Jose Antonio Vargas salutes Zuckerberg, FWD.us for immigration-reform efforts

Documented650Immigration-reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, a former editor for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, will see his documentary, Documented, premiere on CNN Sunday, June 29. In an interview with Inside Facebook parent mediabistro, which will run next week, Vargas expressed his gratitude over having Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his FWD.us political-advocacy group as allies.

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STUDY: Facebook ads in paid search campaigns mean more, cheaper conversions

FacebookKenshooExperianStats650Facebook and paid search are often viewed as competitors for advertising, but a study commissioned by the social network and conducted by Kenshoo, a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, analyzed two weeks’ worth of adding Facebook ads to paid search campaigns by Experian, finding better performance and lower costs per acquisition.

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Facebook Audience Insights gives marketers an overview of their potential audiences

IntroducingFacebookAudienceInsights650Facebook introduced a way for brands to learn more about the audiences they are targeted with their ads on the social network in order to refine their strategies, and the new Audience Insights tool will begin rolling out to U.S. users of Ads Manager Thursday, with access outside of the U.S. to be added “in the coming months.” (more…)

Facebook iOS app update allows users to choose friends to share photos with

iOS8PhotoShare650Facebook rolled out an update to its flagship application for iOS, version 8.0, and the one major change is the ability to select specific friends to share photos with, in addition to the already existing options of all friends and smart friend lists.

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Facebook Messenger for Android Beta Testers launches

MessengerBecomeATester650Facebook Messenger for Android became the latest application to get the beta-testing treatment, as the social network announced in a post on its engineering blog that the Facebook Messenger for Android Beta Testers program is now live.

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Exclusive TED 2014 content to be featured in Ideas section of Facebook’s Paper app

PaperTED1The Ideas section of Facebook’s Paper iPhone application will be the home to exclusive content from TED 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday through Thursday as part of a collaboration between the social network and the nonprofit conference series.

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Adi Soffer Teeni joins Facebook as GM, Israel

IsraelFlag650Facebook has a new general manager for Israel, as The Jerusalem Post reported that Adi Soffer Teeni, chairman of English grammar and spelling tool Ginger, will assume the post at the social network’s office in Ramat Gan.

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Facebook’s new like, share buttons now available to all pages; width can be set on embedded posts

VinDieselEmbeddedPostFacebook announced Wednesday that the redesigned like and share buttons it introduced last month are now available to all pages, and that page administrators can now adjust the width of embedded posts to anywhere from 330 pixels to 750 pixels.

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Facebook joins mobile carrier trade group GSMA

GSMALogo650Facebook officially joined mobile carriers association GSMA, marking the first social network to join a wireless trade group, FierceWireless reported.

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Facebook to roll out shared photo albums

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Multiple Facebook users will be able to upload photos to the same albums with Monday’s introduction of shared photo albums by the social network.

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