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BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018 BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018

BIA/Kelsey released its latest U.S. Social Local Media Forecast looking at 2013 – 2018. The firm expects social media ad revenues in the country to grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2018. This would represent a …

Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30, His Self-Proclaimed Cutoff Age for Youthful Intelligence Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30, His Self-Proclaimed Cutoff Age for Youthful Intelligence

Back in early 2007, when he was just 22 years old and running a company of about 20 million registered users, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd at the Y Combinator Startup School event at Stanford that “young people …

Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To Everyone Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To Everyone

At f8 a couple weeks ago, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help mobile startups grow. Upon announcement, only f8-attending developers were able to apply, but the company announced on Wednesday that registration is now open to all. “Any …

Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed two apps that were already mostly dead and hadn’t been updated in forever–Poke and Camera (or Camera•, to be precise). If you try to find either in the App Store, you’ll come up empty handed. Facebook …

Facebook Recommends Fake News Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under …

Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach

Facebook introduced a new tool for businesses called Audience Insights, which lets marketers learn more about their target audiences, such as aggregate information about geography, demographics, purchase behavior, etc. This is completely separate from Page Insights. That shows you info …

Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AOL have teamed up to launch TrustInAds.org to educate people about the dangers of ad scams. Here’s the official description: Founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter, TrustInAds.org comprises a group of Internet industry leaders that …

‘Danzig Getting Knocked Out’ Is Still Recommended Viewing Like A Decade Later

Roughly a decade ago, a famous video hit the web featuring Glenn Danzig getting knocked out by the guy from the Northside Kings. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with it or have at least heard of it. …

Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook

Eat24 made a lot of headlines after it publicly “broke up” with Facebook in late March. In response to Facebook’s move of taking away the organic reach of Page posts, forcing brands to pay for exposure, Eat24, which had 70,000 …

f8 Talk Deals With Leveraging Facebook For Ecommerce f8 Talk Deals With Leveraging Facebook For Ecommerce

Facebook has released a number of discussions from its f8 conference last week on YouTube. If you weren’t able to attend, but are interested in using Facebook to help your ecommerce business, you might want to give this one a …

Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting Facebook Adds Video Metrics To Insights, Ad Reporting

Facebook announced that it is giving businesses new video metrics in the Page Insights tool as well as in Ads Reporting. Page owners can already see how many people started watching their videos, but soon, they’ll be able to see …

Here’s A 45-Minute Discussion About Facebook Mobile App Ads Here’s A 45-Minute Discussion About Facebook Mobile App Ads

Facebook has been releasing videos of presentations from sessions on various topics from its f8 conference last week. These aren’t all specifically about the products they announced. Some of them are simply practical advice for using Facebook’s products and getting …

‘True Blood’ Season 7 Photos Online

The seventh season of the HBO vampire drama True Blood premieres on June 22, and new photos from the final season have been released online. A teaser trailer for season 7 was posted last month, which indicated that the storyline …

Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers? Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers?

If you have an app that relies heavily on certain types of data obtained from Facebook users, you may have your work cut out for you. Facebook held its f8 developers conference this week, and among other things, announced an …

Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links? Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements …

Facebook: f8 Will Happen Every Year Now Facebook: f8 Will Happen Every Year Now

Facebook’s f8 conferences have been irregular to say the least. The first one was held in May of 2007 when the company introduced the social graph. The following year, it took place in July, and Facebook introduced new profiles and …

Facebook Announces Mobile Like Button For Apps Facebook Announces Mobile Like Button For Apps

Mark Zuckerberg made a big point today at f8 to point out that this year’s conference isn’t about any big, major product announcements as others have been in the past. This time, it was all about a bunch of smaller …

Facebook Announces Audience Network Facebook Announces Audience Network

As expected, Facebook announced its Audience Network, it’s new mobile ad network. Product management director Deb Liu revealed it on stage at f8. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it the first time Facebook is going to help you monetize in “a …

Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off

Facebook product partnerships director Ime Archibong revealed FbStart at the company’s f8 conference. This is a program, which gives developers tools (for free) and services from Facebook itself as well as 11 other companies to “help startups take off”. These …

Facebook Announces Anonymous Login, More Data Control For Regular Login [f8] Facebook Announces Anonymous Login, More Data Control For Regular Login [f8]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just took the stage at the company’s f8 conference, and announced Anonymous Login and some updates to the old Facebook login experience that gives users more options about the data they share with developers. Anonymous Login …

Samantha Ramsey, 19, Shot Dead by Kentucky Deputy

The Boone County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage driver over the weekend by a deputy who claims the deceased was attempting to run him over. Deputy Tyler Brockman shot Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Covington, …