"Facebook News" Category

Social Leaks: Privacy Issues of Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus

social_leaks5 July 2012 Social Searcher launched Social Leaks – a collection of the Social Networks’ Leaks exposing the privacy issues of Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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Twitter Search Update

twitter_searchSocial Searcher added Real Time Search Results to the Twitter Search service.
Now users can easily surf recent or popular tweets relative to their search keywords.

Following Search filters are supported:

1. Phrase search (””)

2. Terms you want to exclude (-)

3. The OR operator

4. From/To User Operators

5. Mentioning Operator

6. Attitude Operators

7. Question Operator

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Facebook Friendshake: Find Friends Nearby

facebook-friendshakeFacebook added a new feature to the mobile functionality, which helps users to find friends and other people by location.
Its original name is “Friendshake“, but the abbreviation specified in the URL (http://fb.com/ffn) means “find friends nearby“.

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Facebook Salaries Statistics

facebook_salaryFacebook is one of the Silicon Valley companies, which pays the highest salaries to the employees. Even Software Engineering Interns of the social network, can be paid more than $ 74 thousand per year, while the salary of the lead software engineer – $ 132 thousand.

In the Glassdoor.com ranking, where employees of the American corporations anonymously publish the amount of their salaries, Facebook is on the third position in the list of the companies, which are considered to be the most successful place for employment. Google is on the 5, and Apple – 7.

As it is in the most of technology companies, software engineers – are the most highly paid employees in the Facebook.
Facebook salary of the Senior Developer is about $ 132.5 thousand per year.

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Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

facebook_facial_recognitionBack in 2010 Facebook released Automatic Facial Recognition feature and now the social network acquires facial recognition startup Face.com.

Face.com was founded just three years ago and already provided some face recognition technology to Facebook. According to the Financial Times, the amount of the deal can be estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. The mass media called the sum of $ 80-100 million.

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Facebook Integration With Apple

facebook_appleOn Monday Scott Forstall announced integration of Facebook into the iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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NASDAQ Offers $40 Million for Facebook IPO Glitches

facebook_nasdaq2As we reported before NASDAQ Will Compensate Facebook IPO Issues, now we know the amount: NASDAQ agrees to pay $ 40 million compensation for the trader’s losses caused by software issues during the Facebook initial public offering.

Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld apologized for the problems encountered on May 18.

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Facebook App Center Started

facebook_app_center2We already mentioned that Facebook plans to open “App Center”, today it is online. Facebook offered application developers an easy access to the 900 million users audience of the social network. With the help of “App Center“, they can create pages with description and links to their applications on popular services – Apple App Store and Google Play.

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NASDAQ Will Compensate Facebook IPO Issues

facebook_nasdaqNASDAQ is ready to pay out compensation to the investors affected by the issues on the Stock Exchange while Facebook’s initial public offering.

NASDAQ mentioned $ 13.4 million compensation amout, but this is clearly not enough: investors estimate their losses from the glitches on the Stock Exchange at about $ 120 million. Total loss is even higher: Facebook’s capitalization fell down more than $ 50 billion after the IPO.

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Top 25 Creative Facebook Ads Campaigns

facebook_ads_logoSpecialists of the Simply Zesty Agency picked up the most interesting videos of Facebook advertising campaigns. They all have a bright idea and a proved high level of the users engagement.

You’ve probably already heard about some of these campaigns, while others may be new for you. If your company is also interested in increasing the engagement of it’s audience on Facebook – you’ll be, for sure, inspired by these top advertising videos.

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