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Features

Why is Facebook building a neuroscience centre?

Facebook has long been one of the world’s most recognised innovators. The social media giant is now taking its research to the next level, having announced investment in a dedicated neuroscience centre. However, Facebook’s new initiative is...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Social Media

Facebook Messenger ads start rolling out worldwide

Facebook Messenger ads are going global, whether we like it or not. After tests back in January proved promising in Australia and Thailand, the beta is now being expanded further, with businesses around the world now being offered a way to use...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

OMA design Facebook: The Village

Given its relatively humble beginnings (see the film “The Social Network” for proof), and its general brand identity as the cool, calm cousin to Google's hyperactive uncle, Facebook is not a company that one would expect to possess the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Genero named as a Facebook Marketing Partner in Content Marketing

Global video production marketplace Genero has been confirmed as a Facebook Marketing Partner in the Content Marketing specialty. Genero connects brands looking to scale their video production with a global creative community of 300,000+ production...

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Features

What's on your mind Facebook?

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference last month, the social media monolith revealed a – up unto now – secret department called Building 8, which has been working behind the scenes on the company’s most secretive and controversial...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Facebook Crackdown on Discriminatory Advertising

It's been a busy day in the world of online advertising. The same morning that The Times released a shocking report insisting that many major brands had inadvertently funded extremist terror sties through unchecked programmatic advertising practices,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

Facebook's Creative Expansion

Facebook announced this week that their Creative Hub will be available for the entire industry to use worldwide. Facebook is also introducing a new Inspiration Gallery that will showcase examples of outstanding mobile creative across Facebook and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

What is Facebook Marketplace and should you be using it?

Anyone who has been watching AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire,” which takes place during the computer boom of the mid 1980s (and if you haven't you really should be) will have noticed that online retail transactions between users are actually...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: Facebook unify TV and mobile advertising

Facebook commenced this week’s IAB UK Digital Upfronts on Monday morning (October 19) with a session packed full of insights about today’s mobile world. Ed Couchman, Facebook’s UK head of agency relations kicked-off proceedings at...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Facebook designs the world's largest open plan office with Gehry

Facebook has begun the process of moving its 2,800 members of staff into the company's elaborate new office space in Palo Alto, California, which founder Mark Zuckerberg has been designed as the “Largest open floor plan in the world.” The...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

WPP and Facebook strengthen their partnership

WPP's Data Alliance and Facebook this week announced that they will be deepening their global partnership in order to give marketers access to new data-driven solutions that deliver personalisation at scale on Facebook. The multi-year partnership is...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

Facebook F8 Announcements

Say what you like about Facebook, but Mark Zuckerber's social media monopoliser has (for better or worse) become an integral part of our shared cultural heritage in recent years. Who amongst you, the media-savvy Creativepool reader, could honestly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Facebook go to work and connect developing world

Though Facebook has already monopolised the social media market when it comes to our personal lives, it appears Mark Zuckerberg isn't content on stopping there. Sources familiar with the matter have hinted liberally at Facebook's plans to build a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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It's Armageddon! Also known as "Facebook is down"...

by Ashley Morrison If, like me, you have moved or are thinking of moving to the country, you’re taking a perilous risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty much bang on one of the main corridors into London or not (the Cambridge -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

Facebook's Creative Lab creates apps and court battles

In the same week that Google set forth their mandate to reinvent email with their new “Inbox” app, Facebook also announced they were planning to reinvent the chat room with “Rooms,” an app that plans to bring back the glory...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Teenagers are bored with Facebook. But why is that such bad news?

MySpace is an astonishing use of new technology, which links people to one another, and allows them to share news, views, photos and comments. It is extraordinarily popular, particularly with younger people, and is growing every day. This makes it...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Budweiser allows consumers to send beer to their friends over Facebook

Anheuser-Busch, the brand behind the ubiquitous American beer Budweiser, recently announced a partnership with the award-winning experiential marketing platform Gratafy. The partnership will enable the world's largest beer brand to connect with its...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

After all these years, I still don't 'get' Facebook.

Do you remember when Tony Blair said he couldn't use a computer? I do, because it infuriated me. At the time, he was leader of one the world's largest economies and democracies, and there he was, smirking gleefully about the fact that he couldn't...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Droga5 and Newcastle Brown Ale take top Facebook Studio Award

For the second year running the top distinction at the annual Facebook Studio Awards has gone to an advertising agency and brand combination, who used the social media platform as a base from which to launch a successful campaign. This year the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

The heads up. Why Facebook has lifted its ban on decapitation videos.

In my late teens, a video was doing the rounds. It was called 'Faces Of Death' and I don't think it was an official release - more a much-copied bootleg. Essentially it was a compilation of clips showing people meeting their deaths in accidents. A...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Would Facebook rather protect its advertisers than its users?

Facebook claims to have cracked its rather awkward 'ads on offensive pages' problem. This week the social network's Director of Policy announced the site has completed the task of 'narrowing down the number of pages where ads will be shown'. Which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The challenge facing Facebook in 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Examine the figures and social media boggles the mind. Facebook boasts over one billion users - a seventh of the entire planet; Twitter has more than 100 million users. Even music-streaming app Spotify, carries 18 million...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new California campus

Facebook has brought in the famed architect, Frank Gehry, to design the expansion of the California headquarters in Menlo Park. Plans for the 420,000 square foot plot will include a single-story warehouse with a roof-top garden that will cover the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Unliked. Is the sheen coming off Facebook?

by Magnus Shaw When discussing Facebook, different rules apply. In Facebook's world, audiences, members, revenues and profits are measured on a macro-scale that dwarfs the figures bandied around in banking circles. A few statistics: -Users upload...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Snap decision - why Facebook bought Instagram

Last Sunday Facebook surprised the world. Without waiting for their market flotation later this week - and like a big shot investment banker casually ordering the 1900 Cristal Brut - the social network laid down $1b in cash and stock to acquire...

Posted by: Creativepool

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