Facebook Vs. Yahoo Patent Fighting Comes To An End

Facebook Vs. Yahoo Patent Fighting Comes To An End

Facebook and Yahoo have been locked in a legal battle for quite some time. Yahoo initially brought up the charges of patent infringement against Facebook, suing the social network. Facebook had then counter-sued with a suit of its own against Yahoo. Now, it seems that the two have realized the futility of their feud.

By On July 7, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Launched UK App Store

Facebook Launched UK App Store

Facebook has started to roll out its App Store internationally. Last month, Facebook has launched its app center in the U.S and last Friday the company has also launched another app center for U.K which is specially designed for U.K users. Facebook’s this app center is similar to Apple’s, Google’s and Amazon’s app stores that will help users to get apps by category such as News or Entertainment and the users also can filter to show apps that are available via the web, mobile or both.

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Facebook Will Soon Launch Targeted Ads Based On The Apps Used

Facebook Will Soon Launch Targeted Ads Based On The Apps Used

Facebook has long been trying to establish itself more firmly on the mobile platform. Whereas it has made somewhat of a successful transition from web to the mobile, it still has to find adequate ways of monetizing its mobile presence. And now, it may seem that the social network has found a new way of doing it.

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Facebook Claims Email Reset Was A Software Bug

Facebook Claims Email Reset Was A Software Bug

Facebook has confirmed that the recent email address change of all Facebook users @facebook.com has been caused by a software bug. When users has asked to Facebook about this issue then they did not refuse it, rather said that they were conscious when the thing had happened. An official from Facebook says, a software bug is fully responsible for resetting contacts’ email addresses.

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Facebook Is Working On ‘Want’ Button, Will Show User Wish Lists

Facebook Is Working On ‘Want’ Button, Will Show User Wish Lists

Facebook is testing a new plugin called ‘Want’. It is expected that within a short time, the button will be visible in Facebook plugin list. Tom Waddington, a web developer of Cut Out + Keep website first noticed that a new ‘want’ button has been added to Facebook’s JavaScript coding list and it has been disabled. By using this plugin, Facebook wants to know users product choosing behavior as well as giving users the freedom to see what products his/her friends want to buy.

By On June 30, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Changed Users’ Default Email Address Without Informing Them!

Facebook Changed Users’ Default Email Address Without Informing Them!

Social networking giant Facebook on last Monday changed the displayed default email address of all users on their profiles without warning. Users were surprised to see a new Facebook-provided e-mail address patterned after their profile URLs. A person who has the account facebook.com/johnsmith, for instance, now has an e-mail address consisting of “johnsmith@facebook.com.” Those who do not have customized URLs have random numbers instead of usernames in their new Facebook e-mail address.

By On June 26, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans On Eliminating Facebook Credits, Reverts To Original Money

Facebook Plans On Eliminating Facebook Credits, Reverts To Original Money

Facebook is truly the King of online social media right now. With about a billion users, it is already far, far ahead of all its contemporaries. Ever since its IPO filing, the social network giant has been looking for newer ways to bolsters its revenues. And it now seems that Facebook has new plans for its Payments model.

By On June 26, 2012 1 Response
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How Facebook Handles User Reports? [Infographic]

How Facebook Handles User Reports? [Infographic]

With a user base of millions, it is obvious that Facebook will have a proper feedback procedure in place to know if something is going wrong anywhere on the social network. For long, we have conveniently used the ‘report/mark as spam’ options whenever we have deemed fit. Ever wondered how this click on our end is handled by Facebook? The social network just released an infographic detailing how this works.

By On June 25, 2012 Respond
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Sex Offenders Must Mention Their ‘Status’ On Social Media Sites – New Louisiana Law

Sex Offenders Must Mention Their ‘Status’ On Social Media Sites – New Louisiana Law

It had been a policy of Facebook and certain other notable social media sites that they would remove sex offenders from their network. However, identifying and filtering out sex offenders is not a fool-proof system. Now, a new Louisiana law binds the sex offenders that they must list their criminal status on social media sites so that others would know about about their legal status.

By On June 23, 2012 Respond
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U.S. Government Continuously Trying To Find Ways To Spy On Facebook, Twitter

U.S. Government Continuously Trying To Find Ways To Spy On Facebook, Twitter

With the explosive growth and popularity of the social media, virtually everyone is hooked up to Facebook, Twitter or a whole host of other social networks. These networks afford a direct glimpse into the personal life of a person and that is precisely why, appropriate privacy settings on these networks are such a big deal. Now, it has been revealed that the U.S. government is looking for ways to spy on data from the online social media.

By On June 22, 2012 Respond
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Facebook App Developers Can Now Build Like Buttons Into Their Apps

Facebook App Developers Can Now Build Like Buttons Into Their Apps

Facebook has been trying hard to further bolster the growth of its mobile front by providing better tools to make the mobile version of Facebook as good as its web version. It seems that the latest developments in Open Graph, announced by Facebook, are meant to this end.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Patent Infringement: Yahoo And Facebook Engage In Settlement Talks

Patent Infringement: Yahoo And Facebook Engage In Settlement Talks

Yahoo and Facebook have been locked in a legal battle for quite some time. Yahoo started the legal feud by claiming that Facebook had infringed on various technologies which originally belonged to Yahoo. These included displaying ads on web pages. Facebook immediately responded to this by counter-suing Yahoo for infringing ten of its patents.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Organize Your Services In One Place With Jolicloud’s New Android App

Organize Your Services In One Place With Jolicloud’s New Android App

With such an explosive growth of the social media, there are simply so many online services that one often gets baffled. It gets all the more harder when you are accessing these services on a smartphone. You have a different app each for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other services and it can get quite hard to remain organized.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer ‘Bret Taylor’ Quits Facebook

Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer ‘Bret Taylor’ Quits Facebook

Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Bred Taylor, in charge of both platform and mobile development at Facebook on Friday that he is leaving the social networking giant later this summer to start his own company with his friend. The move is surely a big departure from Facebook.

By On June 18, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Concedes To Privacy Violation Charges, Agrees To Pay $10 Million

Facebook Concedes To Privacy Violation Charges, Agrees To Pay $10 Million

Facebook has been criticized over a number of its privacy features. Given the sheer amount of numbers on Facebook and the extent of reach that the social network affords, it is indeed a hard thing to make its privacy options fool-proof. Five Facebook users brought a lawsuit against it when their likes on Sponsored Stories were shown to others without providing the users with an option to opt-out of this.

By On June 17, 2012 Respond
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