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New VP/Product at Facebook PMD Hootsuite - Posted December 17, 2014
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship platform ... [AllFacebook]

eBay Hires WPP's MediaCom and Omnicom's Goodby for Support - Posted July 24, 2014
In April, eBay began looking to revamp its brand and image. The online clearinghouse put out a review not for an agency of record but for shops to work on a global brand project (which speaks to last week's conversation on the ... [GalleyCat]

TOMS' Chief Digital Officer Outlines Brand's 'Giving' Formula - Posted July 15, 2014
Argentina's loss in the World Cup final may have hit one company personally. A 2006 group trip giving shoes to Argentine children inspired Blake Mycoskie to launch TOMS, or "tomorrow's sho... [FishbowlDC]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is No. 3 On Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies For Compensation & Benefits - Posted May 23, 2014
Facebook finished at No. 3 overall and No. 2 among the 12 tech companies included in the list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

BIG APPLE: Facebook New York Is An Official Sponsor Of NYC BigApps 2014 - Posted May 7, 2014
Facebook New York is an official sponsor and participating judge in the fifth annual ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook And Parse: One Year Together - Posted April 28, 2014
Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Facebook's acquisition of mobile application-development platform Parse, and the social n... [AllFacebook]

eBay Adds a Category for Virtual Currencies - Posted April 7, 2014
(Digital Trends) You know that your cryptocurrency of choice is gaining mainstream traction when it starts appearing on the world's biggest auction site: eBay has just added a virtual currency section, enabling buyers and sellers to trade Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other variants on the network. You can also trade shares... [Bitcoins Insider]

UPDATED: Facebook, Instagram Take Aim At Transactions Involving Guns, Other Regulated Items - Posted March 5, 2014
Facebook and Instagram reacted swiftly to ... [AllFacebook]

Arby's Spent $44K on Pharrell's Silly Hat (for Charity) - Posted March 3, 2014
In a little stunt that almost got lost in the Oscars noise as everyone and his mother (literally) shared Ellen's selfie, Arby's decided to buy the brown, oversized fedora that won Pharrell so much attention on Gra... [FishbowlDC]

eBay to Allow Bitcoin Sales in 'Virtual Currency' Category - Posted January 22, 2014
(CNET) It seemed like it was only a matter of time before e-commerce giant eBay and its payment platform PayPal addressed the sale and use of Bitcoin on its sites. And, despite concern from government regulators, it appears the company believes in virtual currencies -- so much so, t... [Bitcoins Insider]

How Brands Should Prepare For The Season Of Mobile On Facebook - Posted November 25, 2013
Facebook's emphasis on mobile will not take a vacation for the ... [AllFacebook]

How To Watch Unreleased Scenes From 'Return Of The Jedi' On Facebook (For Now) - Posted October 29, 2013
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, ... [AllFacebook]

MakersBay.com a New Peer-to-Peer Marketplace for 3D Printing - Posted October 21, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) MakersBay.com is a new peer-to-peer marketplace for 3D printing - an online trading platform that aims to bring producers and distributors together with buyers and enthusiasts. Solo makers and larger businesses trade products using an individual seller account. Products include 3D printers, 3D scanners, filaments, parts and acce... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Smailex: A US Shipping Alternative - Posted October 20, 2013
Startup: Smailex Founded: Jan 2013 Founder: Ivan Grekov, Base: Incorporated in Tex, team in Russia The amount of information on t... [AllFacebook]

'Fortune' Cover Story: Sheryl Sandberg - Posted October 10, 2013
The cover of the Oct. 28 issue of Fortune features a look at "The Real Story" behind Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Patagonia Claims to Sacrifice Profits for Social Responsibility - Posted September 30, 2013
Granola clothing brand Patagonia's success tells the tale of a company that turned corporate social responsibility into big profits, but now they've launched a campaign called "The Responsible Economy" ... [FishbowlDC]

How eBay Could Rescue Bitcoin From the Feds - Posted September 11, 2013
(Wired) Bitcoin has a big problem. Just ask David Spitzer. On Aug. 20, Spitzer sold a Bitcoin on Mt. Gox, the world's best-known Bitcoin exchange, and immediately tried to move the money to his U.S. bank account. Twenty-one days later, he's still waiting for the cash to appear. "It's taking an... [Bitcoins Insider]

(Most) Brands Avoid PR Fails on MLK 'Dream Day' - Posted August 29, 2013
In an honestly surprising turn of events, we're glad to report that the vast majority of brands avoided any serious embarrassments related to yesterday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. For the most part, they did it by staying vague. But we can learn from the exception in this case--and our... [FishbowlDC]

An Expensive Lesson Against Selling Bitcoin on eBay - Posted August 29, 2013
(Pando Daily) A common fear among Bitcoin bears has been that the loosely regulated, somewhat anonymous digital currency would lead to an increase in fraud and other criminal activity. But amid regulators and law enforcement scrambling to prevent bad actors from engaging in money laundering, drug and weapo... [Bitcoins Insider]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [GalleyCat]

(Alleged) New Apple iPhone Offers Old-School Pawn Shop Trade-in Deal - Posted August 27, 2013
It's hard for the public not to roll its eyes at yet another Apple iPhone upgrade. The juggernaut brand is a PR master of that intersection betw... [FishbowlDC]

Hempfest Doritos Get PR Buzz from eBay Exposure - Posted August 26, 2013
Readers of this blog are familiar with the Seattle Police Department's excellent PR initiative to protect and serve the public by reaching out to stoners during the 2013 Hempfest celebration. The ev... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Director Of Design Kate Aronowitz Named Director Of Brand Design - Posted July 24, 2013
Facebook Director of Design Kate Aronowitz announced at the ... [AllFacebook]

eBay Announces 'First Foray into 3D Printing' - Posted July 15, 2013
(EbayExactHype) Ebay announced its "first foray into 3D printing" that includes a partnership with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. Ebay is offering a new downloadable iOS app called eBay Exact that lets users buy customizable 3D-printed merchandise from its 3D partners. eBay Exact allows users to order products directly from... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Machine Learning May Be Online Marketplace Sales Magic - Posted June 12, 2013
When it comes to selling in online marketplaces, it's all too often a race to the bottom. There are plenty of rules-based tools out there to help sellers on Amazon or eBay beat competitors' lowest prices by the proverbial penny, but winning the deal in that way sacrifices flexibility and profits. That's... [semanticweb.com]

EBay To Offer Actual Window Shopping On Vacant NYC Storefronts - Posted June 5, 2013
Starting June 8, people walking down certain streets in New York City will be able to stop, turn and start window shopping. "Hey," you're thinking, "can't people do that already?" Yeah sure, but it's not an eBay window! Derp. What does that even mean? It means every gimmick has a chance when... [FishbowlDC]

Don't Post A Photo Of Your New Car Or House To Facebook If You're In Debt - Posted May 31, 2013
Many Facebook users post photos of new big-ticket purchases such as houses, boats, and cars. Unfortunately, ... [AllFacebook]

Rand Paul Set To Launch Silicon Valley Fundraising Tour At Facebook HQ - Posted May 28, 2013
Facebook is becoming an important fundraisin... [AllFacebook]

eBay Banks on Time to Deliver Online Glory - Posted May 7, 2013
We live. And then we die. Time is of the essence. The public, understandably, hates waiting for anything. We want our food fast, our deliveries now and the transactions in our lives to be instantaneous. Money comes with many benefits, but perhaps the greatest power money holds is that it can save us... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Joins Fortune 500 - Posted May 6, 2013
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, ... [AllFacebook]

Ecwid: Facebook Storefronts Stay The Course In 1Q - Posted May 1, 2013
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid reported continued momentum for small and midsized ret... [AllFacebook]

Spruce Media Bullish On Facebook In 1Q Report On State Of Advertising - Posted April 29, 2013
Spruce Media, a Fa... [AllFacebook]

WALL STREET: Three Analysts Tout Facebook - Posted April 26, 2013
Facebook was on the receiving end of some ... [AllFacebook]

How Should Brands Respond to Tragedy on Social Media? - Posted April 23, 2013
This post was co-written by the author and his wife, ... [GalleyCat]

Semantic Web Jobs: PayPal - Posted April 1, 2013
PayPal, an eBay company, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA. The post states, "We are seeking an expert Java developer with experience in developing web application using Spring MVC and Spring web flow. In this role, you w... [semanticweb.com]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Commerce Platform 8thBridge Graphite Integrated With EBay's GSI Commerce - Posted February 1, 2013
Social commerce platform 8thBridge Graphite from ... [AllFacebook]

Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference To Be Held At Facebook HQ Feb. 2 And 3 - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

The World's Greatest Brands: 2013 Edition - Posted January 2, 2013
Welcome back, dear readers! We hope everyone had a great holiday and survived t... [FishbowlDC]

Walmart, Toys "R" Us Saw Biggest Facebook Gains On Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 30, 2012
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Data-Visualization Outfit SumAll Closes $6M Capital-Financing Round - Posted November 20, 2012
Data-focused software-as-a-service provider SumAll announced the completion of a $6 million series-A capital-financing round led by ... [AllFacebook]

The U.S. & California Sue EBay Over Recruiting Agreement With Intuit - Posted November 19, 2012
Wait 'til you get a load of this! When we first heard about it, we had to do a double-take, too. Actually, it's not uncommon for companies to have an unwritten agreement to not poach each other's people but this time, EBay is being accused for such practices! Here's the scoop: EBay was... [MediaJobsDaily]

Which Shopping Apps Want The Most Facebook Information? - Posted November 13, 2012
People looking to get a jump on their Christmas shopping (and be done before Black Friday) have probably noticed how several retailers offer simple connect to Facebook options. But which shops and applications require crucial information from your Facebook account? Social security firm ... [AllFacebook]

Report: 77 Percent Of Data Generated By Facebook Mobile Apps Goes To Five Sites - Posted October 23, 2012
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network's mobile app... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook PAC Donates More To Republicans; Employees Favor Democrats - Posted October 16, 2012
Facebook's political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like ... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Be Worth $1 Trillion? - Posted October 3, 2012
Are you tired of debating about Facebook's stock pric... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Cracks Interbrand Top 100 Global Brands - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Android Marketplace App Quickable Allows Sellers To Offer Special Prices To Facebook Friends - Posted September 19, 2012
What makes mobile marketplace application ... [AllFacebook]

Lobbying Group The Internet Association Reveals Full Roster, Platform - Posted September 19, 2012
Initially ... [AllFacebook]

SumAll Social Metrics Joins Facebook Analytics Fray - Posted August 28, 2012
The crowded Facebook analytics field welcomed a new entry from data visualiz... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Google, Amazon, EBay Form Internet Lobbying Group - Posted July 25, 2012
Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook really likes Washington, D.C. Now ... [AllFacebook]

Which Industries Are Best At Facebook Engagement? - Posted June 27, 2012
How often do you post to a company's Facebook page and receive direct feedback? Your chances at getting a response are better if you're talking to a ... [AllFacebook]

How To Get Fido To Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted January 10, 2012
It might not be called a "woof", but Fido has taken to tweeting nonetheless. People sure love their pets, and they're broadcasting this love on social media. We're seeing cats tweeting about their love of catnip, dogs updating Facebook when they get back from a walk, and gerbils posting p... [AllTwitter]

eBay's X.commerce Now Runs on Drupal - Posted October 18, 2011
A new article reports, "eBay is the latest tech giant to embrace ... [semanticweb.com]

Infolinks Introduces Self-Service Semantic Advertising - Posted August 22, 2011
Online advertising that leverages semantic technology is expanding to the do-it-yourself model. Infolinks today is launching its self-service in-text advertising marketplace. The company says the service is designed to speed advertisers' ability to create in-text ad campaigns, which work in the Infolin... [AllTwitter]

Research Finds Women Really Like Gaming Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
... [FishbowlDC]

I Sold it on eBay! - Posted May 16, 2011
Hat fanciers 'round the world, get your credit cards out. As of Monday morning, there will be just five days left to bid on ... [FishbowlDC]

Working Out the Kinks In Sentiment Analysis -- And Focusing on the Opportunities, Too - Posted April 13, 2011
What's the most important requirement for sentiment analytics to succeed? Make that question plural, and let's start our answers with something that the tools in this area themselves have no influence on: Good quality data. During yesterday's second annual Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York Ci... [semanticweb.com]

Wal-Mart, Target Top Women at NBCU Index - Posted October 25, 2010
Women at NBCU, the female-targeted marketing and research initiative at NBC Universal, has released the September results of its "Brand Power Index," with retailers ... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Launches Integrated Marketing Unit - Posted October 4, 2010
Today, Edelman launched an integrated marketing unit that offers graphic design services, direct consumer advertising, event production and mobile marketing, and other branding and marketing services. Called ... [FishbowlDC]

Enterprise 3.0: Semweb Commercialization Options - Posted January 16, 2008
Back when I was an industry analyst (VP, E-Business Strategies at the META Group, since acquired by Gartner), I often had to critique emerging markets.  Unlike venture capitalists, industry analysts are privy to product roadmaps from publicly-traded companies, including the industry giants (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM).  And unlike i-bankers, they are... [semanticweb.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 26, 2007
Quickie Movie Reviews: Kenneth Turan likes There Will Be Blood Kevin Crust turns his nose up at Bucket List (but ... [FishbowlLA]

Social Graphology | Online Communities and the Small Business - Posted December 4, 2007
In a recent blog post, Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, wrote about a new paradigm. In the early days of the internet it was the computers and the wires that were important; more recently it was the documents that were the important things, the centres of focus... [semanticweb.com]

Fergie's Hummer Fetches $63K on eBay - Posted September 14, 2007
Pop songbird Fergie turned to eBay to ditch her gas-guzzling Hummer. And she did it in the name of charity with all proceeds going to Global Green USA following on the heels of her participation in Live Earth last summer. So far, the bidding is up to $63,999 and more than 660,... [FishbowlLA]