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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg: 3B+ MAUs across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, with FB and IG Live video views up 2x and group video call time up 10x in recent weeks   —  The quarantine lockdown is driving a record number of users to Facebook's products.  On a conference call …
Apr 29, 2020, 8:00 PMIn context
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Mar 20, 2020, 9:40 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Ex-Facebook staffers on how Facebook's focus on growth metrics in performance reviews prodded staff to game the system and ignore other impacts of their work   —  Facebook often uses its vast size as an excuse for its failures.  Meanwhile, it's ordering employees to make it bigger.
Dec 17, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook agrees to pay $40M in proposed settlement with several advertising agencies that claimed the company misstated video metrics by 150-900%   —  Advertisers would collect the bulk of the money after alleging Facebook inflated the average time users viewed video on the platform.
Oct 7, 2019, 10:35 AMIn context
Will Oremus / OneZero:
How programmer and artist Ben Grosser's 2012 idea to “demetricate” social media platforms has influenced companies to experiment with hiding visible metrics   —  Instagram and Twitter are removing the numbers of likes and retweets from public view.  But it began with a man named Ben Grosser.
Jul 23, 2019, 7:55 PMIn context
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
After more than a year, Facebook reinstates reach estimates to its Custom Audiences ad tool after fixing a flaw that could enable profiling of customers   —  After more than a year on ice, Facebook is bringing back reach estimates in Custom Audiences.  —  Facebook suspended the metric …
Jul 2, 2019, 5:40 PMIn context
Agam Shah / Wall Street Journal:
MLPerf, a consortium of 40 tech companies including Facebook and Google, releases a set of benchmarks for evaluating the performance of AI tools   —  Metrics cover AI performance in image recognition, object detection and voice translation  —  A consortium of tech companies …
Jun 26, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Several ad agencies tell a federal court Facebook agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit claiming Facebook misstated video metrics by 150-900%   —  Facebook was alleged to have been knowingly overstating viewership by as much as 900 percent.  —  Several advertising agencies told …
Jun 13, 2019, 3:35 PMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are rethinking the display of metrics such as likes, follower and view counts, because they are no longer the drivers of growth   —  Social networks built on public status markers are now starting to hide them.  —  In late April, at F8, Facebook's annual event for developers …
Jun 1, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Facebook says employee bonuses will be based on Zuckerberg's 2019 goals, such as progress on social issues facing the company, rather than growth and engagement   —  Facebook's nearly 36,000 employees are about to be judged on a whole new metric: The company's ability to tackle problems …
Feb 5, 2019, 9:35 PMIn context

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