(NASDAQ:FB) Facebook Stock News : Impact of Messenger For IOS and Mobile Ads Network

(NASDAQ:FB) Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS devices, giving users the ability to record and send 15-second video messages. Version 6.0 of the app also adds a feature called “Big Likes” — when you really like something, press and hold to send an even bigger “thumbs up” sign. The new version of Messenger comes after Facebook’s odd, accidental rollout of messaging app Slingshot earlier this week. That app, which was quickly pulled from Apple’s App Store, also had the ability to send short video messages to friends.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has announced it will track browsing activity to better serve ads on the site. The company will also give users more control over said ads. Facebook says it’s bringing more data into its interest-based ad targeting — specifically data from non-Facebook websites and mobile apps.

So even if your profile doesn’t say anything about your love of (say) soccer during the World Cup 2014, and even if you haven’t Liked any soccer-related Pages on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the social network can still see that you’ve visited soccer-related websites and target ads accordingly. In a blog post, the company describes this as “a type of interest-based advertising” that’s already practiced by many other Internet companies in Silicon Valley.

Facebook will now use personal information gathered from your activities elsewhere on the Web to more precisely target advertisements on the social network. Given Facebook’s extensive reach around the globe, the development has alarmed privacy advocates who are asking federal regulators review the matter. Democratic Media vowed to press Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today on the agency’s failure to raise objections to Facebook’s new data-grabbing plan.

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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

MArket Movers: Ardmore Shipping Corp (NYSE:ASC), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), MeetMe Inc (NASDAQ:MEET)

Ardmore Shipping Corp (NYSE:ASC) has signed a loan agreement for a new $39 million credit facility with Credit Agricole CIB. The proceeds from the new facility will be used to finance up to 65 percent of the purchase price of two vessels on order in the company’s current fleet.The facility will be an amortizing senior term loan with a final maturity seven years from the … Continue reading MArket Movers: Ardmore Shipping Corp (NYSE:ASC), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), MeetMe Inc (NASDAQ:MEET)

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