Post Tagged with: "Facebook"

Facebook Wants to Show More Video Ads in Africa, India
/ October 30, 2015 1:05 pm
Facebook Wants to Show More Video Ads in Africa, India

Re/code reports "Facebook loves video content — specifically video ads — and now it’s looking for ways to get video ads in front of people who might have trouble viewing them. Namely, people in emerging markets where Wi-Fi is crummy.". Read More

Mode Media crosses a billion video views in charge to be FB and YouTube alternative
/ October 20, 2015 12:37 pm
Mode Media crosses a billion video views in charge to be FB and YouTube alternative

VentureBeat reports "Mode Media, the company that offers a video-heavy hub for professional content producers, announced today that it streamed more than 1 billion videos views and had 25 million unique visitors in August.". Read More

Oculus exec warns uptake may be slow
/ September 28, 2015 4:17 pm
Oculus exec warns uptake may be slow

Gamesindustry.biz reports "In an on-stage appearance at yesterday's Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warned that virtual reality might grow slowly at first. It was a sentiment echoed by Oculus VP of product Nate Mitchell in an interview with Gamasutra published today.". Read More

Facebook Launches New Bid to Steal TV Advertising Dollars
/ September 28, 2015 4:13 pm
Facebook Launches New Bid to Steal TV Advertising Dollars

Variety reports "Facebook has a new tool to help Madison Avenue divert money away from TV, and spend it instead on the world’s biggest social service connecting more than 1 billion people on Earth. The company announced an expanded partnership with Nielsen, under which Facebook video ads will be rolled up into the research firm’s total rating point (TRP) metric. That’s supposed to let ad buyers plan a campaign that spans both TV and Facebook, “and they can buy a share of those TRPs directly with Facebook,” the company explained in a blog posting Sunday evening.". Read More

Instagram passes 400 million users, now sees 80 million photos shared per day
/ September 22, 2015 3:42 pm
Instagram passes 400 million users, now sees 80 million photos shared per day

VentureBeat reports "In less than a year, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app has added 100 million new people to its platform. The app owes most of its growth to international expansion. Of the latest to join, the majority are in Europe and Asia. However, Instagram saw the most growth in Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia, according to a blog post.". Read More

Collaboration vs. Competition: The battle for VR dominance begins
/ September 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Collaboration vs. Competition: The battle for VR dominance begins

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Sony, Valve and Facebook's bank account added the kind of financial clout I assumed would be necessary for the whole endeavour to be viable. Then the recommended PC specs for Oculus Rift and Vive proved just how much financial clout the consumer would need to access the form at its very best. Even now, with the Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR all scheduled to launch within the next two quarters, so many vital details remain obscure.". Read More

Facebook Tries to Lure Journalists Away From Twitter
/ September 21, 2015 4:29 pm
Facebook Tries to Lure Journalists Away From Twitter

Wired reports "Facebook wants to help journalists find the signal in the noise. The company is hoping to make it easier for reporters to surface and follow news on Facebook and Instagram as well as track down users’ reactions, photos, and videos related to news, sports, and entertainment. And now it’s created a free newsgathering tool called Signal to help journos do just that.". Read More

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