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Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval Facebook/Oculus Deal Gets FTC Approval

The Federal Trade Commission has given the thumbs up to the $2 billion deal which sees social media giant Facebook acquiring nascent virtual reality company Oculus VR. The U.S. regulatory agency granted the transaction, clearing it of any possible antitrust …

Human Barbie Takes No Makeup Selfie

Valeria Lukyanova, also known as the Human Barbie, is no stranger to selfies. She has hundreds of photos on her Facebook account, but there is one photo, that she posted on Monday, that is a bit different. Valeria shared a …

Powdered Alcohol Not Approved by Feds

It was previously reported that powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, had been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Now the federal government said Monday that the label approval was done in “error.” The approval was granted …

Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter Report: Facebook Ad CTRs Up 20% Quarter-Over-Quarter

Adobe released its Q1 Social Intelligence Report, which looks at social media data and trends around Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. It analyzes paid, earned, and owned social media over 260 billion Facebook ad impressions, 17 billion visits from referred …

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion …

Tila Tequila Announces She Is Pregnant

Exciting news for Shot of Love star Tila Tequila! Tila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, announced that she is pregnant, via Facebook, on Friday, April 18. She posted a photo of her growing baby bump, wearing a pair of …

Are Your Facebook Referrals Are On The Rise? Are Your Facebook Referrals Are On The Rise?

There has been a lot of discussion about Facebook killing the organic reach of posts that Pages make, essentially forcing businesses to pay to actually get their messages viewed in the News Feed. Many have considered dropping their Facebook strategy …

Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8 Facebook Said To Be Announcing Mobile Ad Network At f8

Facebook has taken a couple years off from having its f8 developers conference, but it’s back, and it’s happening next week. Rumor has it that the company will announce a new mobile ad network, as many have expected it to …

Kim Novak Speaks Out On Oscar Bullying

Kim Novak has finally decided to speak out on the extensive bullying and criticism she received during her appearance as a presenter at the Oscars. “It’s time to address the elephant in the room…the Oscars. I was very excited when …

Kim Novak Fights Back On Facebook

We want our Hollywood actresses to stay young and pretty, but we don’t want them to mar their faces with plastic surgery. It’s a no-win situation that every actress has to face sooner or later: go the natural route and …

Facebook Launches Update For Paper Facebook Launches Update For Paper

Facebook has launched a new blog for its Paper app, with the first post announcing an update to version 1.1. This is now available in the Apple App Store. The company launched the news reader app in January, and added …

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’ Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’

On Thursday, Facebook announced the launch of a new “Nearby Friends” feature, which enables people to see when they’re friends are close to their own location. How close? A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that the feature recognizes when …

New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its Android and iOS apps called Nearby Friends. It shows you when your Facebook friends are close to your location (and vice versa), so you can meet up with them if you …

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image

The new world of social media now allows nearly everyone across the world to connect. The benefits of this technology are plain, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now demonstrating how worldwide networks of people can bring positive …

Is A Smaller Fanbase Now The Key To Facebook Success? Is A Smaller Fanbase Now The Key To Facebook Success?

Komfo recently released results of a study about Facebook Page reach and engagement that’s currently making the rounds. The study looked at 5,349 Facebook Pages. It found that fan penetration has decreased from 25.2% in August to 11.3% in March. …

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition

Today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp General Counsel Anne Hoge received a diplomatic, but pointed letter from Jessica Rich, the Federal Trade Commussion’s Bureau of Consumer Protection head. And the TL;DR version is this: don’t screw with …

Sheryl Sandberg Denies Senate Run Rumors Sheryl Sandberg Denies Senate Run Rumors

Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg has refuted claims that she is planning to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Back in March, the U.K.’s Daily Mail published an “exclusive” report claiming that Sandberg was planning on …

Michigan Doctor’s Body Found in Indiana Lake

A woman’s body was recovered from a northwestern Indiana lake Sunday, and has now been identified as that of missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick. The cause of death is still pending further investigation, though an autopsy revealed no signs of …