Snack Social Summary-Facebook beats earnings forecast, Amazon announced as Klout’s top social brand, and Rio Ferdinand banned for copy used in tweet

Snack Social Summary-Facebook beats earnings forecast, Amazon announced as Klout’s top social brand, and Rio Ferdinand banned for copy used in tweet

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Here’s what else is going on in the world of social media:

Instagram has launched video ads

The photo and video-based social media app has now implemented video ads appearing in all users’ newsfeeds – previously, video ads only appeared if the user followed the account.

Facebook, yet again, beats predicted earnings forecast

This week, Facebook posted earnings that topped $3billion for the first time. Furthermore, shares are now trading at $0.43. Graph

Amazon announced as winner of Klout’s top social brand

The online website pipped the likes of Facebook, Google and MTV as the brand with the best social influence and engagement

Rio Ferdinand banned for copy used in tweet

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been handed a fine and a three-match Premier League ban for comments he tweeted; his ban takes immediate effect.

Twitter and IBM strike deal

Twitter and IBM will now be able to provide greater marketing information to businesses, after agreeing a deal to combine their data collection capabilities.