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Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12 Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

For the second time, Facebook is shuttering a Gifts product. The first time was back in 2010, when Facebook killed their virtual gifts platform. Two years after that, Facebook Gifts was reborn as a real-life gift exchange, allowing users to …

Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US

Despite the protests of an app with the same name, Instagram has officially launched Bolt – but not in the US. As of now, users can only download Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This shouldn’t surprise you, …

Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our …

‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name ‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name

You may have heard that the Facebook-owned Instagram is possibly launching a Snapchat competitor – a one-tap photo messaging app likely called Bolt. I know there’s a lot of doubt built into that sentence, and that’s because the evidence for …

Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need …

William Shatner Craps On Zuckerberg’s New App

William Shatner took to his Tumblr account recently to write up a review of Facebook’s new app, Mentions. The Mentions app is not available to everyone, but is intended for celebrities and public figures who would get “mentioned” on Facebook. …

Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page

In Anne Arundel County Florida Maryland, police are celebrating the arrest of a man who overestimated his skills of evasion. Like many police units across the country, the Anne Arundel County Police have turned to social media to help raise …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger

Oculus has been quite busy since its acquisition by Facebook closed earlier this week. For one, the second pre-release version of the Oculus Rift – the DK2 – started shipping. They were supposed to start shipping earlier this month, but …

Florida Man Points Gun at Cat’s Face, Posts Pic to Facebook

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is at it again! What kind of lovable hijinks is he getting into this time? Is he trying to “drive off” his drunk? Is he sending bomb threats to high schools via Facebook message? …

Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration

In the future, it’s possible that you’ll be able to coordinate a ride to pick up you and your drunk friends using Facebook Messenger. Recode quotes sources familiar with the matter who say that Mark Zuckerberg has held preliminary talks …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …

Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App

It looks like Instagram may have accidentally spilled the beans on a new photo messaging app, titled “Bolt.” A banner notification was spotted by a handful of Instagram for Android users that said “Introducing Bolt – one tap photo messaging.” …

Facebook Stock Opens at All Time High Facebook Stock Opens at All Time High

On the heels of a strong earnings report, Facebook stock soared in after hours trading and has carried that momentum into pre-market trading, hitting an all-time high. Wednesday afternoon, Facebook released its Q2 earnings, reporting revenue of $2.91 billion – …

530 Fatties Facebook Page Intentionally Hurtful

Everyone knows that the Internet can be used for cruel and hateful things. While many people use the Internet to find information, shop or stay connected with friends and family members, there are also those who prefer to use it …

Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61% Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

530 Fatties Facebook Page Embarrasses Overweight Teen

A Facebook page called 530 Fatties was created to shame overweight people from the 530 Northern California area code. The pictures of the people posted on the page appeared to have been taken without their knowledge. The creator of the …

530 Fatties: Why You Shouldn’t Feed Internet Trolls

In 2014 there is something that everyone, no matter what their background, should know when it comes to navigating the world wide web. What is this one unifying piece of knowledge? DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS, FOLKS! Internet trolls will …

Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is adding device level targeting to mobile app ads, enabling developers to reach the precise devices they need to in order to succeed with their campaigns. For example, developers will be able to specifically …

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …