Facebook announced at its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Monday that it teamed up with companies including Box, Dropbox, Google, GitHub, Khan Academy, Square, Stripe, Twitter and @WalmartLabs on open-source collaboration TODO, which stands for, “Talk Openly, Develop Openly.”
For the average Facebook marketer, the company can seem … faceless. Facebook is working to change that. The social network concluded a nationwide tour at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, where it met with small business owners and entrepreneurs: Facebook Fit. In addition to hearing from small business experts and Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy, attendees got one-on-one help regarding their marketing situations. This in-person interaction is something Facebook wants to do more of.
Electronic payments provider Square, one of Facebook’s partners in its Facebook Fit initiative for small and midsized businesses, provided five tips for businesses eyeing electronic payments in a post on the Facebook for Business page.
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their friends lists to “Only Me” within their privacy settings, a slight loophole exists: If a user’s friend has their friends list set to public, all of their friends will appear when viewing their mutual friends, thereby “outing” that user, despite the “Only Me” setting. Mashable went one step further, piecing together some of the friends list of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Move over, PayPal: Facebook confirmed a report by AllThingsD that it will test a new payments product that will allow Facebook credentials to be used by users completing transactions on mobile applications.
Electronic payments startup Square dipped into Facebook’s talent pool for the second time in the past few weeks, as its new data science lead is Rong Yan, an engineering manager on the social network’s ads team for the past four years, AllThingsD reported. Facebook Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram announced in late June that he was leaving to join Square as product engineering lead.
Facebook’s ongoing revamp of its advertising will have to go on without its leader, as Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram is leaving the social network to join Square, the electronic payments startup founded by Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, as product engineering lead.