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Facebook to launch exclusive music videos starting August 1
Jul15

Facebook to launch exclusive music videos starting August 1

[/dropcap]Facebook is launching a new program for publishers to post exclusive music videos directly to Facebook. Social media guru Matt Navarra says the program will prompt the official Facebook Pages of musicians to switch to a new setting by August 1. The process will allow any Facebook-licensed videos feature the musicians by linking back to their Page. Facebook’s Navarra says, “No need to link or upload anything, your...

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New Facebook report shows how COVID-19 lockdowns hit SMBs
Jul15

New Facebook report shows how COVID-19 lockdowns hit SMBs

[/dropcap]Facebook has published a report to show how COVID-19 lockdowns have affected small and medium-sized business owners worldwide. The report collates responses from 30,000+ SMB owners across 50 countries, underlining the concerns and challenges of maintaining operations. The insights drawn from the report highlights how organizations have to spend more in all fronts, as the pandemic wreaks damages with broad economic effects....

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Twitter opens engineering apprenticeship to more women, minorities
Jul14

Twitter opens engineering apprenticeship to more women, minorities

  Twitter wants to more women and minorities to join its data science and engineering teams. A job listing suggests that the company wants to increase diversity in its workforce. “The Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for folks from non-traditional tech backgrounds to experience engineering at Twitter,” the company said. “We believe the people who build Twitter should be representative of those that use...

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Facebook Libra cryptocurrency in hot seat again
Jul12

Facebook Libra cryptocurrency in hot seat again

  Libra, Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency, is in the hot seat again, as politicians and financial institutions warned against its use. And it hasn’t even launched yet. The social network’s digital token is facing nonstop warnings worldwide, amid ongoing worries about its regulatory implications. The French Finance Minister on Thursday repeated his stance against the idea of Libra turning into a sovereign currency. “My...

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Facebook reveals who uploaded, used your info for targeted ads
Jul12

Facebook reveals who uploaded, used your info for targeted ads

  Facebook has updated the information that users can see on why an ad is on their account. The social network blogged the changes to “Why am I seeing this ad?” on Thursday. It has specific information on why you are seeing a certain ad with interests and categories. You will now see more information about the businesses who upload a list of your information. And you will see the advertisers using that list for targeted ads. The...

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