"Analysts at the banks that ran GoPro Inc.GPRO +3.66%’s initial public offering don’t sound too excited about the stock."
"After a roaring rally and lots of attention from short sellers, the camera maker only got a bullish nod from two of the seven analysts who initiated coverage of the stock ...."
"....the rest took a cooler view, recommending clients hold the stock, but not buy more. That is unusual for Wall Street analysts, who recommend their clients buy S&P 500 stocks just over half of the time, according to FactSet."
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The Wall Street Journal
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I have to smile at this " furor " .
People put so much of themselves on Facebook and then whine over something like this .
As at March 31, 2014, the Company had a cash balance of $29,178 and asset total of $280,577
compared with $227,502 of cash and total assets of $518,211 as at December 31, 2013.
You see the problem here , robraycarlisle ?
A thumbs down .... I have to smile .
Which FACT did you not agree with ?
A. Facebook changes tracking practices -- again
B. Facebook's privacy practices are never set in stone.
C. if you put it out there then privacy is not an issue for you .
D. with regard to Facebook , the privacy issue is not new .
Or , are you one of those individuals who simply can't face the facts ?
capo_fruit and dingetje74 ,
You know [ or should know ] that every Yahoo! Message Board has the occasional
" Off Topic " post .
Worse things could happen .
Consider your mental state if someone had the authority to exile you to the CSCO
Board for 6 months !
"Now, in addition to using that data, the company will also be taking into account the things users do online or on their smartphones outside of Facebook's website and apps. So if Facebook sees you shopping for laxatives at an online drugstore, visiting an adult-themed site or using an exercise app to track your workouts, it might use that information to serve up ads while you're on Facebook."
"But the change pointed out just how much data Facebook is collecting on its users, much of it likely without their knowledge. It also highlighted -- yet again -- how Facebook's privacy practices are never set in stone."
"This is a company, after all, that three years ago agreed to 20 years of oversight to settle a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission that alleged that the social networking giant repeatedly misled users about its privacy practices."
Excerpt .... San Jose Mercury News
As I see it , if you put it out there then privacy is not an issue for you .
After all , with regard to Facebook , the privacy issue is not new .
"Our source also says that Twitter's user engagement problems are worse than people realize. We asked in what way, but cryptically our source said, "I can't say more specifically, but Twitter has a lot more competition than it did two years ago."
"Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, even stuff like Whisper, is pulling on people's attention. Instagram in particular is a drag for Twitter, says the industry source."
"Another issue Twitter is facing is a product problem.
"According to tech site AllThingsD, a big part of that problem looks to be internal. Engineers have complained to higher-ups that there is no real way to expedite product changes and improvements up the ladder, and the results have been a platform that stagnates and loses its luster in the eyes of viewers. "
Excerpts from ....
SFGate / Business Insider / Wall Street CheatSheet .... [ June 12, 2014 ]
This is what Stifel, Nicolaus is saying ....
"His resignation implies that the platform has not seen acceleration in important user and engagement metrics," Jordan Rohan, an Internet analyst at Stifel, wrote in a research memo. "However, at this point we are not sure if or when user engagement will rebound."
(Reuters) - Twitter is considering a shake-up in its top management, including a possible shift in the duties of Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
A lacklustre growth combined with a recent large stock sale by Rowghani have prompted the microblogging service to evaluate the need of a COO, Re/code said, citing sources.
Chloe Sladden, Twitter's North America media head, who reports to Rowghani, has been reorganizing her unit and she may be preparing to leave the company, the website said.
Twitter's first-quarter results in April revealed slowing momentum at the company that exuberant investors just six months ago had argued could one day match Facebook's scale.
You write ,
" Mr. Acton mentioned that company is on its way to become the 2nd entity with ONE Billion users... "
I say ,
What Mr. Acton said was , " he believed it would send 1 billion new users to the social network...."
This is what Mr. Acton " believes " not what's currently happening , immortal_sammy .
Currently , the fact is , Mr. Acton sees challenges in U.S. and other markets .
As for the Pryte acquisition , it's an attempt to enter areas that don't have access to affordable Internet service.
" an attempt to enter areas that don't have access to [ affordable Internet service ] .
What does that tell you , immortal_sammy ?
And , with regard to Ascenta using drones, satellites and lasers , regulations will decide
whether or not this part of the plan ever gets off the ground .
So , immortal_sammy , it seems we're back to the initial subject of the post ....
" WhatsApp co-founder sees challenges in U.S. and other markets "
"U.S. companies such as Yahoo Inc YHOO.O, Cisco Systems Inc CSCO.O, Microsoft Corp MSFT.O and Facebook Inc FB.O threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People's Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily."
"U.S. companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc. are all coordinating with the PRISM program to monitor China," the People's Daily said on its official microblog."
"To resist the naked Internet hegemony, we will draw up international regulations, and strengthen technology safeguards, but we will also severely punish the pawns of the villain. The priority is strengthening penalties and punishments, and for anyone who steals our information, even though they are far away, we shall punish them!" it said."
Excerpt - June 4 (Reuters)
"Growth in the United States is a challenge for us," Acton said on Wednesday after a talk at StartX, an incubator for young companies affiliated with Stanford University."
"He also cited Japan and Taiwan as countries where "we could have been more successful with a little bit more effort."
Excerpt - June 4 (Reuters)
Actually , chiamenu , PRISM was Published in The Guardian and the Washington Post on
June 6, 2013 [ not quite a year ago ] .
I'm wondering if you completely understand the ramifications of this program .
Read the articles in the New York Times , the Tampa Bay Times , the Sydney Morning Herald
or any number of other publications dated June 1st , 2014 .
And , then , go back and search all the articles that have been written since the middle of May
[ 2014 ] regarding this program .
Check out John Chambers ,
" NSA intercepting Cisco routers before they were sent to customers...."
BEIJING: China's ruling Communist Party is launching a new crackdown on popular instant messaging platforms including Tencent's WeChat, state media said Wednesday, the latest in a series of moves to stifle online speech.
The month-long campaign follows a similar clampdown last year on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service whose popularity has been hit as China's censors have tightened their grip.
Excerpt is from The Economic Times [ May 28th , 2014 ]
Excerpt from BloombergBusinessweek
"Italy will include prostitution and illegal drug sales in the gross domestic product calculation this year, a boost for its chronically stagnant economy and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s effort to meet deficit targets."
"Drugs, prostitution and smuggling will be part of GDP as of 2014 and prior-year figures will be adjusted to reflect the change in methodology, the Istat national statistics office said today."
"Renzi, 39, is committed to narrowing Italy’s deficit to 2.6 percent of GDP this year, a task that’s easier if output is boosted by portions of the underground economy that previously went uncounted."
9 PM EDT [ 2100 military time ]
6 PM PDT [ 1800 military time ]
The point is , there won't be any after hours session to trade in .
"The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post."
"The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley."