David Marcus leaves Coinbase board to focus on Facebook’s blockchain project

Three months after Facebook announced that it was starting a blockchain initiative, the executive in charge of the project stepped down from his position as a board member at Coinbase, fueling more speculation about what the project will entail. Facebook’s David Marcus is leaving Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, just nine months after j…Read More […]

Digital Marketing News: Facebook’s Playable Ads & Business Pages Update, Gen Z Mom Trends, & B2B’s Video Uptick

Facebook redesigns biz Pages for utility as feed reach declines Facebook has released a slew of changes to its popular Business Pages offering, including updates to mobile, recommendations, events, jobs, and Facebook Local. The updates bring marketers new opportunities along with the need to re-think certain strategies that may no longer be relevant. TechCruch Twitter […]

How to take advantage of Facebook’s Advanced Matching Pixel

If you’re not using Facebook’s Advanced Matching Pixel, contributor Justin Freid says you’re missing out — and he explains why you need to adopt it. The post How to take advantage of Facebook’s Advanced Matching Pixel appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, […]

Facebook’s fake news, spam, and porn filters are dangerously inept

OPINION: Though everyone is focusing on the “hate speech” violations that inspired Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube to block Infowars this week, Facebook still has a much bigger problem to fix: fake news. Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that “on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic,”…Read More Social – VentureBeat

Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook removed the event, “No Unite the Right 2-DC,” after discovering that one account connected to […]

Facebook’s ’Time Management’ tool shows it hasn’t stopped treating users like psychological guinea pigs

Facebook is evolving to tackle problems the company itself unwittingly enabled, like election meddling and screen addiction. But the fast-paced nature of Silicon Valley is ultimately holding it back from true accountability. On Wednesday, Facebook launched “Time Management,” or what are essentially tools that allow users to see how much time they’re spending in the […]

Developers report Facebook’s revised app review is slow and confusing

When news broke in March that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly used tens of millions of users’ data for ad targeting, it became clear that Facebook would have to make significant changes to its developer platform. The company quickly shut down its app review process, as well as a number of API endpoints. […]

Dodged questions from Facebook’s press call on misinformation

Facebook avoided some of the toughest inquiries from reporters yesterday during a conference call about its efforts to fight election interference and fake news. The company did provide additional transparency on important topics by subjecting itself to intense questioning from a gaggle of its most vocal critics, and a few bits of interesting news did […]

2.5 billion people use at least one of Facebook’s apps

Facebook is hiding that users are leaving its main app but sticking with Instagram and WhatsApp by publicizing a new metric. Facebook today for the first time announced that in June, 2.5 billion people used at least one of its apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Messenger. That’s a helpful number, because it counts real people, […]

China pulls approval for Facebook’s planned venture

(Reuters) — China has withdrawn its approval for Facebook’s plan to open a new venture in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter. A Chinese government database showed that Facebook had gained approval to open a subsidiary, but the registration has since disapp…Read […]