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Alibaba said to be mulling a stake in Snapchat, at $10 billion valuation

This week's bubble-icious rumor:  Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant, is reportedly talking with Snapchat about making an investment that would value the Southern California mobile messaging start-up at $10 billion. Remember when we were all amazed at reports last Read More →

Quoted: Dick Costolo on Twitter vs. Facebook

"We have specific goals and objectives for ourselves, and that's how we measure ourselves and think about ourselves... I don't think about that in the context of how it stacks up versus a company A, B, or C." — Read More →

Twitter earnings: How’s user growth?

Twitter, which is set to report earnings today, has been raking in the mobile-ad dollars, so analysts are expecting second-quarter revenue to have doubled to $283 million. But there continues to be concern about the rate at which the social Read More →

Facebook stock soars on strong earnings

Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday. That $76 level is a milestone, and not Read More →

Facebook earnings: Did it have another blockbuster quarter?

Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company's shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today. The words of the day: mobile ads. More than Read More →

Captain Kirk has some photon torpedos for Facebook’s newest app

William Shatner is not impressed by Facebook’s new Mentions app for celebrities. The celebrated “Star Trek” (and “Boston Legal” … and don’t forget “T.J. Hooker!”) actor and occasional recording artist has reviewed the new app on his Tumblr account, Read More →
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