Social Media and Mobile Heavy Hitters in the News: MEDL Mobile, Zynga, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn
ORLANDO, Florida, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
News Updates for some leading tech companies with current product launch announcements or financial results news: MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCQB: MEDL), Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD).
Hang With Inc., a subsidiary of MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCQB: MEDL), announced today that famed music artist, actor and businessman, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, has joined the "Hang w/" platform.
The Hang w/ mobile app connects people around the globe through live streaming video and simultaneous chat - allowing hundreds, thousands and eventually millions of users to "hang with" their favorite people in real time. The platform will be monetized via a fully integrated advertising model. The app has already been downloaded nearly 400,000 times and has generated more than 8,000,000 user sessions.
To read the entire press release, please go to http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=MEDL+Headlines or http://wallstreetnewsmedia.com/fullstory.php?id=2213.
MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization for many of the biggest names on the planet - in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail - for such prestigious clients as Hyundai, Taco Bell, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, and Telefonica. The Company enters into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Encyclopedia Britannica, Real Madrid, Cheech & Chong and Marlee Matlin.
MEDL's patent-pending Mobile Brain is a powerful analytic engine which classifies users according to their Mobile Lifestyle via a Detailed Anonymous Profile (D.A.P.) and learns to make recommendations based on a predictive algorithm.
For three years, MEDL Mobile has incubated "Hang w/" - a global, mobile, social media platform that connects and shares via live-streaming video and is monetized by fully integrated advertising. The platform was released via a private beta in January, 2013 and released to the public in March, 2013.
For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit http://www.medlmobile.com.
Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) Rose to $2.90 on Friday in moderate trading. Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. The company provides its online social games under the FarmVille, CityVille, FarmVille 2, ChefVille, CastleVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Draw Something, Bubble Safari, Mafia Wars, Ayakashi, Horn, and Respawnables names that are available on Facebook and other social networks, and mobile platforms, as well as through Zynga.com. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) rose nearly 1 percent on Friday after the company posted its best week since October 2011, jumping more than 10 percent. Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computing products, and portable digital music players worldwide. Its products and services include iPhone, a handheld product that combines a mobile phone, an iPod, and an Internet communications device; iPad, a multi-purpose mobile device; desktop computers, such as iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini; portable computers, including MacBook Pro and MacBook Air; a line of iPod portable digital music and media players; and iCloud, a cloud service. The company also offers a range of software products, including iOS and OS X operating system software; server software; iLife and iWork application software; and other application software consisting of Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio, Logic Pro, and its FileMaker Pro database software.
The valuation for Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has risen 40% in the last month behind a 53% jump in overall revenue and has enjoyed a 75% quarter-over-quarter growth in mobile ad sales. Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company with more than 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company's Facebook Platform is a set of development tools and application programming interfaces that enables developers to integrate with Facebook for creating social apps and Websites.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) reported its revenue for the second quarter was $363.7 million, an increase of 59% compared to $228.2 million in the second quarter of 2012. Also reported, net income for the second quarter was $3.7 million, compared to net income of $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 238 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions products.
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