The update to Facebook’s search functionality announced last week, which will allow users to search posts that have been shared with them, claimed a victim in Bing, the search engine from Microsoft, as the social network confirmed that it will no longer include results from Bing in its search results.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his second public question-and-answer session Thursday at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and topics that came up included whether or not Facebook will add a dislike button; the social network’s role in discussions about issues such as the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y.; whether Graph Search will launch in other languages; and the controversial News Feed study by social scientists from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California-San Francisco.
People-based marketing: Prepare to hear that term a lot more as Facebook develops ad-targeting and measurement platforms like Atlas, LiveRail and the Facebook Audience Network. Facebook has shifted its focus from providing advertising at scale to providing an ad solution where companies can target the right consumers.
Facebook is still blocked in China, but that didn’t stop Lu Wei, minister of the country’s Cyberspace Administration, from including the social network on a recent itinerary that also included visits to Apple and Amazon, Reuters reported.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will host his next public question-and-answer session at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.
Facebook is looking for a few good men and women to build a few good drones.
The drivers of Facebook’s shuttle buses, who actually work for Loop Transportation, will vote Wednesday to decide whether to join a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Business Insider reported.
October is an important month for cybersecurity at Facebook. Not only is it National Cyber Security Awareness Month – it is also the month when the social network holds Hacktober, its annual, monthlong initiative to build and maintain a security-aware culture. Director of security operations Jennifer Henley shared tips for other companies looking to duplicate Hacktober in a note on the Facebook Security page.
There’s much more to Facebook than its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., as the social network is following up the one-year anniversary of its Boston office Tuesday with a gathering at its New York office Wednesday evening, aimed at welcoming the local tech community.