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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....

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...