, an Xbox ... 03/15/2013 - 6:37 pm | View Link
Redbox Instant Is Netflix, With a Twist Customers of Redbox Instant also have the option to forgo the DVDs and stream an unlimited number of movie titles for $6 a month, $2 less than a similar Netflix subscription. That would appear to directly compete with Netflix, so why did Strickland go out ... 03/15/2013 - 4:28 pm | View Link
Redbox Instant Is Netflix, With a Twist Redbox Instant is up and running Redbox has officially launched its new video streaming ... between the two services somewhat support Strickland's assertion that Redbox Instant doesn't want to be Netflix. Unlike Netflix and direct competitor Amazon ... 03/14/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Hacking NetFlix News and views on Netflix and the broader US DVD rental market. 03/8/2014 - 6:27 pm | View Website
Netflix Netflix was founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings, who previously had worked together at Pure Software. 03/8/2014 - 2:45 pm | View Website
Netflix US & Canada Blog: An Explanation and Some Reflections gilroy Welcome to the official Netflix blog. The authors of this blog are various members of the Netflix team, proud to be helping change the way people watch ... 03/4/2014 - 12:02 am | View Website
Netflix Could Be About to Raise Its Prices (AMZN, NFLX, OUTR) While Netflix didn't explicitly announce a price increase on Wednesday, it hinted quite strongly that one would be forthcoming. In its shareholder letter ... 01/23/2014 - 8:14 am | View Website
We tend to talk about social networks in terms of size, because audience reach is one of social media’s biggest advantages. That’s why Facebook gets so much attention. With 1.2 billion monthly active users, it’s a beast. But as audiences adopt newer social networks, and people’s social activity becomes increasingly fragmented, other measures of social network activity become more important, especially for businesses trying to determine where to best allocate time and resources.
Above: Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan with the new Razer Blade laptop. Image Credit: Eric Blattberg / VentureBeatWith my nose inches from the screen, I could barely see the pixels. As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan looked on, I gazed at the crisp screen on the newest Razer Blade model, a supercharged gaming laptop Razer announced Wednesday.
Two days. One hundred and eighty executives. Eight big opportunities for growth. We’re just over a month away from the fourth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit, and the room is filling up. On April 14 and April 15, we’re again gathering the top 180 mobile executives to develop a blueprint for the industry’s growth in the coming year.
Above: Dr. Tim Berners-LeeImage Credit: ShutterstockThe World Wide Web is 25 years old today. It’s time, says its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for the Internet to have an online “global constitution – a bill of rights.” His memo to create the WWW was filed on this day in 1989. (You can extend your birthday wishes at #web25 or through the birthday site.) His boss at Cern wrote on the memo, “Vague, but exciting.” Now, Berners-Lee and others have launched a Web We Want campaign to protect the vision.
Above: 23andMe cofounder Anne WojcickiImage Credit: 23andMeAUSTIN, Texas – 23andMe‘s chief executive Anne Wojcicki kicks off her stilettos and sinks into a couch. Minutes into our interview, it’s clear that Wojcicki is exhausted. After months of relative radio silence, she’s back in the game with a keynote at Austin’s tech festival, South by South West Interactive, and a grueling schedule of press interviews.