Earlier this week we reported that Schibsted's share price had been pulled down by media reports that Facebook Marketplace will launch in Scandinavia soon. Now, a senior Schibsted manager gave a very interesting explanation to Reuters for why Facebook Marketplace doesn't scare Schibsted.
Schibsted's share price has taken a huge dip on the local stock exchange since the start of trading this morning - it lost eight percent in morning trade.
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?
The free stuff classifieds service that started in the U.S. last year will take on EBay Kleinanzeigen when it launches in mid-August.
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.
Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by Facebook this week is any indication, you probably won’t know you’re talking to a bot and not a human being.
When Facebook Marketplace rolled out in October 2016, a number of listing types were explicitly banned: pets, guns and adult services were the most prominent. As of this week, you can now add another type of listing: Kodi boxes.
Facebook is dressing up the new kid on the classified block in some fancier duds. The app recently passed the half-year mark and has had some growing pains. Will new clothes do the trick?
Getting locked out of Facebook has got to be one of the worst punishments in the social media age. The apparent cause: Facebook Marketplace. A glitch in the new Facebook classified app's fraud protection protocols kept some users out of Facebook as a whole for 72 hours and more.