rtmark
LearnBonds.com

Facebook Inc (FB) Gets a Big Thumbs Up From Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

Facebook Inc, Netflix Inc are still a buy despite market

Facebook Inc received a big boost after The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, decided to publish 100 percent of its articles on the social network’s Instant Articles platform. That amounts to more than a thousand articles and wire stories per day.

Facebook Inc, Netflix Inc are still a buy despite market

“We want to reach current and future readers on all platforms, and we aren’t holding anything back,” Washington Post Publisher Fred Ryan said in a statement.

Facebook Ramps Up its News Content

Facebook Inc ’s Instant Articles program has been gradually rolling out since it was first unveiled in mid-May. The platform allows media outlets to publish their content directly on Facebook users’ feeds.

Under the terms of the program, media firms are free to sell their own ads and keep the proceeds. They also have the option of allowing Facebook to sell the ads, in which case, they get to keep 70 percent of the revenue.

The social network giant promises that its own servers would load the content “as much as ten times faster than standard mobile web articles, so you get to the stories you want to read instantly.”

At the time of the launch, Facebook Inc had only partnered with a few major media outlets like the New York Times, the BBC and The Guardian. Since firms are free to send as many stories they wish to the network, so far most have tested the waters with only a few per day. The New York Times, for example, hasn’t yet committed to a firm number, and posts around 30 stories a day on Instant Articles. NBC News too is sending around 30 to 40 posts per day.

Smart Strategy, or Bad for Long-term Business?

The bullish case for partnering with Facebook Inc can be best summed up by the fact that young users seldom visit media websites for news. Most of their source of information is via big social networks like Facebook. So, to reach them, publishers will have to go where they are most likely to spend their online time. Find them. Give them the news. And earn a bunch of advertising revenue in return.

“The Post has seen explosive growth in readership over the past year [and] working with partners like Facebook allows us to further attract and engage those readers,” Ryan said.

The counter-argument that some media analysts put forward is that by handing over all of their content to Facebook, news rooms will grow over reliant on the social network’s ability to direct traffic to their sites. The idea of handing over important distribution power to Facebook Inc is the reason why not many media outlets are committing full-scale to Instant Articles. There obviously are some significant risks to The Post strategy, and the real costs would only become obvious with time.

Trusted & Regulated Stock & CFD Brokers

Rating

What we like

  • 0% Fees on Stocks
  • 5000+ Stocks, ETFs and other Markets
  • Accepts Paypal Deposits

Min Deposit

$200

Charge per Trade

Zero Commission

Rating

64 traders signed up today

Visit Now

75% of investors lose money when trading CFDs.

Available Assets

  • Total Number of Stocks & Shares5000+
  • US Stocks
  • German Stocks
  • UK Stocks
  • European
  • ETF Stocks
  • IPO
  • Funds
  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFDs
  • Crypto

Charge per Trade

  • FTSE 100 Zero Commission
  • NASDAQ Zero Commission
  • DAX Zero Commission
  • Facebook Zero Commission
  • Alphabet Zero Commission
  • Tesla Zero Commission
  • Apple Zero Commission
  • Microsoft Zero Commission

Deposit Method

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank Account
  • Paypall
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

Rating

What we like

  • Sign up today and get $5 free
  • Fractals Available
  • Paypal Available

Min Deposit

$0

Charge per Trade

$1 to $9 PCM

Rating

Visit Now

Investing in financial markets carries risk, you have the potential to lose your total investment.

Available Assets

  • Total Number of Shares999
  • US Stocks
  • German Stocks
  • UK Stocks
  • European Stocks
  • EFTs
  • IPOs
  • Funds
  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFDs
  • Crypto

Charge per Trade

  • FTSE 100 $1 - $9 per month
  • NASDAQ $1 - $9 per month
  • DAX $1 - $9 per month
  • Facebook $1 - $9 per month
  • Alphabet $1 - $9 per month
  • Telsa $1 - $9 per month
  • Apple $1 - $9 per month
  • Microsoft $1 - $9 per month

Deposit Method

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank Account
All trading carries risk. Views expressed are those of the writers only. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The opinions expressed in this Site do not constitute investment advice and independent financial advice should be sought where appropriate. This website is free for you to use but we may receive commission from the companies we feature on this site.
Avatar