Facebook is in the best position to directly benefit from the transition away from third-party cookie data. Facebook can fill the cookie gap by serving as a "digital identity" source. The digital identity will gather the behaviors of users through their embedded login, SDK and mobile application as data sources in lieu of cookie data.
-- Todd Juneau, Forbes
The American Edge Project, which has not yet launched, argues that Silicon Valley is essential for the U.S. economy and the future of free speech.
-- Rebecca Bellan, Forbes
Tierra del Mar is one of the few places on the U.S. West Coast suitable for the cable, which will feature the latest fiber optic technologies. It will link multiple U.S. locations, including Facebook’s huge data center in the central Oregon town of Prineville, with Japan and the Philippines
-- Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
California caught the world by surprise last year when it passed the nation’s strongest data privacy law, instantly making Sacramento one of the most important regulators of global tech. As members of the California legislature forged the deal on a defining challenge of the digital age, the internet companies were slow to awaken to the threat, and brought few of their considerable resources to bear.
-- Katy Murphy, Politico
Three months later, the results were clear: all the traffic that had previously come from paid links was now coming in through ordinary links. Tadelis had been right all along. Annually, eBay was burning a good $20m on ads targeting the keyword 'eBay'.
-- Jesse Frederik and Maurits Martijn, The Correspondent
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose product competes with TikTok particularly for younger users, has also criticized the app over censorship concerns.
People want and benefit from personalized experiences on Facebook, but we know there is reporting that transcends individual experience. We want to support both. Today we’re starting to test Facebook News, a dedicated place for news on Facebook, to a subset of people in the US.
-- Campbell Brown and Mona Sarantakos, Facebook
Facebook doesn't curate my news. It curates my mom.
Amazon’s revenue from advertising has skyrocketed because endemic advertisers (brands that sell products on Amazon and buy ads on Amazon) have grown their Amazon ad budgets significantly over the past two years, and nonendemic advertisers (brands that don’t sell products on Amazon but buy ads using Amazon’s ad stack) are finding value in using Amazon’s rich behavioral and purchase-level data for more granular ad targeting.
-- Forrester's, Forbes
Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, said: "Our goal with the News tab is to provide a personalized, highly relevant experience ... The majority of stories people will see will appear in the tab via algorithmic selection."
-- Mike Allen, Axios
I've never understood the connection between Facebook and news. I'm sure there is a certain segment of Facebook users that spend the majority of their online time, on the platform, but surely this cannot be the norm. I'm open to seeing what the Facebook algorithm produces, but my guess is that it will produce exactly the same news that every other algorithm produces. There is no value in sameness.