TikTok Replaces Netflix as Second Most-Popular App for Those U...
Branding - Online - Streaming

TikTok has jumped over Netflix to become the second most popular app in the United States among people under 35. The service’s popularity is heavily skewed by age; among those over 35, TikTok is onl...

October 21, 2022

TikTok Chases Amazon with Plans for U.S. Fulfillment Centers
Online - Retail

TikTok is planning to build its own product fulfillment centers in the U.S., creating an e-commerce supply chain system that could directly challenge Amazon, as indicated by more than a dozen new job ...

October 12, 2022

Facebook is Paying Musicians & Creators Up to $50K to Use...
Music - Tech

Social media conglomerate Meta continues its tactic of buying buzz, after CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised in July that the company would pay $1 billion to creators by the end of 2022. A report from The I...

The Verge
November 29, 2021

Facebook’s New Name is Meta
Branding - Online - Tech

Folks were pretty sure the name change was coming for some time now. Not only had Facebook bought the domain meta.com, but Zuckerberg himself has also been banging on about the metaverse—a world whe...

October 29, 2021

Facebook is Planning to Rebrand the Company with a New Name
Branding - Online - Tech

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The coming name change, which CEO ...

The Verge
October 20, 2021

Fandango’s Vudu Launches Oculus VR App, Becomes Official...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

In the mood to watch a movie or binge a TV series via a headset strapped to your face? You’re in luck! Vudu, Fandango’s TV and movie digital storefront, is now available in an app for Facebook’...

October 12, 2021

Facebook Halts Plans for ‘Instagram Kids’ App After Backla...
Electronics - Tech

Facebook is tabling “Instagram Kids” for now — but at the same time, Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, says that launching an app for kids under 13 is still “the right thing to do.” News of ...

September 28, 2021

Ray-Ban and Facebook introduce Ray-Ban Stories, first-generati...
Fashion - Press Releases - Tech

Today we’re excited to launch Ray-Ban Stories: Smart glasses that give you an authentic way to capture photos and video, share your adventures, and listen to music or take phone calls — so you can...

Faisal Hussain
September 10, 2021

Facebook Previews New Smart Glasses Ahead of Initial Launch
Fashion - Online - Tech

They may not be fully functioning AR glasses, as such, but Facebook’s preparing to launch its first foray into wearables, with the initial iteration of its smart glasses set to be released, in partn...

September 8, 2021

Introducing Facebook Fantasy Games
Online - Press Releases - Tech - Toys

Facebook is rolling out Facebook Fantasy Games in the US and Canada on the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Facebook Fantasy Games are free, simple prediction games that help fans enjoy sports, TV sh...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

Texas is About to Pass a New Law Republicans Say Will Stop Cen...
Online - Tech

Texas is on the verge of passing a new law that would crack down on social media companies Republicans say are censoring conservative speech. The legislature passed the bill. It now heads to the desk...

USA Today
September 3, 2021

TikTok Radio by SiriusXM to Feature Viral Hits, ‘For You...
Influencers - Music

TikTok Radio was launched today by SiriusXM, and it brings a show where popular songs and viral songs in the short video application would be featured and highlighted. The program would bring a new st...

Tech Times
August 27, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Birthday Gifting Via Facebook Pay
Finance - Tech

Facebook is launching a new birthday gifting option using Facebook Pay. Messenger users in the U.S. can send and receive cash gifts directly through the chat platform. Gift recipients will be notifie...

August 25, 2021

WhatsApp Launches ‘View Once’ Disappearing Photos & V...
Online - Tech

WhatsApp is rolling out its “View Once” feature today, which deletes photos or videos from your chat after they’ve been opened by the recipient. When sending a photo or video, you can make it vi...

The Verge
August 5, 2021

Facebook’s Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardwa...
Electronics - Online - Tech

The smart glasses came up while Zuckerberg was describing his vision for “building the next computing platform” aka mixed reality. In particular, he emphasized that VR is moving beyond gaming and ...

July 29, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Cloud Games on Apple Devices
Gaming - Online

Facebook on Friday released cloud games on Apple devices through a web app for the Safari browser, a sign that the social network is continuing to double down on gaming even as it clashes with Apple o...

July 27, 2021

Product Placement, Now Starring in the Streaming Era
Beverages - Branding - Theatrical

Hiram Lodge, the manipulative crime lord who targets the fictional town of Riverdale, sits back in his office chair. After plotting his latest scheme with a cohort over submarine sandwiches, he takes ...

July 23, 2021

Facebook Doesn’t Appear Able to Disrupt Snap Among Young...
Online - Tech

Brent Thill, Jefferies senior analyst, joins CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" to break down Snap and Twitter earnings. Snap shares soared more than 19% Friday after a strong second-quarter earnings beat....

July 23, 2021

TikTok Ads See Higher Emotional Response
Influencers - Online - Tech

TikTok ads are more memorable than those on other platforms, and even TV campaigns, while emotional response measurement also shows that TikTok ads are more likely to drive purchase response, based on...

July 20, 2021

Facebook, Instagram to Pay Out $1 Billion to ‘Reward’ Crea...

Facebook claims it will be opening its checkbook in a big way for creators: CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social-media giant will pay out more than $1 billion to creators on Facebook and Instagram thro...

July 14, 2021

FabFitFun Debuts ‘Shop with Friends’ Feature, 5-Da...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Retail

FabFitFun, best known for its subscription box service, introduced a Shop with Friends feature and announced the launch of FabFitFun Week. Shop with Friends will allow members to invite three of thei...

July 14, 2021

Instacart Poaches Facebook Veteran Fidji Simo for CEO
Online - Retail

Grocery delivery app Instacart announced it has hired the head of Facebook’s app, Fidji Simo, as its new CEO, setting her up to be the first outsider to lead the start-up last valued at $39 billion....

July 9, 2021

Facebook is Testing a New ‘Threads’ Option for Fee...

Facebook is working on a new 'Threads' option, which would provide a means to bolt on additional new posts to an original, in order to build a broader contextual story through your updates. https://t...

Social Media Today
July 6, 2021

Facebook Expands Its Cloud-Based Gaming Platform
Gaming - Online

Facebook is fully launching its cloud-based gaming platform to make it available to most Americans, after testing the service out starting last October. The company is building up its “free-to-play...

July 6, 2021

Starbucks Tests Ordering Drinks Through Facebook and Instagram
Beverages - Dining

Starting Tuesday, Starbucks customers can swipe images on Facebook and Instagram that will take them to a special Starbucks webpage to order either an Iced Matcha Latte with Chai or the Pink Drink Rem...

July 2, 2021

WhatsApp Gets Shops; Facebook Moves into Next eCommerce Phase
Online - Retail

Facebook has announced a range of new shopping and discovery tools, including Shops on WhatsApp, and Shop listings in Facebook Marketplace, as well as a new visual product search option on Instagram w...

June 24, 2021

Brands & Retailers Need to Rethink Digital Marketing
Branding - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online

What’s become clear to e-tailers globally is that the Facebook-dominated era, which fuelled thousands of new direct-to-consumer brands, is transforming. Already, marketers must think more broadly ab...

Vogue Business
June 21, 2021

Podcasts are Coming to Facebook
Online - Podcasts - Podcasts

Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually, add a feature that’ll allow listeners to create clips from their favorite shows. According to...

The Verge
June 17, 2021

TikTok Takes Over for YouTube as Major VidCon Sponsor
Attractions - Influencers - Online - Tech

TikTok has signed on to become the major sponsor of VidCon 2021, taking over from YouTube, which has been the headline supporter of the event since 2013. Indeed, with TikTok as the major sponsor, the ...

June 16, 2021

The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
Influencers - Online - Retail

Compared to some other brands, Big Oil has made relatively small forays into the world of Instagram marketing—but if history is any indication, they’re just getting started. Cherrie Lynn Almonte ...

June 16, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

Facebook & Instagram Launch Influencer Affiliate Tool for...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online - Retail

Creators have always used Instagram to share products they love, and people trust their favorite accounts for inspiration and new products. Today, select creators can tag products from the brands they...

June 10, 2021

Facebook, Messenger, & Universal Launch Digital ‘Fa...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Buckle Up! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fast & Furious franchise and the upcoming theatrical release of F9 on June 25th, Messenger and Facebook have teamed up with Universal Pictu...

Messenger News
June 10, 2021

Pinterest Adds a Shopping List Feature to Round Up Your Saved ...
Online - Retail

The new Pinterest Shopping list feature saves all your Product Pins in one place, so when you’re ready to purchase you won’t have to hunt around through your saved Pins and Boards to find the prod...

June 7, 2021

Facebook Data Usage Will Be Probed by EU

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the European Commission have launched probes into Facebook’s use of data for online classified ads and dating, and whether an unfair advantage is...

June 4, 2021

Sephora Sees Promise in its Social-Shopping Future
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Shortly after Instagram enabled companies to set up digital storefronts on its platform, Sephora debuted its shop. Its 20 million followers on the network could now find and buy its beauty products di...

June 3, 2021

What Live Sports on Amazon Means for Brands
CPG - Retail - Sports - Streaming - Television

On the surface, the new focus on sports might seem like an odd choice. Sports streaming rights are incredibly expensive — the NFL deal is costing Amazon about $1 billion a year — and while Amazon ...

Modern Retail
May 21, 2021

Poshmark Partners with Snapchat on Poshmark Mini
Online - Retail - Tech

The social commerce resale giant has teamed up with Snapchat to create a Mini shopping experience on Snapchat’s app, becoming the first preloved e-retailer to sell on the platform. Poshmark in 2018...

May 21, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

TikTok Begins Testing In-App Shopping
Fashion - Online - Retail - Tech

TikTok’s dream of becoming a shopping destination appears to be taking a major step forward: On Thursday, reports began circulating that ByteDance’s social video app is testing e-commerce features...

May 13, 2021

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