Chelsea Prince


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Facebook Highlighting More Early Results for Social News Apps

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Facebook posted early results from new integrations with news outlets launched during f8, showing a significant increase in traffic to news stories posted via social news applications. Facebook yesterday highlighted set [...]

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Facebook Buys WhoGlue, But Not Its Talent

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Facebook acquired Baltimore-based social networking software firm WhoGlue Inc. early this month for an undisclosed amount, according to a report from the Baltimore Business Journal. WhoGlue’s founder, Jason Hardebeck, appears [...]

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Facebook Adds “Related Posts” with Questions and Comments to Sponsored Stories

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Facebook experimented with a new “Related Post” Sponsored Story format that leverages comments and questions over the Thanksgiving holiday to encourage more interaction between consumers and respective brands. This is [...]

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‘Tis the Season: Facebook Planning Political and Social Gaming Hackathons in 2 Weeks

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Facebook is hosting two hackthons in early December to raise awareness of legislative public data and drive interest in social game development. The White House one-day hackathon, detailed by the [...]

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Facebook Adds More Activity and Sponsored Stories to Ticker

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Facebook updated its Ticker over the weekend to allow posts from more types of user activity and Sponsored Stories. These additions turn Ticker’s automatic-content stream feature into a more lively [...]

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TrustedID Acquires Unsubscribe.com and its Social Monitor Application

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Palo Alto-based TrustedID has acquired Santa Monica-based Unsubscribe.com and its Social Monitor application this week. With the acquisition, TrustedID hopes to expand its identity protection product offerings on social networks [...]

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TBG Digital Study: High Conversion Performance in Facebook’s Social Context Ads

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TBG Digital, a Facebook advertising and social media specialist company, has released data based on a recent client study that indicates social context ads perform more effectively than non-social context [...]

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Facebook Adds User Subscription Recommendations Based on Page Likes

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Facebook is now promoting its new Subscriptions feature by recommending people to follow based on the Pages users have Liked. For example, the screenshot below shows recommendations for a user [...]

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Facebook Opens Preferred Developer Consultant Fall 2011 Submissions

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Facebook has just begun the application process for selecting the next batch of Preferred Developer Consultants. It began accepting permissions yesterday and will close at 5 p.m. PST December 6. [...]

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Walmart Goes Local on Facebook, Seeking Shopper Adoption

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Just in time for coveted Black Friday discounts, Walmart and Facebook have partnered release My Local Walmart, a move to connect Fans of the world’s largest retailer with neighborhood deals, [...]

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Crowd Science’s Facebook Study: People Most Often Click Like to Show Support and Enjoyment

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“Like us on Facebook!” is a common Facebook marketing catch-phrase, but it’s not getting the biggest reaction among users, according to a new study by social analytics company Crowd Science [...]

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Facebook to Shut Off Automatic Feed Syndication in Notes App

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For people who want to syndicate published work to Facebook, the company has for years offered a Notes application that included a feature to automatically import RSS feeds from other [...]

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Zibaba Launches Advertising Synched to Storefront Using Facebook’s Ads API

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The monetization between Facebook retail storefronts and counterpart Facebook advertising has created a disconnect for retailers. So, for retailers wondering where to turn to for ROI on all their Facebook [...]

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Music on Facebook: New Stats Show Spotify, Others Growing Fast

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Music apps using Facebook have seen their traffic double or even grow tenfold since f8, giving developers at companies like Spotify, and even Ticketmaster, more to love about Facebook’s big [...]

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Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sandberg Talk IPO, Engineers, Steve Jobs With Charlie Rose

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Last night, Charlie Rose aired exclusive conversations with Facebook’s top executives, chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Taped last Thursday in Palo Alto, the interview first [...]