Google's YouTube may still hold the top position for monthly views, but its newest competition for content creators should have it a bit worried. Facebook said it will now share revenue from ads with video creators like Funny or Die, NBA and others. However, the social media giant wasn't clear on who exactly can participate, and its revenue split has some wonky caveats, raising concerns among some publishers.
Nokia is still searching for a potential buyer for its HERE mapping and location business, as German car companies, Uber, Chinese search engine Baidu and perhaps even Apple and Facebook jockey with each other to get access to HERE's assets and technology.
NICE, France--Facebook executive Markku Mäkeläinen took to the stage at TM Forum Live, here, to stress the benefits of the social networking giant's internet.org initiative, which is now available in 12 countries after it recently added Pakistan.
Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL will mean the telecommunications giant is no longer just competing directly against the likes of AT&T. The deal is all about advertising technology, or ad-tech, and with it Verizon will now be competing against Google, Facebook and others in the digital ad market, especially in video. If Verizon can develop content for its OTT venture, it now has the tools to make money off of that using AOL.
The main beneficiary of the transition to mobile has been Facebook, which is the fastest growing in ZenithOptimedia's top 30 media owners.
Facebook has worked hard to not only create a place where people want to share personal information, but an area that's attractive to app developers. Based on Twitter commentary, however, those developers are less than impressed with changes to its API.
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Facebook unit WhatsApp is finally launching voice calling service for its Android users. An updated version of the application is now available via Google Play and the company has promised to bring the feature to Apple's iOS shortly.
At its F8 conference in San Francisco and on Facebook, the social network responsible for much of the traffic on mobile devices let the world know it is also looking out for the future, with a successful first test flight of a solar-powered drone in the UK.
There were a lot of questions around whether Facebook Messenger was powerful enough to become a standalone app, and the company answered them at its recent F8 developer conference in San Francisco by turning it into a platform for third-party developers.