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.
Professional networking site LinkedIn is taking another leaf out of Facebook’s playbook, this time introducing a new product called LinkedIn Audience Network. (The professional network recently introduced native video, and last year overhauled its UX to prioritize its news feed, in a similar fashion to Facebook.)
Australian automotive news and review site CarAdvice teamed up with Facebook to launch a new, auto marketplace “to help OEMs build brand awareness and generate leads”.
AutoTrader.co.uk, Britain's largest auto classifieds site, is offering free ads to sellers of cars priced £1,000 ($1,285 U.S.) or less. This offer applies to its basic two-week ad package, according to Sunday Times Driving.
LinkedIn, the professional network owned by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), is suing a start-up that developed an algorithm to predict when employees are going to quit their jobs, based on updates they’ve made to their LinkedIn profiles.
Just a day after we posted that Facebook Marketplace was opening in Germany, the Financial Post in Canada reported that Marketplace is rolling out in a total of 17 European countries, as well as Canada. Should Naspers get worried?
California-headquartered LinkedIn, the network platform for working professionals acquired by Microsoft last year at a valuation of $26.2 billion U.S., rolled out a made-in-India product called LinkedIn Lite.
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?
Facebook will bring existing News Feed ads to Marketplace as it tests new revenue sources. It's a response to a comment by company CFO Dave Wehner who said last year that Facebook’s ad load will be a “relative non-factor” for predicting future revenue growth starting in 2017.
Mercari, Japan’s app-first, used-goods marketplace, now uses the power of the hashtag (#) to help its users browse products of particular brand or/and description, in the same way, Twitter and Facebook use it to bundle topics together.