Moments could emerge a as a core mobile app for the social network.
You shouldn't get all of your news from Facebook. This has never been more apparent than in recent weeks, when the social network's been slammed for a supposed anti-conservative bias in its "Trending Topics," where popular news stories of the day are presented to readers. Show More Summary
To advertisers, Facebook Inc.'s biggest treasure trove is what it knows about you. Anything from your age to where you went to school to your favorite band can be treated as a data point that the social network can use to display highly specific advertisements. With this wealth of personal information...
“Over the coming months,” you won’t have to be a Facebook user to see ads powered by the social network.
There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not. Read more...
Facebook’s advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in $5.38 billion in revenue during its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become the internet’s advertising exchange after announcing that it will start showing ads to non-users across the web. Read More
Kara Swisher, writing for Recode: What does Facebook, which has been trying mightily to court the media industry to publish on the social networking site, think about Thiel’s actions, especially given he is a prominent director of the...Show More Summary
Two top execs take flight as the social network's shareholders approve a stock plan designed to keep employees.
Facebook introduced its Canvas full-screen immersive advertising product for iOS and Android phones in February, and the social network provided a progress report Thursday.
Almost a year after Facebook rolled out its Canvas ad unit at Cannes, the social network is releasing data about the mobile product, which allows for entire campaigns to be built inside of it. Ford, Target, Nike, Samsung, Little Caesars,...Show More Summary
by Angela Guess Ed Burns recently wrote in TechTarget, “At Twitter Inc., Hugo Larochelle’s job is to develop an understanding of how users of the social network are connected to each other and what interests them in order to categorize and promote content that includes tweets, images and videos. Show More Summary
Peter Thiel is usually the man behind the scenes in Silicon Valley. He is the person who provided the first significant investment in Facebook and became a close confidant to its founder, but got featured in The Social Network for less...Show More Summary
Twitter has dissolved the 25-member commerce team that helped usher in the company’s “buy button” feature. as CEO Jack Dorsey kills off initiatives that won’t pay off for the social network’s core business, reports The move is partShow More Summary
Another tweak to its business, another drop in share price. On Tuesday, Twitter announced three new features that will add space within its 140-character limit. The social network–microblogging site–live video container will allow users...Show More Summary
Twitter has dissolved its 25-member commerce team as CEO Jack Dorsey kills off initiatives that won't pay off for the social network's core business, reports BuzzFeed's Alex Kantrowitz. This means that Twitter has ceased development of its "Buy" button, which let users order goods and services straight from a tweet. Show More Summary
This was previously published on LinkedIn. Conservative pundits have criticized Facebook over claims the social network has willingly been suppressing right-wing news. The scandal has grown so large that Mark Zuckerberg himself had to...Show More Summary
Farewell, Facebook Exchange: The social network’s real-time ad-bidding platform is being phased out in favor of Facebook Audience Network and other products.
Facebook is shutting down Facebook Exchange and moving advertisers to newer products in a coordinated effort to focus more heavily on the social network's mobile-first advertising products. According to the company's most recent earning's...Show More Summary
The venture capitalist has been revealed to be a secret backer of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. That calls into question his media neutrality just as the social network is under fire for bias. As a director, Thiel’s First Amendment position is at odds with Facebook’s.
Twitter users will soon be able to squeeze a few extra characters into some of their tweets. The social network is changing up the rules surrounding its 140-character limit so that images, polls and user names won't count against the site's famous (or perhaps infamous) restriction. Show More Summary