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Jul 30, 2014

Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

Facebook is still trying to figure out how to get you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but one experiment that didn’t quite pan out was Facebook Gifts. The social network is shutting down the service on August 12, Recode reported , after underwhelmi...

Jul 29, 2014

Investors Go Crazy Over Twitter, But Do They Really Understand It? Probably Not

Investors went bonkers over Twitter's better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and its improved outlook for the rest of the year, boosting the company's shares by about 30% in after-hours trading. But do they know what they're doing? That's not s...

Jul 30, 2014

Too conservative for Facebook? Try ReaganBook

Conservatives are unfriending Mark Zuckerberg. Fed up with Facebook's frosty treatment of the GOP, one Ohio Republican decided to launch her own social media site, ReaganBook... #Ohio #Mark Zuckerberg #Facebook #U.S. Republican Party

Jul 29, 2014

Facebook dropping messaging from main app

Following what the company describes as a successful trial in Europe, the world's largest social network is going to confine the ability to message Facebook friends solely to the dedicated Facebook Messenger app... #Europe #Facebook

Jul 30, 2014

1 man killed, 5 injured in Germany 'Cold Water Challenge' goes awry, digger hits group

German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook... #Facebook #Berlin

Jul 29, 2014

Facebook Moves Mobile Chat Users To The Separate Messenger App

If you like to chat on Facebook using your mobile device, then you will have to use the separate Facebook Messenger app from now on. Facebook is spinning out mobile messaging from its main mobile app and routing users to the Messenger app. When Faceb... #Facebook #Berlin

Jul 29, 2014

Male Rowers Get Naked to Fight Homophobia While Facebook Censors Female Rowers

Rowers at Warwick University stripped down for a good caus... #Facebook #Berlin

Jul 29, 2014

Privacy advocates want regulators to go after Facebook

Privacy advocates Tuesday called for government regulators to investigate Facebook’s tracking of users even when they’re on third-party sites, saying the change might violate a previous privacy agreement Facebook made with the government... #Facebook #Berlin

Jul 28, 2014

Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Facebook earlier this summer sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests. In 2012, Facebo... #Federal Trade Commission #Facebook

Jul 29, 2014

Pakistani mob burns homes of minority Muslims, kills 3 after allegations of blasphemous photo

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday... #Federal Trade Commission #Facebook