Facebook’s Photo Bug, Google+ Shutting Down Sooner, Tumblr …

A man holding a smartphone showing the icons for several social media apps (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news […]

Facebook’s Search Test Is a Reminder of its Untapped Revenu…

Given how negative the news flow surrounding Facebook (FB)  has been in recent months, it’s easy to forget how many untapped and potentially large revenue streams it has available to it. The social media giant’s launch of a search ad test for its core search engine and the Facebook Marketplace platform acts as a fresh […]

Facebook’s Black Friday Fumble Is Great News for Amazon — …

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) was expected to capture 18% of all digital ad spending from U.S. retailers during the long Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend, according to a survey by advertising software firm Nanigans. Facebook was ranked second behind Alphabet‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, which was expected to capture 35% of that spending, but remained slightly ahead of […]

Marketing Day: Pinterest’s new CMO, Facebook’s holiday pop-…

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Could Google’s Discover turn search into Facebook’s news fe…

Google’s famously sparse homepage is about to get busy, as the company begins the rollout of its new Discover feed. Starting in the US, Google.com’s homepage on Android, and in the Google app for Android and iOS, will see the addition of cards for articles below the search box. It is, in essence, a built-in […]

Will Google’s homepage news feed repeat Facebook’s mistakes…

I woke up this morning to two pieces of news that I couldn’t help but see as two sides of the same coin: Brazil elected a person who very clearly looks like a demagogue who weaponized social media to win, and Google finally placed a news feed on its mobile homepage. These two things are, […]