UPDATED: Facebook Temporarily Suspends Preferred Marketing Developer Applications, Refocuses On Paid Media

Facebook is reworking its Preferred Marketing Developers program, suspending applications for “the next few weeks” while the system is rejiggered to focus on advertisers and agencies that purchase paid media on the social network.
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Eyes Stronger Facebook Ties

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to tighten her company’s focus on mobile applications and align it more closely with Facebook while speaking at an investors’ conference in San Francisco Tuesday hosted by Goldman Sachs.
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Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan: It’s Not All About IT, Engineering

Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan stressed that information-technology experience is only one weapon in the war against cyber-crime during his keynote address at the Cyber Security Summit in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday.
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‘Facebook For Every Phone’ Page Hits More Than 200M Likes

More people access Facebook from their phones (and tablets) than on desktop, but that figure isn’t limited to iPhones, Androids, and BlackBerrys. Many people all over the world check their Facebook from feature phones, and it shows. Facebook fo…

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VI Allows Facebook Users To Boost Friends’ Social Credibility

You can change just about anything you’ve got on your Facebook profile, but many times, it’s not a true representation of yourself. A new application, VI, hopes to change that. Through VI, Facebook friends can paint a picture of your true s…

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Facebook: 200 Percent More Relationships Added On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, coming up Thursday, is a day for love — both in real life and on Facebook. Newly released statistics from the social network show that there are 200 percent more relationships added Feb. 14 compared with any other day of the ye…

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Facebook’s Fitness Apps Keep Users Moving With The Help Of Open Graph

The joy of working out with Facebook-connected applications is that even if users are not jogging or cycling with someone in person, they can have the support of their friends list in their pockets. As Steve Kusmer, CEO of Abvio (developers of Runmeter…

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Facebook’s Mobile Strategy: Create Experiences That Can’t Be Done On Desktop

As Facebook pushes more and more to become a mobile-focused company, it wants to create experiences that simply cannot occur on laptop or desktop computers. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call…

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Wall Street Starts To Turn Against Facebook

Wall Street has not been clicking on the like button for Facebook this week, as analysts Carlos Kirjner of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and Richard Greenfield of BTIG lowered their ratings for the social network’s stock.
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Facebook Mobile Advertising Is A Big Part Of 1-800-Flowers’ Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl for the flower business, and 1-800-Flowers has relied heavily on Facebook in the run-up to Thursday’s love-fest, particularly the social network’s mobile advertising products.
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