Hires ex-PayPal president

Facebook hires David Marcus as the vice president of its mobile messaging division. Marcus previously worked with PayPal, first as the vice president of the company’s mobile department and most recently as the company’s president. We are incredibly excited to work together with David and to learn from all his experience, and David will be […]

Acquires LiveRail

Facebook acquires LiveRail, an advertising technology company that creates video ads for websites and apps. LiveRail customers include companies such as Major League Baseball, Gannett, DailyMotion and ABC Family. We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have an opportunity to make video ads better and more relevant for the hundreds of […]

Endorses Mayday Super PAC

Gordon-Levitt releases a video message urging his fans to support the Mayday.us super PAC. The PAC, founded by Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, aims to elect candidates who will enact meaningful campaign finance reform.

Lifetime ‘Big Driver’ adaptation

Lifetime is set to film an adaptation of King’s novella, Big Driver, starring Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Will Harris and Joan Jett. The short story was originally included in the 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars and focuses on a mystery writer obsessed with revenge against the man who assaulted her.

Signs Letter Against Amazon

King joins a group of authors, including Donna Tartt and Nora Roberts, in signing an online letter protesting Amazon.com’s treatment of books published by the Hachette Book Group. Amazon is currently involved in a dispute with the publishing group over e-book prices and other issues, and as a result has penalized the publisher by slowing […]