Facebook users who like the pages for television shows are 75 percent more likely to watch those shows, according to a recent study by media giant Viacom and its Viacom International Media Networks division.
Microsoft discovered malware aimed at obtaining Facebook users’ login information and taking over their accounts, and the new malware strain, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, has been delivered in the form of extensions for Google Chrome and add-ons for Firefox. The only good news is that it appears to have been discovered only in Brazil thus far.
Facebook has been making a push to get users to like more pages. It appears to be working. As Socialbakers notes, the average Facebook user in 2009 liked 4.5 pages. Now that figure has risen to 40. In the U.S., Facebook users like an average of 70 pages.
Facebook announced partnerships with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries aimed at providing users with free or discounted data access for its Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone mobile applications.
Mobile payment platform Bango is about to process a £6.5 million ($10.2 million) transaction of its own after announcing the closure of an investment round Friday featuring new and existing investors.
As Facebook mentioned in its 10-K filing, the site still has a serious problem with fake profiles, used to bolster shady pages’ fan metrics. It appears that the social network did some cleaning up in January, as several countries (notably the U.S. and Indonesia) lost a great number of users last month, according to Quintly. All around the world, more than 4 million users’ profiles were deleted in January.
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its PayPal policies for new developers in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, and India. According to TechCrunch, developers in several countries must show extra identification as a means of authentication, such as photo IDs or incorporation papers, in order to be paid via direct deposit.
Tired of being single on Facebook? A Brazilian website offers Facebook users the chance to go the Manti Te’o route and create a girlfriend out of thin air. By paying from $10 to $99, NamoroFake.com.br will materialize a fictional girlfriend who will lovingly comment on your timeline, creating the illusion that you’re in a relationship.