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Facebook Unveils Graph Search, Integrated With Bing

Facebook Unveils Graph Search, Integrated With Bing

Last week, Facebook invited the press to a mysterious event on January 15 at its HQ. The cryptic wording of the invitation left the media in the wild, and the most popular speculation was that the social network would unveil a smartphone. But, Facebook has surprised the media by unveiling a new feature – graph search.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Prosecutor Dismissed Charges Against Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

Prosecutor Dismissed Charges Against Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz

Last Friday, January 11, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide. After his suicide, the U.S. Attorney office has quietly dismissed charges against him.

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Instagram Loses 50% Active Users Within A Month

Instagram Loses 50% Active Users Within A Month

Instagram recently made changes to its copyright policy, stating that it could share user uploaded content for commercial purposes without paying them back anything. Naturally, that caused quite a furor; though Instagram later tried to cool things down, it seems to have failed. The service’s traffic has sharply declined since the controversy.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Researchers Launch PDF Protest In Aaron Swartz’s Memory

Researchers Launch PDF Protest In Aaron Swartz’s Memory

We recently reported about how the death of a prominent internet activist and a genius of sorts, Aaron Swartz’s death erupted the web into protests. He committed suicide after being hounded by U.S. federal attorneys for years over mass downloading academic journals from MIT and JSTOR. To honor his memory, researchers have started posting copyrighted research articles on Twitter.

By On January 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Offers Users To Send Messages To Strangers For $100

Facebook Offers Users To Send Messages To Strangers For $100

Recently, Facebook has been testing the feature of sending messages to strangers for a fee. Initially, the social network offered this feature for as low as $1. Now, users are reporting that Facebook is asking users to pay $100 if they wish to send a message to the regular inbox of a stranger.

By On January 12, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Invites Media To A Mysterious Event At Its HQ Next Week

Facebook Invites Media To A Mysterious Event At Its HQ Next Week

Amid the hype of CES, Facebook has caused a blitz with a mysterious invitation to select members of the press. The invitation calls the members of press to attend an event at the social network’s Menlo Park, CA headquarters on January 15.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

It is not uncommon to catch a viral disease from a friend or a family member. In such conditions, nothing feels better than to put the blame on somebody else. A new Facebook app aims to help you in this regard, by finding the culprit who may be most likely to have caused your illness.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Most of the recent efforts undertaken by the Iranian government, within the domain of internet and web, have been limited to finding newer ways to curb citizens’ access to online services. Towing the same line, the Iranian authorities are now developing an ‘intelligent software’ which would provide citizens a carefully controlled access to social networks.

By On January 7, 2013 Respond
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‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

Facebook may be your space to vent out them emotions and thoughts. But to be sure, the social media has proved risky grounds when it comes to statements claiming infringement on laws. This was manifest yet again when a user, who proudly mentioned in his status that he was driving while drunk, was arrested.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Mobile Ads Prove Effective In Driving App Installs

Facebook Mobile Ads Prove Effective In Driving App Installs

Ever since Facebook went public, it has been under a lot of pressure to continue exploring newer revenue streams. The company has been having a difficult time in translating its mobile presence into actual profits. But numerous examples now cite that its mobile ads are proving quite effective in attracting users.

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Library Of Congress Starts Archiving 170 Billion Tweets

Library Of Congress Starts Archiving 170 Billion Tweets

Library of Congress is among the largest literature repositories in the world. It has now set its eyes on archiving every single tweet that goes out on Twitter. To this end, it has already collected 170 billion tweets and is in the process of archiving them.

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Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed, Android Leads The Way

Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed, Android Leads The Way

It is already known that a large number of Facebook users access the service through mobile devices. But how many people prefer to use Facebook through which kind of mobile devices? Analyst Benedict Evans dug open the numbers.

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Facebook Adds Voice Messaging And VoIP Calls Features To Its Messenger App

Facebook Adds Voice Messaging And VoIP Calls Features To Its Messenger App

Facebook is rolling out a significant upgrade for its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android platforms. It does look that the social network intends to use its social media influence to take on the likes of Skype in the coming days. It has now added the ability to send voice messages and make free calls in the Messenger app.

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Pinterest Cut Server Costs From $54 To $20 Per Hour By Shutting Down Systems

Pinterest Cut Server Costs From $54 To $20 Per Hour By Shutting Down Systems

Do you know how much Pinterest used to spend to keep its web infrastructure running? It was $54 per hour. Thanks to a new architecture, this cost is now reduced to $20 per hour, by automatic shut down of servers when traffic load is low.

By On January 2, 2013 Respond
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A Reddit User Proposes Girlfriend With A Ring In An iPad Box

A Reddit User Proposes Girlfriend With A Ring In An iPad Box

iPad tablets have become one of the hot favourite items to go as gifts on nearly all occasions. However, when it comes to a marriage proposal, handing out simply an iPad or a ring may seem a tad bit bland. So a Reddit user decided to think of a rather unique idea to mix up the two things when he proposed to his girlfriend.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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