The Cricket World Cup on Facebook

By Saurabh Doshi, Head – Media Partnerships – India, and Karren Rogers, Strategic Partner Development Manager- Australia and New Zealand

During the 2015 Cricket World Cup, millions of people will use Facebook to discover content, connect with their favorite players and teams, and discuss matches with friends. With over 100 million people* interested in cricket on the platform, Facebook is truly the world’s largest cricket stadium.

This weekend, the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan drove conversation around the world. Globally, 9 million people had 25 million interactions about India’s victory over Pakistan.

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Sports

Updates to Facebook Mentions

By Allison Swope, Product Manager

Every week, there are more than two billion interactions between public figures and their fans on Facebook.

We built Facebook Mentions to help public figures connect with their fans and each other. Since we introduced the app in July, thousands of actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers have used Mentions to post photos and videos, talk to their fans, and connect with other public figures.

Today, we’re introducing two new features for Mentions:

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General

Can’t Miss Videos: January

By Brad Ferry, Strategic Partner Development

People are sharing and discovering videos on Facebook more than ever before. In this monthly series, we’ll be posting a round-up of some of the most popular and interesting videos posted by Pages on Facebook from the past month.

Here are the 10 standout videos from January:

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Sign Up Now for F8

Developers from around the world can now apply to attend F8, our global developer conference. This year it will be held on March 25 and 26 in San Francisco, California.

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F8

Facebook Video Surges with the State of the Union

By Libby Leffler, Craig Mullaney, and Meghan Peters, Strategic Partner Managers, and Yuning Zhang, Data Analyst

On Facebook, the conversation about this year’s State of the Union played out in videos. A lot of partners ask us about how they can use Facebook Video to reach a broad, engaged audience. The great videos posted by the news media, the White House and members of Congress around the SOTU are great examples to spotlight.

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