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Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck

Facebook has acquired Branch, the company behind link-sharing service Branch and iPhone app Potluck. Branch CEO Josh Miller announced the news on Facebook, saying that the company will be continuing its mission at Facebook. “We will be forming Facebook’s Conversations …

Facebook Sponsored Stories Will Officially Die On April 9th Facebook Sponsored Stories Will Officially Die On April 9th
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Back in June, Facebook announced that it was going to get rid of some of its ad units in an effort to eliminate some redundancies, as many of its offerings accomplished the same goals. The company hinted at the demise …

Facebook Acquires Little Eye Labs To Improve Mobile Apps Facebook Acquires Little Eye Labs To Improve Mobile Apps

Little Eye Labs, an Android app performance analysis startup, announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. This happens to be Facebook’s first acquisition of an Indian company. The team will move to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, and will …

Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably

Hey guys – read this and let me know what you think: Dear Facebook members, Facebook is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming …

Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages
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Are your private messages being read by Facebook? On Dec. 30. 2013 Michael Hurley and Matthew Campbell filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook “has systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private …

Facebook: 2 Simple Reasons Folks May Drop It in 2014 Facebook: 2 Simple Reasons Folks May Drop It in 2014
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Facebook has become like the U.S. government: everyone is somewhat dependent on it in some way; and everyone hates it for some reason. Lots of folks are talking about dropping or at least scaling back their Facebook use. This is …

Cleveland Cavaliers Excuse Andrew Bynum Cleveland Cavaliers Excuse Andrew Bynum

The Cleveland Cavaliers have indefinitely excused mystifying center Andrew Bynum for “conduct detrimental to the team,” after temporarily suspending him on Saturday. Bynum was subsequently banned from all team activities, which hints at an end to his two-year, $24.79 million …

Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study
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With decade-old MySpace now considered part of the ancient history of the internet, it’s little wonder that questions are now forming over whether Facebook has long-term staying power. As the internet (and especially mobile platforms) have grown, Facebook has become …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea? Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Facebook Introduces App Center Videos Facebook Introduces App Center Videos

In May of last year, Facebook entered the mobile scene in a big way with App Center. It was a centralized location where mobile users could find their way to mobile apps from Facebook. Since its introduction, Facebook has touted …

Facebook Offers 70 Million More Shares, Heads To Court Over IPO Facebook Offers 70 Million More Shares, Heads To Court Over IPO

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is offering 70,000,000 new shares of its Class A common stock, with 27,004,761 shares being offered by the company itself and 42,995,239 shares being offered by certain selling stockholders, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who …

Will These Facebook Video Ads Attract The Right Kind Of User Attention? Will These Facebook Video Ads Attract The Right Kind Of User Attention?
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Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is testing a new promoted video format in the News Feed, starting with one for the new film Divergent on Thursday. Do you think users will accept these ads? Will they be effective for …

Woman Walks Off Pier with Face Buried in Facebook Woman Walks Off Pier with Face Buried in Facebook
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Maybe it takes falling into the ocean to convince someone they have a Facebook addiction – or, at least I hope. A Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued from Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia after walking straight off St. …

Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of) Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of)
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Facebook users have long begged for a dislike button, because honestly, there’s a whole lot of content to dislike in the News Feed. Facebook has always resisted, however, opting not to spread negativity throughout the world’s largest social network. Well, …

Facebook Acquires Sports Conversation Analysis Firm SportStream Facebook Acquires Sports Conversation Analysis Firm SportStream

Facebook announced an agreement to acquire SportStream, a San Francisco-based builder of sports conversation analysis technology. The company’s technology (which is apparently patent-pending) surfaces what it deems to be the highest quality Facebook posts and tweets, as well as Instagram …

Already Bitching About Facebook’s New Video Ads? Well, Stop. Already Bitching About Facebook’s New Video Ads? Well, Stop.
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Facebook’s new video ads are pretty much the most tolerable kind of video ad around, so stop your bitching before it even starts. You know, unless you want to quit internetting altogether. In that case, you probably have a point …

‘Chilling’ News For Brands On Facebook ‘Chilling’ News For Brands On Facebook
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Facebook recently launched an update to its News Feed algorithm aimed at promoting higher quality content. It’s being billed as Facebook’s version of the Google Panda update, mostly because that was also aimed at promoting higher quality content, and also …

Someone Gave Bitstrips a Bunch of Money Someone Gave Bitstrips a Bunch of Money

If you hate Bitstrips, you’re not alone. If you love Bitstrips, you’re also not alone. The popular Facebook app that allows users to create custom avatars and stick them in pre-designed comic situations has over 10 million active users. The …

Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing

Instagram announced the launch of a new private photo sharing feature called Instagram Direct. It operates pretty much like the Instagram experience that people are used to, but lets users share photos with specific recipients. “From how you capture photos …

Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads

Facebook has been increasingly focusing on mobile over the past few year, including the introduction of mobile app install ads. These ads have helped to drive millions of users to mobile apps, but now Facebook is looking to bring those …

Tila Tequila Calls Hitler a “Sweet Kid” and says Paul Walker was Murdered Tila Tequila Calls Hitler a “Sweet Kid” and says Paul Walker was Murdered

When will people get that it is never a good idea to wear Nazi stuff, unless you’re doing so for a part in a play or movie? Apparently Tila Tequila, who used to have her own reality show on MTV, …