‘Bad things happen,’ Facebook’s response to Russian election interference

 Facebook has come under fire for its role in influencing the U.S. presidential election, particularly when it comes to “fake news” and Russian-sponsored ads.  When asked about this at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Facebook VP David Marcus at first deflected, talking at length about all the positive impacts that the social media […]

Facebook’s Building 8 head, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company

 Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who led the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, is leaving the company after just 18 months in the role. Dugan detailed in a Facebook post that she would be leaving to focus on “building and leading a new endeavor.” She will be staying in her position until “early next year” to […]

Facebook’s new virtual reality strategy: self-reliance

 Today, Facebook’s VR ambitions looked inwards. The newly announced 9 Oculus Go headset and upcoming high-end “Santa Cruz” standalone will come with something past headsets haven’t: power buttons. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Facebook’s ad targeting tools could be a valuable supplement to census data

 Official census forms are an invaluable source for demographic data throughout the country, but for trends that occur on the scale of weeks or months rather than years, they’re a bit lacking. But a new study shows that similar data used by Facebook to target ads could help fill in that blind spot. Read More […]

Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the US

 Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app. Instead of competing directly with other food ordering services, Facebook is partnering with several industry players on this effort, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo, Zuppler and Slice. It’s also working with restaurant chains directly. Read […]

Marketing Day: LinkedIn mobile video ads, Oculus VR app discovery & Facebook’s missing Russian data

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Facebook’s coming blockchain problem

GUEST: Much has been written about the Russia-Facebook advertising scandal of 2017. The episode has revealed the first (and maybe only) achilles heel for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His profit-making machine depends on being one of the two main outlets (the other being Google) where the world spends its 0 billion+ in advertising dollars. Yet, […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Big Swipe at LinkedIn; Instagram Polls: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook takes on LinkedIn via ZipRecruiter integration; Instagram polling via Stories; Bumble’s new professional networking and mentorship feature; Messenger Lite enters US market; Shopify makes it easy to buy on Instagram; Facebook Ads monetize your email list; much more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

With Snap Accelerate, Snapchat pursues mobile startups that built Facebook’s ad biz

Snapchat’s program aims to win over mobile startups looking to acquire new users, the same type of advertiser that helped newly public Facebook overcome its ad problems. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Zuckerberg details Facebook’s response to Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis

 Tech companies — and the nation — have been slow to mobilize in response to the devastation wrought by last week’s catastrophic Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico, but today Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg detailed the company’s response. Read More Social – TechCrunch