Craig Berkman, a finance manager in Florida and former Oregon gubernatorial candidate, was hit with fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division over what regulators called a Ponzi-like scheme that promised but never delivered pre-initial public offering shares of Facebook and other companies.
Many Facebook users worry about their personal identities being compromised on the social network through unfortunate photos or tagged posts. But a University of Cambridge study shows that it’s possible to gain information such as political affiliation and ethnicity just from seeing Facebook users’ likes. Social security firm Secure.me also published a top 10 list of the Facebook applications that require this information when users connect to them.
Customer service via social channels such as Facebook and Twitter, once considered an afterthought by most companies, has exploded of late, with Conversocial Co-Founder and CEO Joshua March telling AllFacebook in an interview, “Over the past year, 2012, so many people woke up. Suddenly, every company we spoke with understood that social customer service was important.”
Facebook shares were involved in some large transactions in recent days, with moves by Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, board member Peter Thiel, and Russian Internet company Mail.ru Group making the news.
Repeat after us: Facebook marketing is about more than just likes. Motivity Marketing CEO Kevin Ryan, AgoraPulse Founder and CEO Emeric Ernoult, and AdParlor CEO Hussein Fazal offered specific examples of campaigns that worked for their specific firms in a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Tuesday, “Facebook Ads: Can They Promote More Than Just Likes?,” moderated by Fang Digital Marketing CEO Jeff Ferguson.
People looking to get a jump on their Christmas shopping (and be done before Black Friday) have probably noticed how several retailers offer simple connect to Facebook options. But which shops and applications require crucial information from your Facebook account? Social security firm Secure.me found out.
Before several key investors were dumping their Facebook stock, one Florida man made millions of dollars off his shares. Too bad they didn’t really exist. John Mattera, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of fraud and conspiracy after running an $11 million scam involving nonexistent shares of Facebook and Groupon.
Nasdaq announced that Facebook will not yet be included in its Nasdaq 100 Index, but the news was not all bad for the social network, as it will be added to the Nasdaq Q-50 Index Sept. 24, bringing it one step closer to the Nasdaq 100.