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NEWS WRAP: Facebook’s growth and earnings continue to exceed expectations

Thursday, 24 July 2014 | By Kye White

Facebook has beaten earning projections for eight quarters in a row, announcing it has posted $2.91 billion in revenue and $0.42 EPS for this year’s second quarter.


Wall Street estimates had Facebook’s revenue at $2.81 billion and $0.32 EPS.


The service is growing twice as fast on mobile, compared to its services as a whole, with 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users.


Advertising revenue from mobile now makes up 62% of Facebook’s total ad revenue.


OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct


Sources tell 9 to 5 Mac that Apple is planning to launch its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, in October, a month after iOS 8’s intended launch date.


They say Apple plans to continue releasing OS X Yosemite developer previews every two to three weeks until a final developer preview is seeded on September 29.


The company is also finishing up work on both a smaller MacBook with a high-resolution display and a new desktop computer, either an iMac or a standalone monitor, with a 4K resolution screen.


YouTube Music head quits


In a setback to YouTube’s effort to launch a music subscription service, Chris LaRosa, YouTube’s product manager in charge of music, is leaving Google to join a startup.


It’s unknown which startup LaRosa will be joining.


He’s the second person in charge of YouTube’s music service to leave in the past 12 months.




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