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More on Facebook: Instagram's user base tops 200M

  • Instagram (FB -5.1%) has topped 200M MAUs six months after topping 150M, and two months after Facebook suggested the mobile photo-sharing platform's user base had reached 180M.
  • Instagram's MAU count is closing on Twitter's (241M at the end of 2013), and (given a much faster growth rate) might surpass it within a year. Facebook proper had 1.23B MAUs at the end of 2013 (945M mobile), and WhatsApp had 465M as of late February.
  • The disclosure comes shortly after Instagram struck its first major ad agency deal, part of its cautious efforts to court brand advertisers.
  • Previous: Google reportedly showed interest in Oculus
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    the focus is turning entirely too much towards amount of eyeballs and not the level of importance of those eyeballs. I'd guess that Twitter eyeballs are worth a ton more than Instagram. Breaking news vs photo sharing???? hmmm
    26 Mar, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • xilef
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    Absolutely, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian twits eyeballs are crucial.
    26 Mar, 02:01 PM Reply Like
  • Ol Blue Eyes
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    Counterintuitive to me. Breaking news should cause the recipient to focus in more on the news.

     

    I was checking out Twitter today as a possible acquisition and articles like the following gave me pause:

     

    Twitter’s Ad Revenue Rises but Average Ad Rate Falls 67% in 2013

     

    http://bit.ly/1eRtyIs

     

    Not thought of by me as a death rattle, but as a potential problem that I had to satisfy to myself before I could buy.
    26 Mar, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • BAHAMAS1
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    This juggernaut called FACEBOOK just keeps Growing as will their ads and revenues.
    26 Mar, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    So facebook is furiously trying to pump their stock with news releases while the stock keeps falling and falling. It would be hilarious, but unfortunately facebook is taking down a lot of other high growth companies -- and some of these companies that do not deserve it (e.g., UBNT, SILC, SHLO, SWKS).

     

    A little advice for Zuck -- if you want to keep your stock high, try acting like it is worth money. I.e., do not throw truckloads of stock at every cool company you see. If you think a company is worth a lot of money you can try buying it with FB's cash. This way people will think you actually place value on your stock.
    26 Mar, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • Oczssd
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    I think the fed tapering off QE is hurting growth stocks and it will only get worse.
    26 Mar, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • futuretrade
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    "A little advice for Zuck -- if you want to keep your stock high, try acting like it is worth money. I.e., do not throw truckloads of stock at every cool company you see. If you think a company is worth a lot of money you can try buying it with FB's cash. This way people will think you actually place value on your stock" >>>With Zuckerbergs latest acquisitions, I now believe that he's a true visionary. Zuck has never been concerned about money, that's not who he is. I believe he is concerned about user growth (connecting the whole world) and diversifying Facebook only. As far as the money "Build it, and the money will come"
    26 Mar, 05:06 PM Reply Like
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