Sharewall, which allows users to access content that would otherwise be locked behind paywalls by using sharing on Facebook and other social networks as currency, announced Tuesday that it has launched an artificial-intelligence engine.
Why shouldn’t choosing stock photography be a social activity? Dreamstime believes it should, announcing the debut of new personalization feature “Designers Also Selected These Stock Photos,” which incorporates results from algorithms that factor in shared images on Facebook and other social networks.
Facebook vice president of business and marketing partnerships David Fischer revealed in a Form 4 filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he sold 36,000 shares of class-A common stock in the company.
Facebook announced two tweaks to its News Feed algorithm aimed at ensuring that the content users see is timely: Posts related to trending topics will be ranked higher, and the rate at which users like or comment on posts shortly after they go live will be factored in.
With owners of Apple devices being able to upgrade to iOS 8 starting Wednesday, Facebook is prepared for the new mobile operating system, as well.
What is the next stand-alone application from Facebook? “Multiple sources” told TechCrunch the app, code-named Moments, is aimed at helping users share content with different sets of users that they determine, without having to navigate through the social network’s lists or privacy settings.
Social analytics provider Quintly announced the release of what it is calling competitive feed analytics, which allows users to compare the rank, reach and back-links of their blogs and websites on Facebook and Twitter to those of their competitors.
The 2014 college football season is in full swing, with teams already moving up and down the AP poll, and marketing cloud technology provider Unified did some polling of its own, ranking the preseason top 10 teams in the AP poll in terms of Facebook engagement.