A few high-profile executives sold some of their Facebook stock Thursday. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that Facebook Chief Technology Officer Michael Schroepfer, Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman, and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg all cashed in some Facebook stock.
Facebook is continuing its push to get users to buy Gifts — even after birthdays have passed. Some users have started to see, when they click on their birthday notifications, prompts to buy Gifts for users who have already had their birthdays. Facebook also lets users know who has birthdays coming up, so they can schedule Gifts.
This may not be what anti-advertising Facebook users want to read, but Head of Measurement and Insights Brad Smallwood believes the social network has plenty of room for more ads.
People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Nike+, and Endomondo. They want to be able to tell more stories using these apps, but they also desire more control over how the apps post to Facebook and what information is accessed. On the eve of the Facebook platform’s sixth anniversary, the company discussed how it has brought third-party developers into the fold and what’s next for Facebook-connected apps.
When does a “spontaneous” one-day holiday to Warsaw, Poland, turn into a meeting with the country’s minister for administrative affairs and digitization? When you happen to be Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Wembley Stadium in London will host Saturday’s all-German 2013 UEFA Champions League Final between favorite FC Bayern Munich and underdog Borussia Dortmund, and according to sister site PageData, Bayern Munich is the favorite on Facebook, as well as on the pitch.
Facebook acquired Atlas Solutions from Microsoft in February and extolled its virtues during its first-quarter earnings call earlier this month. Now, the social network told its largest advertisers that Atlas’ view tags can be used to track targeted ads using its custom audiences, partner categories, and lookalike audiences options, sister blog Inside Facebook reported.
The bad news continues to roll in for Facebook Home and the HTC First, as TechCrunch reported that U.K. mobile carrier EE and French counterpart Orange both confirmed that they will not roll out the only mobile device to come preloaded with the Android overlay.