Topic: Facebook

WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion
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WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

About an hour ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page that his company was buying WhatsApp, a cross-platform, non-SMS messaging app that’s gaining a million new users every day. According to a report from … [Read more...]

SocialWire Knows What You Want to Buy on Facebook
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SocialWire Knows What You Want to Buy on Facebook

The way that brands used to advertise on the Internet is that they would throw millions of dollars at major sites like AOL and Microsoft and hope their ad  got noticed.  Now, social media advertising is where brands … [Read more...]

Does Facebook’s “Promote Your Page” Rely on Fake Likes and Click-Farms?
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Does Facebook’s “Promote Your Page” Rely on Fake Likes and Click-Farms?

A video posted on the YouTube account of science channel Veritasium has been picking up steam in the last few hours, as it seems to provide evidence that Facebook’s page promotion services are fraudulent, generating … [Read more...]

Is Paper the Future of Facebook Mobile?
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Is Paper the Future of Facebook Mobile?

Facebook today released a brand new mobile app for iOS, one billed as a new way to browse both the News Feed and news stories shared on the site -- Paper. At first glance, it looks like Flipboard with a Facebook-centric … [Read more...]

Facebook ‘Paper’ App Displays News Stories & News Feed; Coming Feb. 3
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Facebook ‘Paper’ App Displays News Stories & News Feed; Coming Feb. 3

If you've been looking for an official, Facebook-developed way to read updates from your friends alongside interesting news stories, you're in luck. Facebook this morning announced a brand new app called Paper, which … [Read more...]

Facebook Introduces Trending Topics to Your News Feed, Not Unlike Hashtags
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Facebook Introduces Trending Topics to Your News Feed, Not Unlike Hashtags

Today, Facebook launched a new social feature called Trending to all users in the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia. It will roll out to all users in specific countries over the next few weeks, and as the company tests … [Read more...]

Branch Acquired for $15 Million to Develop Facebook Conversations
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Branch Acquired for $15 Million to Develop Facebook Conversations

Not everyone is immune to the big money charms of Facebook: the Verge is reporting today that Branch, a company specializing in content-specific discussions and link-sharing, is going to be absorbed into the social … [Read more...]

Facebook Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Private Message Interception
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Facebook Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Private Message Interception

A post on CNET today reports that users have filed a lawsuit against social networking giant Facebook over privacy concerns. Specifically, two men named Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley filed their suit against … [Read more...]

Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away
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Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away

Earlier this month, our site’s founder Jeff Weisbein wrote a post explaining his dissatisfaction with the way that Facebook’s new algorithm has affected BestTechie’s presence on the social networking platform. As … [Read more...]

Get Ready: Facebook Video Ads Are Coming on Thursday
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Get Ready: Facebook Video Ads Are Coming on Thursday

Facebook's monetization efforts thus far have been largely static. Along with sidebar pay-per-click ads, the site offers "social ads" of sorts in the shape of posts or recommendations on behalf of businesses. According … [Read more...]