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Facebook sales rise on strong ad sales

Social network giant Facebook reported a 60% surge in revenue, to $2.02bn, in the third quarter. Revenue from advertising grew by 66% to $1.8bn, with nearly half of that coming from mobile ads.

Zynga’s income fall as players leave

Farmville games giant owner Zynga has reported a sharp fall in both players and revenues since last year. It said it had now given up its plan to move into games that use real money as it tries to rebuild … Continue reading

Facebook shares rose as it publishes profitable results

Shares in Facebook leap today by almost a third after it beat earnings expectations with stronger-than-expected mobile ad sales. Yesterday, the social networking giant had reported profits of $333m in the second quarter.

Facebook adds clickable hashtags

Facebook is adding support for hashtags to help its members keep track of popular topics being discussed on the social network. Adding the “#” sign to a word will turn it into a clickable link which brings up a feed … Continue reading

Facebook unveils social search

Facebook has announced a major addition to its social network, a smart search engine it has called graph search. The new feature allows users to make natural searches of content shared by their friends. Mark Zuckerberg insisted it is not … Continue reading

Facebook tests charging users for non-core services

Facebook has begun a trial which allows users to pay 1 Dollar to send messages direct to people who are not their friends. The fee will mean messages go straight to a recipient’s inbox rather than the “Other” folder which … Continue reading

Morgan Stanley fined for Facebook IPO disclosure

Morgan Stanley has been fined 5 million Dollars by the Massachusetts securities regulator. The securities regulator argued that Morgan Stanley improperly influenced analysts before Facebook’s initial public offering. According to the regulator, there was a conflict of interest when a … Continue reading

Facebook and Zynga ended its close relationship

Facebook and Zynga have amended an agreement that gave the games developer strong access to the biggest social network. Zynga is the developer behind Farmville, a game once mostly played on Facebook, which at its peak attracted 82 million players … Continue reading

Facebook reaches 1,000 million users as it opens new markets

According to internal data, Facebook now has more than 1,000 million people using it at least once a month. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, announced this morning that the social network has passed the milestone. The social network also said … Continue reading

MySpace on a new redesign

Ailing social network MySpace has announced its fourth major redesign as it seeks to regain relevance in the face of falling numbers. The social network aims to focus more on music and offer deeper integration with Facebook and Twitter. A … Continue reading

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