Topic: Facebook

Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now

Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now

Less than a week ago, Facebook stunned the tech world by spending $2 billion to acquire virtual reality start-up Oculus, and the company’s in-development headset, the Rift. The backlash among former Oculus fans was … [Read more...]

Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus

Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus

News broke moments ago that Facebook will spend $2 billion to acquire Oculus, the Kickstarted maker of the Rift, a virtual reality headset that’s had the gaming world talking for the last several months. While not as … [Read more...]

whodoyou Mashes Up Yelp and Angie’s List To Offer Recommendations

whodoyou Mashes Up Yelp and Angie’s List To Offer Recommendations

If you want a recommendation for a plumber, you usually take to Facebook to hear what your friend's have to say.  After all, the best recommendations come from friends.  Now, a new platform aims to collect those … [Read more...]

Facebook Changes Policy for Memorialized Profiles, Now Keeps Original Privacy Settings Intact

Facebook Changes Policy for Memorialized Profiles, Now Keeps Original Privacy Settings Intact

An online memorial for the deceased -- that's what Facebook could become now that the company has changed a policy for "memorialized" profiles. According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will now honor the privacy … [Read more...]

WhatsApp Zuck: Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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

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?

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?

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

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

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...]