When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden in New York Sept. 28, live streams of posts from Facebook and Twitter related to the event appeared on both the arena’s Jumbotron and screens in nearby Times Square thanks to a collaboration between Facebook and Vidpresso, which incorporates social media into live productions.
Acting on a referral from Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that at the commission’s request, a federal court shut down the operations of Pairsys, an Albany, N.Y.-based company that coerced computer users into paying hundreds of dollars apiece for unnecessary technical support and software that was available free-of-charge.
While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head in the next few weeks, according to The New York Times’ Bits blog.
Facebook announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30 that it was testing the ability for developers to add its like button to their applications. The social network used its FbStart event in New York Thursday to announce that its mobile like button is now available to all Android and iOS mobile app developers.
Facebook announced the launch of its FbStart program for mobile application startups at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and a 10-city FbStart tour across the U.S. and Europe kicked off in New York Thursday.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg was in New York for Advertising Week 2014, where she spoke at the Brainstorm TECH marketing dinner at Mario Batali’s Del Posto restaurant, presented by Fortune, devoting much of her time to discussing the revamped Atlas ad platform the social network introduced Monday at Advertising Week.
Charles F. Frost was an Oglivy & Mather advertising executive who worked on the American Express account in the 1960s, and his name was kept alive by being featured on credit cards displayed in ads for American Express. Now, “CF Frost” has taken over the American Express Instagram account.
Facebook took a major step toward achieving its goals of making sure its users see advertising that is relevant to them — no matter which devices they are using, and even when they are not on the social network itself — and of allowing advertisers to be a part of the process both online and offline. The social network Monday officially introduced Atlas at Advertising Week 2014 in New York, confirming reports earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal and Ad Age.
The Facebook Data Science Team enjoyed a honeymoon period recently, using data from check-ins on the social network to determine the top honeymoon destinations in 2014, for both U.S. users and globally.