Facebook blazes, Twitter slows
WEB: Both companies presented diametrically opposed results …
The contrast is obvious: while Facebook continues to grow and flames stock market, Twitter has not won a single new user loses money and collapses on Wall Street. Thursday evening, the company led by Mark Zuckerberg worth almost 500 million dollars .Jack Dorsey, he still can not stop the fall: Twitter was down 15% on Thursday and is worth more than 12 billion dollars, which should revive the rumors about a possible takeover.
Sides results, Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, announced a further increase in advertising revenues, with a quarterly revenue of $ 9.3 billion, for a profit of 3.9 billion dollars. Twitter, he continues to lose money and has even widened its loss in the second quarter, to 116 million. Its revenue also fell, and the network has not won a single additional twitto in three months, to 328 million active users.
Facebook on all fronts
“The contrast could not be more cruel” with Facebook, notes the analyst Jan Dawson, Jackdaw Research. Facebook regularly introduces “new features” notes the analyst Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities, as memories of sharing, the ability to find nearby friends etc. The group also launched direct video and confirmed Wednesday it would continue to invest in video content, to bring even more advertisers. Facebook also had the foresight to redeem successful platforms, such as photo sharing site Instagram (700 million monthly users) or the messaging service WhatsApp (1 billion monthly) continues Mr Chowdhry of Global Equities . These purchases provide users and advertising opportunities.
Ironically, Twitter has also launched video streaming and enables since last year to post videos up to 140 seconds. But these efforts still do not allow the group to make money. After 10 years, it starts to get worrisome.