Facebook appears to be testing a new feature in Power Editor that allows users to more easily test different versions of their ads.
Facebook’s Home Android overlay is about to get a lot more crowded, as Engineering Manager Tom Alison announced in a Newsroom post that content from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram will be added to the Home lock screen for the social network’s Android beta-testers.
Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
Ali Rosenthal left her post as business-development head at Facebook in January 2011, spending one year as an executive in residence at Greylock Partners. And now, she will join startup free messaging application MessageMe as chief operating officer.
When Facebook introduced Video on Instagram last month, one of the most notable absent features was the ability to embed that content elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites. Ask and ye shall receive: Instagram Wednesday announced the launch of embedding for photos and videos.
From cat videos to “The Harlem Shake,” the 2012 social election is all but a distant memory, as Republican candidates are taking to Facebook in new and creative ways to stay one step ahead of the competition in the 2014 cycle.
With the uproar over the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, Skype, and AOL, those companies are likely facing heightened scrutiny, despite firm denials by Facebook and by its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, of any knowledge of or participation in Prism. A few eyebrows were likely raised over the weekend, when access to Tumblr page Obama Is Checking Your Email was being blocked by the social network, but the situation has been rectified.
Friday seems to be a popular day for debuting Instagram applications and services, as startup Piccolo announced its beta launch, aimed at allowing users to automatically receive printed copies of their photos on Facebook and Instagram each month, as well as having those same photos sent to family or friends.
Social marketing platform Shift released its Shift Media Manager social advertising application platform Thursday, while Teckler, a knowledge community for independent creators, launched its global social media site, which is integrated with Facebook, and Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer Brand Networks announced that it raised $68 million in growth financing.