Facebook revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that $2.96 billion of its $3.2 billion in revenue for the three-month period came from advertising, so it’s no surprise that the bulk of the call was devoted to advertising, as well. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg had much to say on the topic, and all her comments are included in this post.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg divided the social network’s portfolio of applications into three stages during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon, putting the flagship Facebook apps in the most mature category; followed by established offerings Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp; and capped by the fruits of its new Facebook Creative Labs initiative, such as iPhone app Paper.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority capped the total payout by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to financial firms over the technical difficulties that plagued Facebook’s May 2012 initial public offering at $41.6 million, down from the $62 million the stock exchange initially set aside to compensate affected brokers, Reuters reported.
Embattled stock exchange Nasdaq countered objections to its plan to compensate firms affected by the technical issues that marred Facebook’s initial public offering, saying in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week that none of the points brought up by critics of the plan was enough for the SEC to reject it.
Add UBS to the list of financial firms that are unhappy with the $62 million settlement proposal by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to compensate firms affected by the technical issues that marred Facebook’s initial public offering, as it followed the lead of Citigroup in sending a long letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As expected, Nasdaq announced its plan to compensate investors affected by the technical issues that marred Facebook’s initial public offering, upping the total that it will pay out to $62 million from its previous proposal of $40 million.
Rogue UBS trade Kweku Adoboli used Facebook to talk about his alleged crimes with the market rise and falls.