Tagged with: Facebook

Facebook Now Lets You ‘Save’ Stories on Your News Feed

Facebook Now Lets You ‘Save’ Stories on Your News Feed

So you’re on Facebook, skimming pictures of your friends’ kids* and clicking on viral content built specifically to be skimmed on Facebook, and you find something you’d actually like to see again. How can you do that? It seems odd that Facebook hasn’t offered a solution for this one before, but now they have: The ...

Facebook Becoming a Retailer is its Logical Next Step

Facebook Becoming a Retailer is its Logical Next Step

There’s a new internet retailer on the world’s smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s called Facebook. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and company started testing a “Buy” button inside the News Feed posts and ads that turn up on the world’s most popular social network, letting users instantly pay for goods and services ...

Facebook is Letting Some Users Buy Stuff on Their Newsfeeds

Facebook is Letting Some Users Buy Stuff on Their Newsfeeds

Facebook is try out letting you pay for ecommerce purchases from other businesses without leaving its site or app. For now it won’t be charging the few small and medium-sized businesses in the US to test this new Buy button on their News Feed Pages posts and ads. When I asked if Facebook would be charging businesses for ...

Google, Netflix and Facebook Want to FCC to Sort Out Internet ‘Congestion’

Google, Netflix and Facebook Want to FCC to Sort Out Internet ‘Congestion’

  The Internet Association, a trade group composed of some of the biggest tech companies in the world, has filed comment with the FCC asking it to intervene in the conflict over payments being demanded by big ISPs. According to a report in The Hill, companies like Comcast and Verizon are charging Netflix and ...

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Forget Germany: The World Cup’s Winners Were Facebook and Twitter

Both Twitter and Facebook say they've hit new usage records thanks to Sunday's World Cup Final. Facebook reveals that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments, and likes about the Germany vs. Argentina game, surpassing the previous engagement record for a single sporting event set during Superbowl XLVII ...

Facebook Has Better Facial Recognition Than the FBI

Facebook Has Better Facial Recognition Than the FBI

If you're worried about Big Brother and computerized facial recognition, this summer has given you plenty of reason to be scared. Law enforcement has been toying with facial recognition for a while, but the FBI is getting set to deploy its own system, called Next Generation Identification (NGI for short), planned to be ...

Wristbands at Belgium’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Festival are Creating Facebook Friendships

Wristbands at Belgium’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Festival are Creating Facebook Friendships

It's a scene that will be familiar to many: after hours of dancing, synchronized teeth grinding, and hugs, your new best friend disappears into the night, never to be seen again. At Belgium's Tomorrowland music festival, a new wristband may make such predicaments a thing of the past. Tomorrowland's organizers have ...

The Effectiveness (and Price) of Facebook Ads is on the RIse

The Effectiveness (and Price) of Facebook Ads is on the RIse

The cost of Facebook ads is on the rise – but advertisers don’t seem to mind because they’re seeing results. At least for now. According to the most recent Q2 benchmark report from Facebook ad partner Nanigans, the click-through rate (CTR) on Facebook ads was up 146% year over year and rose 47% from the first quarter. ...

Facebook (and Other Companies) are Now Hiring High School Interns

Facebook (and Other Companies) are Now Hiring High School Interns

Facebook rolled out the red carpet for Michael Sayman when the social network hired him for a job that started last month, including flying him out to meet Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. Sayman, 17, brought his mom along on the trip. The position Facebook recruited him for: summer intern. “When I got the e-mail ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 8, 2014

If it seems like your Facebook friends are a bit more depressed than usual, blame Facebook. The social media site recently revealed that it tweaked the news feed of about 700,000 users to see how they reacted to positive or negative posts. Facebook’s researchers were studying how emotions can be spread on social media, ...