Facebook’s Financial Success Helping The European Economy To Prosper?

Facebook’s Financial Success Helping The European Economy To Prosper?

You might think of Facebook as just a virtual place where you post pictures online and make fun of Good Guy Greg, because he’s nice enough not to ban you from his page, but for world economies is a whole different story. COO Sheryl Sandberg made this point very clear, when speaking at the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich this week. Sandberg brought along some figures of course, mentioning that Facebook helped Europe by adding 15.3 B Euros to its economy.

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ToonUps Achieves 1 Million Good Deeds Target On Facebook – Will Donate $10,000 To CURE

ToonUps Achieves 1 Million Good Deeds Target On Facebook – Will Donate $10,000 To CURE

Most Facebook games are fun and stop at just that. However, A Better World is a game by ToonUps which was launched in December. ToonUps had planned that if Facebook gamers were able to accomplish 1 million good deeds on the game, the company will donate $10,000 to CURE.org, one of the largest providers of reconstructive surgery to disabled children. ToonUps had declared the deadline as January 31st but the enthusiastic gamers helped achieved the target more than a week before the deadline.

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Rovio Launches Angry Birds On Facebook On Valentine’s Day

Rovio Launches Angry Birds On Facebook On Valentine’s Day

For all those millions of ardent Angry birds players and fans out there, this Valentine’s Day Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is bringing you a fine present. While you may have played the game on your iOS and Android devices and had some great fun, how about playing the game right on your social network? That’s right, Rovio is bring Angry Birds to Facebook. The game will be launched on the social network on Valentine’s Day.

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Facebook: Soon To Become An Online Bank?

Facebook: Soon To Become An Online Bank?

Facebook is morphing into a central bank, some voices say. Why? Well it all started when the social giant rolled out Facebook Credits – an easy and safe way to buy stuff you like off Facebook. Your money would have been transformed into Facebook Credits and from there on the shopping spree was free to begin.

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There Are 2.1 Billion Internet Users In The World

There Are 2.1 Billion Internet Users In The World

So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How many users? Judging by a new survey, you are one of the 2.1 billion people who use the Internet every day. According to the report released by statistics site Pingdom, 44% of those people are based in Asia. Yes, gamers are sucking up almost half of the world’s Internet.

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Leaked Information Reveal Facebook Revenue and Profit Before IPO Filing Next Week

Leaked Information Reveal Facebook Revenue and Profit Before IPO Filing Next Week

Facebook is set to file for IPO the coming week. Everyone is eyeing this move by the social network with interest because this will give a major boast to the overall value of Facebook. While Facebook hasn’t officially release any figures on it’s profits or revenue, there are reports that some inside sources have revealed this key information. Julie Boorstein of CNBC claimed that a source had revealed to her the profit and revenue of Facebook. She posted the exact figures on her Twitter account.

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The European Union Targeting Facebook and Google With Data Protection Act

The European Union Targeting Facebook and Google With Data Protection Act

First there was SOPA. And now the European Union might go down the same road. A new data protection act due to be released officially this week. Reuters has managed to get its hands on a draft and stated that the rules are tighter and very rigorous. The act targets big companies like Facebook, attacking the much debated privacy issues. If the big boys won’t bow its head to the new laws imposed by the European Union, the act ensures that fines will be cashed in, for every rule violated.

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Twitter, Facebook And MySpace Join Forces Against Google Search

Twitter, Facebook And MySpace Join Forces Against Google Search

Ever since Google Search plus Your World launched, a lot of voices were raised against it. More importantly those coming from the Twitter quarters. Summarizing all the posts and the debates, the bottom line is that Google Search plus Your World is bad for everybody. That includes you, organizations, publishers and everyone you could ever think of.

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FBI Eyes Facebook, Twitter To Gather Future Intel

FBI Eyes Facebook, Twitter To Gather Future Intel

Social media has come about to play a huge role in national as well as international affairs. From Arab Spring to protest over Megaupload, social media has proved to be a highly effective tool. In view of this, FBI is now eyeing the social media to gather future intelligence as well as respond to emergencies. According to FBI, social media is quicker than 911 in prompting over emergencies. This has forced the intelligence agency to take the social networking sites into view.

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Facebook Is Ready Against Attacks, Anonymous Threats Is Fake

Facebook Is Ready Against Attacks, Anonymous Threats Is Fake

We reported earlier that a video by someone who claims to be a part of the hacktivist fraternity Anonymous claimed that they would attack Facebook on January 28th. Turns out the claim was a fake as the official Twitter account of Anonymous clearly debunked it and stated that it had no plans to take down Facebook. However, on the end of Facebook, the social network claimed that it was absolutely ready for any and all attacks by anyone, even Anonymous, and that the data of the users will not be compromised at any cost.

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Facebook Timeline For Everyone In A Few Weeks

Facebook Timeline For Everyone In A Few Weeks

Facebook finally launched it’s Timeline for everyone a few weeks ago. Many liked it, some hailed it as an artistic outlook while other lambasted it as too open to allow adequate privacy. But well, whether you like it or not, in a few weeks the Timeline will be activated on all the 800 million user profiles. You will get a seven-day preview period during which you can tweak the profile as per your privacy requirements and then, after seven days, the Timeline will be automatically published.

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Anonymous Plans To Take Down Facebook On January 28

Anonymous Plans To Take Down Facebook On January 28

Recently, as FBI took down Megaupload, Anonymous, the clandestine group of internet hacktivists, went on a revenge spree. They took down one site after the other, including US Department of Justice website, FBI website and CBS.com among others. Now that SOPA and PIPA have been trashed, there are talks of ACTA, another similar bill, in Europe. A video claims that Anonymous plans to launch an attack on Facebook on January 28 as a protest against ACTA. The video also calls for common users to be a part of this attack.

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Facebook Trying To Bring Vevo On Board, Away From YouTube

Facebook Trying To Bring Vevo On Board, Away From YouTube

Facebook has been talking to Vevo in an attempt to bring Vevo to it’s own social network. Vevo is a music-video service, currently hosted by YouTube. It has the second largest unique users online, second only to YouTube. Currently, Vevo still has one year left in the contract it has with YouTube. But reports indicate that Facebook is now trying to bring Vevo to Facebook as soon as it’s contract expires. The idea would be to create a Facebook, with Vevo, where people spend even more time.

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Sony Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 Video Camera

Sony Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 Video Camera

Introducing with the new Sony Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 Video Camera with 4x Digital Zoom, 3.0-Inch Touchscreen LCD and WiFi Connectivity. Share your life as it happens with Sony’s Bloggie Live 1920x1080p Full HD pocket camera with built-in Wi-Fi and 12.8MP stills. Shoot and share events online as they unfold in real time and store hours of video in its 8GB memory. Upload wirelessly to social networking sites with ease.

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Facebook Reveals 60 New Apps Under Latest Extension Plan

Facebook Reveals 60 New Apps Under Latest Extension Plan

The online social network giant Facebook reveals more than 60 new apps. The users of Facebook can share on their profile, known as the Timeline. With this apps, users can easily share such things as photos, travel or fashion.

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