TripAdvisor is planning a television advertising campaign to introduce its hotel booking and community review site to a mainstream audience. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Stephen Kaufer, mentioned the plan in last night’s quarterly earnings call.
LinkedIn reported first-quarter revenue of $324.7 million, up nearly 75 percent over the first quarter of 2012, but the company’s guidance suggested that its revenue growth will cool, prompting stocks to fall after hours.
Yelp reported a first-quarter net loss of $4.8 million, down from 50 percent from the first quarter of last year and 75 percent from the closing quarter of 2012.
Time recently published its annual list of the 100 people they think have the most influence in the world today. Klout, a site that aims to quantify social media presence, made its own list that juxtaposed the top 50 individuals with their respective “Klout ratings.” We not only listed Klout’s findings for your viewing pleasure, but also included data from Kred, a site that uses data on web traffic to see which Twitter profiles are the most followed and quoted.
In a snapshot of the competing pressures on Google as a large and lucrative Internet business whose revenue nevertheless comes primarily from its original search business, CEO Larry Page emphasized the importance of the big bets on radical innovation for the future of the company while also highlighting the company’s quieter play for the un-sexy enterprise side of the industry.
Google reported consolidated revenue of $14 billion in the first quarter of 2013, up 31 percent over its first-quarter earnings last year.
Last week, Tumblr hit a major milestone: The platform now hosts more than 100 million blogs and gets more than 150 million unique visitors a month. Yet, Tumblr is still something of an enigma: The company hasn’t clearly defined how it will make money or fully solved its technical challenges.
MTV’s annual Video Music Awards are coming to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first time on Aug. 25, marking the Moonman’s greatest expedition since the moon landing. To commemorate the occasion, MTV revealed the news slowly over Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in a clever social media campaign following the astronaut-themed trophy as it made its way from Los Angeles to New York City’s outer borough. Tom Fishman, director of Social Media for MTV, helped us retrace his steps.
This data will come to life at Mochi Media’s one-day event, Flash Gaming Summit 5, March 24, 2013 in San Francisco. This conference will be dedicated to fostering the growth and success of today’s game creators and publishers.
We reported that Memoto, a camera that attaches to the user’s clothing and automatically takes two pictures a minute, was one of the hottest products at SxSW. The company released today photos taken with a prototype camera.