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Facebook Launches Mobile Message Board App ‘Rooms’

Facebook Launches Mobile Message Board App ‘Rooms’

By Josh Wolford October 23, 2014

Facebook has just launched a standalone app that doesn’t even allow you to connect with Facebook (even if you wanted to) and also lets you be anonymous – to a certain degree. It’s called Rooms, and you can download it …

Facebook Updates Ad Campaign Structure Facebook Updates Ad Campaign Structure

Back in February, Facebook introduced a new ad campaign structure, which it said would make it easier for advertisers to organize, optimize, and measure their ads. It went from a two-level approach to a three-level one (campaigns, ad sets, and …

FB Safety Check Keeps Track of You After Disasters FB Safety Check Keeps Track of You After Disasters

Facebook has just unveiled a new feature called Safety Check, which allows people to identify themselves as safe following major disasters – as well as keep track of their friends who might’ve been in the affected area. The feature is …

Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over …

Facebook Isn't Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp Facebook Isn't Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is in the bag. After approvals from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU, Facebook filed the final paperwork earlier this week. Ok, so now Facebook has it and its 500 million+ user …

Facebook Announces Local Awareness Ads Facebook Announces Local Awareness Ads

Facebook announced a new ad product for local businesses called Local Awareness ads. These let businesses find new customers by showing ads to groups of people who are near that business’s neighborhood. “Local awareness ads are built to be more …

Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App

Facebook is said to be preparing a new standalone app that will enable users to communicate with one another anonymously, apparently not unlike apps of the moment Whisper and Secret. This comes from The New York Times, which cites two …

Facebook Launches Audience Network Facebook Launches Audience Network

Facebook introduced the Audience Network at its f8 developer conference in April. This is its new mobile ad network, which lets mobile apps monetize through Facebook’s 1.5 million active advertisers. The network is now “open for business,” as the company …

Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted

We’ve heard for months that Facebook Messenger would be getting a payments feature eventually. Now it would appear that such a thing is closer than ever. TechCrunch points to screenshots taken by Stanford student Andrew Aude using iOS app tool …

Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done

Facebook announced in February that it would be acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion pending regulatory approval. All necessary approvals have been granted, and roughly eight months later, the deal is now done. Last week, the deal cleared the big EU …

Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has obtained nearly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers, and talked extensively about how it won’t put up with fake likes and other spam on its network. The company says it’s honoring Cyber …

Facebook Kicks Of New FbStart Tour Facebook Kicks Of New FbStart Tour

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing

Reuters reported last week that Facebook was set to win unconditional EU approval on its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, which the company announced in February. On Friday, the EU made it official. Commission Vice President in charge of …

Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare

When I say preventative care applications and health support communities, you say … Facebook? Facebook, eternal tracker of all things you, is planning a move into the healthcare realm. That’s the word from Reuters, who quotes the omnipresent “people familiar …

Facebook Changes Its Research Approach Facebook Changes Its Research Approach

You’ll probably recall the controversy Facebook found itself in a few months ago when it was discovered that an experiment it conducted a couple years ago manipulated people’s emotions by showing them different types of content in the News Feed. …

Facebook Opens Mobile Like Button To App Devs Facebook Opens Mobile Like Button To App Devs

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS …

Twilight Is Coming to a ... Facebook Near You Twilight Is Coming to a ... Facebook Near You

Twilight isn’t dead, y’all. Like its sparkly subject matter, the series lives eternal – and will be coming to a Facebook news feed near you. Lionsgate has partnered with Facebook, the non-profit Women In Film, and crowdsourcing platform Tongal to …