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Deb Liu appointed VP of Facebook Marketplace

Deb Liu appointed VP of Facebook Marketplace

Deb Liu, the Facebook exec who had been running the company’s Marketplace classified app, has been promoted. She is now formally the VP of Marketplace. Liu had previously been in charge of Facebook Platform. Taking her place will be Eddie O’Neil, a six-year Facebook veteran was previously a director of product management at the company.


Facebook goes Minority Report with new ad targeting

Facebook goes Minority Report with new ad targeting

Remember the scene where Tom Cruise is walking through a department store and personalized ads track him without his consent? Facebook may be doing something similar --- but in reverse --- with a new option in its Ad Manager product. And it has big possible ramifications for recruitment advertising.


New to Marketplace: cars, real estate, daily deals

New to Marketplace: cars, real estate, daily deals

Less than a year after the launch of Marketplace, Facebook is retooling its shopping app to appeal as much to businesses as well to individual users. Cars from local car dealerships and real estate listings from brokerages are up next, as are Daily Deals, sourced surprisingly from competitor EBay.


Sky News outs prescription drugs on Facebook

Sky News outs prescription drugs on Facebook

Sky News reported this week that “powerful and addictive prescription drugs are illegally being offered for sale on Facebook.” The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the U.K. said that the availability of sedatives, tranquilizers and opioids on the platform "completely changes the game." But does it? What's really new?



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