Wall Street Journal: "Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details, despite promises they don't share such information without consent."
New Myspace made its debut back in September (when it made our own Drew Olanoff “want to hurl”) but the redesign has only been available to limited beta participants before now. Today, the next-generation version of the site is open to all, with registration possible using either your existing Myspace account, Facebook credentials or signing up as a brand new user.
Facebook’s effort to simplify its ad products continues: Today it’s announcing an update to Ad Manager Reports, a product whose name pretty much explains what it does — helps advertisers track and manage their campaigns on Facebook.
The goal of the changes, according to Product Manager David Baser, is to give advertisers tools that are “simpler, easier-to-use, and more flexible.&
Facebook announced today that it will be giving advertisers a new report showing how often ads drive users to buy the advertised product on a different device. The company says that to gather cross-device conversion data, it’s combining information gathered by the Facebook Conversion Pixel (which tracks desktop web conversions) and mobile apps that use the Facebook SDK.
Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network where advertisers can pay to target you with ads for app stores or websites based on your Facebook data that appear while you’re on other apps and mobile sites.
With half of MySpace’s staff getting the sack following the buyout by Specific Media, will Justin Timberlake’s upcoming “MySpace exclusive” score a home run with end-users, or fail to get past first base?