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State Department Spent $630,000 To Get Fans On Facebook

State Department Spent $630,000 To Get Fans On Facebook

Facebook advertisements are increasingly popular among companies seeking to gain an online audience. However, it is a tad bit surprising to note that entities such as State Department also indulge in extensive Facebook campaigns. The Department apparently spent a whopping $630,000 to gain more Facebook likes.

By On July 3, 2013 Respond
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Mark Zuckerberg Participates In San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

Mark Zuckerberg Participates In San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade

San Francisco recently witnessed a rather overwhelming crowd of people who participated in its Gay Pride parade. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg also participated in the parade, together with nearly 700 of Facebook’s employees, expressing full support for LGBT rights.

By On July 1, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Advertising on a network as huge as Facebook can pose significant problems. At one side, certain pages wouldn’t want certain kind of ads to be displayed next to their content. At the other hand, certain advertisers don’t want their ads being displayed alongside offensive pages. Facebook has announced that it will soon resolve the latter.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

When Facebook rolled out its ‘Facebook Home’ app, it arrived with a lot of fanfare. However, the app failed to gain much traction after the launch. Despite that, the social network is not ready to give up on it and has now rolled out a new version of the app.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Users on Twitter have long been making use of hashtags to discover content on a given topic. Following in these footsteps, Facebook also recently introduced hashtags to facilitate content discovery. This new feature, now available on Facebook, can be immensely useful as a marketing tool.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Although Facebook is the largest social network right now, it has been struggling with its mobile revenues. Now, certain inside sources have claimed that in order to increase the engagement of mobile users, Facebook is readying a news service called ‘Reader.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

IP-Based Services Are Driving Mobile Usage Among Under 35s

The under 35s are changing the landscape of mobile voice, messaging and data. IP messaging has taken off with the young generation. Data has taken importance over voice to under 35s in choosing plans. The trends have been brought forth by Analysys Mason through a new multi-country service.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook has unwittingly exposed phone numbers and email addresses of 6 million users to unauthorized viewers. This has happened over the past year, the social network revealed late Friday.

By On June 22, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Despite the relentless efforts of the folks over at Facebook, the social network hasn’t been very successful in garnering adequate revenue from the mobile platform. To change that, Facebook is now considering a partnership with Samsung. To that end, Mark Zuckerberg recently met Samsung’s President, Shin Jong Kyun.

By On June 19, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook is the largest social network on the web right now, claiming to have more than 1 billion users. So it is only natural that when Facebook suddenly becomes inaccessible, people start panicking. Apparently, this happened earlier today and the site was down for a full 20 minutes.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Facebook May Introduce Instagram Video On June 20

Remember the June 20 event Facebook is going to hold? Earlier speculations were that the event would be about a Facebook reader service. New rumors suggest that a reader isn’t Facebook’s “Big Idea”.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

In the wake of the PRISM leaks, users of popular services such as Facebook, Gmail, Outlook have been increasingly concerned about the privacy of their accounts. To reassure these users, these companies have started revealing the exact number of data-related legal orders they have received from the US government and intelligence agencies.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Invites Press On June 20 To Unveil Its Next “Big Idea”

Facebook Invites Press On June 20 To Unveil Its Next “Big Idea”

Facebook has sent out invitations for a June 20 event to share its next “big idea” with the press. The social network seeks to introduce a “new product” in the event.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Hashtags have fast become one of the most wildly popular methods of discovering content on Twitter. They are simple and organized content and can easily be used to search for relevant results. After Twitter, Facebook has also decided to launch hashtags which, the social network claims, will help users become a part of the greater conversation.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Facebook’s Parse Grows Rapidly, Reaches 100,000 Apps

Facebook’s Parse Grows Rapidly, Reaches 100,000 Apps

Parse is a backend services provider which mobile-app makers popularly use. Facebook purchased the platform back in April, amid concerns that the acquisition may shy away all the existing users and developers. However, Parse has continued to grow at a rapid pace and has surpassed 100,000 apps.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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