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Editors are supposed to think about what their readers are interested in. They're not traditionally supposed to think about whether their content is going to make the company money. But things are different at Bauer Xcel Media US. Unlike many publishers, Bauer Xcel encourages its editorial and sales teams to share intel. To ...

- Business Insider - US

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources.

SAN FRANCISCO - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. Congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

- Reuters - US

Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence.

San Francisco July 25, 2017 Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg were trading jabs on social media over artificial intelligence this week in a debate that has turned personal between the two technology luminaries. Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and other ventures, on Tuesday claimed ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Market Snapshot: Stock market sets another round of records as Facebook rallies.

U.S. stocks rise on Thursday, with major indexes extending their string of records this year after another round of upbeat corporate earnings.

- Marketwatch - US

Facebook Jumps 5%: Street Couldn't Care Less About Slowing Growth as Targets Zoom.

Facebook's CFO once again warned the Street the company's revenue growth is being slowed down by a lower rate of advertisements on its property, but the Street hardly cared, pushing price targets as high as $210, and the stock zoomed to half a trillion dollars in market capitalization.

- Barrons - US

LinkedIn Website Demographics lets website owners track the type of visitors coming to their sites.

The tracking capabilities of social media sites has long been a cause for concern, with Facebook being the most notable example. Now the Microsoft-owned professional social network LinkedIn has announced details of a new tracking feature that will be of interest to website owners. LinkedIn Website Demographics does not ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

WhatsApp has 1 billion daily users.

WhatsApp is slowly but surely strengthening its position in the messaging space, now boasting one billion daily users. It joins a very select club that includes parent company Facebook. WhatsApp has also seen a significant increase in the number of monthly users. It has 1.3 billion monthly users, 300 million more than early ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: sources.

About two dozen fake Facebook accounts to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to him

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?.

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.

- Global Voices - US

US stocks notch further records on strong earnings reports.

NEW YORK — Big gains for Facebook, Verizon Communications and other companies reporting healthier-than-expected results nudged U.S. stock indexes a bit further into record territory on Thursday. Oil's recent rally slowed, Treasury yields inched higher and stock markets round…

- Billings Gazette - US

WhatsApp Reaches 1 Billion Daily Active Users.

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is now up to a billion daily active users.

- Social Media Today - US

Facebook, Verizon power Wall Street to record levels

- U.S. stocks added to their record levels at the open on Thursday, driven by gains in Facebook and Verizon.

- Reuters - US

'The best growth story in tech': What Wall Street is saying about Facebook's explosive earnings

GettyFacebook blew past Wall Street's expectations in its second-quarter earnings. Wall Street has subsequently heaped commendation on the company. Its stock, one of the hot tech names that have driven the market's gains this year, is set to open at an all-time high on Thursday. In the second quarter, Facebook's user base, ...

- Business Insider - US

Russia tried to use Facebook to spy on France's Macron

Thomson Reuters Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron ...

- Business Insider - US

Facebook boosts quarterly advertising revenue to $9.2B with mobile accounting for 87%

Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette: Facebook boosts quarterly advertising revenue to $9.2B with mobile accounting for 87%  —  Facebook increased its quarterly advertising revenue by 47 per cent year-on-year to $9.2bn, new financial results show.  —  Advertising made up 98 per cent of the social network's ...

- Mediagazer - US

Facebook Employees Living in a Garage Hope Zuckerberg Will Learn What's Happening' in His Own City

At the beginning of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set a goal to visit every state in the U.S. so he could learn more about the millions of people who use the social network every day. But two of his employees tell The Guardian that they wonder when the billionaire is going to get to know his own community. From a ...

- Slashdot - US

Facebook shares surge as results quash fears of slowing growth

- Shares of Facebook Inc touched a record high on Thursday on the back of overwhelmingly positive quarterly results, adding more than $27 billion to its market value.

- Reuters - US

Google, Facebook, Apple CEOs protest Trump's military transgender ban

Tech CEOs say #LetThemServe in light of U.S. President Trump's announcement to ban transgenders from the military. The post Google, Facebook, Apple CEOs protest Trump's military transgender ban appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Can Snap fall even more as lockups expire?

Since going public, Snap Inc. has faced increasing competition from Facebook Inc., a $2 billion-plus loss in its first earnings report and a sliding stock price. Now, the Snapchat parent company faces yet another challenge, and historical trends show investors have cause for concern.

- Marketwatch - US

The Ratings Game: Next stop for Facebook shares? $200 or more, say analysts

Analysts rush to lift Facebook estimates after results, saying there's significantly more runway' for the stock.

- Marketwatch - US

Russia used Facebook to trick Macron allies: Report

The Kremlin has long denied French President Emmanuel Macron's allegations of Russian subterfuge during his election campaign, but three different sources, including a U.S. congressman, have now told Reuters that an attempted surveillance operation on Macron did take place on social media. Acc...

- The Raw Story - US

A billion people use WhatsApp daily

One billion people check WhatsApp every day. Not every month -- it hit that number way back in early 2016 -- but every single day. The Facebook-owned chat app has announced the milestone number in a post thanking its users, though it was also mention...

- Engadget - US

'The best growth story in tech': What Wall Street is saying about Facebook's explosive earnings

Facebook blew past Wall Street's expectations in its second-quarter earnings. Wall Street has subsequently heaped commendation on the company. Its stock, one of the hot tech names that have driven the market's gains this year, is set to open at an all-time high on Thursday. In the second quarter, Facebook's user base, the ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Facebook is popping after crushing earnings

Facebook shares are rising after the social media giant crushed its second quarter earnings, trading up more than 7% ahead of the opening bell. Facebook brought in $9.32 billion in revenue in the second quarter, mostly from mobile ads. It reported earnings per share of $1.32 compared to the $1.13 Wall Street was ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Facebook's David Marcus told us how Messenger will threaten advertising on the open web

LONDON — Last night's Facebook earnings call focused so heavily on monetization inside Messenger that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to remind analysts he thought video will be a much bigger driver of revenues in the near future than Messenger: "So many of the questions here today have been about Messenger, and I want to ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Market Snapshot: Stock market set to extend records, led by Facebook

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, with major indexes looking set to extend their push into record territory, supported by the latest round of positive corporate results.

- Marketwatch - US

June Foray Dies: Voice Of Rocky From 'The Bullwinkle Show' Was 99

June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show, has died, two months shy of her centenary. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing, “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at ...

- Deadline.com - US

Look to Social Media for the Gulf's Burgeoning Debates

27 July 2017The buzzing online activity around the current regional crisis demonstrates that social media is a crucial tool for political messaging in the GCC. Nicole El Khawaja LinkedIn Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa Programme The Growth of Social Media in the Gulf As the GCC crisis, which saw Saudi ...

- Chatham House - UK

Facebook had another great quarter, beating expectations with revenue of $9.3 billion

Will Facebook ever have a disappointing quarter? Even the social media giant itself has warned that it will eventually happen, but Q2 2017 was a positive one that beat analysts’ expectations. The company generated $9.32 billion in revenue, an increase of around 45 percent compared to the same period last...

- Techspot - EC

Twitter struggles to boost monthly user growth, shares fall

- Twitter Inc failed to add users on a monthly basis in the second quarter, compared with the first quarter, amid fierce competition from Facebook Inc and Snap Inc's fast-growing messaging app Snapchat.

- Reuters - US

Facebook's blockbuster earnings will put more pressure on Snap's tumbling stock price

As if Snap wasn't feeling enough heat, Facebook's strong second quarter earnings should turn the flames up a bit higher. Snap won't report its own earnings until August 10. But on Wednesday, Facebook said revenue rose 44.8 percent in the three months ending June 30. That's slower than the 59 percent growth rate from the

- VentureBeat - US

As Thailand restricts internet freedom, cyber activists work to keep an open web

On June 9 2017, a Thai man was sentenced to 35 years in jail for sharing Facebook posts. The crime: he allegedly defamed the king. This harsh sentence is just one example of Thailand's increasing repression in the digital sphere. Since the 2014 coup, the Thai military junta has take a hard stance toward online critics and ...

- The Next Web - US

Market Snapshot: Tech stocks poised to drive another record day on Wall Street, led by Facebook

U.S. stock futures pointed to a stronger open on Wall Street, with techs set to lead the way higher as Facebook charged ahead in premarket trading.

- Marketwatch - US

MarketWatch First Take: Facebook keeps warning about growth, but growth doesn't stop

Facebook Inc. has been predicting for exactly one year that its ad load rate will slow, which should affect Facebook's financial performance, even as it continues to post phenomenal growth rates for profit and revenue.

- Marketwatch - US

Facebook TV is Reportedly Coming this August

Facebook TV is reportedly coming in two weeks, according to Bloomberg. TV partners are already being asked to submit the first episodes of their "spotlight" shows. These will be inexpensive, five- to 10-minute shows that are owned by the media companies that have partnered with Facebook, with 45 percent of ad revenue going ...

- Novinite - BG

Facebook may print money but thirsty Wall Street wants more

Monetising video... RU serious, Zuck? Analysis Anyone asking why there hasn't been a major new technology company to rival the likes of Facebook for a decade should take a good look at... Facebook.…

- TheRegister - UK

Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: Sources

Facebook said in April it had taken action against fake accounts that were spreading misinformation about the French election. 

- Zee News - IN

Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: Sources

Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

- BDNews24 - BD

Chinese writers steer path round censors to earn cash through apps

When outspoken professor Qiao Mu posted his resignation letter on a popular Chinese messaging app, sympathetic readers tapped their phone screens to send him money, leaving him with a 20,000 yuan payday. China’s widely used applications have given writers like Qiao an outlet to self-publish and make money – as ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Jazz star Esperanza Spalding to record an album on Facebook Live

Other artists keep their music under lock and key until it's fully polished, but jazz star Esperanza Spalding wants to "rely on improvisation and first instinct" for her next album. That's why she's writing, recording and arranging 10 songs for it --...

- Engadget - US

JUST BRENDA: My Facebook girlfriend is too short, help!

I'm 25 and I met a girl on Facebook. We exchanged numbers and set a date.

- Daily Nation - KE

RFE/RL: Legislator says Saakashvili may be forced to seek asylum in US

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship on July 26, may be forced to seek asylum in the United States, a Ukrainian legislator said. Saakashvili said on Facebook that he was visiting the United States when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Facebook planning cheaper, wireless Oculus VR headset

 

- Stuff - NZ

The Ratings Game: Next stop for Facebook shares? $200, say analysts applauding results

Analysts rush to lift Facebook estimates after results, saying there's significantly more runway' for the stock.

- Marketwatch - US

6 reasons why Facebook is a real threat to Google's global ads dominance

When it comes to dominating online advertising, there are only two platforms really going head-to-head. And one of them is catching up fast. The post 6 reasons why Facebook is a real threat to Google's global ads dominance appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

WhatsApp active user numbers explode to 1bn per day

Internet messaging took a bit longer to catch on than many expected, but Facebook-owned entities are now dominating the market more than ever. The post WhatsApp active user numbers explode to 1bn per day appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Your mom is killing your chances of going viral on Facebook

Unconditional love means unconditional likes. At least, that's how it works with Chris Aldrich's mom, who auto-likes' everything he posts to Facebook. Family pictures? Like! A blog post titled A New Low in Quantum Mechanics?' Like! Aldrich, who has degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering, mostly publishes about ...

- The Next Web - US

Russia used fake Facebook accounts to target Macron campaign, report says

Russia used fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to gain access to personal information on associates close to President Emmanuel Macron during the 2017 election, reported Reuters on Wednesday.

- FOX News - US

Inside Facebook's virtual reality chat room

Facebook hopes the feature will be the "most immersive" way for Oculus Rift owners to chat online.

- BBC - UK

Is This The End for Al Jazeera in Israel? Netanyahu Looks to Shut Down Jerusalem Office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would look for ways to shutter the presence of satellite news station al-Jazeera in Israel, accusing the Qatar-based channel of inciting violence. In a Facebook post Wednesday night, Netanyahu said he had asked law enforcement authorities to shut down the station's Israel offices a ...

- Albawaba - UK

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