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Facebook VP Envisions Location-based Mobile Advertising
2012-06-19 11:54:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook may soon delve into location-based mobile advertising, but the company´s vice president of global marketing solutions stopped short of saying that it is in fact working on such a system, according to media reports. VP Carolyn Everson said in an interview with Bloomberg that the social network could one day allow advertisers to target mobile users based on their exact location. However, Bloomberg misinterpreted that...

Facebook Grilled By American Regulators Prior To IPO
2012-06-16 05:51:27

In the days following Facebook's February announcement that it would be going public, the company faced a multitude of questions from federal regulators in the U.S., according to information released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. According to Julianne Pepitone of CNNMoneyTech, the SEC contacted officials at the popular social media website at the end of the month with more than 120 questions covering a variety of issues, including co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and...

Facebook Looks To Real-Time Bidding For Ads
2012-06-14 12:42:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com The social network giant Facebook announced on Thursday a plan to introduce real-time bidding for advertising on its site. This would incorporate technology used by Web-based companies including Google to effectively target ads to consumers. The newly announced service, Facebook Exchange, will let advertisers target specific types of users on the social networking site based on past browsing. Prices for ads will be based on the cost per thousand viewers and...

Lack Of Participation Makes Facebook Privacy Policy Vote Non-Binding
2012-06-10 05:55:11

A seven-day voting period regarding whether Facebook should adopt a new privacy and user rights policy or continue using the existing one has come and gone, and despite an overwhelming percentage of voters choosing the current regulations, the revised code will be implemented by the popular social network. The reason, explains Casey Johnston of Ars Technica, is that a minimum of 270 million individuals, or 30% of all Facebook members, needed to cast their vote in order for it the results...

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2012-06-04 12:03:52

Many first-time parents - particularly mothers - actually increase the amount of time they spend on Facebook after the birth of their child according to a small exploratory study. The results shown 44% of mothers said after giving birth their facebook use increased. 27% said it decreased while 29% said their use stayed the same. For the fathers, 31% said their use increased, 19% said it decreased and 51% said it stayed the same. This study is the first to investigate new...

Pre-Teens May Soon Be Allowed To Join Facebook
2012-06-04 09:45:46

The under-thirteen crowd may soon be able to openly sign up for a Facebook account soon, as the social networking giant is now in the midst of developing technology that will allow the youngsters to have an account without having to lie about their age just to be connected. While Facebook bans any user under 13 years of age from joining the site, many lie to get an account, which puts the company in an awkward position regarding federal law that prohibits websites from collecting personal...

2012-06-02 07:08:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com When someone is caught, charged and prosecuted as a sex offender, they lose a great many rights they once had. Depending on the state, they have to register themselves as an offender, alert their neighbors and even keep a safe distance from any public place where children congregate. It´s likely a majority of Americans feel that these restrictions are warranted and even wise, but now some sex offenders are fighting against rulings that ban them from...

2012-05-31 23:01:00

Officials at the online marketplace will use new Facebook Timeline to tell fans about domain names and the latest developments in technology and Internet marketing Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 To coincide with the launch of Facebook´s new Timeline pages for businesses, DomainMarket.com started a Timeline to promote the online domain marketplace and provide information about domain names, Internet technology and online marketing. “Facebook is one of the best ways for...

Facebook Slump Continues As Shares Close Below $29
2012-05-30 04:48:08

Shares of Facebook´s stock plunged nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, closing at $28.84, a 24 percent fall since the company´s initial public offering at a price of $38 per share on May 18. The decline came on a day when most of the market was higher, with the S&P 500 closing up 14.6 points (1.11%) while the Nasdaq was up 33 points (1.18%). Facebook´s highly anticipated IPO was one of the largest in U.S. history, but has delivered the worst trading performance for its...

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