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Google+ Photos to be spun off from Google+ as a separate service?

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:58
Recent posts: 10 essential apps for your Pebble smartwatch Pebble smartwatch launches in the UK at last It seems that Google’s failed attempt at out-Facebooking Facebook, Google+, is being left for dead and salvaged for parts. According to Bloomberg, the photo sharing functionality that is built into G+ is being slice off and turned into a separate Google service, accessible to non-plussed users.

Facebook Should Pay Attention to This New Competitor

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:52
It appears new social-media site, Ello, is exploding in popularity. As reported by Vox Media, at one point last Thursday, the site boasted signing up more than 30,000 users an hour. And while bragging about a mere 30,000 signups per hour appears to be rather inane when compared to Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) massive installed base that now totals over 1.3 billion monthly active users, Facebook investors should understand the risk Ello signifies. What Ello is…

Google ordered by German commissioner to stop data profiling

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:46
(Jason Lee/Reuters) A local data commissioner in Germany said this week that Google's extensive combining of the data it has on individual users is abusive and must be stopped. That administrative order is bringing to a head the question of whether U.S.-born, ad-driven Web services like Gmail, YouTube and Facebook can peacefully co-exist with a Europe that is enormously sensitive about possible incursions on personal privacy. "According to the views of the data protection authority,"…

Why Facebook and Google dominate in terms of mobile app use

Monday, 29 September 2014 21:25
Why are users spending more time on mobile apps? (Part 2 of 9) (Continued from Part 1) Facebook and Google apps take up seven of the top eight positions in terms of unique visitors In the previous part of this series, we discussed why people are spending more time on mobile apps compared to mobile browsers or desktops. But within the world of mobile apps, Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) apps dominate mobile usage. According…

Facebook steps up fight vs. Google in advertising war with 'Atlas'

Monday, 29 September 2014 21:25
By analyzing the vast amount of data on its 1.3 billion users and selling individually-targeted ads, Facebook has grown to become one of the largest digital advertising platforms in the world—second only to Google, which holds nearly one-third of the global market. Starting this week, Facebook will roll out 'Atlas,' allowing participating advertisers to tap into its deep reservoir of user details to direct ads to them on thousands of other websites and applications.

Facebook takes on Google with new advertising system that will follow you around the web

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:21
System designed to take on Google's AdWords Tracks people based on their Facebook login information Will allow Facebook to sell ads that 'follow' users across the web and mobile devicesFacebook believed to be in talks with Twitter over extending system ByMark Prigg for MailOnline Published: 15:37 EST, 29 September 2014 | Updated: 15:52 EST, 29 September 2014

Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You No Matter What Device You’re Using

Monday, 29 September 2014 15:21
Photo: Facebook Facebook’s long-awaited Google Ad Sense competitor is finally here. It’s called Atlas, and like Ad Sense, it will allow brands to buy ads on Facebook, using the social network’s massive trove of data, and have those ads show up on sites across the web. Facebook announced the news late Sunday night to coincide with the start of Advertising Week in New York City. For other brands hoping to make headlines at Advertising Week,…

Facebook Takes Aim at Google With Launch of New Ad Network

Monday, 29 September 2014 09:15
Photo: Facebook Facebook’s long-awaited Google Ad Sense competitor is finally here. It’s called Atlas, and like Ad Sense, it will allow brands to buy ads on Facebook, using the social network’s massive trove of data, and have those ads show up on sites across the web. Facebook announced the news late Sunday night to coincide with the start of Advertising Week in New York City. For other brands hoping to make headlines at Advertising Week,…

Facebook steps up fight vs. Google in advetising war with 'Atlas'

Monday, 29 September 2014 05:13
By analyzing the vast amount of data on its 1.3 billion users and selling individually-targeted ads, Facebook has grown to become one of the largest digital advertising platforms in the world—second only to Google, which holds nearly one-third of the global market. Starting this week, Facebook will roll out 'Atlas,' allowing participating advertisers to tap into its deep reservoir of user details to direct ads to them on thousands of other websites and applications.

Facebook Ads To Follow Users Around The Web

Monday, 29 September 2014 05:13
Facebook's adverts will now follow users around the web, as the social network goes head-to-head with Google. Facebook has rolled out an updated version of its advertising platform, giving it the power to sell adds finely targeted to its 1.3 billion users whether they are on a Facebook site or not. When a user logs into Facebook with their device, it registers a unique device identifier with the company's servers. The identifier can be used…
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