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U.S. Week Ahead: 3 things to focus on for Facebook earnings

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 02:53

July 20 - The only two things you need to know about next week are Facebook and Apple and we'll tell you three things to focus on ahead of Facebook's first earnings report.

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Only two -- you needed no faith and apple. First off the social network giant reports results Thursday its debut as a public company and wanna know how Mark Zuckerberg and FaceBook are going to. Actually make more money out of mobile. Its IPO inmates buttered Hartley after revised down its growth forecast for that area and FaceBook shares have tried to recover since then down over a third front at 38 dollar launch price. Here's Reuters correspondent -- she on what to focus. On the number one is how. Is FaceBook monetizing mobile users number two. How quickly are there desktop users switching to mobile phones that the key. Metric and number three of course is how well some of the new ad products that FaceBook has ruled out. For mobile is working and over the past couple -- -- we have seen that trickle of news and some studies showing that. They really are making some progress with -- level at a offerings so we're gonna have to hear from the horse's path. Let's check in on how much Zuckerberg is worth -- -- hours a Q later. The twenty year old is down four point six billion dollars from the want. You -- over fourteen million dollars so not to and so that. And then there's apple. It attacked -- that usually under -- and over performs its results are out Tuesday and the world will be crying out for more information on new gadgets. Tidbits on how it will be back potential rivals to its iPad and iPhone. Right now Wall Street is the watch and speculation apple is planning its own any answer to Amazon's Kindle fire and global nexus seven. The street has all forgotten about ITE Apple's own branded TV -- parents -- that it still in the works. Attack attack and attack. Mentioned there are more attack earnings. Picard -- you well -- that Amazon and Expedia. So far the technology sector is having a decent quarter. First topping earnings estimate is way above the overall average. And got -- -- not screeching noise. The sound of the recovery trying to wind its way out of the quick to end. GDP figure it out on Friday we'll show the economy grew by just over 1% according to I have -- to blame weak consumer spending and manufacturing. -- think -- a bit of a comeback but growth isn't strong enough to be a big influence on the economy. And stay with insider and Reuters TV throughout the week for more expert analysis and reaction to stories like FaceBook and apple earnings. You can catch and tighter on Twitter at Reuters Insider. And check out our borders YouTube channel add borders dot com slash Reuters TV I'm -- mom this is orders.

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U.S. Week Ahead: 3 things to focus on for Facebook earnings

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 02:53