Facebook just amended its S-1 filing (SEC), unveiling some interesting figures :
-901 million users as of 31 March 2012, an 33% increase compared to March 31, 2011
-488 million mobile users as of March 31 2012 and 500 million mobile users as of April 20, 2012 (remember that Facebook doesn’t yet monetize its spaces on mobile devices)
-526 million daily active users, up 41% compared to March 31, 2011
-1.058 Billion in revenue for first quarter 2012, up 45% over the same period last year
-Net income was down 12% to $ 205 million
-15% of revenues come from Social Game Zynga social in the first quarter
-US. and Canadian users are by far the most profitable for Facebook, reporting an average of $ 2.86 per quarter each, twice the European users ($ 1.40).”
Another interesting statistic: 300 million photos were uploaded on the social network every day and 3.2 billion of “Likes” and comments were filed each day during the first 3 months of 2012.
We also learn that Facebook paid Instagram $ 300 million in cash + 23 million shares at $ 30.89 share, representing a total of $ 1.01 billion.
Facebook also recently purchased for $ 550 million of Patents to Microsoft (650 patents in total). These had been purchased recently by Microsoft to AOL in a 1-billion dollar deal for 800 patents and 300 licenses.
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