facebook

facebook

Fastest growing segment of piracy? Live TV

Youtubers React to New Site Features: Bulk Annotations, Editing Software, Sound Stages

www.readwriteweb.com
New YouTubers love complaining about how bad the Google-owned company is when it comes to responding to user feedback, but at this year's unofficial YouTuber conference, VidCon, the YouTube team revealed a slew of much-needed site revisions and features, as well as their sense of humor. We sat down with five...
Youtubers React to New Site Features: Bulk Annotations, Editing Software, Sound Stages

This YouTube Video Scored An Entrepreneur $40,000

www.businessinsider.com
New Nick Chmura came up with the idea for his startup because he was fed up with getting nutcrackers for Christmas. "For my first fifteen Christmases I got 35 nutcrackers," tells us. "These people loved me and wanted to get me something but they didn't know what to get me. I...
This YouTube Video Scored An Entrepreneur $40,000
Facebook adds new status icons for same-sex marriages

Facebook Says It Can Take A YEAR To Get Results From Its Ads (GB, GM)

www.businessinsider.com
Facebook seems poised to snatch some good publicity ahead of its Q2 2012 earnings report from the disclosure in the Wall Street Journal that the company is in talks to get General Motors back as an advertising client. But buried in the same report is a statement attributed to Facebook's...
Facebook Says It Can Take A YEAR To Get Results From Its Ads (GB, GM)

After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

www.businessinsider.com
One big reason for Facebook's disappointing IPO was that days before it went off, General Motors, one of the nation's biggest advertisers, loudly announced that it was cutting its ad spend on the site to zero. GM said Facebook ads didn't work. Now, a month and a half later, GM...
After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

www.readwriteweb.com
Continuing our review of the first half of 2012, we look at an emerging product type that became popular this year: social video apps. The two leading contenders are Socialcam and Viddy, each vying to be the breakout app. But at least one of those apps is using dubious seeding...
Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

Facebook Plans to Speed Up its iPhone App

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
According to two Facebook engineers, the company has completely rebuilt its iOS application to optimize for one thing: speed. The new app will be released this summer, but won't look any different than the current one. The company got the speed by switching away from the HTML5 method of programming...
Facebook Plans to Speed Up its iPhone App

Anger at Facebook's email switch

www.bbc.co.uk
The social network has made its @facebook.com email system the default contact shown in users' profiles without asking for permission....
Anger at Facebook's email switch

YouTubers react to new site features announced at VidCon

www.readwriteweb.com
New YouTuber love complaining about how bad the Google-owned company is when it comes to responding to user feedback, but at this year's unofficial YouTuber conference VidCon, the YouTube team revealed a slew of much needed site revisions and features, as well as their sense of humor. Immediately before announcing the...
YouTubers react to new site features announced at VidCon

The site that outs all your stupid Facebook updates

news.cnet.com
We Know What You're Doing proudly reveals all the things you have blurted out on Facebook that you wish you hadn't blurted out on Facebook. [Read more]...
The site that outs all your stupid Facebook updates

BBC broadcasts live on Facebook

www.bbc.co.uk
The BBC has begun streaming live sport coverage on Facebook, with 24 simultaneous live feeds planned for the Olympic Games....
BBC broadcasts live on Facebook
Facebook Blames Email Problems On User "Confusion"

You'll Wish You Worked At LinkedIn After Taking This Tour Of Its HQ (LNKD)

www.businessinsider.com
New MOUNTAIN VIEW – In the year or so since its IPO, LinkedIn has surpassed the 150 million user mark, while growing its staff from about 800 to almost 2,500. It's headquarters in Mountain View has grown a lot too. We recently took a tour of LinkedIn's growing campus and got...
You'll Wish You Worked At LinkedIn After Taking This Tour Of Its HQ (LNKD)

How to Keep Facebook From Recognizing Your Face

www.readwriteweb.com
Now that Facebook has bought facial recognition vendor Face.com, many users are worried that the giant social network will use the technology to infringe on their privacy. While you can’t stop Facebook from grabbing the facial-recognition data, there are ways to limit the service’s use of that information. Security...
How to Keep Facebook From Recognizing Your Face
GM & Facebook: it’s still complicated, but they kinda sorta might like each other again, maybe
Mobile Payments Startup Kuapay Grabs $4 Million Investment, Readies Global Expansion

One Month Later, Here's What's Happened To Sean Parker's Ultra-Hyped App Airtime...

www.businessinsider.com
Sean Parker's Facebook-connected video chat application, Airtime, launched with an enormous amount of hype last month. So, where is it now, about a month later? Well, if you take a look at Airtime on AppData, the numbers don't look good: it has around 9,000 Facebook-connected daily users and 200,000 Facebook-connected...
One Month Later, Here's What's Happened To Sean Parker's Ultra-Hyped App Airtime...

Facebook's e-mail debacle: One 'bug' fix, but rollback impossible

news.cnet.com
commentary So the problems users were up in arms about over the weekend weren't, in fact, user error. What a shock. [Read more]...
Facebook's e-mail debacle: One 'bug' fix, but rollback impossible

Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1

techcrunch.com
With the growth of more location-based mobile apps, there is some inevitable shakedown, too: the latest of these is that check-in service Forecast will be shutting down its app and website, effective July 1, because its developers, Hurricane Party, have run out of money. The news hasn’t been posted yet on Forecast’s...
Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1
Parallels celebrates its birthday by dropping price to $28, giving away iPads and other schwag

Facebook launching “blazing fast”, rebuilt iPhone app next month

9to5mac.com
The New York Times’ Nick Bilton reported today that Facebook is planning on doing something about its “painfully slow” iPhone app. Citing unnamed FB engineers, the report claimed Facebook is going to release a new, “blazing fast” iOS app that is rebuilt “primarily using Objective-C”. However, according to Bilton who...
Facebook launching “blazing fast”, rebuilt iPhone app next month
80% of advertisers: Facebook not as important as the rest of the web

Wow--Facebook Has Completely Sandbagged Estimates--Get Ready For An "Upside Surprise!" (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Remember the selective disclosure problem before Facebook's IPO? That was when Facebook cut its earnings outlook during the IPO roadshow but only told big institutional investors about it. (Specifically, Facebook told the stock analysts at its IPO underwriters, who then cut their "estimates" and verbally told their big clients about...
Wow--Facebook Has Completely Sandbagged Estimates--Get Ready For An "Upside Surprise!" (FB)
‘We Know What You’re Doing’ website outs drug users, boss-haters and more on Facebook

The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

thenextweb.com
BBC Sport announced today the launch of a new Facebook app that will let users follow live streams of major sports events, from Wimbledon to the Olympics. It seems this new app will only be accessible from the UK, as we couldn’t open it from other countries. Here’s how it...
The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

Chill Takes $8M for Video Discovery

allthingsd.com
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and William Morris Endeavor have led an $8 million round for social video discovery site Chill. Chill, which is integrated with Facebook and has benefitted from the recent social video boom, has registered more than 18 million users,  with about 10 million of them active...
Chill Takes $8M for Video Discovery
Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push
With big Asana update, Facebook co-founder Moskovitz wants to kill email
Activision Blizzard partners with Tencent to take Call of Duty Online to China
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?