Facebook extended availability of its Facebook Audience Network mobile advertising network, which it announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and the social network also announced that link ads are now supported.
Music fans have embraced concert-discovery application Bandsintown, and now the company is targeting artists and managers with its new app, Bandsintown Manager, aimed at allowing them to manage their social presences via their devices.
Facebook is adding a hint of Shazam to its flagship applications for iOS and Android in the form of an optional feature that allows users to use the microphones on their devices and identify songs, television shows, or movies for inclusion in status updates.
Attention, Arcade Fire fans: Creative posts about the band on Facebook and other social networks could result in tickets to an outdoor show in Los Angeles Oct. 29, at an unannounced location, on the day the band’s fourth album, Reflektor, is set to be released.
The Facebook Connect button that appears on websites throughout the Internet may soon have company, as rival social network Google Plus Tuesday rolled out Google Plus Sign-In, which performs similar functions to Facebook Connect by allowing users of Google Plus, Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services to use their credentials to sign into applications.
Social media symbols on television make consumers want to click. Almost two out of every three people surveyed by Accenture could recall seeing like icons while watching TV and one third have proceeded to “interact with social media” after seeing such a thumbs-up or similar logo on the broadcast screen.
A new Shazam update for the iPhone and Android lets user can tag music and immediately upload it on Facebook to share with their friends.