Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian

google and facebook Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack

Fuente: Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technology | The Guardian


Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropy: it’s not like it was in Rockefeller’s day | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg has ploughed funds into health and education but there’s a fine line between philanthropy and speculation

Fuente: Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropy: it’s not like it was in Rockefeller’s day | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian


Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian

I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg has noble intentions in democratising the web, but we should still be wary of private companies controlling the internet’s infrastructure

Fuente: Facebook’s satellite went up in smoke, but its developing world land grab goes on | Emily Reynolds | Opinion | The Guardian


Facebook celebra “un gran arranque de año” en el que triplica sus beneficios – El Mostrador

Los datos publicados este miércoles revelan la creciente importancia de la publicidad para dispositivos móviles, que representa ya el 82 % del total, frente al 73 % del mismo periodo del año anterior. Los resultados llegan después de que Apple anunciase ayer la primera caída de sus beneficios trimestrales en 13 años y de que Twitter y Google diesen a conocer números que no lograron satisfacer las expectativas de Wall Street.

Fuente: Facebook celebra “un gran arranque de año” en el que triplica sus beneficios – El Mostrador


Media groups face up to how tech groups now call the shots – FT.com

The threat of being disrupted by a couple of young technology entrepreneurs with a smart idea has long been something that keeps leaders of established industries awake at night. But what happens when those geeks from the garage have the power and wealth of the world’s most powerful companies at their disposal — and they are moving with the pace of a runaway freight train?That is what the media industry is now facing. Most companies are manoeuvring uneasily, trying to find ways to co-operate with the digital platforms that are coming to dominate their world. But to judge by the discussion at events like the Financial Times’ digital media conference, held in London earlier this week, the challenges of adapting to the new world are only getting harder.

Fuente: Media groups face up to how tech groups now call the shots – FT.com


A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al – FT.com

The world’s leading technology firms are becoming increasingly unhappy at the backlash over their tax arrangements and efforts to regulate their activities. Tim Cook, Apple chief, flew to Brussels to lobby against a tax probe and Google and Facebook

Fuente: A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al – FT.com


Twitter’s honeymoon cut short by worries over limited scale – FT.com

Twitter’s honeymoon cut short by worries over limited scale – FT.com.

 

Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange©Getty

Twitter’s honeymoon period as a public company ended with a bang as its shares fell almost one-fifth after releasing its first earnings announcement.

Investors got the jitters when they saw that the home of the 140-character tweet grew its monthly active users quarter-on-quarter at the same rate as Facebook, in spite of the latter being almost five times as large.

Anxious analysts quizzed Dick Costolo, chief executive, and Mike Gupta, chief financial officer, about whether growth could ever again accelerate in the US, and whether flighty users were trying the platform and then leaving.

The worries that Twitter is a niche product, adored by existing users but with no chance of widespread adoption, lurked in the background along the road to an initial public offering last November.

 


Me gusta Facebook: la apertura en bolsa desata la locura de los inversionistas

http://www.elmostrador.cl/noticias/pais/2012/05/17/me-gusta-facebook-la-apertura-en-bolsa-desata-la-locura-de-los-inversionistas/

17 DE MAYO DE 2012

El precio de los títulos está en la mira de los mercados

La oferta pública será la mayor operación accionaria de una compañía tecnológica en la historia. Muchos cuestionan que valga US$ 100 mil millones, pero en Chile cientos de inversionistas no quisieron quedarse fuera y ya encontraron la forma de participar de este histórico negocio.

Esta noche varios usuarios de Facebook y probablemente miles de nuevos inversionistas agreguen un Me Gusta  a su estado, tanto en lared social de Mark Zuckerberg como en su cartera de inversiones.

Esto, porque el precio final de la oferta pública de la empresa se decide esta noche y las acciones hacen su debut en bolsa el viernes próximo. Por lo mismo, hay una fuerte demanda. Ayer Facebook anunció que aumentó el número de acciones que sacará a bolsa en 25%, hasta los 421,2 millones, y elevó el precio por el que sacará a la venta esos títulos a un rango de entre 34 y 38 dólares. De esta forma, la red social podría llegar a recaudar US$ 16 mil millones de dólares con su oferta pública. Eso le daría un valor de US$ 104 mil millones, convirtiéndose en la mayor apertura bursátil de una compañía en la historia.