The Los Angeles Lakers used the team Facebook page to announce that injured superstar Guard Kobe Bryant will make his National Basketball Association season debut Sunday, when the Toronto Raptors visit.
This week, Coupons.com is hiring a senior social media manager, while Punchkick Interactive is seeking an iOS developer. Machine Zone needs a senior back-end engineer, and DeNA is on the hunt for a producer/product owner. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
The lobby of The Carlton Hotel in New York is the home of the first-ever digital Instagram holiday tree, a joint initiative by the hotel, social marketing platform PromoJam, Caravan Stylist Studio, and 30 top fashion designers.
“Twitter owns social TV. Facebook is trying to get there.” Joseph Pigato, managing director of customer-engagement firm Sparked, spoke those words Wednesday during a panel at mediabistro’s Inside Social Marketing conference in New York, “What We Can Learn from TV’s Top Social Campaigns,” where he was joined by Sesame Workshop Director of New Media Communication Daniel N. Lewis and moderator Natan Edelsburg, vice president of Sawhorse Media and writer for mediabistro’s Lost Remote blog.
Facebook Ireland turned a gross profit of €1.79 billion ($2.45 billion) in 2012, but it reported a pre-tax loss of €626,000 ($857,243). This may sound sketchy, but the company was fully compliant with the law. Financial Times explained how this happened.
Facebook’s tradition of inviting the press to events without revealing what it is announcing has been passed down to Instagram, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network will hold a media event in New York Dec. 12.
On the same day Facebook expanded its Facebook for Business page to eight more countries and 11 additional languages, the social network also announced a redesign of its Facebook Developers website.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Microsoft Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussing charity partnership group Giving Tuesday; as well as the photo atop the post, behind the scenes on the set of The Hobbit, from Director Peter Jackson.
Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.