Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Facebook appears to have embraced the strategy of keeping its friends close and its enemies closer when it comes to television, rolling out several features in recent months aimed at helping TV networks and shows increase engagement on the social network, while at the same time mapping out a battle plan for its Preferred Marketing Developers to cut into TV’s ad dollars with its upcoming video ads. And YouTube had better watch its back, as well.
Facebook Exchange Product Director Antonio Garcia-Martinez announced in a post on his Facebook page that Tuesday was his last day at the company, and he said in an interview that he remained confident about the social network’s future.
Facebook continues to ramp up its support for the Android platform, putting its own take on dogfooding — defined on Wikipedia as “a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a software company) uses its own product to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of the product” — with “Droidfooding” posters appearing throughout its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Never mind upgrading its mobile applications and offering advertisers more options: An intern at Facebook found the pot of gold at the end of the revenue rainbow for the social network: real-time pokes.