Facebook’s efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion have hit a major roadblock, as Israeli daily newspaper Calcalist reported that Waze’s co-founders and CEO are balking at the shuttering of the company’s development center in Israel and the relocation of some of its employees to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Facebook is taking steps to make it easier for users with its new Timeline to add movies, TV shows, and celebrities they like to their profiles, reaching an agreement with Rovi to use data from its Rovi Video database.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all over newsstands Thursday, having penned an op-ed in The Washington Post to introduce political advocacy group FWD.us, as well as gracing the cover of Fortune for a wide-ranging chat with Senior Writer Jessi Hempel.
The relationship between Facebook and Google continues to improve, as the two Web titans recently collaborated to solve an issue with Google’s Android Gingerbread operating system that was preventing the social network from updating its applications for the platform.
For a majority of brand marketers, when it comes to creating Facebook strategies, nine times out of 10, the most popular is the one that generated the largest amount of Facebook likes for brand pages. The conventional wisdom went that the larger the community on Facebook, the greater the chances of promoting whatever the brand wanted to do, whether it was a new product, campaign, etc.
If you’ve been following any of AllFacebook’s posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it’s probably no surprise to you that Walmart was the most popular U.S. page on Facebook in November, according to new stats from Socialbakers. Walmart also posted one of the most engaging photos.
With Black Friday just days away, mentions on Facebook containing words related to holiday shopping are up 160 percent compared with one month ago, while mentions of Christmas are up 157 percent, according to the social network.
France Telecom’s Orange mobile service provider quietly rolled out its internet+ solution Oct. 31, which allows Facebook users to complete mobile payments with just two clicks, rather than being required to repeatedly enter credentials such as phone numbers, bank details, and login information.