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.

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A Simple Guide To Control Facebook Photo Tagging

A Simple Guide To Control Facebook Photo Tagging

Facebook tags are a very helpful feature. Imagine an instance when you party out with friends and rather than having to search the photos of the occasion from their respective profiles, you get to them right away through the tags. However, for some, photo-tagging on Facebook is a tad bit annoying too since a lot of tags tend to get to one’s head.

By On June 16, 2012 Respond
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AOL Sells Three-Quarters Of Its Patents To Microsoft Through A Billion-Dollar Deal

AOL Sells Three-Quarters Of Its Patents To Microsoft Through A Billion-Dollar Deal

AOL patents are apparently up for grabs and a lot of companies are trying to lay their hands on it. Earlier, Microsoft had purchased AOL patents and then sold them to Facebook for a whopping $500 million. And now, AOL has sealed yet another deal with Microsoft, selling out nearly 75% of its patents to the software giant.

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George Takei Disgruntled Over Facebook News Feed And Promoted Posts, Facebook Explains

George Takei Disgruntled Over Facebook News Feed And Promoted Posts, Facebook Explains

Facebook keeps rolling out updates and changes to its interface, including the settings of pages and profiles. Some of these changes are easy to grapple with yet some are a tad bit confusing and require a lot of understanding on the part of the user to fully understand them. George Takei, the well-known actor, recently expressed his frustration over Facebook’s changes to News Feed.

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German Credit Ratings Firm Wants Access To Consumers’ Facebook Data

German Credit Ratings Firm Wants Access To Consumers’ Facebook Data

With nearly every other person hooked up to the digital social media, the lines between the real and the virtual have blurred greatly. At the same time, a number of ethical questions have popped up, forcing social media gurus to consider them. For instance, the social media has been abuzz when employers demanded prospective candidates to reveal their Facebook login IDs as part of the interview.

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Facebook Camera App For iOS Gets New Name ‘Camera•’

Facebook Camera App For iOS Gets New Name ‘Camera•’

Facebook has released an updated version (v1.0.2) of its Camera app for iOS. The company has also made a minor change in the screen name – it is now ‘Camera•’. It is not clear, why Facebook has changed the app’s screen name. Most possible reason is, the company does not keep any confusion with other iOS camera apps. The latest update is available now and you can download it from Apple’s App Store.

By On June 13, 2012 Respond
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MIT Psychologist Says Facebook For Pre-Teens Is Not A Good Idea

MIT Psychologist Says Facebook For Pre-Teens Is Not A Good Idea

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said at a public forum a year ago that he believed that children under 13 should be allowed to use Facebook. Facebook is also developing a technology that would allow under 13 children to use the social-networking site legally (without providing false information) under parental supervision. However, MIT Psychologist Sherry Turkle has a […]

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Facebook Starts Rolling Out App Center

Facebook Starts Rolling Out App Center

We recently reported that the largest social network on the web, Facebook, was about to launch an App Center of its own from where users will be able to discover Facebook apps in a far better way. Also, Facebook seems to have plans of enticing developers to join the App Center. And now, the company has finally launched the App Center, although to a limited number of users.

By On June 10, 2012 Respond
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Opera CEO Not Interested To Sell Opera To Facebook

Opera CEO Not Interested To Sell Opera To Facebook

After Facebook’s IPO and acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion, a news has been published that Facebook wants to buy Opera browser for its upcoming phone. Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera said that he is not interested in Facebook to take over. It can be said that Opera will be featured on a Facebook’s upcoming phone.

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Facebook Will Soon Unveil Its Very Own App Center

Facebook Will Soon Unveil Its Very Own App Center

Facebook has plans of launching something along the lines of Apple’s App Store, pretty soon. With the huge population that Facebook hosts which essentially is a direct market for apps, Facebook can really make a great deal out of it. It will purportedly be called ‘App Center’ and the social network is expected to launch within the next few weeks.

By On June 9, 2012 Respond
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Facebook In-App Purchases Now Can Be Used To Recharge Your Mobile Phone

Facebook In-App Purchases Now Can Be Used To Recharge Your Mobile Phone

Facebook realizes that it needs to rapidly evolve into a social network which has its mobile audience as its main strengths. So far, the company has struggled to monetize its mobile-based presence. To make that happen, the company has now introduced a new way to pay for your in-app purchases.

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Airtime – A New Venture By Napster Co-Founders Launches Today

Airtime – A New Venture By Napster Co-Founders Launches Today

Napster co-founders, Shown Fanning and Sean Parker need no introduction – they are well known figures throughout the tech world. The duo has been working on their next for the last two years and now, they have finally unveiled it. It is called ‘Airtime’ and it is basically a web application to enable person-to-person video calling.

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New Way Of Spamming: Spammers Hitting Social Media Rather Than E-mails

New Way Of Spamming: Spammers Hitting Social Media Rather Than E-mails

Everyday our e-mail accounts are filled with a lot of unwanted e-mails that we call junk emails or spam. Over the years email services have devised many hacks to detect and filter spam. And, spam has grown less effective due to breakthroughs in spam filtering techniques. Now, the spammers have switched to a new medium for spamming – the social media. The huge growth in the social media and immature protection techniques has lured the spammers exploit the loopholes.

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Analyst Predicts Facebook Will Disappear By 2020

Analyst Predicts Facebook Will Disappear By 2020

This is going to be perhaps the first prediction that announces something dismal about Facebook’s future. The social network has been progressing by leaps and bounds and has been doing great overall. However, even since the company went public, its share has only fallen down, stumbling from a $38 opening to somewhere near $26. And the chief reason for this is that Facebook still has to monetize its mobile audience.

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