“Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.” Readers may remember this motto from former NBC hit series “Friday Night Lights,” but it has also found a home on the Facebook page of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Facebook Tops 1B Monthly Active Users; Mark Zuckerberg Speaks With NBC’s Matt Lauer, ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’; New Agency Of Record Wieden & Kennedy Debuts ‘The Things That Connect Us’
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly active users Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. PT, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a post on the social network’s Newsroom, as well as in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, and in a cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in San Francisco, answering questions about the company’s stock value, mobile and search. Zuckerberg will appear on NBC’s “Today” Thursday morning, but excerpts released Tuesday didn’t hint at any big revelations being uncovered.
Fans of hit NBC comedy “The Office” who have wondered what advice Ellie Kemper — who plays receptionist Erin Hannon on the show — would give them can now look no further than Facebook, thanks to a new interactive application from Nescafé Memento.
Facebook has been an unofficial source in the past for fans of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to recommend their picks for guest hosts, as in the case of Betty White in May 2010. Now, the late-night juggernaut wants to make it official, posting a note on its website urging fans to submit their suggestions via Facebook and Twitter.
As Facebook’s value on Wall Street continues to fall, critics have wondered if the problems facing the social network are too big for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to solve. The Los Angeles Times published a story Friday, asking if Zuckerberg should step aside to let someone more experienced run Facebook. NBC notes that several other critics feel similar sentiments.
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebook and from Wildfire Interactive show just what people are posting about — everything from American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to Procter & Gamble, an official Olympic sponsor.
It seems like every week, Facebook acquires a company or is rumored to do so. This time, a report surfaced over the weekend, saying that Facebook could buy Zynga, now that the stock price of the popular game developer has fallen far enough. However, Business Insider says, “Not so fast.”
Can’t outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social network and the TV network announced a partnership for the Summer Olympics. People who like the NBC Olympics page on Facebook have access to exclusive content and the Talk Meter, a new data tool.