Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook’s Slingshot – Snapchat’s Competitor

Facebook Social Network is working at the development of a new application: it will allow the exchange of photos and short videos which will disappear right after viewing. The service is known under the code name ''Slingshot'' and able to rival the popular messenger with self-destruct function Snapchat. They say, Facebook developers have already been working at...
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Facebook Announces FbSrart

The world's largest social network Facebook announces FbStart. It's a program which aims at providing developers of mobile applications with support. Within the scope of this program app developers will be able to get free tools and services to the sum of $30,000 from Facebook and 11 other companies. Any app developer has an opportunity to...
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Facebook Targets Financial Services

Facebook Social Network is planning to expand its range of functions and services. It is developing an electronic money service, with the help of which European users of Facebook will be able to make payments and remittances. Within a few weeks Facebook is to get regulatory approval for the service in Ireland, where the company's European...
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Facebook Messenger Arrives on Windows Phone

Developed by Facebook Social Network, the Messenger App is designed for chatting with friends from Facebook. Now this app is available for devices running Windows Phone operating system. The app which is available in 31 languages, may be launched from the Windows Phone Store for free. With the help of the Messenger App allows you to...
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Facebook Acquired WhatsApp

Facebook yesterday announced the fact that WhatsApp Messenger app was acquired by them. The sum of transaction is $16 milliards. The deal arranged is the biggest one in the history of Facebook Incorporation. At the end of 2012 there were some rumors that Facebook was going to buy WhatsApp, but they weren't realized. WhatsApp is one of...
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TV Chatter on Facebook is Going to Be Measured

Facebook Social Network together with SecondSync Inc are going to analyze users' discussion of popular TV shows. Facebook have started a partnership with the social TV analytics specialist and are ready to share some chatter data with it. They are planning to analyze users' messages which concern TV programs in the US, UK and Australia. Spokesmen of...
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Facebook Grows Its Audience

Facebook reaches over 1,2 billion people monthly. This information is taken from the company's quarterly report published on the 29th of January. Monthly audience of the social network continues to grow from year to year. In addition the number of daily active users increases. More than 757 million users visit Facebook every day. 556 million people...
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Facebook Scanning Private Messages

Two Facebook users have brought an action against the social network and charged it with scanning the private massages, which are sent on the platform. The claimants (Mattew Campbell and Michael Hurley) allege that Facebook follows the links which are sent by users to each other in their private messages and shares these links with third...
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Facebook’s Anty-Piracy Patent

Facebook took has recently taken out a patent for a new technology which allows to determine legality of content posted on a social networking system. The anty-piracy patent was granted to Facebook on the 3rd of December. Facebook is going to use some special social signals to determine whether the posted content infringes copyrights or not....
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Facebook’s New App: ”Save for Later”

It has become known that Facebook is testing a new app which allows users to save posted links and read the information later. The app is known as ''Save for Later''. Now you can see the list of ''Saved Links'' which depicts all the links which have been saved. Each of the links is provided...
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Facebook apologizes for asking ”Gevernment ID”

Facebook has begged to be excused on account of asking some users to demonstrate their Government IDs (passport or driving license) in order to be provided with an opportunity of logging in to their accounts. The reasons for such a verification were not named. Facebook's plenipotentiary explained to one of the American magazines: ''Yesterday, we showed...
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Launch of The Zuckerberg Files

In the Internet there appeared a website which collects and archive all the information about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social network service Facebook. The Zuckerberg Files contains Zuckerberg's all public utterances, blog posts, letters to shareholders, interviews, and bibliographical information of publications, where it is told about the founder of Facebook. Now there are more...
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Facebook Withdraws Beheading Video

Facebook removes a video which shows a woman being beheaded by a masked man in Mexico. Millions of users cry with one accord that gory videos shouldn't be permitted on the site. Facebook's authorities have to toughen their policy concerning images of graphic violence. Facebook's statement: When we review content that is reported to us, we...
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Sitewide service disruption on Facebook

Facebook experienced errors across the site on the 21st of October. When the users tried to update their statuses, post comments, send messages and post and like photos, they could see the following message: ''There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes''. Facebook suffered a service disruption. But the...
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Facebook Buys Onavo

Recently Facebook Inc has acquired Onavo, a powerful company located in Israel. In fact Onavo is an American company which has its headquarters in Tel Aviv. 40 people are employed by this data compression and mobile analytics company. Onavo is a closed corporation which was founded by Guy Rosen. Facebook's purpose of the acquisition of Onavo is...
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Autofill With Facebook

Facebook, one of the most popular social network throughout the world, released its new option called ''Autofill With Facebook''. They aim to simplify matters of online purchasing via mobile. Specially for that purpose Facebook is going to develop collaboration with eBay's PayPal, Stripe, and Braintree Payment Solutions. Most likely at a later date ''Autofill With...
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