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10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB, TWTR, MSFT, HPQ)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend. 1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter. But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time. 2. Show More Summary

Facebook is about to turn on the money jets for Instagram

Three years after Facebook shelled out $1 billion to buy Instagram, the company is ready to turn on the money jets. Over the next few months, all of Facebook's ad targeting tools will be opened up to Instagram advertisers, Facebook's VP of global marketing, Carolyn Everson, explained at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Show More Summary

Instagram ads will soon prompt you to buy and install more things

Sometimes it’s easy forget that Facebook owns Instagram, given how differently the platforms operate, and the relative lack of ads on Instagram. But the parent company is about to hone in on Instagram’s commercial potential with more advertising tools and, well, more ads overall. Show More Summary

Facebook: Citi Ups Target to $97; Sees $2.7B Instagram, $986M WhatsApp Rev in 2017

Facebook (FB) shares are up 88 cents, or 1%, at $82.55, after Citigroup’s Mark May this morning reiterated a Buy rating, and raised his price target to $97 from $91, writing that “more investors are scrutinizing their revenue forecasts,” while he sees ways for revenue to rise 33% per year, compounded, for the next three [...]

Instagram revenue projected to hit $5.8 billion in 2020, analyst says

Facebook's decision to buy Instagram looks smarter and smarter each year. Instagram, the fast-growing photo-sharing network, is projected to generate about $700 million in revenue this year and $5.8 billion in revenue in 2020, according...Show More Summary

Instagram Worth $35 Billion, Facebook Stock $91, Citi Says

Facebook drew criticism for buying Instagram for $1 billion in 2012; Mark Zuckerberg is laughing all the way to the bank.

Facebook: Evercore Marvels at Instagram Dominance, Cuts Twitter Target

Ken Sena with Evercore ISI today reiterates a Buy rating on Facebook (FB), and a $95 price target, after raising his Q4 ad revenue projections slightly, writing that there is “no signs of slowing” based on the latest traffic figures for the Internet property. Data from comScore for November, reports Sena, “emonstrates Facebook engagement continuing to [...]

Topeka: Instagram Value Could Jump With 500M Members In 2016

Facebook (FB) said Wednesday that its Instagram unit had passed 300 million members, but Topeka Capital Markets sees it reaching half a billion users in less than two years’ time. Analyst Victor Anthony today reiterated a Buy rating and $96 price target on the stock, writing that while Instagram is just one fifth the size [...]

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp,...Show More Summary

Sprint Will Sell a $12 Wireless Plan that Only Connects to Facebook or Twitter

Sprint will soon let subscribers buy a wireless plan that only connects to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for about $12 a month.

Sprint Tries a Facebook-Only Wireless Plan

Sprint will soon let subscribers buy a wireless plan that only connects to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for about $12 a month.

Chirpify Adds Analytics to Social Commerce, Acquires Measureful

The social commerce space is heating up. We recently learned about social commerce site Soldsie. The site lets customers buy from your Facebook or Instagram site just by commenting. Now, Chirpify, a social commerce site that’s been around...Show More Summary

This Video Of Mark Zuckerberg In 2011 Is An Absolutely Fascinating look At How The Technology World Has Changed (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has made two shocking acquisitions this year. He paid $19 billion for WhatsApp, and $2 billion for Oculus VR. Prior to buying these companies, the biggest Facebook acquisition was Instagram for $1 billion. He also reportedly failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion. Show More Summary

On Oculus Rift and Facebook’s grand acquisitions

So… Microsoft buys Nokia, Yahoo buys Tumblr, Twitter buys Vine, Google buys Nest, Facebook buys Instagram, Facebook buys WhatsApp, Facebook buys Oculus Rift. Notice the pattern in the recent big tech acquisitions? Facebook is really, really spending big on getting all futuristic. Show More Summary

How Facebook is grinding its mobile app rivals into dust

Yahoo keeps grimly churning through acquisitions; buying and shutting down small tech firms with mechanical fervor. Facebook is buying far bigger, far more expensive companies and with fairly stunning results. Instagram is the most dazzling example. Show More Summary

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more diffi

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more difficult to buy and trade illegal guns on their websites. It's about time. Read more...

Facebook may announce policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)

A spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told VentureBeat last week, "Anybody can go to Facebook and Instagram and buy a gun online. We’re asking them to review their policies."

Other than Google and Facebook, who else wanted to buy WhatsApp?

It’s been one week since Facebook’s bought mobile messaging service WhatsApp for the brain-melting price of $19 billion. As the world ran out of superlatives and comparisons to describe the enormity of that sum (19 Instagrams? 5 million Segways?), we all wondered: How could an app with $20 million in estimated revenue last year sell for 950 times...

Angry moms urge Facebook and Instagram to get out of the gun business

A group of angry mothers and a powerful advocacy group have joined forces to demand that Facebook and Instagram get out of the gun business. “Anybody can go to Facebook and Instagram and buy a gun online, and we’re urging …

Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp Is Worth $19B

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1B, I remember thinking that seemed like a lot of money. Well, this deal is like Facebook buying 19 Instagrams... That's lots of lots of money! So, why does Facebook think WhatsApp is worth...

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