Facebook Inks Music, MLB Deals
Facebook upped its media game this week with new deals that give its users access to more content. First, the company has struck a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group. The deal means Facebook users will be able to embed music by Warner artists in videos and other posts shared on the social network. Facebook and Warner said they'll collaborate on "new products that enable users to personalize their music experiences across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Oculus." Facebook already has similar agreements in place with Universal and Sony. Second, Facebook has a new partnership with Major League Baseball to bring daytime games to the social network. Under the terms of the deal, Facebook will stream 25 games during the regular season to the Facebook Watch service. Further, the MLB Live Facebook page will include access to recorded games globally. Facebook will begin airing live MLB games in April.
T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers
Mar 28, 2017
T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes MLB.com At Bat Premium.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Instagram Now Lets You Share Feed Posts to Stories
May 17, 2018
Instagram today made it possible to share feed posts directly to stories. The latest version of the app includes tools that make it easy to share a post published in your feed to your own story as a sticker where your friends and followers can see and interact with it.
T-Mobile Brings Back MLB.tv Offer Just In Time for Opening Day
Mar 20, 2018
T-Mobile is offering customers a chance to access MLB.tv free for a third year in a row. T-Mobile announced that baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones through 2018.
Facebook Says Some Posts Inadvertently Made Public
Jun 8, 2018
Facebook this week began notifying about 14 million users that posts published to Facebook during the period of mid-May might have been made public due to a bug. The company claims the audience selector tool was accidentally set to public for a large group of users.