In April 2012, as Facebook was making its way toward an IPO, Mark Zuckerberg shelled out $1 billion to buy Instagram, a 13-person startup with a hot photo-sharing app. Instagram was just two years old, had zero revenue, and needless to say, some people thought Zuckerberg was crazy at the time. Show More Summary
A new study by two marketing groups (Evolve Media and Havas Media) says that Millennials buy pricey alcohol so that they can post pictures of themselves drinking “cool” brands on Facebook and Instagram (or, given their generation, more likely Snapchat), impress their friends and gain social...
Swipe right to find your pusher. In a bid to reach more customers, drug dealers are taking to popular social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and even dating app Tinder.
Marketers interested in buying targeted video advertising on Facebook and Instagram based on television viewership and publisher data can now do so through TubeMogul, a programmatic advertising platform. Emeryville, Calif.-based TubeMogul's...Show More Summary
God, Facebook is good. First they augment their strength in social media by buying Instagram, super-buying WhatsApp, and brute-forcing and building Messenger into something that may be the biggest of all of them one day. And so far,Show More Summary
1. I’m gonna do stuff! 2. People will want to buy the stuff. World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me… — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016 You love hip hop, you loveShow More Summary
In April 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did the unthinkable. With the company about to begin its IPO roadshow, Zuckerberg made a surprise acquisition of a 2-year old photo-sharing app called Instagram. What’s more, Zuckerberg paid...Show More Summary
Facebook, the world's most popular social network, is cracking down on private gun sales. Facebook will no longer allow private individuals to buy and sell weapons on its network, including its Instagram photo-sharing service, a spokeswoman...Show More Summary
Social media turns our boring daily lives into a bunch of slightly less boring minigames. On Instagram, teens gamify the high school popularity contest. On Tinder, singles gamify their sex lives. On Facebook, retired people gamify their scrapbooking. Show More Summary
These days, Carolyn Everson runs global marketing for Facebook. Long ago, she tried to get MTV to buy the company. Now she's part of an empire that includes Instagram, WhatApp, and Oculus Rift. Nicholas Carlson, editor-in-chief of INSIDER...Show More Summary
In its last quarter, Facebook opened photo-sharing app Instagram's API (application programming interface) so that any advertiser can buy ads on the platform. While designed to turn on the money jets, there was a risk that came with that move: the quality of the ads on the platform was likely to be negatively affected. Show More Summary
Facebook is looking down the barrel of a future advertising crisis, so it’s trying to think up new ways to put “buy now” links in front of your peepers. The company’s top brass believe the answers will come from Instagram, Whatsapp, and video. Read more...
Yesterday, I noticed something peculiar while covering two separate stories on Facebook search and Facebook-owned Instagram: the accompanying videos were hosted on Vimeo. That’s odd. After all, it’s no secret Facebook has recently doubled up on challenging YouTube’s utter dominance in the market. Show More Summary
Back in the day, if a person wanted to buy a “nickel bag” of weed, they’d pay just $5 for a small bag of marijuana from some high school student dealer and be on their way. However, in 2015, with marijuana strains dubbed “Gorilla glue” being sold in legal dispensaries in Denver, as reported by... Show More Summary
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Today brought yet another comparison in the Facebook (FB) Vs. Twitter (TWTR) investor debate, this from MKM Partners’s Rob Sanderson, who rates the former a Buy, with a $120 price target, up from $105 previously, and rates the latter a Neutral, cutting his target to $31 from $39. Reviewing the details of Facebook’s July 30th, […]
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Like Google, Twitter and its own Instagram platform, Facebook is toying with the idea of allowing users to buy stuff directly from retailers’ pages, instead of seeing those items in an ad and going outside the social network to purchase them. The company is building out shops within Facebook Pages that would function as mini e-commerce sites, reports Buzzfeed News… [More]
Facebook is known to buy any company it thinks will help add to its number of users. In fact, the social media giant has purchased more than 500 companies since 2005, like Instagram and WhatsApp just to name a few. So, why wouldn’t Zuckerberg want to snatch up Flipagram, especially with their latest fundraising news. […]
Retailers, there is a good chance that many of your brick and mortar customers and prospective customers are online. Not online to buy primarily, but online via social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to belong. You know that...Show More Summary