Facebook announced partnerships with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries aimed at providing users with free or discounted data access for its Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone mobile applications.
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.
Despite the fact that it’s difficult to go online these days without tripping over post after post after post after post about how Facebook and the employment part of people’s lives do not mix well, it’s also difficult to go online and not find studies showing that these warnings are being ignored, and the latest comes by way of AVG Technologies.
Keeping with the theme of the Olympic Games, Kenshoo Social wanted to see which countries offered the most value and effectiveness to Facebook advertisers in areas such as average cost per click and average frequency of delivery for ads. While the U.S. may have brought home the most gold in London, the same was not true in Kenshoo Social’s competition.
As Facebook gets tougher on application developers, making them detail how they collect information, Italy-based Iubenda — a company that provides privacy policies for websites — will offer its services to those that produce Facebook apps, starting Tuesday.
Spain may have emerged victorious at the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, but in terms of Facebook growth during the June 8-July 1 soccer tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reigned supreme, topping most categories tracked by AllFacebook Stats.
comScore announced today that Facebook is now Europe’s top social network. Facebook grew 314% in Europe during the last year, attracting 100 million European visitors in February 2009. Facebook went from non-existent to #1 in most of the European countries tracked by comScore, who measures the digital world.
“The growth rates we are seeing are unbelievable” said Andrew Lipsman, comScore’s Director of Industry Analysis in conversation with AllFacebook yesterday.