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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.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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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.

By On January 4, 2013 Respond
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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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Foursquare Decides To Display Full User Names, Reminds Of Privacy Options

Foursquare Decides To Display Full User Names, Reminds Of Privacy Options

Foursquare has announced that it will display the full user names on profile pages for the sake of clarity, though it also reminds us of its privacy options.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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Michigan Passes Law To Protect Online Privacy, Especially In Social Networks

Michigan Passes Law To Protect Online Privacy, Especially In Social Networks

In the past, it has been revealed that a number of organizations have demanded from potential recruits to provide the login information of their social networking accounts. The same has been witnessed at schools who demanded the same of prospective students. Michigan has now legally banned this practice.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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Zuckerberg Family’s Facebook Photo Controversy Finally Settles Down

Zuckerberg Family’s Facebook Photo Controversy Finally Settles Down

Recently, the sister of Facebook’s founder, Randi Zuckerberg kicked up a melee on the social media when apparently one of her personal photos made its own way to Twitter. Many cited the irony this held for Facebook and its privacy settings. The issue seemed to have settled down now, though.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Tests Out Free Wi-Fi Service At Different Cafes

Facebook Tests Out Free Wi-Fi Service At Different Cafes

Facebook has been testing out a new Wi-Fi service which the social network would offer in collaboration with local businesses. The service is coupled with Facebook’s check-ins and can be availed after checking into the location offering it.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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User Launches Class Action Lawsuit Against Instagram

User Launches Class Action Lawsuit Against Instagram

Instagram recently attracted the ire of a huge portion of its users when it decided to trample all over their privacy rights and announced that it can make use of their content in all ways commercial. An Instagram user has now launched a class action lawsuit against Facebook, who now owns Instagram.

By On December 26, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Starts Testing $1 Messaging Service For Contacting Non-Friends

Facebook Starts Testing $1 Messaging Service For Contacting Non-Friends

Facebook announced on Thursday that it’ll be testing a new feature which would let users to send notes/messages to non-friends on the social network. The test has begun from Friday, December 21. Facebook is charging $1 for sending messages to non-contacts.

By On December 22, 2012 Respond
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donated Nearly $500 Million To Charity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donated Nearly $500 Million To Charity

We are just a few days away from Christmas holidays. Everybody is busy in buying and giving gifts. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no different. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has donated nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity as a Christmas gift. This is the largest donation of Mark Zuckerberg to date.

By On December 20, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans To Launch Video Ads Inside News Feed

Facebook Plans To Launch Video Ads Inside News Feed

Facebook has been gradually pushing the envelope on advertisement across its pages. The social network is already criticized widely for its placement of advertisements all over the website, now including within users’ new feeds. But that’s not the end of it, since Facebook plans to launch video ads within the news feeds of the users too.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Instagram Backed Off From Policy Change, Won’t Sell Your Photos

Instagram Backed Off From Policy Change, Won’t Sell Your Photos

On December 17, Instagram said it now has the right to sell users’ photos and it can put users’ photos in ads too.This move caused a widespread revolt among the users and few hours ago Instagram backed off from its earlier plight.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Asked By German Authorities To Quit Its Real Name Policy

Facebook Asked By German Authorities To Quit Its Real Name Policy

Since its earliest days, Facebook has closely followed the policy of requiring from its users to register with their real names. This, Facebook says, is to help keep the community safe. However, German regulatory authorities have now ordered the social network to stop enforcing this requirement.

By On December 18, 2012 1 Response
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Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Joins Facebook Despite Official Censorship

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Joins Facebook Despite Official Censorship

Iran has never been a state for an open and free internet. The Iranian government has always tried to filter out a major portion of the web so that Iranian citizens are unable to access it, at least not without some difficulty. In the midst of all this, Iran’s Supreme Leader has just joined Facebook.

By On December 18, 2012 Respond
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