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bigrobeight 10 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 16, 2014 3:50 PM Member since: Aug 7, 2005
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  • "CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not giving up on building new technology within Facebook, but he’s calling for patience in judging the results."

    I'm wondering if Facebook's ER might not sound similar to Amazon's recent ERs wherein Amazon
    misses but states that it's investing for the future ....

    Mr. Zuckerberg states :

    “The other thing that is important context to keep in mind is that, to some extent, most of these new things that we’re doing aren’t going to move any needles in our business for a very long time. The main Facebook usage is so big. About 20 percent of the time people spend on their phone is on Facebook. From that perspective, Messenger or Paper can do extremely well but they won’t move any needles.”

  • bigrobeight bigrobeight Apr 16, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    Das wäre eine schmerzhafte squeeze .

  • bigrobeight by bigrobeight Apr 15, 2014 7:02 PM Flag

    " Twitter said in February that its user base grew by 4 percent, the lowest rate in years, while timeline views also dropped dramatically. "

    April 15 (Reuters)

    This excerpt is telling .

  • Reply to

    IT'S A TRAP!

    by better_yeti Apr 15, 2014 3:52 PM
    bigrobeight bigrobeight Apr 15, 2014 6:42 PM Flag

    Nice trade , wisubs

  • " remains to be seen whether other big Twitter insiders will do the same."

    "Peter Fenton, a Twitter board director and an early investor in the company, owns a stake worth roughly $1.3 billion."

    "Six institutional investors own 5% or more of Twitter. The biggest player is private equity firm Rizvi Traverse, which has a nearly 18% stake that is worth about $3.8 billion."

  • Kids Face Parents’ Tax Debts

    By Marc Fisher

    The Washington Post

    Friday, April 11, 2014
    (Published in print: Friday, April 11, 2014)

    A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

    When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.

    Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977.

    Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.

  • Reply to

    Regarding the Instagram / Omnicom deal

    by bigrobeight Mar 9, 2014 4:57 AM
    bigrobeight bigrobeight Mar 9, 2014 4:41 PM Flag

    Just to be clear .... it was Barron's that first came out with the Instagram / Omnicom deal and that
    article was released on Friday at 1:42 P.M. ET .

  • "As a part of the agreement, users of the photo-and-video-sharing site will see ads from brands represented by Omnicom. "

    Let's see how the " users " react to the ads .

    Perhaps more of a consideration is the following CNBC excerpt :

    "The deal comes as rumors surface that brands are disappointed with Instagram's parent company, Facebook, since it changed its news feed algorithm in a way that complicates ad targeting. "

    News of this deal came out with approx . three hours remaining in the " after hours " session and yet ,
    there were no significant bids [ high $ 70.0079 ] [ low $ 69.71 ] [ volume 349,609 ] .

    Last bid after hours was $ 69.72 [ 8 cents below the close of $69.80 ]

  • bigrobeight bigrobeight Mar 6, 2014 2:17 AM Flag

    "The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk."

  • bigrobeight bigrobeight Feb 22, 2014 1:43 AM Flag

    After Hours High: $ 69.63 (16:40:44 PM)

    After Hours Low: $ 68.51 (19:55:46 PM)

    Given the fact that Facebook closed at $ 68.59 and the last " after hours trade " was $ 68.55
    [ 4 cents below the close ] I'm inclined to ask , tmanofall , is this your definition of " Slammed " ?

    As you can see , tmanofall , the low in the after hours session was only 8 cents below the close .

    So , at what point was Facebook " Getting Slammed " after hours , tmanofall ?

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