FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, added some tech muscle, as Microsoft Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President Brad Smith, and former Facebook President Sean Parker joined the group.
Although Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still the second-youngest billionaire in the world (to fellow Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz), he plummeted on Forbes‘ list of the richest people in the world. Zuckerberg went from No. 35 in 2012 to No. 66 this year, according to figures released by Forbes Monday.
More companies are catching on to a Facebook ad product that used to be mainly used by Amazon: domain sponsored stories. For instance, if you share a link from Amazon, the company can then share that link again on friends’ news feeds at a later date. Facebook marketing expert Jon Loomer wrote in-depth about how a page administrator can create a domain sponsored story and gain successful click-through rates on those ads, but Inside Facebook noted that they can often be confusing for users.
The much-ballyhooed Facebook initial public offering will open trading Friday morning at $38 per share, the top end of the range the social network filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week, CNBC reported.
The Wall Street Journal isn’t the only news organization to turn to interactive online technology to cover Facebook’s May 18 initial public offering, as Australia’s News.com.au put together an interactive graphic featuring the estimated worth of key players inside and outside of the social network before and after the IPO.
Airtime, the upcoming social video startup from former Facebook President Sean Parker and his Napster co-founder, Shawn Fanning, is using Facebook as its signup interface, for now.
They say imitation is the sincerest of flattery. In this case, the “they” apparently refers to Twitter, as the activity and @username streams it began rolling out today sure do look familiar.