The upset 2-1 victory by Uruguay over England in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Thursday led to more than 40 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) by some 22 million Facebook users, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
Facebook fans of pop star Katy Perry who are located in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada can view Katy Perry the Movie: Part of Me – a movie chronicling her 2011 world tour — directly on Perry’s Facebook page, using the media player from Screenburn Media.
As predicted by Adobe Social, in just its first week, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has already generated more Facebook interactions (posts, comments, and likes) from more users than Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and the 86th Annual Academy Awards combined, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.
Ads debuted on Instagram in the U.S. last November, and Canada, the U.K., and Australia are next up, at some point during 2014, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.
Hoping to avoid dealing with antitrust investigations by several countries in the European Union regarding its $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, Facebook requested that the EU’s central antitrust authority, the European Commission, conduct a review of the transaction, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook launched its Bullying Prevention Hub for U.S. users last November, aimed at stamping out bullying on the social network, and the compilation of resources is now available to users in the U.K. and the rest of Europe, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog.
Facebook’s premium video ads are now being offered in seven more countries — Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. – and the social network is also rolling out new video metrics for all videos uploaded to Facebook worldwide in its page insights and ads reporting.
It’s good to see that scammers on Facebook have diverse musical tastes: Following the report of a scam promising free Rolling Stones tickets earlier this week, Sophos’ Naked Security blog also shared similar hoaxes involving One Direction and the Tomorrowland electronic music festival in Belgium.
Facebook has established a strong presence in London, and its Parse cloud application platform will now follow suit, as its co-founder and CEO, Ilya Sukhar, announced in a blog post that it will begin building a team in London.