The 2014 Winter Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, Russia, in exactly 100 days, but the Olympic Athletes’ Hub application is available right now, aggregating the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds of participants.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214: Close Call For Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Who Was Originally Booked On Flight
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s return trip from South Korea was nearly an unforgettable one for all of the wrong reasons, as she was originally booked on Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed on a runway in San Francisco Saturday, killing two passengers and injuring several more.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in South Korea to promote her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, but sources told The Korea Herald she also did some leaning in on Samsung Vice President Shim Soo-ok, with the two companies discussing a potential mobile partnership.
A total of 57 percent of social media users in the U.S. have liked their favorite brands, but when asked what impact their friends’ likes had on them, the most common answer (35 percent) was none, according to new study by Adobe on the state of online advertising.
If you looked at Facebook’s introduction of stickers for messaging (snuck into the latest iOS update) and wondered why they’re on your phone, you’re probably not the target demographic. Stickers, which are essentially supersized emoticons, have been a popular feature in Asian messaging applications such as Line and KakaoTalk. Not only do people use stickers, they pay for them. Stickers have been a major revenue source for Line, and it appears that Facebook may try to enter that market.
As Facebook mentioned in its 10-K filing, the site still has a serious problem with fake profiles, used to bolster shady pages’ fan metrics. It appears that the social network did some cleaning up in January, as several countries (notably the U.S. and Indonesia) lost a great number of users last month, according to Quintly. All around the world, more than 4 million users’ profiles were deleted in January.
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its PayPal policies for new developers in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, and India. According to TechCrunch, developers in several countries must show extra identification as a means of authentication, such as photo IDs or incorporation papers, in order to be paid via direct deposit.