Hosting stories on the social network -- and not just links to outside sites -- would cut page-load times for users, encouraging them to stay on Facebook. The benefit for publishers would be more money from ads, says The Wall Street Journal.
Spotify offers a free music tier that delivers a good portion of the service's paid subscription version. And that's exactly the problem.
Did you notice more commercials while you toyed with your phone or watched an online video? Sales of both jumped last year, lifting total Internet ad spending to a record $49.5 billion in the US.
The company had previously said it would lose $1.4 billion in its fiscal year ended March 31, but it has now revised that number down to 126 billion yen.
Google owns about 55 percent of the search ad business, but it's still way ahead of its competitors -- despite Baidu's strength in the big China market.
Revenue likely bottomed out in its fiscal fourth quarter but the company could stage a revival based on more robust smartphone sales, according to a JP Morgan analyst.
As small and midsize businesses especially cling to the 13-year-old software, Microsoft and PC makers could suffer as well.
The phone maker says the jump in fourth-quarter revenue underscores the success of its plan to "offer tailored product mixes."
The company's revenue was up 40 percent and its mobile revenue was up a whopping 448 percent. Alibaba's profit, however, dipped 28 percent to $964 million.
The social-networking giant reported continued growth in its daily and monthly active users, fueling advertising revenue.