Facebook Stock (NASDAQ:FB) : Impact of Slingshot Launch and New iPad App on Facebook Financial News

Facebook wants to break the “1% Rule” of Internet culture that says a tiny fraction of users create the content for everyone else. So after a momentary leak last week, today Facebook officially launches Slingshot for iOS and Android in the US, an app where friends send you photos and videos, but you have to reply with your own before you can see them. “Slingshot” has all the same basic functions as “Snapchat,” but with a few minor tweaks here and there. Everyone is a creator and no one is a spectator”, says Product Manager Will Reuben, and that makes it different from Snapchat
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Facebook Paper’s New Trending Section Makes It A Better Real-Time News Reader

Facebook Paper is pretty, but sluggish when it comes to news. It’s human curated sections take awhile to ingest the latest world events. But today it added a “Trending” section that highlights news stories and photos that capture the essence of most mentioned topics on Facebook. The update also lets you tap any hashtag to see a Paper-style cards of public and friends’ mentions. Paper also got a long list of other updates that Facebook says are a bunch of features you’ve asked us for”. Facebook’s IPad App Becomes An Entertainment Hub With New Games And Trending Videos Sidebar.

Facebook Targets Gamers With New iPad-Only Update

Facebook introduces a new feature specific to iPad: a right hand sidebar dedicated to trending topics, gaming, and overall discovery within the app. Over 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days, so the company is helping them discover or re-engage with games through a new home page sidebar it starts testing today on its iPad app. It includes social notifications for native mobile and Facebook web games you already play, video trailers for games you don’t plus Trending videos popular with your demographic.

Alibaba Gives Details Ahead Of IPO Bigger than Facebook

Alibaba is pulling back the curtain a little bit, providing more information about its partnership structure and financials ahead of its planned initial public offering of stock. China’s biggest e-commerce company filed in May for an initial public offering in the U.S. that could top the $16 billion that Facebook and its early investors raised in the social networking company’s IPO two years ago.

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Stock in News: Russia Planning to Ban Facebook (NASDAQ FB) ?

Facebook (NASDAQ FB) is a leader in the social networking market segment by a mile. All over the world, Facebook hsa been easily beating competition, to come first in this segment. It is more popular among the users in USA and India, while elsewhere it still impresses with its numbers. However, it still faces a ban in countries like China. Russia may well be joining … Continue reading Stock in News: Russia Planning to Ban Facebook (NASDAQ FB) ?

Stock News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Upgrades Messenger App

Facebook (NASDAQ FB) has now upgraded their messenger app. Already high on the mobile platform, Facebook has always been critical about the performance of its messenger app. Therefore the recent upgrades do not come as a major surprise. The world’s leading social networking site would be hoping to engage more users on its mobile platform. Here in this article, we will take a closer look … Continue reading Stock News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Upgrades Messenger App

Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Chats To Be Inspected For Insider Trading

Facebook (NASDAQ FB) has come in news yet again. This time it is not for the best reasons. The social networking giants are now going to be under the inspection of security regulators in Philippines. The regulators there would be looking into the FB chats for any irregularity in the performance of the markets. They will be looking for Market manipulation and ponzi schemes which … Continue reading Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Chats To Be Inspected For Insider Trading

Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Acquires Tugboat Yards

Facebook (NASDAQ FB) has always had a strong interest in the online publishing of content. It has always looked increase published content on its platform. They have made yet another strong statement by acquiring the likes of Tugboat Yards. Tugboat Yards is a California based start up. It specializes in helping small and medium scale organizations’ manage their audience. Here in this article, we will … Continue reading Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Acquires Tugboat Yards

Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Adds Buy And Sell Button

Facebook (NASDAQ FB) has been looking to add new methods of creating income. The social networking site added the Buy and Sell button in an effort to increase the revenues through its own platform. They have also revamped a lot of features in a bid to attract marketers, and lure customers to buy different products. Here in this article, we will take closer look at … Continue reading Stock in News: Facebook (NASDAQ FB) Adds Buy And Sell Button