We may have finally found a legitimate use for Facebook’s Graph Search.
We know from conversations with various Facebookers that such tools exist; the big question is whether and when the company will open-source these game-changing bits of software.
Facebook’s news feed and other elements could be in for improvements by way of artificial intelligence. The company is expanding its team and collaborating with New York University.
What did we talk about most on the world’s largest social network this year?
Facebook names hidden object game Criminal Case as the year’s best.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, and Yahoo have banded together to created the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, declaring that spy tactics around the world need to change now.
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Facebook has found that, given good tools and suggested wording, people are more likely to constructively solve problems than fume and feud.
Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
If you like news and click on it in your Facebook feed, get ready for more.
One retailer got way more of its social content shared than others leading up to Black Friday. But on this fateful day, that retailer isn’t where people are actually shopping, according to some data.
Retailers are giving thanks today as not only were Thanksgiving sales up more than 10 percent yesterday but Black Friday sales are also up at least 7 percent today.
In between chowing down on turkey, slurping up cranberry sauce, and sucking down a cold beverage or two with friends and family, we’ve been busy shopping.
If you’ve ever wanted to save something you saw on Facebook and looked desperately for an email option, you can keep looking. Facebook isn’t adding anything that takes content or views outside of its nice little closed network.
In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.
Click “like” if you love Jesus. Click “like” if you support the troops. Click “like” if you think this tragically disfigured burn victim is still beautiful. Click “like” if you have a heart, care even a little, love puppies, and aren’t a selfish evil jerk.
Genealogy company 23andMe has received a public warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing its genetic testing kit without proper clearance and approval.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks the U.S. government screwed up when it comes to the NSA’s surveillance techniques.
Facebook started in colleges. Japanese live video startup TwitCasting said yesterday that it owns 50 percent of the college market in Japan — and it’s coming here.
Security software company Trend Micro has discovered a number of “survey scams” specifically aimed at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Your face is now on its way to becoming part of Facebook’s business in one form or another. Unless Franken has something to say about it, of course.
92 of the world’s top 100 brands have at least one app on Apple’s app store. 75 have at least one app on Google Play. But only 26 have an app in Amazon’s upstart app store.
Facebook promises that you can control who sees your friends list. But that might not always be true.
Every person on Facebook — all 1.2 billion of you — sees a unique homepage every time they visit the social network. But storing, fetching, and analyzing the hundreds of petabytes of data to generate those pages in real time is no easy task.
60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Forty-thousand Kiwis have a signed a petition on online activism site Care2, asking New Zealand police to apprehend and charge several teen boys who allegedly date- and gang-raped underage girls and then posted details — including their victims’ names — on Facebook.
Welcome to Instagram, Windows Phone owners. We can’t wait to see what your dessert looks like today.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Guest Post I would argue that Twitter was not so much “underpriced” in absolute. Rather, it was underpriced for the shape of its share register at the opening bell.
Is this facet of modern life something we are getting used to — something that doesn’t bother us any more than using a fob to enter a building?
Former Google ad manager Michelle Morris has joined Facebook to help car companies sell more vehicles on Facebook, the company announced this morning.
Guest Post How long will it be before we hear about an even younger social media platform that has millions of teenagers flocking to use its service over Snapchat’s?
Guest Post Did Facebook just have an ‘aha!’ moment?
Here’s something that Facebook wants to make absolutely clear: Your Facebook activity is also a big part of Facebook’s advertising activity.
Guest Post Manish Dudharejia is the co-founder of e-marketing firm E2M Solutions
Scheduling posts on Facebook used to be a minute-long process of pain. Today, Facebook made it a second of sweetness.
It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
While Facebook had already dished out $1 billion to buy photo sharing social network Instagram, the company was hoping to make an even bigger offer for photo service Snapchat.