SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – More than 100 million people will be glued to their TV screens on Sunday, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in America’s premier sporting contest, the Super Bowl.
But two fierce rivals, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, will also be clashing head-to-head on a “second screen” that TV viewers will tune in for the big game.
The two social networks are jostling to be the venue of choice for fans to comment on big plays, the star-studded halftime show and of course the commercials – multimillion dollar productions by major brands that are often a draw in their own right.
Continue reading Facebook Hopes To Be Twitter’s ‘second screen’ Crown In Superbowl (reuters)
Facebook has released its results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the numbers are strong. It posted $2.59 billion in revenue and earnings of 31 cents a share. Analysts were looking for Facebook to pull in $2.33 billion in revenue with earnings of 27 cents a share. That compares to $1.59 billion and 17 cents a share for the same period last year. It’s also a touch above the $2.02 billion and 25 cents a share Facebook notched last quarter.
Continue reading Facebook Releases Impressive Financial Results Earlier Today
Startup School is a one-day event where budding entrepreneurs attend to learn what starting a company is like from some of the tech industry’s best.
Listen to Mark Zuckerberg in conversation and you’ll hear a narrow range of conversational topics. People discuss his young age, wealth, Facebook’s early days, or his clothing choices. But what gets lost is his entrepreneurial abilities. Zuckerberg is a great CEO. He successfully made the transition from startup CEO to corporate CEO.
Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg at Startup School 2013 (video)
T-Mobile is teaming up with Facebook to make GoSmart — its recently launched prepaid wireless service — a bit more appealing. Starting next month, GoSmart users without a data plan will be able to access to Facebook and Facebook Messenger on mobile for as long as they want, without any added costs.
Continue reading T-Mobile and Facebook Team Up To Offer GoSmart
Facebook just announced “Donate”, a new feature that lets people give money directly through Facebook by clicking on a “Donate Now” button next to posts from nonprofit organizations. Facebook confirmed that 100 percent of your donation made through Facebook will go directly to the charity of your choice.
Continue reading Facebook Introduces “Donate”
Twitter officially went public on Nov. 7 on the New York Stock Exchange, in the most anticipated technology-related IPO since Facebook’s in 2012.
Continue reading Twitter’s Stock Declines On Sell Recommendations
Leaked documents have already shown that Facebook is in the verge of introducing video ads to its social network, and now it seems that users may be seeing video ad spots in their News Feed from as early as Thursday this week.
Continue reading Facebook Introducing Video Ads Soon
Travelers love sharing the start of a trip with their social networks whether it be on Facebook, where travel is the second most popular type of post, or Foursquare where airports are the most frequently checked into places in America.
This week Foursquare released ‘Best of Foursquare’ lists that highlight the most popular places to eat, party, see art in 30 countries around the world.
Continue reading Top 10 U.S. Foursquare Check-In Spots