Forrester surveyed 395 marketers and eBusiness executives within the US, Canada and the UK – and is publishing some interesting results within Nate Elliott´s blog.
(Source: Forrester Research Inc.)
Full story and results: An Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg | Forrester Blogs.
Finally, Facebook has made an ad worth watching:
Looks like a desperate initiative for additional revenue-streams: Facebook is now adding classifieds ads (already tried in early days) and potentially targeted job ads.
Full story: Facebook Tests New Listings Service – Business Insider.
Nearly better than the original Facebook “Chair”-ad…..
So, here it is – Facebook´s first advertisement, which is going to launch in different major markets.
The company´s first outside investor (USD 500.000 in 2004) made nearly USD 400 million from last week´s sale – not a bad return… 5,6 million shares remain with him now. Even though timing looks a bit ugly, the cash-out is quite understandable.
Full story: Peter Thiel Sells Off Roughly 20 Million Facebook Shares – John Paczkowski – Social – AllThingsD.
About two billion shares of early investors and employees will be able to sell from now until next May. The lockup expiration adds pressure to the stock, which declined to USD 19,68 – which is nearly half of the IPO-price of USD 38,-.
But largest tranche of lockup-shares are eligible to come on the market in November – so there is more trouble to come…
Full story: Facebook Shares Hit New Low as a Lockup Period Ends – NYTimes.com.
Funny detail of the day: Arielle Zuckerberg (Mark´s younger sister) and Harry Schmidt (Mark´s brother-in-law, married with Donna Zuckerberg) are both working for Wildfire, just acquired by Google.
Link: Twitter / randizuckerberg: Congrats Wildfire! There are ….