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Facebook’s Ad Revenue Hit $1.86B for 2010

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
Facebook’s Ad Revenue Hit $1.86B for 2010

According to recently released figures from eMarketer, Facebook‘s revenue for advertising alone — which excludes revenue for virtual currencies and other sources — came to an astonishing $1.86 billion for all of last year. Not bad for a web startup that’s yet to see its seventh birthday. As we reported last month, Facebook was...

Facebook Bug Revealed Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Photos

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
Facebook Bug Revealed Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Photos

A bug in Facebook’s code briefly gave users access to other users’ Facebook photos — including those of Mark Zuckerberg — without permission Tuesday. Members of a body building forum first spotted the bug, which appeared in a new feature that allowed people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously....

Google+ Gets Face Recognition, Deeper Gmail Integration

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
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Google is on fire today: besides introducing the new activities recommendation engine Schemer, and the news aggregator Currents, the company also improved Google+with several nifty features, including face detection. The new feature is called Find my Face, and it helps tag photos of people in pictures, provided they’ve activated the...

4 Ways the New Twitter Is Taking on Facebook

by Dan - on Dec 20th 2011 - No Comments
4 Ways the New Twitter Is Taking on Facebook

Twitter’s native video- and photo-sharing features may have hinted at its desire to go after Facebook, but the redesign it launched on Thursdaystated them loud and clear. Twitter now looks a lot more like the world’s largest social network, with features that focus on social interaction and brand pages. Twitter once differentiated...

Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets

by Dan - on Dec 20th 2011 - No Comments
Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets

Along with Twitter’s redesign announcement Thursday, the service has rolled out a new way to let website developers and bloggers embed tweets that give visitors the ability to reply, retweet and favorite without leaving the page. Twitter users now can place embeddable tweets on their websites by simply using one line of code. A single-click...

Facebook’s Secret to High Emotional Engagement? Faces [STUDY]

by Dan - on Dec 18th 2011 - No Comments

If you’re trying to understand why Facebookelicits such an emotional response, look no further than the name. A study commissioned by Facebook examined how consumers’ brains responded to the site as well as to Yahoo’s and The New York Times‘s homepages. NeuroFocus, the Berkeley, Calif., firm that executed the study, found that...