Facebook Gift Cards Are Actual Cards That Hold Actual Money To Spend In Actual Stores
Gift cards are terrible gifts, and Facebook Gifts triple terribly so, BUT Facebook Gift Cards â€”Â actually gift cards with Facebook emblazoned on the front â€”Â have one neat trick: They can hold balances for multiple different stores. Meaning you can give somebody $20 to spend at Target, $10 at Starbucks and $1 at the Olive Garden. But really, you shouldn't.
"Peak Barnes & Noble"
Barnes & Noble currently has over 680 stores, at one point opening 30 new locations a year. But now it expects to close 20 stores a year over the next decade. Which is fine, sort of, as more reading moves to screens. But, unfortunately for Barnes & Noble, sales of its Nook ebook reader aren't spectacular.
Why Facebook Blocked Vine (According To Facebook)
On its developer blog, Facebook calls out " apps that are using Facebook to either replicate our functionality or bootstrap their growth in a way that creates little value for people on Facebook, such as not providing users an easy way to share back to Facebook." It's unclear what Facebook function Vine replicates, though, besides having friends.