New controls allow Facebook users to customize the composition of their news feeds. Set to debut on iOS first, they signal a reversal for the social network, which has historically favored behavioral algorithms to recommend content.
In an effort to move from "broadcasting to" toward "broadcasting with," Meerkat introduced a new feature, called Cameo, that gives users the ability to take over a live video stream for up to 60 seconds.
Facebook, like many online outfits, would really like it if you watched more videos. With that in mind, the social networking giant is now testing a "floating video" button so you can keep watching a video while you continue browsing your News Feed content.
Facebook is about to start sharing ad revenue with brands that post videos on its site. Like YouTube, the social networking giant will split revenue almost down the middle in a move likely to see publishers posting more video content on the site.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say he expects technology to one day give us the ability to send emotions and feelings to one another. His claim came during a Web-based Q&A session that also included questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.
With privacy being a hot topic, U.K. prime minister David Cameron didn't mince his words when he implied that the privacy that Facebook and Twitter users have is unsustainable. He will push the criticized Draft Communications Data Bill forward this fall.
Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts of the planet.