Is Mobile Hurting Facebook?


The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which research analyst Lyons George and industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics around the investing world.

A recent amendment to Facebook's S-1 shows that the company's increasingly popular mobile platform, while great for its user base, might actually be a threat to the bottom line. Speaking before today's IPO, Isaac and Lyons discuss what initiatives Facebook has in store to grow revenue without damaging user engagement. While advertising is, as always, the star player in the social giant's revenue mix, Facebook's recent announcement of an Apple-like "App Center" suggests a move toward an increasingly diverse revenue mix. With more than 800 million (potential) paying customers at its disposal, our analysts consider just how diverse that revenue stream might become.

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