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Sprint and Virgin Mobile Stampede Over Net Neutrality and Will Charge $12/mo for Facebook

If you’re keeping track of companies who are enemies of net neutrality, be sure to add Sprint (by way of its Virgin Mobile brand) to your list. This week, the prepaid value brand announced a new “Virgin Mobile Custom” plan, which not only makes shopping more confusing than ever, but destroys the very idea that [...]

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Facebook and Instagram Attempt to Take on Snapchat with New App Called Bolt

If you aren’t already convinced that every tech company with a pulse wants to dominate the instant messaging space, yet another app is making its debut: Bolt. For all intents and purposes, it’s another Snapchat clone, this time developed by Instagram (owned by Facebook). Facebook launched Slingshot back in June, which was received with lackluster [...]

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Here Are the Latest Stats About Your Facebook Usage, Courtesy of CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In its Q2 2014 earnings call today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg provided some updated statistics about how much we use the social network. Since it was an earnings call for their publicly traded stock, most of the call centered around revenues, but here are some key takeaways for the rest of us. Facebook has 1.31 [...]

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Facebook Will Soon Launch A ‘Buy’ Button?

Facebook is testing a new feature of its ad service that will make it much easier for users to purchase items they see advertising for. The new feature is a “Buy” button that would appear on ads, and its functionality is intended to make it easier for users to buy products they like directly from [...]

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Fact: Facebook is Better at Facial Recognition Than the FBI

It’s a strange world we live in when a social network is better at identifying criminals than the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country. Not just a little bit better, either. Here’s what’s going on. This summer, the FBI is launching its new facial recognition technology, which it calls NGI (Next Generation Identification). [...]

Facebook Is Changing The Way It Tells Users About Events

Facebook Is Changing The Way It Tells Users About Events

Facebook has long displayed events to users based on invitations they’ve received, as well as data points such as events their friends are attending and venues they’ve previously checked in to. The social network is mixing up its processes for events and will be rolling out its “Events For You” feature over the next few [...]

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Is Facebook’s explanation for its News Feed psychology experiment good enough?

Over the past few days, the Internet has exploded with heavy criticism of Facebook for an experiment it conducted on nearly 700,000 unsuspecting users in January 2012. The experiment, conducted by Facebook “data scientists” and researchers from Cornell University and the University of California, altered the content these users saw from their friends to determine [...]

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#ExpressYourSelfie, win $1000 with eXacly.me

Has being yourself ever earned you $1000? Well, maybe it’s time that it did. An online social media start-up called eXacly.me wants to give you the chance to show the world what you’re made of before it launches later this year, and they’re willing to pay to know who you are. According to the start-up’s [...]

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Facebook’s iPad App Update Will Bring Users More Games And Trending Videos

Facebook is testing a new version of its iPad app that will bring users closer to mobile games and provide them with the latest information about trending videos. News of the update comes today from TechCrunch and speculates that many of Facebook’s users who use the iPad app are also playing Facebook-connected games on their [...]

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What Do Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality?

What do your Facebook posts say about your personality? What about your friends? Five Labs is using a model based on the world’s largest language study that was conducted at University of Pennsylvania to analyze the personality traits of you and your friends. “The application’s predictions are based around the Big Five personality traits: the [...]

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