Madison Avenue and Menlo Park continued to get closer, as news of Instagram’s one-year pact with ad agency Omnicom was followed by the announcement that Mondelez International, a manufacturer of snacks and candy, reached an advertising agreement with Facebook.
The winner of Facebook’s fourth annual Hacker Cup was Gennady Korofkevich of Russia, who took home a $10,000 grand prize, edging second-place Tomek Czajka of the U.S., who finished second, mirroring his finish in the 2012 Hacker Cup, and took home $3,000; and Makoto Soejima of Japan, who finished third and collected $2,000.
The Facebook police? Not quite, but the social network reached an agreement with the Menlo Park (Calif.) City Council to pay $200,000 per year for at least three years to station a full-time Menlo Park police officer at the city’s upcoming substation in Belle Haven, which is located just a few-hundred yards from the site of the company’s West Campus expansion, currently under construction.
Mark Zuckerberg Spotlights Several Internet.org Initiatives During Keynote At 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed several developments from the Internet.org global connectivity initiative at the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, including the formation of SocialEDU, a program aimed at bringing “a collaborative online education experience” to students in Rwanda.
Interns rated Facebook as the best company to intern with, according to the latest report from social jobs and career community Glassdoor, which added that the social network debuted on its list at No. 1, dethroning two-time leader Google.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The charitable donations keep coming from Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, as AP reported that the couple will donate $5 million toward the $29 million cost of expanding a Silicon Valley community health center.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Leonardo DiCaprio, after he was named best actor at Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards; as well as the photo atop the post of actress Jennifer Lawrence photo-bombing singer Taylor Swift while she was being interviewed by E! Entertainment Television Host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, also at the Golden Globes.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon celebrating 1 million Facebook likes; as well as the photo atop the post posted by hip-hop star and actor Will Smith to honor the late James Avery, his co-star in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”