Facebook Will Hold Its Annual Meeting June 1

Facebook announced that it will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Thursday, June 1, at 11 a.m. PT at the Pullman San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, Calif. Shareholders will vote on the following: Re-electing the company’s board of directors: Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, WhatsApp co-founder Jan…

BuzzFeed Is Now Fine With ‘Millennials’

While BuzzFeed may be considered the millennial-focused site that started it all, the publication, like the demographic itself, was not into the term. The entry for millennial in the style guide BuzzFeed published in Feb 2014 came with the following guidance: millennials (avoid using this term when possible; otherwise, generally use twentysomethings, twenty- and thirtysomethings,…

Facebook Just Threw a Monkey Wrench at a Big-Time Spam Ring

Facebook announced the disruption of a major spam operation that had been filling the social network with fake likes and comments. Shabnam Shaik, a technical program manager on Facebook’s protect and care team, provided the details in a Facebook Security note, saying that the accounts involved were located in countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Saudi…

What If Everybody Operated Like United Airlines?

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked, highlighting the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can’t the rest of us do the same thing? Cartoon by Ted Rall.

A Downtown Loft Development Steeped in the Glory Days of Print Newspapers

There are six floor plans available at 715-17 Locus Ave. in downtown Des Moines. All of them named in honor of the business that previously occupied the 14-story highrise space now known as R&T Lofts. Fittingly, the most expansive plan, a 2 Bedroom/2 Bath unit laid out over 1,172 square feet, is called Above the…

8 Video and Social Marketing Stats That Got Our Attention This Week

It’s been an unusually strong week for video and social media data points, especially if you are Facebook Inc. Check out the eight stats that grabbed our attention in recent days: 1. Imitation works Instagram has been relentlessly copying Snapchat’s video features in recent months, and that strategy appears to have worked. Instagram said it…

Sprint Just Made a Whole Show About People’s (Supposed) Obsession With Paul Marcarelli

It’s the switch that keeps on giving. Sprint has gone all in with Paul Marcarelli, the spokesman who used to ask “Can you hear me now?” for Verizon but switched to Sprint in ads that premiered last June. Now, in partnership with Onion Labs, it’s released a six-part satirical news-magazine show exploring people’s ridiculously extensive…