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[BRAND WARS] INSTAGRAM CO-FOUNDERS AND FACEBOOK’S MARK ZUCKERBERG PART WAYS.
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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has left everyone in shock following their sudden resignation from Facebook after having a tense relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. They have been working under Facebook for thee past 6 years after Facebook aquired Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. According to a statement released by Kevin Systrom, it says “Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
[ADFRAUD] FACEBOOK MAY BE IN YET ANOTHER DATA PRIVACY BREACH SCANDAL WITH MOBILE PHONE MAKERS?! READ:
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The New York Times has discovered that Facebook for over a number of years has been sharing user data with phone and other device makers including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Blackberry, and Microsoft.   The report reveals that Facebook has been sharing the data of users, their friends, and the friends of their friends, with at least 60 device makers.   This is coming a few months after it was revealed that the social networking giant had shared data of up...

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Monday, 04 June 2018
[R.I.P] CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA IS DEAD! SHUTS DOWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT!!
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  Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, have shut down after suffering a sharp drop in business, the company said on Wednesday.   The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings, it said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from the scandal over reports the company harvested personal data about millions of Facebook users beginning in 2014.   “The siege of media...

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Friday, 04 May 2018
[FACEBOOK] ACCORDING TO REPORTS, ONLY 78 NIGERIANS USED THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA DATA MINING APP. READ MORE:
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Although 78 Facebook users in Nigeria installed the Cambridge Analytica (CA) app, the potential impact has affected about 271, 469 people in the country, according to the social media platform. Facebook, yesterday began the process of notifying 87 million users, which it claimed might have had their data shared with the app. The communications team of the social media platform disclosed that the 271,469 users were potentially impacted in Nigeria (these being friends of those who would have installed the...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
[CYBER TECH] FACEBOOK, MARK ZUCKERBERG FACES CONGRESS ON US ELECTION DATA BREACH BY RUSSIANS.
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It’s easy to poke fun at Zuckerberg as a hoodie-wearing kid. His robotic demeanor makes him appear expressionless, even when he’s sorry. A skit on “Saturday Night Live” leaned heavily on those qualities. Washington lawmakers may be fond of grandstanding, especially when they get the chance to grill a hapless executive. When U.S. congressional members interview Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday and Wednesday, the temptation will be to score points by focusing on his all-too-apparent flaws. Senators and representatives, though,...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
[BRANDS] SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES IS EXPERIENCING LOW SALES.
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Revenues from Snap Inc’s video recording sunglasses Spectacles fell in the second quarter, adding to the disappointment felt by investors after it reported revenues and user growth that missed expectations.   On the earnings call for the June quarter, Snap’s Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero said: “other revenues were $5.4 million, substantially all of which was driven by Spectacles.”   If we assume that all of this came from Spectacles sales, which cost $130, then around 41,500 pairs were sold...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017
[BRAND WARS] INSTAGRAM HAS BEATEN SNAPCHAT TO IT’S STORIES WITH 250 MILLION ACTIVE DAILY USERS. READ:
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  Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily active users as of June. Its main competitor Snap just has 166 million daily active users, as of its last earnings report in May. Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users, vastly surpassing Snapchat’s rate according to Facebook’s global head of sales Carolyn Everson. “If you think about it a year ago when we sat together, Instagram Stories didn’t exist,” Everson told sources. “Today on the platform, we not...

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Monday, 24 July 2017
[BRANDS] KFC’S COLONEL SANDERS’ TENDER WINGS OF DESIRE IS A ROMANTIC NOVELLA TOWARDS MOTHER’S DAY. TAKE A LOOK:
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One wouldn’t associate Colonel Harland Sanders in the role of a dashing lover engaged in a torrid affair with a married woman. However, that is what the founder of KFC is doing in Tender Wings of Desire, a book – or novella – ostensibly written by the man himself. Dig deeper and you discover that the book’s author is Catherine Kovac, a former bustle.com feature writer. KFC and Wieden + Kennedy Portland thought up the idea as part of a...

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Friday, 12 May 2017
[BANNED AD] NIVEA DELETES CONTOVERSIAL FACEBOOK AD PORTRAYING “WHITE” AS PURITY. READ:
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Skincare brand Nivea has apologised for running a Facebook ad that ran the tagline “white is purity” and prompted accusations of racism. The ad, for the Nivea invisible deodorant range, has since been deleted from Facebook. Nivea, which has 19 million fans on its global Facebook page, was directed to Middle East social media users. An image of a woman wearing a white bathrobe was accompanied by the tagline “white is purity”. Alongside the image, Nivea posted the message, “Keep...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
[SOCIAL MEDIA] THIS NEW FACEBOOK BOT ALLOWS USERS TO TRANSFER MONEY FROM YOUR MESSENGER. READ:
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  A new bot released on Facebook Messenger lets users send money to and from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or Europe. Powered by TransferWise, the bot completes money transfers and guides users through the process. TransferWise customers on the company’s own app already send and receive almost $1 billion a month. The app boasts that it allows transfers without the usual fees charged by banks or hidden in exchange rates. Instead, TransferWise uses the current exchange rate and charges an upfront...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
[BRANDS] APPLE, NETFLIX, UBER CAMPAIGN AGAINST TRUMP MUSLIM IMMIGRATION BAN, UBER TAKES #DELETEUBER  BACKLASH .
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Following the internal and public statements from Brands like Google, Facebook and Microsoft regarding the Trump administration’s new immigration policy, two additional tech heavyweights have now added their voices to the fray. On Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook, reportedly took a stance against the new policy. “Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do. I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven...

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Monday, 30 January 2017
[NATIVE ADS] FACEBOOK IS ROLLING ADS INTO THEIR MESSENGER APP. READ MORE:
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Facebook users might soon see ads in the Messenger app. This week, the company started testing ads that show up on the Messenger’s home screen. The ads, which for now are being tested on a “very small” scale in Australia and Thailand, appear below users’ recent conversations, similar to how the platform might remind them of someone’s birthday. Announcing the news in a blog post few days ago, Facebook product manager Eddie Zhang said users won’t see ads within conversations...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017