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Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s new ads; IPhone 6S sales; Samsung Pay; Snapchat’s visibility

24595Facebook, eyeing TV dollars, rolls out new ad products
Facebook Inc introduced a slate of new advertising products on Sunday, most of which are aimed at luring television advertisers onto the 1.5-billion user social network. The advertising options, most of which will also be available on Facebook-owned Instagram, are designed to take advantage of the social network’s strengths on mobile devices.
Read more on Reuters

Apple sells 13 million iPhones over weekend
The results fall in line with most analyst estimates calling for first weekend sales ranging between 12 million and 13 million. A key factor in the higher figures: early availability of the new phones in China.
Read more on USA Today

Samsung Pay goes live in the US
Stateside Samsung phone users can now leave their wallets at home. Samsung Pay, the company’s mobile payments service, went live in the US on Monday.
Read more on CNET

Snapchat has exponentially expanded visibility
It was right around this time last year that I first got on the Snapchat train, and unlike my flirtations with some other upstart social media networks (oh, hello Ello), I’m still very much on board. And I’m not alone.
Read more on Boston Globe