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Facebook Android SDK Gets Major Update Facebook Android SDK Gets Major Update
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Facebook announced today that it has launched a major update to its Android SDK, bringing Share Dialog and support for the Object API to the operating system. “The Share Dialog offers a lightweight and consistent way to enable sharing to …

Facebook Doesn’t Want Third-Party Apps Using ‘Insta’ Or ‘Gram’ In Their Names Facebook Doesn’t Want Third-Party Apps Using ‘Insta’ Or ‘Gram’ In Their Names
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Instagram is no longer allowing third-party apps that provide additional functionality to its product to have the words (or partial words) “Insta” or “Gram” in them. The Facebook-owned company has changed its brand guidelines to reflect this mentality. An Instagram …

Facebook Messes With News Feed Again, Presents New Visibility Challenges Facebook Messes With News Feed Again, Presents New Visibility Challenges
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Facebook has been messing around with the way the News Feed works again, even as many people are still waiting to even get access to the “new” News Feed design the company unveiled all the way back in March. This …

Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested
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In the social media age, it’s probably a bad idea to dine and ditch. Ok, it’s always a bad idea to dine and ditch – because if you dine and ditch, you’re an asshole. But if you plan on dining …

‘Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook’ Is The Best Gospel Song You’ll Hear Today ‘Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook’ Is The Best Gospel Song You’ll Hear Today
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Do you consider yourself a man of God? You gotta keep your business off of Facebook then. That’s at least the advice from a gospel choir in its latest hit song – “Keep Yo Business Off Of Facebook.” The song, …

Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping

Facebook has been wading through the shallow end of the payments pool for years, but if a test the company is readying is any indication, it could be getting ready to go head to head with the big boys (like …

Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data
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You may have seen a viral message sweeping around Facebook lately – one that claims that simply posting a photo on the network could open you up to info-snooping. Basically, the warning suggests that stored EXIF metadata in photos are …

Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App

Facebook can be a great way for people to stay up to date on their favorite celebrities’ happenings. Let me stress the “can” part. It’s not always the case. A lot of it depends on if you actually see the …

You’re Probably Not Prepared to Interview At Google or Facebook You’re Probably Not Prepared to Interview At Google or Facebook

If you’re looking to work for Google, Microsoft, or Facebook – be prepared for a fairly grueling interview process. That’s the takeaway from a new study from Glassdoor. The workplace tracking company looked at average interview ratings of some top …

Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo
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Facebook has just announced that they have acquired Mobile Technologies, a language software developer who is best known as the makers of the Jibbigo app. Mobile Technologies’ team will head to Menlo Park to join Facebook’s engineering team. “I’m excited …

Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages
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Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less …

Jennifer Alfonso Murdered By Husband, He Confesses On Facebook Jennifer Alfonso Murdered By Husband, He Confesses On Facebook
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Jennifer Alfonso, a 26-year old wife and mother from Miami, Florida, was killed by her husband on Thursday morning; minutes later, he posted a confession to Facebook along with a startling photo of her dead body. Now, he’s been charged …

Facebook’s Video Ads Are Going to Annoy You, Zuck Knows This, and He’s Working on Making Them Less Intrusive Facebook’s Video Ads Are Going to Annoy You, Zuck Knows This, and He’s Working on Making Them Less Intrusive
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Facebook is going to launch video ads in your news feed before the end of the year – that’s pretty much inevitable. And it seems that the main thing preventing the company from launching them right now is the fear …

Instagram Update Lets Users Import Video From Their Device Instagram Update Lets Users Import Video From Their Device
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Video on Instagram was already off to a stellar start in June with 5 million videos uploaded in the first 24 hours of its existence. The Vine competitor even has its own bite-sized news service. Now Instagram is making it …

Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics
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Facebook is reportedly testing Trending Topics with a group of mobile users. The news comes from All Things D, which luckily provides screen caps: While not necessarily the case with all features Facebook tests, it seems reasonably safe to assume …

If You Live In The United States, You Now Have Facebook Graph Search If You Live In The United States, You Now Have Facebook Graph Search

Facebook announced on Wednesday that Graph Search has finally completely launched to all users in the United States (in English). About a month ago, the company indicated that the process to getting it to everyone in the country had begun. …

Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox
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Firefox became a social browser last year when it integrated with Facebook. Since then, Firefox has become home to a number of social networks from all over the world. Now the browser is taking it to the next step with …

Facebook Has A CMO For The First Time (And He Comes From Google) Facebook Has A CMO For The First Time (And He Comes From Google)

Facebook now has its first-ever chief marketing officer, and it just happens to be an executive which the company has lured away from Google. Gary Briggs went over to Google when the company acquired Motorola Mobility, where he was SVP, …

Embeddable Posts Are Coming To Facebook Embeddable Posts Are Coming To Facebook
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Have you ever wanted to share a particularly witty Facebook post beyond the confines of the social network? Well, you soon will be able to. Facebook announced today that it’s in the process of rolling out embedded posts. In essence, …

AdBlock Plus Vows To Block Facebook Video Ads AdBlock Plus Vows To Block Facebook Video Ads
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As previously reported, Facebook video ads are on the way, with Facebook expected to charge between $1 million and $2.5 million for an ad to run for a single day. Facebook has been working on video ads for months, but …

Facebook Hoax Claims Users Have a Say in New Video Ads Facebook Hoax Claims Users Have a Say in New Video Ads

Video ads are likely coming to your news feed, and despite what a popular hoax message is telling you, they’re not going to be as bad as you think and you definitely don’t have a say in whether or not …