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Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable

Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable

By Chris Crum December 18, 2014

Facebook has released an update to Rooms, the mobile message board app it launched in October. The update adds a new “Explore” feature to make it easier to discover new “rooms” to join. When Rooms launched, it wasn’t as ridiculous …

Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions

Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook recently acquired, announced some new acquisitions of its own in a bid to bring more talent to its team. The company has acquired Nimble VR (formerly 3Gear Systems) and 13th Lab, and has …

The Dislike Button Still Isn't Happening The Dislike Button Still Isn't Happening

As we’ve touched on before, you’re never going to get a true ‘dislike’ button. There are a lot of reasons why you’re never going to get one, despite much of the Facebook-using public clamoring for one for quite some time. …

Facebook Launches Call-To-Action Buttons Facebook Launches Call-To-Action Buttons

Facebook announced a call-to-action feature to “help Pages drive business objectives directly from the Page itself.” “Businesses will now be able to link from a selection of buttons to any destination on or off Facebook, allowing for a much deeper …

Facebook Gives Publishers Important New Tools Facebook Gives Publishers Important New Tools

Facebook has fallen out of favor with a lot of publishers thanks to the ever-decreasing organic reach it’s providing for their posts. Some new features from the company could help ease the pain, however. This week alone has seen an …

Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

Google+, not Facebook, has just become the best place for people to express their gender identities. “For many people, gender identity is more complex than just “male” or “female.” Starting today, I’m proud to announce that Google+ will support an …

Facebook Works To Save You From Yourself Facebook Works To Save You From Yourself

Facebook is reportedly working on some kind of virtual assistant that would ask users if they’re sure they want to post a picture if its algorithms find something they think the user might find embarrassing. That’s how focused on image …

Google Is the Best Company to Work for in 2014 Google Is the Best Company to Work for in 2014

In the seventh iteration of employer-review site Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work list, Google finally takes the top spot. According to Glassdoor, it’s Google’s benefits, salary, and overall treatment of employees that puts it a notch above the rest. With …

Facebook's Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better Facebook's Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the …

Facebook's Parse Gets New Features Facebook's Parse Gets New Features

Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps. “Being able to capture and fix crashes efficiently means fewer frustrated users, and better retention–one of the …

World Cup Was the Biggest Thing on Facebook in 2014 World Cup Was the Biggest Thing on Facebook in 2014

It’s that time of the year again – the time for year-in-review updates. Facebook is early to the party, and has already announced the most-discussed topics of the year. With its massive global reach, it should come as no surprise …

Facebook Finally Expands Graph Search Facebook Finally Expands Graph Search

Facebook has really been taking its sweet time with the roll-out of certain Graph Search features. While it has promised to make it available for mobile devices and add the ability to search actual posts for a long time, only …

Mark Zuckerberg Q&A To Be Streamed Mark Zuckerberg Q&A To Be Streamed

As previously reported, Mark Zuckerberg will soon participate in another live Q&A session. He recently held one, and talked about a variety of headline-making items. The next one will be next week. Facebook previously said this about it: We’ve got …

Facebook’s Slingshot Changes Direction Facebook’s Slingshot Changes Direction

Back in June, Facebook launched a new app called Slingshot. It was pretty silly, and was the subject of a great deal of ridicule. The whole concept of the app was that you and your friends could send picture messages …

Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions? Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions?

Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it’s wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources. Do you …

Facebook: Mobile Like Button Is Doing Well For Apps Facebook: Mobile Like Button Is Doing Well For Apps

At its f8 developer conference back in April, Facebook announced the mobile like button for apps, enabling people to like in-app content with a tap. Today, Facebook provided an update on its usage. The button was available for iOS initially, …

Facebook Launches Mobile App Ad Improvements Facebook Launches Mobile App Ad Improvements

Facebook announced new buying, creative, and targeting options for mobile app ads aimed at helping marketers more effectively advertise during the holiday season, and presumably getting them to spend more money. For one, marketers can now buy Facebook mobile app …