Facebook: Using QR Codes for sending and requesting money

Facebook: Using QR Codes for sending and requesting money

Courtesy of Messenger News: QR Codes and Payment Links in Messenger Lastly, we’ve rolled out the ability for US Messenger users to leverage QR codes and payment links when they want to send or request money with Facebook Pay, even if they’re not connected on Facebook. No need to download a separate payment app or add new […]

Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: The Facebook-owned app wants more athletes, teams and leagues to offer products directly on its platform. Sports stars, teams and leagues have long used Instagram to promote themselves and build relationships with fans. Increasingly, they’re using it to sell products, too. On Nov. 20, tennis star Serena Williams and […]

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Courtesy of AdWeek: Ticketmaster Assistant helps users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. A Facebook Messenger bot … yeah, that’s the ticket, for Ticketmaster. The ticketing service introduced its Ticketmaster Assistant bot Wednesday, helping users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. Ticketmaster said in a blog post introducing […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]

Steelers’ Antonio Brown has endorsement deal with Facebook

Steelers’ Antonio Brown has endorsement deal with Facebook

Courtesy of Fox Sports: Antonio Brown put himself in hot water with a Facebook Live video last week, but he may have a good reason for it. After the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday night, wide receiver Antonio Brown captured the postgame locker with a video on Facebook. It was clearly […]

Why TV Companies Are Rejecting Facebook Video Deals

Why TV Companies Are Rejecting Facebook Video Deals

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: “It’s probably going to take a bit of time.” Some of America’s top producers of TV content are saying no to video deals with the world’s biggest social media site. Facebook FB -0.04% has been trying to woo the NFL, Comcast’s NBC Universal CMCSA -0.35% , Disney’s ABC DIS -0.95% , […]

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

Courtesy of Newsweek: This week, after Twitter announced its quarterly earnings (bad) and advertising revenue (worse), the company quietly made one change in how it distributes its iPhone and iPad apps. On Wednesday, the apps were moved from the iOS App Store’s “Social Networking” category to “News.” The change immediately shifted Twitter from being the store’s fifth-ranked Social […]

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Courtesy of Buzzfeed: Another business places its functionality, and faith, in Facebook. Ticketmaster will start selling event tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April, joining the growing number of companies placing core parts of their businesses inside the social giant’s walls. Ticketmaster and companies like it, largely online commerce outfits and web publishers, […]