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Garett Sloane / Adweek:
Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands   —  Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers  —  After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here.  —  Instagram, owned by Facebook has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney …
Oct 30, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chat App Line's Revenue Doubles Year-On-Year To Reach $192 Million in Q3 2014   —  Days after Facebook revealed that WhatsApp, its $18 billion messaging app acquisition, posted an overall loss for the first half of this year, Line — a rival app with 500 million registered users …
Oct 30, 2014, 5:05 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook open-sources OSquery, a security tool to monitor OS processes, network connections   —  Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software  —  Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan says that people like Mike Arpala are hard to find.
Oct 30, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
WhatsApp delays launch of voice calling service to Q1 of 2015   —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the over-the-top messaging app intends to launch voice calling services in the first quarter of 2015.  The company, which Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) recently finished acquiring …
Oct 29, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp's First Half Of 2014 Revenue Was $15M, Net Loss Of $232.5M Was Mostly Issuing Stock   —  Facebook disclosed financials of its $22 billion acquisition of WhatsApp for the first time today, and it looks like the 600 million user messaging app's revenue is still small.
Oct 28, 2014, 8:55 PMIn context
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook warns of increased spending in 2015, expects costs to rise 55% to 75%   —  Facebook warns of increased spending, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
Oct 28, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook's prized acquisition WhatsApp lost $140 million last year   —  Facebook's third quarter 2014 earnings are out, and with them, we're getting our first look ever at the financials of messaging giant WhatsApp.  Facebook spent $22 billion in cash and stock acquiring the company …
Oct 28, 2014, 5:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Beats In Q3 With $3.2B Revenue, User Growth Up A Slower 2.27% QOQ To 1.35B   —  For the ninth consecutive quarter, Facebook beat earnings projections thanks to 1.12 billion mobile users contributing 66 percent of its ad revenue.  Facebook racked up $3.203 billion in revenue with a $0.43 EPS in Q3 2014.
Oct 28, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results   —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  —  “This has been a good quarter with strong results,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We continue to focus on serving …
Oct 28, 2014, 4:06 PMIn context
Anna Irrera / Wall Street Journal:
UBS CIO: Blockchain Technology Can Massively Simplify Banking   —  What technology has the potential to disrupt the financial services sector the most?  —  It's not the tech giants like Apple , Facebook or Google , who have all made recent moves into payments services.
Oct 28, 2014, 5:10 AMIn context

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