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Facebook Testing Shops Built Into Retailers’ Pages

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]

Why Should Facebook Buy Flipagram?

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. […]

7 Ways Facebook Can Attract Customers To Your Retail Business [pics]

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

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB, TWTR, MSFT, HPQ)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend. 1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter. But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time. 2. Show More Summary

Facebook is about to turn on the money jets for Instagram

Three years after Facebook shelled out $1 billion to buy Instagram, the company is ready to turn on the money jets. Over the next few months, all of Facebook's ad targeting tools will be opened up to Instagram advertisers, Facebook's VP of global marketing, Carolyn Everson, explained at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Show More Summary

Instagram ads will soon prompt you to buy and install more things

Sometimes it’s easy forget that Facebook owns Instagram, given how differently the platforms operate, and the relative lack of ads on Instagram. But the parent company is about to hone in on Instagram’s commercial potential with more advertising tools and, well, more ads overall. Show More Summary

Facebook: Citi Ups Target to $97; Sees $2.7B Instagram, $986M WhatsApp Rev in 2017

Facebook (FB) shares are up 88 cents, or 1%, at $82.55, after Citigroup’s Mark May this morning reiterated a Buy rating, and raised his price target to $97 from $91, writing that “more investors are scrutinizing their revenue forecasts,” while he sees ways for revenue to rise 33% per year, compounded, for the next three [...]

Instagram revenue projected to hit $5.8 billion in 2020, analyst says

Facebook's decision to buy Instagram looks smarter and smarter each year. Instagram, the fast-growing photo-sharing network, is projected to generate about $700 million in revenue this year and $5.8 billion in revenue in 2020, according...Show More Summary

Instagram Worth $35 Billion, Facebook Stock $91, Citi Says

Facebook drew criticism for buying Instagram for $1 billion in 2012; Mark Zuckerberg is laughing all the way to the bank.

Facebook: Evercore Marvels at Instagram Dominance, Cuts Twitter Target

Ken Sena with Evercore ISI today reiterates a Buy rating on Facebook (FB), and a $95 price target, after raising his Q4 ad revenue projections slightly, writing that there is “no signs of slowing” based on the latest traffic figures for the Internet property. Data from comScore for November, reports Sena, “emonstrates Facebook engagement continuing to [...]

Topeka: Instagram Value Could Jump With 500M Members In 2016

Facebook (FB) said Wednesday that its Instagram unit had passed 300 million members, but Topeka Capital Markets sees it reaching half a billion users in less than two years’ time. Analyst Victor Anthony today reiterated a Buy rating and $96 price target on the stock, writing that while Instagram is just one fifth the size [...]

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp,...Show More Summary

Sprint Will Sell a $12 Wireless Plan that Only Connects to Facebook or Twitter

Sprint will soon let subscribers buy a wireless plan that only connects to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for about $12 a month.

Sprint Tries a Facebook-Only Wireless Plan

Sprint will soon let subscribers buy a wireless plan that only connects to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for about $12 a month.

Chirpify Adds Analytics to Social Commerce, Acquires Measureful

The social commerce space is heating up. We recently learned about social commerce site Soldsie. The site lets customers buy from your Facebook or Instagram site just by commenting. Now, Chirpify, a social commerce site that’s been around...Show More Summary

This Video Of Mark Zuckerberg In 2011 Is An Absolutely Fascinating look At How The Technology World Has Changed (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has made two shocking acquisitions this year. He paid $19 billion for WhatsApp, and $2 billion for Oculus VR. Prior to buying these companies, the biggest Facebook acquisition was Instagram for $1 billion. He also reportedly failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion. Show More Summary

On Oculus Rift and Facebook’s grand acquisitions

So… Microsoft buys Nokia, Yahoo buys Tumblr, Twitter buys Vine, Google buys Nest, Facebook buys Instagram, Facebook buys WhatsApp, Facebook buys Oculus Rift. Notice the pattern in the recent big tech acquisitions? Facebook is really, really spending big on getting all futuristic. Show More Summary

How Facebook is grinding its mobile app rivals into dust

Yahoo keeps grimly churning through acquisitions; buying and shutting down small tech firms with mechanical fervor. Facebook is buying far bigger, far more expensive companies and with fairly stunning results. Instagram is the most dazzling example. Show More Summary

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more diffi

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more difficult to buy and trade illegal guns on their websites. It's about time. Read more...

Facebook may announce policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)

A spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told VentureBeat last week, "Anybody can go to Facebook and Instagram and buy a gun online. We’re asking them to review their policies."

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