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Twitter's Stock Plummets After Q2 Earnings Disappoint - Slate Magazine (blog)

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Twitter's Stock Plummets After Q2 Earnings Disappoint
Slate Magazine (blog)
... disappointing first-quarter report for the social media company.
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Twitter announced recently that its Quarter2 earnings were yet again, a disappointment.The only part of Twitter's report that can be considered an up side is the fact that they broke even in earnings per share, rather than the .03 loss analysts had predicted for the quarter.


The one metric most investors were watching the carefully, user growth, which measures the sign ups of new users to the site had failed to impress. In the first quarter, membership on the social networking site reached 255 million. As impressive as this number may be, the sign up rate had slowed down from 30% at the end of Q4 in 2013 to 25% at the end of Q2 of 2014. This was one of the biggest components to twitters report.


"The rate of growth in timeline views also declined, and advertising revenue per thousand timelines fell to $1.44 from $1.49 in the previous quarter" said the author of the article as she tried to put an explanation to the down slide of twitter's stock. Shares of twitter hit a mudslide in the after hours of trading as its shares went down another 9% to $42.62 since the news of the disappointing quarter was released. Analysts align the huge loss in stocks to twitter's inability to keep up with the changes the social media giant Facebook is making. Twitter has tried to expand their 140 character limit along with attempting to make its product accessible to a broader platform of users but the efforts were not enough.


Twitter's shares have fallen nearly 40% since the beginning of the year and don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.


Like the question i posed for Facebook in separate article, i propose to twitter in an entirely different light: What's next?


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Facebook announces 72% jump in revenue and the departure of its chief financial officer

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Facebook said late on Wednesday that continued growth in its mobile advertising business helped its first quarter revenue grow 72 per cent to $2.5 billion, beating analysts’ estimates.
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It seems facebook has had another successful quarter in sales as they announce a 72% jump in revenue from their advertisement services. More importantly, with this impressive headline came a questionable move in the offices of megaplatform's headquarters; David Ebersman will be stepping down as CFO of the company after almost 5 years of holding the position.


Although Facebook has not yet released much information as to why they will be splitting their relationship with their long time chief financial officer, it is a move that will without a doubt make shareholders question what is really going on in the offices of the company they're betting so much on. The current vice president of corporate finance and business planning, David Wehner, has been appointed to take over the seat of CFO as early as June 1.


Reactions of this news have been mainly neutral but there is a big portion of shareholders wondering and asking questions about the accuracy of the numbers reported by Facebook. It would seem irrational to let go of a CFO that has, not entirely but to some extent, been a such an important part of the 72% increase in revenue for this quarter and of the other successful quarters facebook has been known for in the past. Whatever the reason may be, the fact that Facebook has already figured out who they will appoint to take over the position shows that they have had this thought out for some time now. Whatever is going on, I'm sure Facebook has a pretty good grasp over it.

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Jersey City supplement company making massive revenue gains through social ... - NJBIZ

Jersey City supplement company making massive revenue gains through social ... - NJBIZ | Social Media Revenue | Scoop.it
Jersey City supplement company making massive revenue gains through social ...
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The man in this picture has the ability to reach 600 million people in 90 days..... yes thats right, 600 MILLION!


His name is Alvin Lal and he has been compared to being the million dollar earning, Nascar driver of Social Media. A solid 10, on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being a person who got their driver's license days ago. He is that good. In three short years this man, with the help of his co-founder Ankur Garg, has built his company to a 18 million dollar nutritional supplement company which started with 0 capital investment.


The secret behind this accelerated growth is his understanding of social media platforms and their functions. Unlike other nutritional supplement companies, "Shredz" has a way of forming lasting relationships with its customers that lead to astonishing customer service numbers and responses. They keep up with the progress of their clients and make sure that they feel Shredz has been a part of their weight training process. With more than 15 million followers across all its social network profiles, every message Shredz sends out has more than enough of an audience.


Talk about a listening crowd...

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