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Facebook Announces Drone Test Flight; App Launches in Guatemala

Facebook’s efforts to connect the world continued full-speed ahead with the launch of the application in Guatemala and a drone test flight. The social network announced at its F8 global developers’ conference in San Francisco...Show More Summary

F8: Facebook’s Analytics for Apps, Other Announcements

Facebook’s announcements about Messenger and video stole the thunder during day one of its F8 global developers’ conference Wednesday in San Francisco, but there was other significant news, too. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps, enabling application developers to rely on actionable information to improve their apps. Show More Summary

Vessel on iOS Provides Early Access to New Online Videos

Vessel, an early access video platform, has launched to the public on iOS devices, giving media fans a chance to watch content from their favorite traditional and new media creators before it’s available anywhere else. From The Tonight...Show More Summary

Group Messaging App onLoop Looks to Connect Users with Common Interests

Group messaging app onLoop has launched on iOS devices, with the goal of connecting users with friends and strangers through conversations about common interests, rather than limiting communication to those in a user’s existing contact...Show More Summary

REPORT: Spending on Mobile App Install Ads to Reach $3B in 2015

U.S. mobile ad spending will reach $28.72 billion in 2015, and $3 billion of that total will come from mobile application install ads, according to new research from eMarketer. The $3 billion total for mobile app install ads is up 80 percent from $1.67 billion in 2014, and eMarketer pegged mobile app install ads at 10.4 percent of all 2015 U.S. Show More Summary

Nanigans Closes $24M Funding Round

Nanigans, a Facebook Marketing Partner, announced Wednesday morning that it closed a $24 million series-B financing round. The provider of social and mobile advertising software and ad-automation software said the funding round was led...Show More Summary

New Facebook Tools for Marketers: Blueprint, Learn How, Ad Copy Cheat Sheet

Facebook announced three new tools for marketers: Blueprint, for agencies and larger brands; Learn How, geared toward smaller businesses; and an ad copy cheat sheet. Blueprint (pictured above) is available to all Facebook users in English...Show More Summary

Localytics Secures $35M, Will Introduce Predictive App Marketing

Localytics, an app marketing and analytics company, has today announced it has raised $35 million in Series D funding, taking the company’s total investment to $60 million. The round was led by new investor, Sapphire Ventures, with participation...Show More Summary

On This Day, Facebook Officially Rolled Out On This Day

Facebook began testing an On This Day feature as early as July 2013, confirming last November that its tests were complete. The social network officially rolled out the feature Tuesday. Some Facebook users began seeing On This Day tabs...Show More Summary

2015 YouTube Music Awards Showcase Independent Artists

It’s been two years since the first annual YouTube music awards. Late last year, Variety reported that this year’s show would be different than the standard awards show, and it certainly was unconventional. The winners were picked by...Show More Summary

Biziboard Keyboard on iOS Supports Google Image Search Without Leaving Conversations

Dreamfish Labs has released its Biziboard Keyboard app on iOS, giving users the ability to pull images into their conversations via Google Image Search, or choose custom emojis from the BiziMarket database. When using Biziboard, users can toggle two main views. Show More Summary

Facebook to Media: We’ll Host Your Content

All the news that’s fit to Facebook? The New York Times reported that the social network is in talks with media companies about hosting their content, rather than directing users to external links. According to the Times, companies involved...Show More Summary

Facebook Testing Phone App

There may never be a Facebook phone, but the social network is apparently developing a Phone application. Android Police reported that an app called Phone was discovered by some Facebook users. The app’s entry was labeled \"FB-ONLY,\"...Show More Summary

Instagram’s New App, Layout, Can Combine Multiple Photos in One Post

Ever wonder how to get more than one image into a single Instagram post? The Facebook-owned company announced Monday a new app to solve this problem: Layout. Now, through Layout, Instagram users can combine multiple photos into one image. Instagram...Show More Summary

Get the Dirt on Facebook Friends

Curious if any of your Facebook friends have criminal records? There’s an easy way to find out, at least until April 30. The Friend Verifier application is celebrating its third anniversary with the #StaySafe2015 initiative, in which...Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Like Button Tops Social Net Actions

GlobalWebIndex examined the top five actions performed by users of Twitter, Google+ and Facebook over the past month, and clicking the latter’s like button came out on top. In fact, all of the top five actions performed on Facebook outperformed...Show More Summary

Facebook Debuts FbStart Portal

Members of Facebook’s FbStart initiative for mobile application startups now have a shiny new portal on which to congregate. Product marketing manager Kevin Prior introduced the new FbStart portal and detailed its features in a postShow More Summary

Innospark’s Hero Sky: Epic Guild Wars Launches on iOS, Android

Innospark has launched Hero Sky: Epic Guild Wars on iOS and Android devices, bringing a new base-building combat game to players, set in ancient times. Players summon heroes to lead their army in battle against other players or computer...Show More Summary

What Does Facebook Have in Store for F8?

Third-party developer access to Facebook Messenger, more robust measurement tools for mobile developers and a mobile ad exchange to take on Twitter’s MoPub top the list of speculated announcements at Facebook’s F8 global developers conference...Show More Summary

Link Encoding Goes Mobile With Deep Links From Bitly

As the market for apps gets more saturated, tracking impressions across platforms becomes harder. Companies like Facebook and Google have been competing to bring the best solution for tracking deeplinks. This week, Bitly announced its...Show More Summary

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