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‘Did You Think Facebook Hashtags Did Not Matter? Think Again’ – ‘Business 2 Community’ Article

The latest article on ‘Business 2 Community’ is titled “Did You Think Facebook Hashtags Did Not Matter? Think Again”. Erin Ryan says, “Many businesses may not see the value in Facebook hashtags, even though there was an outcry for them from general users. Some think that they aren’t useful or may even hurt their posts on their Facebook Pages. The truth is, there is a right and wrong way to create hashtags and depending on how you use them they can either be helpful or hurtful. The wrong way to use a Facebook hashtag is by making up a word. This will definitely be useless... [...]

‘Facebook Reroutes Its Email to Your Inbox’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Reroutes Its Email to Your Inbox”. Chris Taylor says, “Did you know you had a Facebook.com email address? If you’re on the social network, you did from 2010 until now. Facebook decided to mothball the service Monday, citing low user numbers. But what Facebook is doing instead may cause more trouble than the company anticipates. That’s because any Facebook.com email will now be rerouted to the email address you gave Facebook when you signed up. In other words, any one of Facebook’s 1.3 billion active users can... [...]

‘verage WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “verage WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month”. Matt Petronzio says, “Ever since Facebook announced that it will acquire popular social messaging app WhatsApp, there has been a lot of buzz about its impressive user base. The app, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said is “on a path to connect 1 billion people,” currently has more than 450 million daily users. The average WhatsApp user sends more than 1,200 messages per month, receives more than 2,200 per month and uploads 40 photos. The following chart,... [...]

‘How Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “How Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions”. Matt Petronzio says, “Facebook announced Wednesday that it will acquire popular messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion ($19 billion, if you include restricted stock units for the WhatsApp staff). It’s hard to believe that only two years ago, the social network acquired Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. How times (and dollars) have changed. The following chart, created by Statista, compares Facebook‘s most recent acquisition with other relatively... [...]

‘Why The Facebook-WhatsApp Deal Is Bad For Users’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Why The Facebook-WhatsApp Deal Is Bad For Users”. Selena Larson says, “In Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging application, it’s easy to see who comes out on top. Less clear is who will wind up getting the shaft, though it seems highly likely that WhatsApp’s users are going to come out on the losing end. The deal nets the social network a fast-growing, international user base and some street cred in the burgeoning global-messaging market, where Facebook had long been a marginal... [...]

‘Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion”. Seth Fiegerman says, “Facebook has entered into an agreement to acquire WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a filing Wednesday. The deal is by far Facebook’s largest acquisition to date and comes after rumors in late 2012 and early 2013 that Facebook and Google were vying to buy the messaging service. According to the filing, Facebook has agreed to pay $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash for the company. Facebook has also agreed... [...]

‘Facebook Is Bigger Than Amazon, by Market Cap’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Is Bigger Than Amazon, by Market Cap”. Seth Fiegerman says, “Apparently pokes and Likes beat ecommerce and drones. Facebook is now more valuable than Amazon, at least by market value. Facebook’s market cap topped $170 billion this week, while Amazon’s market cap has dipped below $165 billion, according to data provided to Mashable by FactSet Research. The social network’s stock hit a new high this week, following a strong December quarter earnings report, in which it handily beat revenue estimates and revealed... [...]

‘Like a Boss, Facebook Still Controls Social Login’ – ‘Website Magazine’ Article

The latest article on ‘Website Magazine’ is titled “Like a Boss, Facebook Still Controls Social Login”. Pete Prestipino says, “When it comes to social login, Facebook is still the boss.  New data out from Gigya reveals that 51 percent of consumers used their Facebook credentials in the fourth quater of 2013 to sign in to services (retail or otherwise) – up slightly from the previous quarter. Gigya also indicated that 28 percent used their Google Plus credentials (down slightly from the previous quarter). Yahoo (15 percent), Twitter (4 percent) and LinkedIN (1 percent) were... [...]

‘Facebook Auto-Play Video Ads May Not Come Until This Summer’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Auto-Play Video Ads May Not Come Until This Summer”. Todd Wasserman says, “If you’re dreading the launch of auto-play video ads in your Facebook News Feed, here’s some good news: Facebook is taking its time rolling them out. They may not appear in your feed until as late as this summer, sources say. Three people familiar with Facebook’s plans say the launch could come as early as late March or as late as early summer. Facebook is tinkering with the ad product and still reviewing tests with the Lionsgate film Divergent.... [...]