“We’re in the service of the person having the most engaging experience every single time they come back,” said Facebook VP Chris Cox. Here’s what that means in practice.
Facebook poached its new CMO Gary Briggs from Google.
Facebook’s bug bounty program is growing up and giving out lots of money.
Guest Post Sean Parker was almost right: Facebook was throwing the best party on campus, but now the party goers don’t stay up past 10:00 anyway.
LinkedIn and Yelp had very rosy earnings reports this week — and it shows in public trading, too.
Starting today, users will be able to opt into the Home lock screen, which turns your phone’s lock screen into a gorgeous, highly visual version of your Facebook news feed — all without having to download Home itself.
For the third time in a row, the U.S. government requested — and got — more user data from Twitter than all the other nations of the world combined. And that’s before you count Prism-style FISA requests from the NSA, which Twitter cannot legally disclose.
Facebook announced this morning that it is launching “embedded posts.” Essentially, you can now embed a Facebook post, picture, or video to any website, anywhere, as long as the post is public.
XKeyscore is a massive big data collection, warehousing, and analysis program that, if we can believe what Snowden is saying, basically lays bare your and my entire digital selves. Essentially, we’re Frodo and Sam, and the NSA is the Eye of Sauron — but better, smarter, more powerful.
My gal pal Jennifer did her first 14-mile run (she’s training for a marathon now). My now co-habitating friends were still in the lovey-dovey, posting-notes-on-each-other’s-walls phase. Sweet memories.
That’s an astounding jump of $32 billion in company valuation in just 29 days. And if you look at the dark days of September 2012, when the stock price hit a low of under $18, that’s a massive $48 billion explosion in just ten months.
Editor’s Pick In the mobile ad and marketing world, few companies are being hurt as much as Velti.
Editor’s Pick “Every single year we’re heard people say ‘this is the year of mobile,” Nanigans SVP Dan Slagen told me, laughing. “But this is the first time we’ve seen someone come forward and put forward the kind of number Facebook did.”
App Trends is the first freely available global service that provides download and revenue trends for all apps.
Facebook wants to BBQ, drink, eat … and talk off the record.
Before we depart for a weekend of book-reading and beverage-imbibing, here’s what we learned from covering financials this week: Facebook is awesome, and Amazon investors are 100 percent daft.
Something is going very right at the world’s social network. At least according to Wall Street.
“All four marketer segments are growing and contributing to our growth,” says Sandberg.
Earnings were great, growth was stellar, and for Facebook execs, all is right with the world of mobile.
Facebook stock popped significantly as the earnings report came out.
The new-economy Internet company did it the old-fashioned Business 101 way: increasing income and radically decreasing expenses.
Facebook had been trading at around $26/share all day, but it jumped to to almost $31 within minutes of the news
The company beat revenue estimates by a handy margin. But the real slam dunk is from mobile.
Facebook For Every Phone is Facebook’s strongest effort to attract users in emerging markets. And it’s working out pretty well.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more companies are asking President Barack Obama and the U.S. congress for greater transparency on PRISM, NSA surveillance of Americans, and government requests for data about their customers.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Guest Post Having a Facebook page or Twitter account is like having a telephone or a printer — they are tools that need a purpose. What you do within these social channels counts for everything.
Zero to ten million users in less than seven months might just make social cartoon startup Bitstrips the hottest startup you’ve never heard of.
Photo-sharing powerhouse Instagram has added embedding photos and videos on other sites, a sign it wants more of its content shared around the web.
Apps use Zynga’s social features and Bwin’s regulated gambling game.
VentureBeat announced its Mobile Advertising Index today, a listing of the top 10 companies helping marketers trying to reach mobile users. Here they are:
Google is solidifying its position as the number two social network, after Facebook, in a variety of dimensions.
News about PRISM and other government surveillance programs have brought these issues to the foreground of our minds and the news cycle, but online privacy was an oxymoron long before those fateful slides leaked.
Graph Search is still in beta, and today’s rollout includes members in the U.S. who use Facebook in English only. Other locations and languages are coming soon.
“Facebook really represents an opportunity to connect over 900 million people,” said engineering director Doug Purdy, “but we hope one day for it to be the entire world.”
This week’s slight bounce-back of around 70 cents per share is due to the arrival of a certain high-profile Microsoftie in Zynga’s hallowed halls.
This $390 gadget takes social proof of your Facebook fans off the Internet and right into your physical store.
“Stop the surveillance! Restore the Fourth Amendment!”
Guest Post I’ve been exploring Instagram’s new video product for the last several days. I consider it the most significant move from Facebook since Facebook bought Instagram more than a year ago.
Now that an immigration reform bill has passed the Senate, Silicon Valley is targeting lawmakers in the House.