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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments
Oh hey, a solution to the Facebook Page drama! That was fast

Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

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Facebook today released an update to its iOS application that improves the speed of the app and includes a new feature for users to upload photos to an album. The iOS update comes on the heels of an overhaul of the Android app earlier today with natively built features to...
Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed
Facebook tries 'buy tickets' button on events, but links offsite

Unpinned: Facebook Shuts Down Test Of Its Pinterest-Style Collections Feature

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No so Pinteresting after all. Facebook began testing Collections on October 8th. But today I found that photos users collected had disappeared and so had posts with Collect or Want buttons . I asked Facebook and it confirmed that indeed, “the test is now complete”. Maybe no one got hooked...
Unpinned: Facebook Shuts Down Test Of Its Pinterest-Style Collections Feature

One Of Facebook's Great Hopes For Huge Revenues Is Fading (FB)

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From about 2008 to 2012, one way everyone thought Facebook would make a lot of money is through something called "f-commerce." "F-commerce," was a play on e-commerce. The vision was that small and large retailers alike would open stores on Facebook.com, and that through the magic of "social," the distribution...
One Of Facebook's Great Hopes For Huge Revenues Is Fading (FB)
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed

Facebook prompts users to buy their Valentine a gift, offers limited-time $1 gifts

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Facebook is promoting its Gifts product at the top of News Feed today, encouraging users to buy their friends or significant other a real gift through its service. The social network also tested a number of $1 gifts for users to send as Valentines. Users who are listed in a...
Facebook prompts users to buy their Valentine a gift, offers limited-time $1 gifts

Non-Social Facebook Ads Begin Creeping Into The News Feed

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As Facebook’s continued quest for revenue continues, the News Feed relevance appears to be declining. Under immense pressure to generate meaningful ad revenue, Facebook has begun sponsoring stories and pages and, most recently, suggesting posts. The key? These new ad units have... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Non-Social Facebook Ads Begin Creeping Into The News Feed
Facebook for iOS updated with faster newsfeed, re-built timeline on iPhone, improved photo uploading

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say
Facebook's coming video ads run the risk of 'MySpacing' the world's most popular social network

Facebook for iOS gets faster News Feed and Timeline, lets you choose an album when uploading photos

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Facebook on Thursday updated its native iOS app, on the same day it launched its native app for Android. To get the latest speed enhancements for your News Feed and Timeline, as well as photo uploading improvements, you can download the latest version of the app now from the official...
Facebook for iOS gets faster News Feed and Timeline, lets you choose an album when uploading photos

Facebook reveals updates to News Feeds, updates layout

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Facebook has revealed its new News Feed, introducing a number of new feeds alongside what is currently used. The new feeds are also joined by a new look for stories in the feed itself, with the same "mobile-inspired" design appearing on desktop, tablet, and smartphone versions of the site, as...
Facebook reveals updates to News Feeds, updates layout

Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

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Facebook today announced a deal with Rovi Corporation to use Rovi Video, a database of information about movies, TV shows and celebrities that can be used to improve search and discovery across its platform. Rovi’s data helps power experiences like on-screen TV guides, iTunes, Flixter, BestBuy.com and many others. Facebook has...
Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

Facebook 2012: A Year in Review

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When 2012 began, Facebook users were just beginning to adopt Timeline and try out Open Graph apps. Over the past 12 months, the company has run thousands of tests, launched several new products, overhauled existing ones and ramped up monetization efforts. Along the way, Facebook went public and passed 1 billion monthly...
Facebook 2012: A Year in Review
No Facebook Account Required: Facebook Messenger For Android Allows Sign Ups With Just A Phone Number

Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

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Google’s maps team today announced a minor but significant update to its Google Map Maker product: a new Activity Stream. Think of it like the Facebook News Feed or the Google+ stream just for Map Maker: it keeps you informed of changes to your neighborhood. The new Map Maker Activity...
Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'

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Facebook appears to be planning another redesign, sending out press invites to come see a "new look for the News Feed" Thursday at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The company didn't give further details about what changes may be coming to the landing page for Facebook users that...
Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'

Facebook poised to announce its 'new home on Android'

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Industry buzz points to Facebook smartphone, a modified version of the Android operating system in an association with HTCFacebook will next week unveil its latest push into the mobile world - and industry watchers are convinced the social network is about to launch a Facebook-branded phone.Media has been summoned to...
Facebook poised to announce its 'new home on Android'

Marketing Day: March 12, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update Weather Reports? At this morning’s SMX West Keynote with Grady Burnett, Vice President of Global Marketing... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: March 12, 2013

News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile

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Wavii, the service that analyzes and summarizes news, is becoming a mobile-first company on its second try. The company will release a second version of its iPhone app today, which CEO Adrian Aoun called a “drastically different experience.” Aoun said Wavii previously had released a “crappy consulting firm version” of...
News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile
Social | Riches and Fame Hinge on Facebook Makeover

Sharethrough Launches A Native Ad Leaderboard To Highlight The Sponsored Content That's Most Shared

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Sharethrough, a startup that’s focused on native advertising (a topic that CEO Dan Greenberg has discussed in several TechCrunch guest columns), is launching a new way to browse the most popular native ads. The Native Advertising Leaderboard is based on information that’s publicly available through the APIs of various social...
Sharethrough Launches A Native Ad Leaderboard To Highlight The Sponsored Content That's Most Shared

Facebook ads could become videos soon, with 15 second commercials invading your News Feed

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Facebook could be adding a new advertising format to its arsenal soon, according to AdAge. Based on what the publication has heard from “several industry executives”, the social network could be bringing video ads to its 1 billion users within the “first half of next year” to generate more revenue....
Facebook ads could become videos soon, with 15 second commercials invading your News Feed

You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

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Many Facebook users received an email notice last night about a class action lawsuit against the company. This is the same email that went out to some Facebook users last week, but we wanted to mention it again in case there was any confusion. The suit says Facebook used users'...
You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

A wish list for Facebook's News Feed includes highlighted friends, improved mobile

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Facebook is set to unveil an updated News Feed on Thursday and analysts have a wish list of changes that users might welcome....
A wish list for Facebook's News Feed includes highlighted friends, improved mobile

Facebook's updated News Feed cuts through clutter, boredom

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Facebook's redesigned News Feed may help keep users flooded with information from quitting the social network, anlaysts said....
Facebook's updated News Feed cuts through clutter, boredom

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg

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See you later, aggregator. Have your hot, salty tears yet dried following the news that Google is to send Google Reader off to that dusty news feed in the sky? (Last day at work is July 1, so put that date in your diary and remember to bake a...
Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg

Case study: Facebook mobile install ads take app from No. 253 to No. 5 in App Store

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Facebook advertising company Naningans ran a Facebook mobile campaign for an e-commerce app developer during the holidays, moving the app’s rank in the Apple Store from the mid-200s to the top 10 in its category, with the use of Facebook’s mobile app install ads. Within a 10-day campaign period leading...
Case study: Facebook mobile install ads take app from No. 253 to No. 5 in App Store
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