Tag Archives: Mobile

Facebook Mobile Ad Network Ready For Launch?

The Facebook mobile ad network is reportedly ready for announcement at the end of the month. Facebook reportedly to announce Facebook Mobile Ad Network this month. We have made the case over and over again about how Facebook in particular, … Continue reading

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Zynga Ride Continues With Acquisition Of Mobile Gaming Company And More Layoffs

Zynga sees surge after news of acquisition and layoffs and earnings release. NaturalMotion acquired by Zynga Yesterday, Zynga announced that it had acquired NaturalMotion, a creator of mobile games and animation software. Zynga will pay $391 million in cash and … Continue reading

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Electronic Arts Online and Mobile Strategies Show How They Both Destabilize And Provide Opportunities For Game Makers

Latest SEC filing shows growth in some areas and an impact on income.   Electronic Arts’ online and mobile sectors are proving challenging to integrate into a physical game world, with impacts on business strategy and financial planning. For regular readers, … Continue reading

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Pandora Issues Earnings Release – Some Preliminary Thoughts

There’s some good news, some not so good news in Pandora’s latest earnings release. Pandora has been on a pretty good run since this summer, from hanging out in the teens to hanging out around $30/share.  Good for them. Pandora … Continue reading

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Mavenir Systems – Today’s Other IPO

Mavenir Systems (MVNR) chose to go public on the same day as Twitter (TWTR). Let’s give them some attention too. Today’s other IPO did not quite raise the ruckus like that certain other company. In stark contrast to the Twitter … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mobile Push With Acquisition of Onavo

As we have stated many times, the future is mobile. Facebook is showing its commitment to shoring up what had been a huge weakness.     On their blog, Onavo announced that Facebook has agreed to acquire it. Onavo “helps … Continue reading

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Twitter IPO Filing Highlights A Point We’ve Been Making For A While – The Future Is Mobile

Twitter’s disclosures emphasize the fundamental shift in how users consume online media, moving from the desktop to mobile. We have been hammering this theme for a long time. We predicted it before Twitter made its first public IPO filing.Like other … Continue reading

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What To Expect From The Twitter IPO

To no one’s surprise, the Twitter IPO is garnering a tremendous amount of hype, from people calling it the savior of the tech markets v.2 or the biggest ripoff since Ponzi himself.  Facebook was v.1 and we saw how that … Continue reading

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Latest LinkedIn Filing Demonstrates Again That The Future Is Mobile

Our hypothesis stands. LinkedIn recently filed its June 30 Form 10-Q.  We did not find too many earth-shattering revelations in the filing, but one thing caught our eye.  In its risk factor relating to mobile devices, LinkedIn is now discussing … Continue reading

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A Recurring Theme Here: The Future Is Mobile, Not Social

We’ve covered this topic on the PRO site a number of times in discussing Facebook’s issues.  (See here and here, for example) Remember when everyone would go nuts when the word “social” was mentioned and talk about their “social layer?”  Their future, … Continue reading

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