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Facebook to introduce additional targeting for page posts, including age and gender segmenting

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Facebook is planning to allow pages to target their posts to new subsets of their audience, including fans of a particular age range or gender, according to a marketer who was briefed by a Facebook representative about the change. This change, which has begun rolling out to some pages today and...
Facebook to introduce additional targeting for page posts, including age and gender segmenting

Mark Zuckerberg's Brother-In-Law Works At The Company Google Just Acquired, Too (GOOG, FB)

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Meet Harry Schmidt. He works as a product strategist at Wildfire, the social-marketing startup that Google just bought for $250 million. He's also Mark Zuckerberg's brother-in-law. His wife is Donna Zuckerberg, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sister. Facebook and Google are fierce rivals nowadays, if you've been keeping track....
Mark Zuckerberg's Brother-In-Law Works At The Company Google Just Acquired, Too (GOOG, FB)

Facebook Is Running Out Of Time To Figure Out Its Mobile Advertising Strategy (FB)

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Facebook users are increasingly abandoning the desktop version of the social network in favor of the mobile version, the company revealed in its latest 10-Q filing. About 102 million users accessed Facebook solely through mobile devices in June, a whopping 23% increase from the number who did so in March,...
Facebook Is Running Out Of Time To Figure Out Its Mobile Advertising Strategy (FB)
Facebook switching all users to Timeline this fall, with no exceptions

Facebook Growth Slows Again; Shares Fall 10%

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Facebook met Wall Street's tempered expectations in its first quarterly report as a public company, but its stock fell 10% in after-hours trading as its growth continues to slow....
Facebook Growth Slows Again; Shares Fall 10%

Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Limited Run, a digital distribution outfit specializing in labels, musicians and artists, has decided to take down its Facebook account after discovering through its custom-built "page logger" that 80 percent of the clicks on its ads that Facebook was charging them for came...
Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

Is Hotmail Hotter Now That It's Outlook.com?

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Goodbye, Hotmail. Microsoft is giving its 16-year-old Web-email service a total overhaul and a new name. And the results are impressive. Starting this week, it will be called Outlook.com. This is part of a new Microsoft strategy to use “Outlook” as the name for all its email offerings. I’ve been...
Is Hotmail Hotter Now That It's Outlook.com?

Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS arrives in finished form, mobile ads tag along in beta

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Rapid turnaround just may be the name of Facebook's game. Just a few weeks after its SDK 3.0 for iOS reached beta, the new developer tool has surfaced in a polished version. As it's shipping, the SDK continues to emphasize a more iOS-native experience, better API support and slicker...
Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS arrives in finished form, mobile ads tag along in beta

Facebook Told Me To Sell My Business To Them Or Be Destroyed, And I Said Stuff It (FB)

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An app developer named Dalton Caldwell has written an acerbic open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  The letter is about how Caldwell was called into Facebook to meet with a group of executives, and how these executives told Caldwell that his startup was competitve with a Facebook product, and...
Facebook Told Me To Sell My Business To Them Or Be Destroyed, And I Said Stuff It (FB)

Redesigned Digg iOS app downloads stories before you leave the house

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Launching alongside the monochrome hues of Digg's site redesign, its iOS app has been given a similarly-colored treatment. The update is available to download now and adds several mobile-centric features, including offline reading. Under new ownership, Digg's renovated app plays nice with both Facebook and Twitter, while a new...
Redesigned Digg iOS app downloads stories before you leave the house

Google Buys Social Advertising Startup Wildfire For $250 Million (GOOG)

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Google has purchased Wildfire, a startup that helps marketers manage their presences on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, AllThingsD reports. On its Web site, Wildfire describes itself as "an easy-to-use yet powerful tool to grow, engage, and monetize your audience on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn." Facebook was reportedly the leading suitor for...
Google Buys Social Advertising Startup Wildfire For $250 Million (GOOG)

Loss blamed on Zuckerberg payment

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Facebook reports a $157m (£100m) loss due to payments to shareholders such as founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg....
Loss blamed on Zuckerberg payment

And Now Facebook's Stock Crash Has Created A Bunch Of New Problems For The Company... (FB)

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Facebook's stock crash has done more than blindside investors who figured that no price was too high and loaded up at the IPO. The crash has also created a bunch of new problems for the company, all of which could put additional pressure on the share price. Lock-up releases...
And Now Facebook's Stock Crash Has Created A Bunch Of New Problems For The Company... (FB)
Facebook revamps photos with new mosaic view and simpler UI
Facebook launches first real-money gambling app, 'Bingo Friendzy'

Microsoft-owned Yammer quietly introduces Facebook-like live chat feature

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It’s been a couple of weeks since Microsoft officially announced its move to buy Yammer and already the $1.2 billion service has its first post-acquisition feature, as the professional social network introduced a Facebook-like chat service. The new feature sits on the bottom right side of the screen, allowing Yammer...
Microsoft-owned Yammer quietly introduces Facebook-like live chat feature

Facebook mobile app ads give developers new opportunities for growth

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New Mobile app developers have a powerful new user acquisition channel with Facebook announcing mobile feed-based ads that link directly to an app download page in the Apple App Store or Google Play. These new ads leverage the vast targeting options of the Facebook platform, allowing mobile developers to laser in...
Facebook mobile app ads give developers new opportunities for growth

Analyst: Twitter Passed 500M Users In June 2012, 140M Of Them In US; Jakarta 'Biggest Tweeting' City

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A milestone for Twitter today, according to the Paris-based analyst group Semiocast. The social network has now passed the half-billion account mark — specifically 517 million accounts as of July 1, 2012, with 141.8 million of those users in the U.S., still about half as many users as Facebook has...
Analyst: Twitter Passed 500M Users In June 2012, 140M Of Them In US; Jakarta 'Biggest Tweeting' City

Facebook rolling out subscriptions to app developers today

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Facebook is today rolling out its previously announced subscription options to app developers on its platform. The subscription options will allow developers to implement recurring charges similar to the kind that Android and iOS developers have been able to offer. The subscriptions were tested by partners like Zynga and Playdom,...
Facebook rolling out subscriptions to app developers today
Social Media Manager Buffer Opens API To Developers, Looks To Become "Widespread Sharing Standard"

Sweeney stars reprise roles for new Orange cinema ad

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Ray Winstone and Ben Drew star in new Orange cinema ad that spoofs their roles in upcoming film The SweeneyRay Winstone and rapper Ben "Plan B" Drew star in the next tongue-in-cheek Orange cinema campaign which sends up their upcoming movie The Sweeney.Orange, which has the rights to the prime...
Sweeney stars reprise roles for new Orange cinema ad

Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

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The number of mobile phone users that use the Opera Mini browser has topped 200 million per month for the first time, that’s up 47 percent from last year, the Norwegian company has today revealed. Launching its latest State of the Mobile Web report that looks at usage of its...
Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

Njuice mines Twitter and Facebook to surface trending stories

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Njuice is the latest news aggregation service to hit the market, launching this week in open beta. The Swedish startup’s platform constitutes a website and iOS app, scanning Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms in real-time, tapping predictive algorithms that surface trending stories before they break. “We built Njuice...
Njuice mines Twitter and Facebook to surface trending stories

Social Discovery Is Pushing Search and Social Closer

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Social discovery will remake the Internet, or at least how we plumb it. Need evidence? Persistent rumors of a Facebook search engine, Google's efforts to integrate Google+ into its search results and Microsoft's addition of Facebook tagging into Bing results. Social discovery is philosophy of online search that holds that people are more...
Social Discovery Is Pushing Search and Social Closer

Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes

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Controls will prevent anyone aged under 18 from gambling on Bingo Friendzy, insists US social networkFacebook has made its first move into online gambling in the UK, launching a virtual bingo machine that offers real cash prizes.Britons aged 18 and over will be able to stake real money on the...
Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes
Samsung offering new Galaxy customers up to $300 for old handsets
Digg launches redesign and new app with editorial curation, no comments

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Google acquired the social media management company Wildfire for $250 million on Tuesday. Here's how that acquisition may help Google spy on Facebook going forward. In an odd twist, Mark Zuckerberg's sister and brother-in-law now work for Google as a result of the company's acquisition...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Archos teases G10 xs with first press shot, vows launch in three weeks

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Previously, Archos has only ever given us a fleeting glimpse of the G10 xs tablets it's planning to launch this year -- FCC filings don't count. Cogs in the company's media machine are turning once again, as the company has posted a teaser press image on Facebook with confirmation...
Archos teases G10 xs with first press shot, vows launch in three weeks

Free Olympic video feeds from 40 European broadcasters draw millions

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Eurovision Sports website allows viewers to tune in legally to coverage by all major broadcasters across EuropeA European Broadcasting Union website giving access to free and legal TV coverage of the Olympics by 40 broadcasters across Europe is attracting millions of users a day.The Eurovision Sports website allows viewers to...
Free Olympic video feeds from 40 European broadcasters draw millions
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