Posts Categorized: Facebook

Facebook’s transparency is limited to its report. What about everything else?

The Facebook page of the controversial ‘Kiss of Love‘ protest was blocked along with the profile pages of all 15 administrators and a related Facebook group Free Thinkers’ earlier this week, reports The Hindu. One of the administrators told the publication that some of the profiles were reinstated after an identification process while others failed it. The Facebook page also seems to…

66% of Facebook’s ad revenues in Q3 2014 were from mobile ads

The contribution of mobile advertising to Facebook’s ad revenues is increasing: Around 66% of Facebook’s ad revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 was from mobile ads, up from 49% contribution in the same quarter last year and 62% contribution in the previous quarter.

For every Indian woman on Facebook, there are three Indian men – Scroll.in

by Shivam Vij, Scroll.in Facebook has a problem. Two-thirds of the world’s population is not on the internet. Male domination in India is part of this problem. In September 2012, the number of active users on Facebook crossed one billion. The next year, Facebook tied up with six mobile companies and created a platform called Internet.org to…

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t say about Internet.org

When Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today, he’s likely to make a strong pitch for Internet for all, via Facebook backed Internet.org. Internet.org fits in well with the NDA governments “Digital India” mandate: Digital India is about making the Internet available to the masses, while with…

Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp; Deal now worth $22B

Facebook has finally closed the acquisition of the mobile messaging app WhatsApp, according to a public filing with the US SEC. This news comes a week after Facebook received regulatory approval from the European Union and more than seven months after the deal was first announced. The deal, which was originally valued at $19 billion,…

Facebook introduces Bandwidth Targeting to help advertisers tap into its feature phones user base

Facebook has introduced a new ad unit called bandwidth targeting that lets advertisers use the Ad Create tool, Power Editor and the API to develop and target ads based on the quality of the Facebook user’s network connection. This ad unit has been rolled out globally, though the primary focus is towards emerging nations like India…