Nasdaq Profit Beats Expectations, Helped By Deals

was going public two years ago, Nasdaq dispatched Chief Executive Robert Greifeld to personally make a pitch over breakfast in Seattle. The NYSE deployed Larry Leibowitz, its chief operating officer. In the end, Nasdaq won. The exchange dangled generous use of its electronic billboard towering seven stories over Times Square . Zillow even got prime-time billing New Year’s Eve lucrative publicity in the nation’s media capital when it was packed with revelers counting down live on national TV.

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(NDAQ) , the operator of the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, said third-quarter profit rose 27 percent as technology and information services sales advanced. Net income climbed to $113 million from $89 million in the third quarter a year ago as net revenue advanced 23 percent to a record $506 million, the New York-based company said in a statement today. Earnings excluding some items increased to 66 cents a share in the three months ended Sept. 30 from 62 cents in the year-earlier period. That compares with the 62-cent average estimate of 15 analysts compiled by Bloomberg.

NASDAQ OMX Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

ICE and NYSE plan to spin off Euronext, likely at some point next year, and European officials have privately expressed concerns about the exchange group once again falling into foreign hands. Nasdaq has reached out to regulators and politicians in Europe to try to allay their concerns, Greifeld said in the interview. “We’ve been there and we’re definitely held up as a good role model,” he said, referring to Nasdaq’s 2006 acquisition of Nordic and Baltic exchange operator OMX. Nasdaq paid down $98 million in debt in the last quarter and expects to return to its long-term leverage target in the first half of 2014, which would give it more flexibility in deal-making, or to resume its share buy-back program, which it put on hold after the recent acquisitions. The company’s rivals have also been busy diversifying and adding scale.

Yes his options were more than Facebooks Revenue for q4 of the same year. At the same time Zuckerburg pulled out 2.3b, Facebook Revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $1.585 billion. Revenue from advertising was $1.33 billion, representing 84% of total revenue and a 41% increase from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, advertising revenue would have increased by 43%.

fell 14.8 percent to $18.71. Altera Corp. fell 13.5 percent to $32.30. China Yida Holding Co. fell 13.2 percent to $5.21. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Transitioned structure of Nordic derivatives clearinghouse. As part of the process for creating an EMIR-compliant central counterparty, independent directors have been appointed, and the current clearinghouse operation is being maintained within the current company, renamed to NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB. All exchange related operations have been moved to another separate company within the Group. The application for a renewed clearing license under EMIR regulation has been submitted to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and it is in the final stage of the approval process.

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in Revenue Drive

Advertisers have long been able to add informative visual elements to their search ads, with features like Media Ads, Product Listing Ads and Image Extensions. A picture fired off at the Twitter account of digital marketing company Synrgy showed that a Google search targeting Southwest Airlines delivered results topped with a large ad showing a promotional photo accompanied by links for reservations or other services at the company. Google is testing such large ads in collaboration with a limited number of brands and only in connection with Internet searches done on desktop or laptop computers, not on mobile devices. The move appeared to break a vow made about eight years ago by then Google executive Marissa Mayer, who is now chief of Yahoo. There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage of Web search results pages, Mayer said in a blog post that remained available online Wednesday.

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