Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship platform Hootsuite named a new vice president of product: Jimmy Duvall, who had been head of product for eBay-owned e-commerce platform Magento.
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their friends lists to “Only Me” within their privacy settings, a slight loophole exists: If a user’s friend has their friends list set to public, all of their friends will appear when viewing their mutual friends, thereby “outing” that user, despite the “Only Me” setting. Mashable went one step further, piecing together some of the friends list of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook finished at No. 3 overall and No. 2 among the 12 tech companies included in the list of Top 25 Companies for Compensation & Benefits released Friday by social jobs and career community Glassdoor.
Facebook New York is an official sponsor and participating judge in the fifth annual NYC BigApps 2014 competition, led by the office of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corp. and aimed at spurring “the brightest minds in the New York tech ecosystem” to solve the city’s toughest problems with products including applications, hardware, and games.
Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Facebook’s acquisition of mobile application-development platform Parse, and the social network said the number of apps built on the platform has soared by some 250 percent in the past year, to more than 260,000.
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.