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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community   —  Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests  —  Drag queens will be able to post under their stage names, the company says  —  Facebook said today it would build new authentication tools …
Oct 1, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook   —  LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook's future in Hollywood.
Oct 1, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Internet.org:
Report details barriers to Internet adoption; Zuckerberg to keynote first Internet.org Summit in New Delhi next week   —  Offline and Falling Behind  —  Bringing the next 4.4 billion people online will require companies, governments, and civil society to work together to remove barriers that stand in the way of a more connected world.
Oct 1, 2014, 12:50 AMIn context
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
General Catalyst Dedicates $10M for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech … Venture-backed payment technology company Stripe Inc. has been gaining international notice with new deals to power the buy buttons on Twitter and Facebook, and related partnerships with Apple and Alibaba.
Sep 30, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Tango's new Labs initiative launches Tango Music Pix, its first stand-alone app that lets you create photo and song slideshows   —  Tango Music Pix Returns To The App Store For Its Official Launch  —  Earlier this year, we noticed that Tango had released a new app to the App Store called “Tango Music Pix.”
Sep 29, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren't Facebook   —  Investors and analysts spent years clamoring for Facebook to start up an ad network, and earlier this year it obliged them.  —  And now Facebook is rolling out another one.  —  Caveat — this isn't an ad network in a formal sense.
Sep 29, 2014, 4:10 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking   —  As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices.
Sep 28, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context
Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters:
Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests   —  (Reuters) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times.
Sep 28, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pinterest To Launch New Ad Targeting And Conversion Tracking Features   —  Pinterest may still be a relatively young social network, compared to rivals like Facebook and Twitter, but its advertising products are quickly catching up to the rest of the market.  The company recently quietly announced …
Sep 26, 2014, 1:35 PMIn context
The Moscow Times:
Russia Asks Facebook, Google, Twitter to Comply With Law on Data Storage   —  Russia's media watchdog has sent notifications to Google, Facebook and Twitter, demanding they register as “organizers of information distribution” under a law that experts say paves the way for banning the few remaining platforms of free speech in the country.
Sep 26, 2014, 4:30 AMIn context

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