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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook begins testing ad breaks in partner videos, sharing 55% of ad revenue; Live videos from Pages with 2K+ followers will get an ad break option   —  Many publishers have trouble making money off Facebook videos — this could change that.  —  Facebook is ready to make money from all the videos …
Feb 23, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Facebook's head of news partnerships Campbell Brown and CPO Chris Cox are hosting off-the-record meetings with journalists to improve relations   —  Facebook's new head of news partnerships Campbell Brown is hosting off-the-record events at her Manhattan home with big-name media people …
Feb 23, 2017, 8:20 AMIn context
Yolanda Redrup / Financial Review:
Australian accounting software company MYOB to buy payment processing firm Paycorp for AU$48M   —  Accounting software company MYOB is pushing further into payment processing solutions, which it sees as a major growth opportunity for the business, thanks to the $48 million acquisition of Paycorp
Feb 22, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Over 1M apps, websites, and bots are now using Facebook's mobile analytics suite, Analytics for Apps, up from 800K in September 2016   —  Facebook's mobile app analytics offering hit a milestone today — it's now providing insight for more than 1 million apps, websites, and bots, a 25 percent increase from September.
Feb 22, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Business Insider:
Sources: Snap faced tough questions from potential investors in a meeting Tuesday, focusing on the deceleration of user growth and the threat of Facebook   —  Snapchat executives in New York were peppered with questions on Tuesday about competition from Facebook, user growth for the disappearing-message app …
Feb 21, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season   —  Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Feb 21, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram hires Kristina Schake, formerly head of communications for Hillary Clinton's campaign and Michelle Obama, as communications chief   —  Kristina Schake is joining Instagram to lead comms, and current comms boss David Swain is leaving after almost a decade at Facebook.
Feb 21, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Zuckerberg's manifesto is a sign Facebook's power should be checked   —  It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President.  It is also possible that Facebook is on the verge of failing “just like MySpace”.
Feb 21, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
TransferWise launches Facebook Messenger bot for global money transfers from US, Europe, Australia, and Canada   —  International money transfer service TransferWise has introduced a new Facebook Messenger bot, letting customers send money and create rate alerts directly from within Facebook Messenger.
Feb 21, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook-owned WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone   —  WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
Feb 20, 2017, 12:13 PMIn context

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