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Facebook's Snapchat competitor 'Slingshot' might launch as early as this month

After a spurned attempt to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion last year, Facebook is gearing up to launch its own ephemeral messaging app, internally codenamed "Slingshot". The app, which is said to have a "simple and speedy user interface" (not unlike Snapchat) is designed to take on Snapchat with...
Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp, but it will, apparently, help Facebook secure all of...
New Skype app headed to Windows Phone, Facebook getting a big update in June

New Skype app headed to Windows Phone, Facebook getting a big update in June

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is knee deep in his Reddit AMA at the moment, and a few interesting bits are being revealed. In a question targeted at apps lagging behind on iOS and Android, Belfiore singled out Skype and Facebook as examples of apps they’re working on. Specially, a new Skype app is...

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Facebook's 'Safety Check' lets you tell friends you're safe during a disaster

During a major disaster, many people turn to social networks to check in on friends or loved ones to make sure they're safe. Facebook knows that, and today has announced Safety Check — a new way to let your friends know you're safe, and to check in on those that may be in a disaster area. With...
Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

Facebook completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors. Facebook's acquisition of the messaging company was...
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Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp is approved by the EU

Facebook has received approval from the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp. The main concern over the deal in Europe was that the deal would harm communication in the telecom market. The European Commission said that the acquisition would not impede competition, according to...
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Netflix for Xbox adds private video recommendations to Facebook friends

Netflix is now allowing users in the US and Canada to recommend movies and TV shows privately to any of their Facebook friends in a new update for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, among other devices. Netflix states: "When you finish watching something you'll be asked if you know anyone else who...
What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that...
Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp, but it will, apparently, help Facebook secure all of...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook posts Q2 2014 earnings: $2.9 billion revenue, 1.32 billion monthly active users

Facebook has just reported its Q2 2014 earnings, showing growth in revenues, income and user numbers. As for the financials, Facebook saw a 61 percent jump in revenue over Q2 2013 to $2.91 billion, with net income also jumping to $791 million, a boost of 139 percent over last year. Operating...
ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!

ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene talk about the recently reported Facebook psychology experiments, how social affects our...
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Facebook rolling out 'missed call' ads to boost revenue from India

Looking to increase revenue from emerging markets like India, Facebook has announced that it rolling out a new "missed call" ad service that allows users to easily access information from brands and advertisers without incurring data or voice charges. The new ad service allows users to place a...
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Facebook draws ire of UK regulators over secret news feed study

Facebook is being investigated by UK regulators over concerns that the social network may have infringed on data protection laws in the country. This is a follow-up to findings that the social network conducted experiments on some of its user base without prior permission. The social network...

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