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Why Facebook Dropped HasOffers, And Why The Mobile App-Tracking Landscape Must Be Disrupted

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On April 15, HasOffers and Kontagent had to deal with more than just paying taxes: They were forced to drop support for Facebook mobile ad tracking due to violations of policy for retaining too much user data. This was a surprise to many in the industry when it was first announced, because Facebook depends on its mobile measurement partners to help measure the effectiveness of its mobile ads. Advertisers rely on these mobile tracking solutions because they offer cross-platform products that support Google, Apple iAds, and Millennial Media, as well as Facebook.

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STUDY: PMD 4C On How Marketers Can Tap Into The Relationship Between Facebook, TV

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As the relationship between Facebook and television becomes more intertwined for viewers and users, how can marketers take advantage? 4C, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer for ads and insights, released the results of a study of more than 150 brands in five major verticals and more than 800 TV programs on 14 broadcast and cable networks in the U.S., using public anonymized aggregate data from Facebook.

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Business Manager: Facebook Prepping New Single Interface For Brands, Agencies

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Facebook is preparing a new product that will give enterprises and agencies a single interface to manage multiple ad campaigns and pages, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch, saying that Business Manager is in what it is calling “focus release” with a select group of clients, and adjustments will be made before it is rolled out globally. A release date was not specified.

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Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa?

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Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.

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4Q EARNINGS CALL: Facebook’s Mobile Ad Revenue Of $1.25B Accounts For 53% Of Total Revenue; Monthly Active Users Now Total 1.23B, 296M Mobile-Only

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If there were any doubts that Facebook is now a mobile company, the social network’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday quashed them all, as mobile ad revenue during the period topped the $1 billion mark for the first time, at $1.25 billion — higher than the company’s total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 — and it also accounted for more than one-half of total revenue for the first time, at 53 percent.

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