Shaq’s back: Retired National Basketball Association legend Shaquille O’Neal will once again be Shaq-a-Claus as part of the #PlayItForward Challenge from retail giant Toys “R” Us, benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
The iOS tool behind the user interface for Facebook’s Paper iPhone application was open-sourced by the social network Wednesday, iOS engineer Nadine Salter, Instagram iOS engineering manager Scott Goodson and software engineer Andrew Pouliot revealed in a post on the Facebook engineering blog.
Instagram held its 10th Worldwide InstaMeet earlier this month, and users in hundreds of cities across the world were joined by brands that use the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network. Two of those brands — the tourism bureau for Australia’s Queensland region and Madewell – were spotlighted in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.
People in the 13-through-24 age group are optimistic, want to learn about other countries and cultures, forward-looking, value friends and family, and use social media to stay in touch with those friends and family, according to a study by culture experts Crowd DNA, commissioned by Facebook.
Facebook’s share of social logins rose 2 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter, to 46 percent, driven largely by a 9 percent bump-up in the entertainment category, according to the latest report from customer-profile-management technology provider Janrain, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer.
If you want to know about the technology behind Facebook advertising, you go to Boz, otherwise known as director of ads engineering Andrew Bosworth, who oversees ads, pages, tools, infrastructure, delivery, optimization, data partnerships, insights and analytics for the social network. Bosworth sat down for a question-and-answer session for the Facebook for Business page, and highlights follow.
Facebook vice president of global public policy Marne Levine is moving over to Instagram, where she will become the photo- and video-sharing network’s first chief operating officer, Re/code reported, and The Washington Post’s The Switch blog reported that Facebook VP of U.S. public policy Joel Kaplan was promoted to succeed Levine.
A new application from Digg founder Kevin Rose was dealt a setback by Instagram, as TechCrunch reported that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network asked Tiiny, an app that allows users to share thumbnail images and videos with no sound, to remove its Instagram authentication feature, which helped Tiiny suggest users to follow based on their Instagram followers.
Four years ago Monday — Oct. 6, 2010, to be exact — Instagram launched, and the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network marked its fourth anniversary by saluting some of the brands that are part of its community in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.