Social Media

Facebook Launches Ad Control for Adverti­sers, Announces Third-party Partnerships

Facebook is making changes to its platfo­rm in order to provi­de more clarity and control for advertis­ers over where adver­tising appears and the kind of content that can be monetized. This announcement was made at Dmexco which had a host of its senior executives including COO Sheryl Sandberg in attend­ance. Caroline Everson, Fa­cebook’s VP of global marketing solution­s, while making ...

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Facebook Highlights Commitment To Online Safety In South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the trainings and ...

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Facebook Has Pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content elsewhere. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook has removed Instant Articles — Facebook’s self-hosted, faster-loading article format for mobile — from Messenger. “As we continue to refine ...

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Facebook Fined €1.2M For Privacy Violations in Spain

Another privacy-related fine for Facebook in Europe: The Spanish data protection regulator has issued a €1.2M (~$1.4M) fine against the social media behemoth for a series of violations regarding its data-harvesting activities. Spain’s AEPD said an investigation into how Facebook collects, stores and uses data for advertising purposes found it is doing so without obtaining adequate user consent. It says ...

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Facebook Adds a Dedicated ‘Movies’ Section Offering Showtimes And Ticket Sales

Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called “Movies” appearing in the mobile app’s main navigation. The feature, which has just appeared for many U.S. Facebook users, offers a way to see which movies are playing nearby, available showtimes and a list of local theaters and their movie selections. The section is powered through an integration with Fandango’s and ...

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Facebook is Testing Features to Help You Make New Friends

Facebook wants to show you more of what you have in common with potential new friends and make sure you don’t forget about your old ones either. The company is rolling out a feature that allows you to get a closer look at your friend’s buddies. It’s not only showcasing connections you’ve yet to make but a lot of current ...

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LinkedIn Raises its Ad Tech Game, Launches Audience Network Across ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Sites And Apps

Facebook has set the pace for how social networks can grow their advertising revenues by leveraging advances and ad tech and the information that they collect about users and their interests through the social graph. Now LinkedIn — the career-focused social network owned by Microsoft with some 500 million registered users — is hoping to step up its game in ...

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Remember When WhatsApp Didn’t Want to Make Money

WhatsApp is preparing to make money by facilitating conversations between bussiness and consumers. It’s a great move. Messaging is huge, and there is vast scope for bringing brands and businesses on board. It’s a process that’s been happening for years, predominantly with Asia-based chat apps that let users follow official accounts, but enterprising business people in emerging markets have long found ...

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