UPDATED: The final episode of AMC’s hit drama, “Breaking Bad,” aired Sunday night, and more than 3 million Facebook users generated more than 5.5 million interactions during the show, according to the social network, which added that in the series’ fifth and final season alone, there have been 23.68 million posts and interactions related to “Breaking Bad,” from 11.14 million unique users.
Since Facebook launched its bug bounty program two years ago, more than $1 million in rewards has been handed out to 329 people in 51 countries, Security Engineer Collin Greene reported in a note on the Facebook Security page.
Facebook is targeting businesses in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa that have not yet advertised on the social network with ads directing them to the Facebook Start to Success Program, which offers free support for first-time advertisers, as well as a £25 ($39.15) credit toward advertising.
Google confirmed reports earlier this week that it has acquired Israel-based satellite-navigation startup Waze, which had been in talks with Facebook until those discussions were reportedly tabled late last month.
Facebook users who have imagined what their News Feeds would be like in the form of television shows may want to tune in Your Show, a new application from Social Studios TV that creates a daily TV show featuring content from users’ News Feeds.
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.