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Leaked memo spells out Facebook's new 'ground rules' restricting employee discussions about politics and religion (FB)

Facebook is bringing in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer said the company has drawn up fresh guidelines for internal discussions. Much of the rules apply to Workplace, Facebook's internal communication app, which the company is investing in stronger moderation tools for. The changes come amid falling employee morale and some employee criticism of Facebook's poli...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Workplace, Trends, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Don, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Workplace Facebook, Brian Amerige

4 Twitter Profiles That Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow

If you’re a young entrepreneur, you probably have a few highly successful entrepreneurs that you follow to the T. After all, if we want to attain incredible success, it’s a good idea to follow in the footsteps of those who already have. I’ve found quite a bit of value in following successful Twitter profiles. The character count limit ensures that the message is received quickly. While some aren’t so good at making use of the minimalistic approach to communication, some are incredible, and give...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Entrepreneur, Zuckerberg, Rose, Randi, Randi Zuckerberg, Stanford Berkeley, Steve Blank Blank, Advice For The Young At Heart, Entrepreneur Advice, Zuckerberg Media, Harv, Tony Hawk Foundation

How to stop Facebook advertisers snooping on your private life

A series of Facebook privacy scandals , and the company's sometimes questionable efforts to clean up after them, have seen tech commentators like Bill Bennett and Paul Brislen leave the social network.Me, I'm sticking with it.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Bill Bennett, Paul Brislen

Facebook reportedly developing LOL meme app to try to appeal to teens

Facebook is reportedly developing an app named LOL, which will feature memes in the form of funny videos and GIF-like clips. The app is said to be in testing in a very limited private beta, but sources said that the app is "cringey." The post Facebook reportedly developing LOL meme app to try to appeal to teens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Lol, Meme

Why it's so easy to believe that the '10-year challenge' is a grand Facebook conspiracy

In the Japanese animated series Ghost in the Shell, there is a villain called the Laughing Man who has always stayed with me. At first he appears to be a prolific hacker orchestrating a series of daring crimes, always managing to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Shell

How 2018 became Facebook’s worst year in privacy and security

In early December, Facebook’s developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn’t shared on their timeline, including photos they had posted in Facebook Marketplace or Stories. More worryingly, apps could find access to images users might have uploaded to Facebook but didn’t post anywhere. For example, this could be pictures you uploaded to a profile update you abandoned and did not complete. These are pictures that users haven’t shared with...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Syndication, Facebook Marketplace

Boeing started a trade dispute with Canada, but Airbus and Alabama ended up being the winners

Airbus broke ground on its new Airbus A220 assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. The construction of the Mobile plant is the latest chapter in a trade complaint filed by Boeing against Canada's Bombardier.  The new $300 million-plant will assemble aircraft destined for the A220's North American customers such as Delta, and JetBlue. This week, a brand new $300 million Airbus jetliner assembly plant broke ground in Mobile, Alabama and it's the culmination of a trade dispute Boeing launched with Ca...
Tags: Facebook, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Canada, Delta, Airbus, Tsa, Montreal, Quebec, Boeing, United, Jetblue, Business Insider, Bombardier

Everybody thinks Facebook Stories is a lame Snapchat clone, but it's showing signs of being a huge sleeper hit (FB)

Facebook's Stories feature might be one of the company's biggest hits in 2019. The feature got a lukewarm response when it was introduced in 2017, with many writing it off as a shameless clone of one of Snapchat's best features.  But one analyst predicts half of Facebook's daily users will be using it before too long.  And the glossy, eye-catching Stories format might enable more premium advertising, netting Facebook even more advertising dollars. The reception to Facebook's Stories feature h...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Myanmar, FBS, Signal, Rosenblatt Securities, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Stories, Mark Zgutowicz, Instagram Facebook Stories FBS, Zgutowicz

Photography news: Careful, self-driving cars can ruin your camera sensor

In this week's photography news, learn how self-driving cars destroyed a digital camera via lasers. Find out how many patents Canon filed for in 2018. Read about what Tamron lenses are available for the Nikon Z6. The post Photography news: Careful, self-driving cars can ruin your camera sensor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Trends, Nikon, Canon, Tamron, Photography News

I don't trust Facebook, but I can't quit it either (FB)

My trust in Facebook has eroded to all-time lows, especially after the company's past year of scandals. Yet, I can't bring myself to quit Facebook, and I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon. Facebook had a rough 2018. My colleague Rob Price put together a list of Facebook scandals in 2018, and the list goes on and on. Seriously, go read it — especially if you have a Facebook account. I've read through Rob's list several times now, and several items horrify me personally. Between Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Myanmar, Rob, Rob Price, Cambridge Analytica

Facebook’s secretly working on LOL — a meme hub meant to lure teens from Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok

Facebook hasn’t given up on attracting teens. After numerous failed products aimed at teens — including LOL, Facebook Watch, and IGTV — the company is now hard at work on LOL, a meme hub of sorts meant to win the hearts and minds of teens fleeing for greener pastures at TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. First reported by TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, LOL would bridge the gap of a traditional News Feed with meme-focused content that Facebook hopes will attract teen attention. For the 100 or so high ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Social Media, NDA, Josh Constine, Snapchat Instagram, Instagram First, IGTV, LOL Facebook Watch

Zipwhip Gets $51.5M for Software That Lets Businesses Text Customers

Texting has grown well beyond person-to-person communications. To remind customers about upcoming appointments or notify diners their restaurant tables are ready, for example, text messages have in many businesses replaced phone calls and light-up buzzer systems.But text-based communications between businesses and their customers are becoming more of a two-way dialogue, with organizations increasingly allowing people to send them texts to do things like schedule appointments and place orders—me...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Email, Imessage, Trends, Tech, E-mail, Smartphones, Sms, Mobile Apps, Vc, Software, Facebook Messenger, Goldman Sachs, Texting

Tips for Creating Successful Social Media Apps

Social media apps dominate mobile app usage. A recent survey found that smartphone owners listed social media apps as their most frequently used type of app almost 4x more than the second-place finishers, communication/messaging apps and gaming apps. Any business seeking to build a mobile app – no matter if it’s social media or not – should understand what makes social media apps so addicting and powerful. Using recent data from 511 smartphone owners, the following article offers tips and topics...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Sales, Social Media, Snapchat, Brooklyn, University of Florida, Mobile App Development, Facebook Instagram, Krakauer, Alex Levin, Andrew Selepak, Josh Krakauer, Julian Morgans

Bryan Manning of Two Blind Brothers: Before It was a Business, It was a Mission

Earlier this week, Facebook launched their 3.5 Degrees podcast focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurs building successful businesses and giving them an opportunity to have conversations with well-known successful business people in their industries.  It’s a really great idea and very well executed way of storytelling that is both entertaining and informative. The inaugural podcast features Bryan and Bradford Manning of Two Blind Brothers, who created their T-shirt business from the start t...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Interviews, Sales, Bradford, TOMS, TOMS Shoes, Bryan, Blake, Brad, Angela, BRIANNA, Courtney, Stargardt, Bloomingdales, Blake Mycoskie

The Truth About You

IN THE January/February 2019 issue of Communication Arts, Ernie Schenck writes about two kinds of truth: authentic and inauthentic. Authentic truth is who you are. Inauthentic truth is who you are when everyone is looking. It’s accepting what the loudest voices around you are saying because you don’t want to look bad. It’s commonplace in politics, but we see it everywhere. It’s pandering. Not leadership. It’s denigrating. Not serving. Inauthentic leadership is selfish. We use it to get somethin...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Patagonia, Louis Vuitton, Ben Jerry, Schenck, Ernie Schenck

Small Businesses Add 89,000 Jobs But Minimum Wage Issues Loom

It’s another week where, on one hand, things look good for small business across the country. And then … There’s that other hand. In the last week, we reported that small businesses and franchise businesses were each busy at the end of 2018 filling open jobs. That’s great. In total, according to ADP, it was more than 118,000 jobs between the two. The 89,000 jobs added by small businesses in December, alone, was a record for this particular report. But are we on the cusp of seeing some negative ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York City, Sales, United States, South Dakota, States, Lenovo, ADP, Mastercard, The Supreme Court, AT T, United States Supreme Court, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Wayfair Inc

Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Ftc, US Federal Trade Commission

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.The FTC is considering hitting Facebook... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, San Francisco, Ap, Ftc, U S Federal Trade Commission

Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey' (FB)

Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of "funny videos and GIF-like clips" that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as "cringey" to TechCrunch, and the platform is said to be out of touch with the wants of meme-obsessed teens. In its latest effort to stave off the steady flow of teens leaving its platform, Facebook has been building a dedicated space for users to discover memes and vi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Piper Jaffray, Lasso, Tiktok, TechCrunch A Facebook

The FTC is reportedly considering hitting Facebook with a 'record-setting' fine over privacy issues (FB)

Facebook's privacy nightmare may be about to get worse. According to a new report from The Washington Post published Friday, regulators at the US Federal Trade Commission are considering hitting Facebook with a "record-setting" fine over user privacy concerns.  There's no word yet on exactly how big this record-breaking fine might be, but the Washington Post's report said it is "expected to be much larger" than the previous record fine, a $22.5 million penalty against Google. The FTC allows (in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington Post, Trends, The Washington Post, British Airways, Signal, Ftc, US Federal Trade Commission, Cambridge Analytica, Sally Aldous

Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids’ accidental purchases [Update]

A federal judge this week ruled Facebook must make public internal documents that reveal the rather unsavory ways the company allegedly profits off of unsuspecting children — as if the company’s history with kids wasn’t dubious enough. The whole shebang started in 2012, with a lawsuit against Facebook in which the plaintiff claimed it’d profited off of a child’s unwitting transaction. The child, referred to as I.B., said they didn’t know Facebook was storing their parent’s credit card informatio...
Tags: Startups, Facebook

Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids’ accidental purchases

A federal judge this week ruled Facebook must make public internal documents that reveal the rather unsavory ways the company allegedly profits off of unsuspecting children — as if the company’s history with kids wasn’t dubious enough. The whole shebang started in 2012, with a lawsuit against Facebook in which the plaintiff claimed it’d profited off of a child’s unwitting transaction. The child, referred to as I.B., said they didn’t know Facebook was storing their parent’s credit card informatio...
Tags: Startups, Facebook

Everyone who's telling you that Tesla is influencing the rest of the auto industry is completely wrong (TSLA)

Tesla is routinely considered to be influencing the traditional auto industry. Tesla has exerted some influence, but it has been relatively modest in the grand scheme of things. Auto executives are too busy dealing with real business problems to worry about Tesla — and if Tesla did become truly influential, the traditional industry could quickly develop and sell millions of electric vehicles. If you follow Tesla and the company's endless flurry of news, non-news, rumor, innuendo, and Twitteri...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Chevy, Electric, Nissan, Detroit, Cadillac

Unsealed court documents reveal that Facebook knew kids were being tricked into spending thousands of dollars on their parents' credit cards

In 2012, Facebook settled a class-action suit with parents who claimed that their kids were being tricked into spending real money on game items, thinking they were spending virtual in-game currency; the parents said that Facebook had structured its system to allow kids to use their parents' credit cards without the parents' intervention, unlike competitors like Google and Apple, who required password re-entries when a card was re-charged for in-game purchases. When the case was settled, th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Post, Business, Games, News, Parenting, Law, Michael, Gillian, Casino Capitalism, DeleteFacebook, Baby Whales, Nathan Halverson, Dan Hon Image

Nexit Ventures adds new partner to team

Finland and Silicon Valley-based Nexit Ventures has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. Previously, he worked at Facebook. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Nexit Ventures, a venture capital company focused on digital disruption, has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. He joins Nexit at an exciting time, as the company targets for an even more central role in the fast-growing Nordic startup market. Mäkeläinen will focus on Nexit’s new investments and scali...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Usa, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Austin, United States, Finland, Silicon Valley, Helsinki, Baltics, Nordics, San Francisco California

Banksy's latest creation, which depicts a kid licking ash out of the air, just sold for more than $129,000 — but that wasn't the highest offer

Celebrated street artist Banksy's latest work, called "Season's Greetings," was painted on the side of a garage in Port Talbot, Wales days before Christmas. The garage owner just sold the art for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). He didn't sell to the highest bidder though; instead he sold to a buyer who promised to leave the work in the town for at least two years.  From one side of the building, the image appears to show a child licking snowflakes out of the air. But turn the corner, and ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Wales, US, Trends, Bbc, Who, Epa, Banksy, Michael Sheen, Reuters, Port Talbot, Lewis, World Health Organization WHO, Owen, Humphries

The Kiwi Facebook page that got too big is back: Charity FinCap steps in to revive budget-buster Cheaper Living (NZ only!)

A popular community-based money saving Facebook page shut down after it grew too big for its founder to manage is back online after a Government-funded charity stepped in. Cheaper Living (NZ only!) had 110,000 members when founder,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Kiwi Facebook, Cheaper Living NZ

Elon Musk is pulling out the oldest trick in the executive playbook by laying off 3,000 Tesla workers (TSLA)

Tesla announced that it would lay off 3,000 workers — 7% of its workforce. Tesla's headcount is bloated relative to its production — it's about time the company started cutting. CEO Elon Musk, with profits in his sights, is finally running Tesla like a real car company. Tesla announced Friday, via a company email, that it would lay off 3,000 workers, about 7% of its headcount. Tesla also shed 9,000 workers last year. It's about time. For years, auto-industry veterans have commented on how Tes...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Gm, TSLA, Toyota, Musk, FREMONT, NUMMI, CEO Elon Musk, On assembly

Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus

Fintech in Southeast Asia continues to pique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region and deployed hundreds of millions of dollars, and now Warburg Pincus is joining them. The U.S-headquartered PE firm has led a Series C investment in Vietnam’s Momo, which claims to be the country’s largest mobile wallet company with 10 million downloads. Momo already has some big-name investors; Standard Chartered led a $28 million round in 2016 while G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Philippines, Standard Chartered, Alibaba

Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star Amazon reviews for its Portal device, and now they must take them down

Facebook has seemingly confirmed that employees left five-star reviews for its new Portal video-chat device on Amazon. The reviews were first spotted by New York Times tech journalist Kevin Roose. Facebook executive Andrew "Boz" Bosworth tweeted saying that Facebook had not asked employees to leave good reviews, and that it will ask the employees to remove them. Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Po...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Trends, New York Times, Roose, Andrew Boz Bosworth, Kevin Roose, Facebook Portal, Amazon for Facebook, Amazon New York Times, Facebook s AR

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