Morning Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know
For the full year, Zynga reported sales of $1.28 billion, up 12% from a year earlier, as daily active users (DAUs) increased to 56 million in the fourth quarter from a year-earlier 54 million. DAUs decreased 6% sequentially from the third quarter to the fourth quarter.
For the first quarter of 2013, Zynga said it expects revenue of $255 million to $265 million, and a loss off 2 cents to 4 cents a share.
7. -- Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) is in preliminary talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a potential settlement related to its botched handling of Facebook's(FB) initial public offering, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions.
Nasdaq could pay a penalty of $5 million, according to the newspaper.
8. -- Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) is expected to pay a fine of about 400 million pounds ($627 million) for its role in the global interest-rate rigging scandal, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.
9. -- Time Warner(TWX) , which owns networks CNN and HBO and the New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers movie studios, is expected by analysts Wednesday to post fourth-quarter earnings of $1.10 a share on revenue of $8.25 billion.
10. -- Hasbro(HAS) is scheduled to announce the new token lineup for the classic Monopoly game on Wednesday, after fans voted to add a new token to replace the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel