Every November, men all over the world let their facial hair down to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. Participants, or “Mo Bros,” grow mustaches to get people to sponsor them. With the help of their “Mo Sistas,” the “Mo Bros” spread the word on Facebook through photos and videos of their mustaches, and status updates about their fundraising efforts. Today, Facebook announced that the “Movember” campaign raised $17.6 million on the social platform out of a total $141.5 million for the cause in 2012.
Groupon reported a $0.12 adjusted loss per share today, missing analyst expectations and sending its stock tumbling after hours.
Shortly after revealing its year-end results for 2012, LinkedIn is celebrating 200 million members by sending out emails to thank (and rank) the users whose profiles had the most views.
LinkedIn is testing sponsored posts from a select set of corporate partners and expects to roll them out for all users in 2013, executives said in a call with analysts following the release of the company’s 2012 financials.
LinkedIn has reported an 86 percent growth in revenue for 2012, with $972.3 million in revenue compared to $522.2 million in 2011.This includes $303.6 million in revenue in quarter four, which represents an 81 percent increase year over year.
Yelp reported a loss of $19 million in 2012, but its sales revenue grew 65 percent.
Zynga reported a quarterly loss of $28.6 in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $435 in the last quarter of 2011. Its annual loss was $209 million, down from $404 million in 2012.
Yesterday during Google’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Nikesh Arora, Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, revealed that 2012 was a massively successful year for YouTube on multiple fronts. Not only did viewers begin watching 4 billion hours of video a month, but Arora reported that “our top 25 advertisers are now spending average of over $150 million per year.”
As 2013 kicks off, YouTube is taking a look back at some of the most popular, trending videos of last year. To celebrate 2012 in video, YouTube Trending has released a Best of 2012 list—a list of 12 categories of top 10 video lists, from science videos to sport videos, DIY, music covers, comedy, pets, beauty, gaming, holidays, politics and more.
What were your favorite TV shows and movies in 2012? Did you tweet about them? Did you post about them on Facebook? Did you check-in to them on your favorite social TV app? If you did, chances are you helped them make GetGlue’s list of the top social TV shows and movies of 2012!