Tag: Financial results


Dice income up 70%, OpenWeb expands

Dice income up 70%, OpenWeb expands

Dice Holdings' $27.6 million net income for 2014 exceeded the prior year by nearly 70 percent, according to the company's Q4 and end-of-year 2014 earnings release. The company owns the tech jobs site Dice.com, which advertised 80,000 positions daily in 2014.Its Energy and Healthcare segments showed the best 2014 boost in revenue, with Energy up 30 percent year over year (YOY), and healthcare r


Mobile, acquisitions drove huge 2014 Facebook growth

Mobile, acquisitions drove huge 2014 Facebook growth

As Facebook continues its move to e-commerce enabled marketplace, its revenue and audience pick up steam as well, with mobile and mobile-focused acquisitions driving those results. For Facebook, desktop access, which was responsible for a mere 1 percent revenue gain for all of 2014,  is definitely taking a back seat. Mobile made up 69 percent of the year's revenue.Other efforts coming or stayi


Carvana revenue soars nine-fold in 2014

Carvana revenue soars nine-fold in 2014

Dealer-less auto marketplace Carvana is No.5 on Forbes Magazine's list of 20 most promising private companies for 2015. The DriveTime-funded digital sales site jumped its revenue from $5 million in 2013 to $45 million in 2014. Forbes gives credit for that success to funding, financing, and home delivery of


EBay lays off 2,400; Marketplace disappoints

EBay lays off 2,400; Marketplace disappoints

On its fourth quarter 2014 and end of year earnings call, EBay president and CEO John Donahoe announced the layoff of 2,400 employees, about 7 percent of its entire workforce. While not breaking down by segment, EBay CFO Robert Swan said that the layoff numbers were "a little higher on the Marketplace side."  The disappointing financial results for EBay Marketplace were certainly partially to blam


Etsy IPO rumored

Etsy IPO rumored

Craft marketplace Etsy is expecting to raise $300 million with an Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to Bloomberg News.  It could happen by the end of March.Etsy last reported annual gross merchandise sales for 2013, stating a total of $1.35 billion. In the last year it has expanded mobile and so


Zillow gets Trulia acquisition extension

Zillow gets Trulia acquisition extension

Zillow has just filed with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend its closure date deadline for the acquisition of Trulia - from February 1 to February 15.  This does not prevent the buy closing prior to that date, however.Given all the bad press generated by a spate of

Gannett cuts 32 additional employees, marketing at Cars.com, as revenues soar

Gannett cuts 32 additional employees, marketing at Cars.com, as revenues soar

Revenue at Cars.com will soar in 2015 --- but the company will be smaller anyway.They’re called “staffing adjustments” in Gannett-speak, but tell that to the 32 people who got laid off last week in the days before Christmas and New Year’s. They’re still “adjusted” to the unemployment line.Gannett’s going to be charging its newspaper affiliates about three times as much as they paid when th


McClatchy to add video tools, native ads

McClatchy to add video tools, native ads

McClatchy Company president Patrick Talamantes told the audience of the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that McClatchy is in the midst of tremendous digital transformation, and will add native advertising in the fourth quarter of this year. Plans for 2015 include a comprehensive video platform with enterprise-wide vi