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Facebook Thinks You Should Blog

Facebook Thinks You Should Blog

Is Facebook on its way to compete with big blogging platforms?...

Aug 23 2015, 11:36am CDT

Facebook Fires Intern After He Reveals Messenger Privacy Flaw

Facebook Cancels Internship After Harvard Student Reveals Messenger Privacy Flaw

A Harvard Facebook intern created an app called Marauder’s Map which led to his summer internship termination....

Aug 14 2015, 3:53am CDT

140-Character Twitter Limit Lifted

140-Character Twitter Limit Lifted

The social media giant announced today that they will no longer limit direct messages....

Aug 12 2015, 4:52pm CDT

Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads to All Apps

Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads to All Apps

Facebook announced new formats for both its own social network and third party ad networks....

Aug 12 2015, 3:30am CDT

Internet Giants Join Hands to Fight Child Abuse Through Hash List

Internet Giants Join Hands to Fight Child Abuse Through Hash List

Google, Facebook and Twitter have collaborated with the British charity. Together they will remove millions of indecent child i...

Aug 11 2015, 7:55am CDT

Facebook Now Allows Businesses to Privately Message Customers

Facebook Now Allows Businesses to Privately Message Customers

Facebook launches new features which allow the Messenger app to send private messages by businesses....

Aug 7 2015, 9:04am CDT

Facebook Drones will Deliver Internet in Remote Areas

Facebook Launches Solar-Powered Drones to Deliver Internet in Remote Areas

The social media giant wants to deliver internet in remote areas of the world through a huge drone....

Jul 31 2015, 5:02am CDT

Facebook Ordered to Allow Pseudonyms in Germany

Facebook Ordered to Allow Use of Fake Names in Germany

The data protection authority from Hamburg has told Facebook to allow users to choose pseudonyms on their accounts....

Jul 29 2015, 8:04am CDT

Facebook Opens Portal After Internet.org Backlash

Facebook Opens Portal After Internet.org Backlash

Although Internet.org received a ton of backlash it is currently available in 17 countries and Facebook is bringing more people...

Jul 27 2015, 10:35am CDT

Facebook Reportedly Introducing Shops Inside Facebook Pages

Facebook Reportedly Introducing Shops Inside Facebook Pages

Facebook is capitalizing on its platform to boost its ecommerce strategy. The world’s number one social network is expected to...

Jul 16 2015, 12:53am CDT

Facebook is Testing a Human-Operated Digital Assistant Called Moneypenny

Facebook is Testing a Human-Operated Digital Assistant Called Moneypenny

Since separating from its main application in April, Facebook’s Messenger has been updated with new cool features that included...

Jul 14 2015, 10:21am CDT

Facebook Announces Wind Powered Data Center in Texas

Facebook Announces Wind Powered Data Center in Texas

Facebook unveils plan to build a fifth data center all made with renewable energy in Fort Worth....

Jul 8 2015, 5:21am CDT

Faceglória: Sin free Facebook Launched

Faceglória: Sin free Facebook Launched by Evangelicals in Brazi

Evangelical Christians in Brazil have launched a new social networking site called Facegloria where swearing and erotic content...

Jul 7 2015, 6:05am CDT

Facebook Messenger Introduces Dedicated GIF Button

Facebook Messenger Introduces Dedicated GIF Button

Facebook Messenger has been testing a new GIF button allowing users to find and send GIF’s with only two taps....

Jul 6 2015, 9:10am CDT

Let's Celebrate Pride on Facebook with Rainbow

Let's Celebrate Pride on Facebook with Rainbow

All major Silicon Valley leaders also join in n the celebration with congratulatory messages on social media....

Jun 27 2015, 6:31am CDT

Bing Starts Showing Mobile-Friendly Search

Microsoft's Bing Starts Showing Mobile-Friendly Search

Microsoft's Bing is following the footsteps of Google and it has decided in making its own version of a Mobile Friendly Ra...

May 15 2015, 5:56am CDT

Tumblr Launches "Post It Forward" Campaign

Tumblr Launches "Post It Forward" Campaign

The new campaign aims at helping those dealing with stresses in their lives....

May 14 2015, 5:55am CDT

Facebook Instant Articles Aim to Make the Web Obsolete

Facebook Instant Articles Aim to Make the Web Obsolete

Facebook has unveiled its content publishing solution inside Facebook....

May 13 2015, 12:56am CDT

Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Features, Powerful Search and Redesign Across Devices

Yahoo Updates Flickr with New Features, Powerful Search and Redesign Across Devices

Flickr is trying very hard to become a mainstream website like Facebook and Google and it recently announced a big update....

May 8 2015, 5:22am CDT

Facebook Explains 'Echo Chambers' and  'Filter Bubbles' in New Study

Facebook Explains 'Echo Chambers' and 'Filter Bubbles' in New Study

There have been reports that Facebook observes the user’s movements and they know what a particular user likes and dislikes....

May 8 2015, 5:00am CDT

Google+ Collections Launched to Rival Pinterest

Google+ Collections Launched to Rival Pinterest

The latest Google+ feature was released on Android and Web and this will take on Pinterest....

May 5 2015, 5:43am CDT

Facebook introduces Video Calling in Messenger

Facebook introduces Video Calling in Messenger

Facebook wants a piece is video calling action!...

Apr 28 2015, 4:15am CDT

Facebook Tweaks its News Feed by Displaying More Posts From Your Friends

Facebook Tweaks its News Feed by Displaying More Posts From Your Friends

Facebook is making its News Feed more “human.”...

Apr 21 2015, 9:35pm CDT

New Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE Action Cameras announced

New Garmin VIRB X and VIRB XE Action Cameras announced

Navigation gadget company Garmin goes after GoPro with an updated line of action cameras....

Apr 13 2015, 8:06am CDT

Facebook faces Lawsuit for Violating Privacy Rights

Facebook faces Lawsuit for Violating Privacy Rights

Thousands of Facebook users alongside lead plaintiff Max Schrems are demanding compensation. Can it prove a big challenge for p...

Apr 10 2015, 6:00am CDT

Woman Allows to Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook

Woman Allowed to Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook

The woman, who cannot physically locate her estranged husband, is left with no other options....

Apr 6 2015, 5:45pm CDT

Facebook Launches Viral Video Creator Riff

Facebook Launches Viral Video Creator Riff

Riff takes a shot at Vine and Snapchat...

Apr 2 2015, 2:27am CDT

Facebook Reportedly Hosting Content of News Websites

Facebook Reportedly Hosting Content of News Websites

Facebook is reportedly meeting with giant media companies to begin hosting content inside the social network. The move will sav...

Mar 24 2015, 2:45am CDT

Facebook Sued for Gender Discrimination and Harassment

Facebook Sued for Gender Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company for gender discrimination, race discrimination, harassment, and other allegatio...

Mar 19 2015, 12:17am CDT

Facebook Announces Send Money to Friends Feature in Messenger

Facebook Announces Send Money to Friends Feature in Messenger

Facebook wants to be more than just a social network, where billions of people share status updates, photos, videos, and messag...

Mar 17 2015, 9:34pm CDT

Facebook shuts down TheFind after its Acquisition

Facebook shuts down TheFind after its Acquisition

The social media giant acquires shopping website TheFind and then Facebook shut it down....

Mar 14 2015, 7:01am CDT

Google reverses decision to ban Explicit content On Blogger

Google reverses decision to ban Explicit content On Blogger

Users protested the search giant's decision to block all sexually explicit content on its blogging platform...

Feb 27 2015, 11:26am CST

Facebook lends Free Option regarding Gender Identity

Facebook lends Free Option regarding Gender Identity

Facebook has lent its users a free option as regards gender identity. Those who frequent the social network may identify themse...

Feb 27 2015, 4:30am CST

Google bans Explicit Sexual Content on Blogger

Google bans Explicit Sexual Content on Blogger

Google is banning all of those blogs that contain adult content and Google have notified the blog admins....

Feb 24 2015, 3:55am CST

Google buys Private Photo/Video Sharing and Backup App Odysee

Google buys Private Photo/Video Sharing and Backup App Odysee

Odysee announced on their website that they will be joining the Google+ Team....

Feb 9 2015, 1:33am CST

Super Bowl Commercials 2015: Facebook takes on Twitter in selling Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl Commercials 2015: Facebook takes on Twitter in selling Super Bowl Ads

Twitter has been leading the market in selling ads according to audience demographics. Facebook will also use their status info...

Jan 28 2015, 8:01am CST

Snapchat uncovers ‘DISCOVER’

Snapchat uncovers ‘DISCOVER’

Snapchat’s new inn-app feature ‘DISCOVER’ was launched today and will present creative content including artistic photos and vi...

Jan 28 2015, 5:12am CST

Facebook reduces the distribution of Hoaxes in News Feed

Facebook reduces the distribution of Hoaxes in News Feed

As there are so many hoaxes and fake stories posted on Facebook, the social website has finally decided to take care of it....

Jan 21 2015, 8:43am CST