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Those Ads You Hate Are Making Facebook A Lot Of Money

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile advertising accounted for more than half of Facebook's total ad revenue in the final quarter of last year, a sign that the so...

Facebook Set To (Finally) Kill Controversial Feature

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

It took heaps of bad press and a court settlement, but Facebook is finally ready to shut down one of its most controversial features. In a blog pos...

This Is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook 'Donate' Button

John Haydon | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
John Haydon

The nonprofit tech community seems to range from skeptical to intrigued by the "Donate Now" addition to Facebook, but there is something that nonprofits need even more than a "donate" button on their Facebook page.

One Step Closer To Autoplay Ads On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2013 | Technology

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you: Your Facebook feed is about to get a lot more animated. The social network has finally begun rolling out vi...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Wants To Know: Do You Like Me? Do You Really Like Me? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Matthew Gomez used to check Facebook at least once an hour. Now, a year later, he’s down to once a day. He's been turned off by a News Feed jammed w...

Facebook Sorry For Ad Showing Photo Of Dead Girl

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Facebook has apologized after a dating ad featuring the photo of a Canada teen who died after months of bullying was posted on...

Your Facebook Feed Might Get A Lot More Irritating

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing videos that play automatically on mobile versions of its service,...

Social Media Grows Up

Kim Garst | Posted 11.11.2013 | Small Business
Kim Garst

Would you rather have one good friend or 10 acquaintances? It is an easy answer right? When you were younger, your grade school years, it was very important to be popular.

Facebook Delays Controversial Changes

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology

After six privacy groups raised concerns about proposed revisions to Facebook's privacy policy, the world's largest social network said it would hold ...

Get Ready For Commercials To Invade Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

If you think ads are choking out your friends' photos on Facebook as it is, brace yourself: In a move that will almost certainly provoke howls from th...

Facebook Pulls Ads From Controversial Pages

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Technology

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content. The social network said tha...

Facebook Is Radically Changing Its Most Annoying Feature

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is eliminating various types of advertisements on i...

Can Facebook Ads Affect Your Child?

Russ Warner | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Russ Warner

Most ads on Facebook are seen but not clicked, yet they can impact users, especially kids who shouldn't really see some of the ads.

Catherine New

Small Business Owners Raise Stink Over Facebook Practice | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business

Jennifer Messina runs her small soap business Seascape Skincare from her home in Toms River, N.J. She uses Etsy to sell her soaps and Facebook to help...

Zuck: Folks On Facebook Are Happy With All The Ads We're Showing Them

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.02.2013 | Technology

A few things seem to hold true about Facebook users as a whole: They'll gripe about being friended by their bosses, they'll be annoyed by baby photos ...

Gokul Rajaram, Facebook Ad Executive, Wants You To Know You Can Hide Ads

Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Timothy Stenovec

Up on the stage the man from Facebook seemed to be delivering some much appreciated news: One could, in fact, hide the advertisements that are increas...

If You Could Pay Facebook To Remove Ads, Would You?

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

According to a patent filing that went public just weeks ago, listing co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself as one of the inventors, Facebook is considering something called "Paid Profile Personalization."

Facebook Ads Fail To Impress

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open 7 percent lower on Thursday as a surge in fourth-quarter mobile advertising revenue failed to live...

Why Advertisers Aren't Asking for Transparency and How Facebook May Change That

Rob Leathern | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Rob Leathern

It's still early days for FBX, but transparency is not the mere fact of telling an advertiser what you are charging them in an online report before you send them an invoice or charge their credit card. That's the naïve, ad network version.

Social Media Marketing Lessons From the Controversial and Failed Facebook IPO

Jayson DeMers | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Facebook's failed IPO started a storm of arguments against social media marketing and ROI capabilities. Social media does work -- just not the way traditional media does.

Facebook's Latest Plea To Advertisers

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, stung by doubts that advertising on the social network delivers enough bang...

Don't Even Think About Making This Facebook Mistake

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business

Wednesday is the worst day of the week to advertise on Facebook, while Saturday and Sunday are the best, according to a new report analyzing user acti...

Insight From Massive Social Experiment Could Sway Voting, Spending and Other Behavior

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Kare Anderson

A recent study shows that about one-third of a million more Americans voted in 2010 because of one Facebook message on Election Day.

Permission Marketing: Facebook's Cash Cow and a Marketer's Dream

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

We're on Facebook to connect with friends, not brands, and advertising is an uninvited interruption. Enter permission marketing, the vehicle to build profitable consumer-brand connections and get the FB stock back in black. Here's how it works.

Facebook To Roll Out Email- And Phone Number-Based Ad Targeting

TechCrunch | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

Facebook will be launching new features next week that allow advertisers to target their ads to customers based on contact information that the advert...