By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In Facebook's second quarter as a publicly traded company, the world's largest social media site is juggling the challenge of growing its advertising revenue while maintaining the loyalty of more than 1 billion users.
The weak European economy contributed to lower sales growth than expected at Groupon Inc., and analysts expressed concern that the company is increasing revenue through the less-profitable business of actually selling items, rather just directing customers to great deals.
LinkedIn is expected to quadruple its second-quarter earnings when it posts results Thursday, which would be a respite from a string of underachieving numbers from some banner names in social media sector.
Facebook Inc. stock has dropped below the initial public stock offering price in premarket trading Monday, an inauspicious start to the company's first full week of trading after its market debut Friday suffered some hiccups.
The search has now begun for a person willing to lead one of the world's most popular Internet properties, Yahoo Inc., whose problems have deepened under its three previous leaders.
Susquehanna analyst Herman Leung says that the company's progress in boosting mobile advertising will be the focus Tuesday.
"I think it's a less profitable business," said Herman Leung, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group.