Retired soccer superstar David Beckham will simultaneously sign copies of his new photo book in London, New York, São Paulo, and Hyderabad, India. How? While Beckham may have been able to bend it, it’s hardly possible for him to be in four cities at once: He will dish out personalized digital signatures to select fans via a partnership with Facebook.
Happy third birthday to Instagram, which launched Oct. 6, 2010. While the photo-sharing network’s milestones include its September 2012 acquisition by Facebook for $715 million and reaching 150 million monthly active users last month, Instagram shared its 10 favorite moments over the past three years.
Facebook will set up shop in London’s King’s Cross tech cluster, reaching an agreement for 90,000 square feet in Regent’s Place, which is currently under development.
One of the most expressed frustrations with Facebook, by both users and brands, is how the social network determines which content to display in users’ News Feeds. A press event set for 10 a.m. PT Tuesday, Aug. 6, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., is aimed at clearing up some of the mystery.
Facebook continued its efforts to bolster the quality of its mobile application with its latest acquisition, U.K.-based code-verification-software developer Monoidics, which was announced on the Monoidics blog and via a Facebook post by Software Engineer Philip Su.
Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson touched upon several topics in a conversation with Ad Age, including the future of right-hand-side ads, the social network’s mobile advertising prospects, potential advertising on Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram, and possible monetization of Facebook’s new hashtags.
Facebook held three Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 events in New York (April 18), London (May 2), and Seoul (May 7), and the social network is making slides from the various sessions and videos available for mobile developers who couldn’t make the events.