With owners of Apple devices being able to upgrade to iOS 8 starting Wednesday, Facebook is prepared for the new mobile operating system, as well.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
Application developers that serve the same industries likely have similar needs, so Facebook announced Friday that it created industry pages on its developers site for the following industries: e-commerce, entertainment, games, photos and travel.
The 2014 college football season is in full swing, with teams already moving up and down the AP poll, and marketing cloud technology provider Unified did some polling of its own, ranking the preseason top 10 teams in the AP poll in terms of Facebook engagement.
Facebook began testing the ability for Power Editor users to preview News Feed ads as early as last September, and the social network confirmed to sister blog Inside Facebook that it began rolling out the feature and other changes to Power Editor last week, with all Power Editor users receiving the updates “over the next few weeks.”
More than 17 million videos related to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge were uploaded to Facebook between June 1 and Sept. 1, and they were viewed more than 10 billion times by more than 440 million users, the social network said in an update Tuesday.
Hyperlapse, the new time-lapse video application from Instagram, has only been available since late August, but it has already found its way into a music video by Fall Out Boy, by way of agency Beutler Ink.
Facebook announced that it has been averaging more than 1 billion video views per day since June, with 65 percent of them on mobile, and brands and users that post videos will now be able to see how much of those 1 billion-plus views they were responsible for, as public videos from users and pages will now display view counts.
Bluetooth-speaker manufacturer Jam Wireless Audio may have been one of the first brands to tap the new Hyperlapse time-lapse video application from Instagram for marketing purposes, but it now has plenty of company, as the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network shared some more examples in a post on the Instagram for Business blog.