Category: Social Media

Facebook Allows Advertisers to Buy In-Stream Ads

In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform. The move also gives advertisers an option to specify whether they would like their in-stream ads to appear on Facebook […]

Facebook to Reduce Video Clickbait From News Feed

After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. Video clickbaits are those posts that have fake video-play buttons embedded into an image, and videos of a static image. “Publishers that rely on these […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Becomes World’s Fifth Richest Person: Fortune

Following Facebook’s second quarter earnings report that showed the company’s stocks hit record high, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has achieved a personal milestone too, becoming the world’s fifth richest person. According to a report in Fortune on Thursday, Zuckerberg’s net worth hit $72.7 billion (roughly Rs. 4,66,466 crores) on Thursday. This increase of more than $3 billion (roughly […]

In Costly Silicon Valley, Case of Facebook Contractor Who Lives in a Car

Unable to afford an apartment in Silicon Valley, a contractor working for Facebook is being forced to live out of her car. According to a report in Daily Mail, Parsha, who has earned a sobriquet ‘Pinky’ for her pink hair, pink car and pink dog, is already burdened with student loans and medical bills. “I […]

Facebook, Instagram Posts Will Soon Help Sniff Out Tax Fraud in India

A photo of your shiny new car on Instagram or the Facebook post about your chic holiday cottage may lead India’s taxman to your door. Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to match residents’ […]

Facebook Did Shut Down AI System, But Not Because Things Went Out Of Control

Amid the battle of words between billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk over the future of artificial intelligence last week, a story that suggested that Facebook had to shut down an AI program went viral. We may have gotten carried away by the pun, however. According to reports, Facebook had to shut down an AI program after two bots created their […]

Facebook Said to Be Working on Video Chat Device, Standalone Smart Speaker

Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home – the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab. Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring’s F8 developer conference, according to people familiar with the matter. They say the large […]

Over 650 Social Media URLs Already Blocked in 2017, Compared to Just 10 in 2014: Ahir

The number of social media URLs blocked by the government on the recommendation of an official panel has shown a rising trend with 652 web addresses shut down this year alone compared to just 10 in 2014, official date showed on Wednesday. The data given by Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir […]

Facebook News Feed to Prioritise Links to Websites That Load Faster

In the coming months, Facebook is updating its News Feed to show more weblinks that load faster and less stories which take time to open. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook executives said they had heard from people how frustrating it is to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. “In fact, even […]