Facebook and Instagram reacted swiftly to appeals last week by advocacy groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, announcing new educational and enforcement measures regarding discussions on the social networks about commercial activity, particularly when it involves regulated items, such as guns.
Facebook’s emphasis on mobile will not take a vacation for the holiday shopping season, as the social network offered some tips for marketers looking to incorporate mobile into their Facebook promotion mix in a post on the Facebook for Business page.
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Lucasfilm developed EditDroid, a computerized editing system that used multiple laserdiscs, and it demonstrated the ill-fated technology at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention in Las Vegas in 1984. So why do we care in 2013? How about 30 minutes of unreleased footage from Return of the Jedi?
The cover of the Oct. 28 issue of Fortune features a look at “The Real Story” behind Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and in the magazine’s profile, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen discusses how “Sheryl” has become a job title.
Facebook Director of Design Kate Aronowitz announced at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., that she will become the social network’s director of brand design, MarketWatch reported.
Many Facebook users post photos of new big-ticket purchases such as houses, boats, and cars. Unfortunately, some of those Facebook users are being less than truthful with credit bureaus and other financial firms about their incomes and assets. And those companies are starting to examine Facebook more closely, Bloomberg reports.
Facebook is becoming an important fundraising stop for politicians, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, launching his tour through Silicon Valley with a scheduled stop at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday.
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, on the Fortune 500 list. Fortune announced that the social network cracked the prestigious list for the first time, coming in at No. 482 — 12 spots ahead of Yahoo.
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid reported continued momentum for small and midsized retailers using its storefronts on the social network, saying that orders rose 37 percent in the first quarter versus the year-earlier period, while sales jumped 26 percent during the same period.
Spruce Media, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, examined the state of Facebook advertising in the first quarter of 2013, and reported mostly positive results, in advance of the social network’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon.