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Facebook to Phase Out “Sponsored Stories” Ads
/ January 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Facebook to Phase Out “Sponsored Stories” Ads

Following complaints from privacy groups, Menlo Park-based Facebook will phase out its controversial "Sponsored Stories" ads beginning in April, the blog AllFacebook reported. The social networking giant in 2011 launched the ads, which tell users which of their "friends" have "liked" a particular company or check into a restaurant. Privacy advocates balked at the concept, filing a class-action suit that eventually led to a $20 million settlement with the company last August. Read More

Radius Raises $13 Million
/ January 10, 2014 1:52 pm
Radius Raises $13 Million

VentureBeat reports that Radius has raised $13 million in its recent round of funding. The funding round was led by Formation8 Partners along with other investors including BlueRun Ventures and Radius chief executive, Darian Shirazi. Read More

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launches Q&A App Jelly
/ January 8, 2014 5:02 pm
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launches Q&A App Jelly

Mashable reports that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a question and answer style social networking app called Jelly, which is free on iOS and Android smartphones. The application will ask users to submit questions with a photo captured from their phone's camera. . Read More

Report: Facebook ‘Dead and Buried’ to Older Teens in EU Countries
/ December 27, 2013 11:03 am
Report: Facebook ‘Dead and Buried’ to Older Teens in EU Countries

The Guardian reports that an extensive European study has found that Facebook is 'dead and buried' to older teenagers, as they move on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social media. . Read More

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T-Mobile to Offer Free Facebook Access to Subscribers
/ December 26, 2013 12:53 pm
T-Mobile to Offer Free Facebook Access to Subscribers

Reuters reports that T-Mobile announced that it will offer its customers free access to Facebook, irrespective of their subscription to Internet service. The service will be available on Go-Smart, the prepaid service from T-Mobile. . Read More

AdEspresso Raises $500K to Optimize Facebook Ads for Small Businesses
/ December 26, 2013 12:49 pm
AdEspresso Raises $500K to Optimize Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

TechCrunch reports that AdEspresso has raised $500,000 in its first seed funding round. The company is a startup that offers Facebook ad tools to small and medium-sized businesses. It specifically focuses on ad optimization done using a combination of text and images. . Read More

Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales
/ December 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales

VentureBeat reports that Facebook became the number two seller of digital advertisements in both the U.S. and worldwide. The social networking site moved up from the fourth position between Google, which is in the first position, and Microsoft, which is in third position. . Read More

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