While talks regarding Facebook’s potential acquisition of Waze may be off, that doesn’t’ mean the social network and the Israel-based satellite-navigation startup aren’t working together. Waze Thursday introduced Waze 3.7, which integrates Facebook events into the application’s navigation lists.
Facebook is no longer in talks to acquire Israel-based satellite-navigation startup Waze, according to a report in AllThingsD, and Waze’s desire to keep its team intact in Israel and not shutter its development center there represented a major obstacle.
Facebook’s talks to potentially acquire satellite navigation startup Waze may have hit a Google-sized fork in the road, as Bloomberg reports that the search-engine giant has thrown its hat into the Israeli company’s ring.
The third season of smash HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” recently debuted on Yes Oh, an Israeli TV network that airs shows from HBO and other cable networks, and social marketing outfit Blink created a “Game of Memes” application for Yes Oh’s HBO Facebook page.
Facebook’s efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion have hit a major roadblock, as Israeli daily newspaper Calcalist reported that Waze’s co-founders and CEO are balking at the shuttering of the company’s development center in Israel and the relocation of some of its employees to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Another billion-dollar deal may be on tap for Facebook, as Calcalist, a daily newspaper in Israel, reported that the social network is in talks to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze for $800 million to $1 billion.
At this moment, you probably have dozens of Facebook event invitations — birthday parties, reunions, concerts, poetry readings, and the random “I have a new phone and need your numbers” request. Calendo, an iPhone app that launched Wednesday, sorts through these events (as well as others in your area) to recommend only the best ones. In beta, those who used Calendo went to twice as many events.
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.
Facebook’s new search engine, graph search, is every amateur stalker’s dream. Many posts already discussed the new feature for personal use, dating, and marketing, and dozens of others explained about graph search optimization.
Most brands want to create lasting memories with their advertising campaigns. But is there any potential to using Facebook’s new Poke application — where messages disappear in seconds — in advertising? Israeli lingerie company Delta already tried using Poke for a marketing campaign, and AdAge reports that more companies could follow suit.