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  Revenue = X


We've been experimenting with app prices for quite some time and again and again we've noticed a funny effect:No matter what price we choose, we always make the same revenue.I attached two charts to illustrate that. I recently lowered the price of the iPad app (http://bit.ly/92xWv1) from 5 to 1 Dollars. At first the sales spike, then they even out to previous levels. Meaning: By cutting the price by factor 5, I am selling exactly 5 x more apps. Then we lowered the price of iA Writer for Mac...

   Revenue,Price,Productivity,Investment,Discount,Software     2011-11-17 02:31:58


  Crazy! 618 million daily active users on Facebook


Facebook released 2012 Q4 financial report. Facebook total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 is $1.585 billion, an increase of 40% over the same period last year, about 23% of the total revenue are from mobile advertising. Net profit is $64 million, down 79% over the same period last year.Now Facebook monthly active users reach 10.6 million, daily active users reach 618 million. The daily active users from mobile are more than the daily active users from desktop side the first time.In the e...

   Facebook,Financial report,Mobile     2013-01-31 03:13:06


  What Happens When Apps Go On Sale?: Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android


In a new research report from Distimo, the app store analytics provider examined two different ways that allow mobile developers to get a bump in both their download numbers and revenue. One way, which is within the developers’ control, is putting the app on sale. Within the first day, iPhone developers see an average increase of 41% in revenue using this method, and see revenue increases of 22% by the sale’s end. Android apps, however, rose just 7% on day one, but closed out the sale...

   Mobile apps,Sale,Revenue,Android and Apple     2012-01-28 07:19:28


  Tencent released Q1 earning report of 2013


Tencent has released the earnings report of Q1 in 2013, the total revenue is $2.1611 billion which increases  11.5% compared to last quarter and increases 40.4% compared to the same time last year. The  profit is 649.4 million US dollars which increases 17.3% compared to last quarter and increases 37.4% compared last year.The three main profit generators are:1. Value-added services revenue of 1.7014 billion US dollars with an increase of 13.6% compared to last quarter and an increase o...

   Tencent,Earnings report,WeChat     2013-05-15 07:02:45


  Huateng Ma becomes the richest person in China


On 22 July, Licai Zhoubao, a famous wealth management media in China, released a ranking about Chinese most richest people. In this ranking, Tencent CEO, Huateng Ma for the first time becomes the richest person in China with 46.7 billion RMB(around  $7.6 billion), his wealth was 35.4 billion RMB(around $5.76 billion) last year. That means his wealth increases 11.3 billion RMB($1.84 billion) in one year. In 2012, Tencent Corp had a revenue of 43.9 billion RMB(around $7.15 billion), which inc...

   Tencent,WeChat,Huateng Ma     2013-07-22 08:55:13


  Apple is catching up with Samsung in smart connected device market


According to Sina Tech. IDC's latest report shows that as of the end of 2012, Samsung has a 21.2% share of the global market on smart connected devices which is #1. Apple has a 20.3% share which ranks #2. In smart connected devices market, Apple is catching up with Samsung. These devices include desktop computers, laptops, smart phones and tablet PCs. However, because of the higher prices,  Apple is still far ahead of Samsung in revenue. As of the end of 2012, Apple's revenue accounts for 3...

   Apple,Samsung,IDC     2013-03-26 10:53:31


  Why doesn't Google copy successful startup ideas?


Google is definitely one of the largest players in Internet world. It owns the most popular search engine, mobile operating system and mapping service. It not only has huge user base but also is extremely rich. It can copy and create any product that is proven to be successful with its talent pool and money. But why doesn't Google copy those successful startup ideas? Based on the current status quo and culture gene of Google, there are several reasons Google doesn't copy startup ideas. First, Go...

   Google,Startup,Copy     2013-09-11 07:03:02


  Facebook steps into the $100 billion club


According to 36 Kr, investors and analysts seemed to be inspired by the Q2 earnings report released on 24th July by Facebook, Facebook share price increased by more than 50% post that. As the U.S. stock market closed, Facebook share price rose $0.79 yesterday, closing at $41.34. As of now, Facebook's market capitalization has reached 100.676 billion U.S. dollars.The reason why Facebook share price kept dropping since its IPO is because investors doubted,the ability of Facebook on selling advert...

   Facebook,Share price     2013-08-27 03:48:12


  Apple share price drops again


According to Sina Financial, Due to worries about mini iPad shipments for the second quarter, investors continued to sell Apple stock (AAPL) on Wednesday, its intraday stock price fell 4.8% to its lowest level for the past year.Beijing time 23:00, Apple shares fell 4.76% to $405.97. DigiTimes reported that due to lack of market demand, mini iPad shipments fell 10% to 20% in the second quarter.Edward Parker from Lazard Capital wrote: "We continue to expect that Apple is at risk, it's mainly on a...

   Apple,Stock price,Drop     2013-04-17 12:04:48


  Nokia finally announces the death of Symbian


According to Sina.com. Nokia confirmed that the 808 PureView released last year would be the last phone equipped with Symbian OS in its Q4 financial report. This means that Symbian has been officially declared dead.Nokia said in the report: "In 2012, during the process of transition to Windows Phone, we continue to sell Symbian devices. The Nokia 808 PureView launched in the middle of last year is the last Symbian device."In Q4 2012, sales of Symbian phones were 2.2 million which was equivalent...

   Nokia, Symbian, Windows Phone     2013-01-24 06:45:17