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Yelp reported fourth-quarter numbers this week, with the local business review site growing revenue 65% year over year. The San Francisco-based firm lost 8 cents a share on $41.2 million in revenue during the fourth quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting the review aggregator to lose 5 cents a share on $40.29 million.

Yelp provided first-quarter and full-year 2013 revenue guidance. For the first quarter, Yelp expects net revenue between $44 million and $44.5 million, growth of 62% compared to the first quarter of 2012. For the full year, Yelp believes sales will range between $210 million and $212 million, a 53% year-over-year rise.

Shares of Yelp closed the week higher, ending up 6.74% to finish at $21.85.


Zynga, famous for its -Ville games, beat analysts' expectations, earning a profit this quarter.

Excluding items, the San Francisco-based social gaming company earned 1 cent a share on $311.1 million in revenue for the fourth quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were looking for a loss of 3 cents a share on $212.1 million in sales.

For the full year, Zynga reported $1.28 billion in sales, up 12% year over year, as daily active users (DAUs) increased from 54 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 56 million at the end of 2012. DAUs decreased 6% sequentially from the third quarter to the fourth quarter.

For the first quarter of 2013, Zynga said it expects revenue to be between $255 million and $265 million, losing between 4 cents and 2 cents a share.

Shares of Zynga closed out the week higher, gaining 28.95% to finish at $3.43.


Sprint (S) also reported quarterly numbers this week, receiving an iPhone boost.

The telecom company lost 44 cents a share on $9 billion in revenue, up from $8.7 billion in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for a loss of 46 cents a share on $8.92 billion in revenue.

Sprint said it sold 2.2 million iPhones during the quarter, of which 38% went to new customers. For the year, 6.6 million iPhones were sold, out of 20 million smartphones in total.

Shares of Sprint rose this week, gaining 1.41% to finish at $5.77.


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