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Twitter Inc: Investors all atwitter, but analysts aren’t so sure

If there was one thought on the mind of every tech investor Thursday morning, it was this: Let this time be different.

Twitter learning from Facebook’s IPO mistakes

The discount Twitter is offering in its IPO underscores how the six-year-old short-messaging site is working to avoid the fate of Facebook, Groupon Inc. and...

Why Facebook just got slapped with a downgrade

"Optimism may persist ahead of earnings, only to be let down if expectations begin to circularly run further ahead of themselves," says Brian Wieser, an...

With Chat Fu, Facebook itself becomes the game

It's a sign of the times that the best compliment you can pay a Facebook game is that it doesn't feel like a Facebook game...

Investors cautious on Facebook engagement, but advertising roadmap encouraging

Analysts believe it's going to be a big year for advertising on Facebook, but investors continue to worry about engagement and monetization in the long...

Can a small Web company think bigger?

A marketing executive from a Canadian startup who called for advice yesterday got more than he bargained for. The executive (let’s call him Dirk) wanted...

On the tenth day … Invite UGC

in recent years, major corporations and news organizations have turned user-generated content into a brand-building tool.

Facebook mobile ads going strong, but supply limited

According to TBG Digital, one of the top Facebook-focused advertising agencies, Sponsored Story mobile ads have 14 times the click through rates and a better...

Facebook shares continue slide

Facebook Inc., operator of the world’s largest social-network, declined as much as 3.9 percent, adding to an 8.1 percent slide yesterday, after a report from...

Facebook ads influence consumer behaviour, comScore report says

SAN FRANCISCO — Marketing on Facebook influences consumer behaviour and leads to increased purchases for the brands that leverage the social-networking site, consulting company comScore...

Executives are investing more in social media, but are they taking the right approach?

As the old adage goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. That certainly appears to be the case when it comes...

Facebook debuts App Center, taking a page from Apple, Google

Facebook Inc., the social-networking company that held an initial public offering last month, introduced an online directory for downloadable apps, taking a page from Apple...

Overvaluing Facebook

How a very few trades helped set the price for its IPO By Robert Leclerc Facebook closed up Wednesday at US$26.81, but it is still...

Yahoo, Facebook said to be in talks to settle patent fight

Yahoo! Inc. is in negotiations to resolve a legal dispute with Facebook Inc., which it accused of infringing patents, according to a person briefed on...

Facebook shares finally get a ‘like’

One analyst says the risk/reward balance for Facebook shares is now on par with the company's valuation

How much does Facebook like Opera Software?

Opera Software would cost Facebook over $1 billion as competition from Google and others could push up the price tag, analysts said on Tuesday, as...

Facebook IPO fiasco deepens investors’ fear of stock market

Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering, plagued by trading errors and a 16% drop in the share price, will push more individual investors out of a...

Why Facebook hype never made sense to me

I did not buy Facebook stock because I have never understood it. I bought Google in its early days because I had figured out the...

Letter: An alternate view on disclosure and the Facebook IPO

Lawsuits now swirling around Facebook’s messy and controversial initial public offering prompted FP Street to have a look at disclosure issues in Canadian IPOs. The...

Fidelity facing thousands of clients hit by Facebook woes

Fidelity Investments said it was working with “thousands” of brokerage clients affected by trading issues that have engulfed Facebook Inc‘s much-anticipated initial public offering, according...