Facebook Gifts Now Available to Everyone in US

Facebook GiftsFacebook announced on Tuesday that its Facebook Gifts service is now available to everyone in the US, and that as part of its public rollout, the company has now enabled users to make charitable contributions to a number of non-profit partners. Users can now donate to the Robin Hood Foundation’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, adding to its other non-profit partners including Blue Star Families, Girls Inc. or Donor’s Choose, which helps boost support for charities that may be supporting a friend of member of the family. For those over 21, Facebook has also added a Wine gift selection, complimenting its existing Food & Drink, Home & Kitchen, Baby & Kids categories. Over the course of November, Facebook rapidly rolled out support for Gifts in its mobile apps, adding Gift buttons to every user’s profile (in the US for now) to make it easier to gift straight to a Facebook friends.

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).