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Facebook Is Building Its First Startup Incubator in Paris

Some companies will have access to the social giant's resources

Facebook is starting to friend—and maybe even poke—a new area of innovation outside of Silicon Valley: France. Facebook has picked Paris as the place to house Startup Garage, its first official…

The Facebook Audience Network Now Serves Ads to 1 Billion People Each Month

83% of it is native, with video growing rapidly

While Facebook has had 1 billion users on its social network for quite some time, it now has more than 1 billion people viewing its advertising network. Today, the company announced…

Suddenly, Home Automation Is All the Rage Among Millennial Men on Facebook

They're posting about it 8 times more than a year ago

Maybe the era of the Internet of Things is upon us. Chatter about home automation has recently increased by more than eight times year over year on Facebook, mostly driven by…

Facebook Expands Instant Articles to Help Users Discover More of the Publisher's Content

Could compete directly with Snapchat Discover

In a move likely meant to stay on publishers' good side, Facebook is trying out a new way to help users discover more news (real news). Starting Thursday, Facebook will let…

Facebook Aims to Promote Better Journalism, Fight Hoaxes and Work With Local News Outlets

It's looking for input from newsrooms

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook laid out a fairly elaborate plan to promote better media reporting and consumption. Called the Facebook Journalism Project, it includes a local news…

Facebook Advertisers Now Have More Ways to Create Retargeted Ads

Could be big acquisition tool for retailers

About two years ago, Facebook launched dynamic ads—the retargeted promos that pop up in newsfeeds after someone looks at a product on a retailer's website or mobile app.  Now the social…

What Facebook's Head of Advertising Wants to See Happen in 2017

Andrew Bosworth is bullish on mobile and personalization

During his long tenure at Facebook, Andrew Bosworth has been tasked with creating both the company's newsfeed and its mobile advertising strategy. Now, Bosworth—Facebook's vp of ads and business—has his…

Ad of the Day: Facebook Creative Shop Built Chevrolet's New Year's Ads Around 360 Video

New year, new resolutions and new roads

It's Jan. 4. Are you already on the verge of scrapping your New Year's resolutions? Well, Chevrolet just launched a campaign on Facebook designed to keep you on track—and in a…

Here's a Timeline Showing Instagram and Snapchat's 2016 War Over the Best Features

10 product rollouts this year

In the race to stay fresh and gain millennial users, the battle between Snapchat and Instagram heated up this year as the two apps constantly tried to one-up each other…

SNL's Dunkin' Donuts Spoof Underscores Facebook's Lingering Problem With Piracy

Ripped-off clip racked up 2.4 million views in 2 days

Saturday Night Live has become notorious in recent years for its spoofs of brands that are often almost too realistic. In its latest parody, SNL host and Massachusetts native Casey Affleck…

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