Television

Upcoming ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book To Feature Character Named After Facebook’s Dave Goldblatt

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HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” has been the topic of much buzz on Facebook, with the final episode of its fourth season having aired Sunday night, and now, Facebook Product Specialist Dave Goldblatt will have a chance to be a part of that buzz, as George R.R. Martin — creator of the television series and author of the A Song of Ice and Fire books that “Game of Thrones” is based on — will add a character named after Goldblatt to an upcoming book.

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STUDY: The Middle East Is The Mobile East, And Facebook Has A Strong Regional Presence

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The Middle East region is more mobile-friendly than you might think, as a recent study by global market research agency Ipsos, commissioned by Facebook, found that 43 percent of respondents in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates use at least one other device while watching television, with that figure soaring to 76 percent when isolating the UAE.

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Facebook’s Mike Hudack On The State Of The Media: ‘Someone Should Fix This Shit’

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Facebook has launched several initiatives aimed at boosting media companies’ presence on the social network thus far in 2014 — Public Content Solutions, aimed at providing its partners with dedicated technical and business resources to build out media solutions on Facebook and Instagram; FB Newswire, a project with social content discovery outfit Storyful to aggregate publicly shared content on Facebook, by media organizations and individual users, to aid journalists in their reporting; and the four new media-centric application-programming interfaces it announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco last month — but the media industry took a shot across the bow in the form of a long rant posted on the social network by Director of Product Management for Ads and Pages Mike Hudack.

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