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Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg – New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)

Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg
New York Times (blog)
For my column this week about Facebook's new approach to creating social apps, I spent some time talking to Mark E. Zuckerberg, the company's co-founder and chief executive. We met in a conference room at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., …

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:18 pm

No, looking at the ‘perfect body’ on Facebook isn’t making you depressed – The Guardian


The Guardian

No, looking at the 'perfect body' on Facebook isn't making you depressed
The Guardian
The research itself is fairly straightforward: women who said they wanted to lose weight – a full 86% of the participants – and spent the most time on Facebook were likelier to report negative feelings about their body, and to become more conscious of
Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body ImageWebProNews

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:13 pm

Facebook to make mobile users download Messenger – CNN


CNN

Facebook to make mobile users download Messenger
CNN
(CNN) — Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that. Facebook has begun notifying mobile users that they'll no …
Facebook Forces Users to Install Separate Messaging AppNew York Times (blog)
Expert Says Facebook Move To Separate Messenger App Is Part Of Business CBS Local
Facebook Now Requiring Users To Download MessengerNeon Tommy

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:34 am

Some new Facebook friends may signal relationship troubles – Reuters


Financial Express

Some new Facebook friends may signal relationship troubles
Reuters
The fact of having old flames on one's friend list, however, is unrelated to commitment level, according to the report that examined whether conduct on Facebook is something romantic partners should worry about. "People are using Facebook and other
Adding new Facebook friends may signal relationship troublesGMA News

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 9:20 pm

Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell – InformationWeek


Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
InformationWeek
Facebook is a few weeks away from gaining regulatory approval for a mobile payment system in the United Kingdom, according to a report from the Financial Times. This would allow users to store money on the social network and use it to pay and transfer …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:48 pm

Watch Out PayPal? The Real Meaning Of A Facebook Money Transfer Business – Forbes


Watch Out PayPal? The Real Meaning Of A Facebook Money Transfer Business
Forbes
Expert opinions are split as to whether a foray into the market by Facebook would cause a competitive danger for existing online money transfer providers such as eBay's PayPal division, Western Union Western Union and Moneygram, or whether the social …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 4:05 pm

Has Facebook become too big for its boots by throttling organic reach? – ZDNet


Fast Company

Has Facebook become too big for its boots by throttling organic reach?
ZDNet
Now Facebook limits organic reach to encourage brands to pay to ensure their posts are seen by as many followers as possible. Without this paid reach, brands can expect to see their numbers decline over time. Its Edge Rank algorithm means that less and …
Facebook's Levy: 'No Singular Event' Triggered Decline in Businesses' Organic Street Fight
Why You Should Stop Lamenting Facebook's New Page PoliciesFast Company
Why Facebook's Move to End Organic Search Isn't SurprisingWired

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:48 pm

Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Shoot Down Google Drones – New Yorker (satire) (blog)


New Yorker (satire) (blog)

Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Shoot Down Google Drones
New Yorker (satire) (blog)
MENLO PARK, CA (The Borowitz Report)—One day after Google outbid Facebook for a manufacturer of solar-powered drones, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg served warning that his company was prepared to blow Google's drones out of the skies.
Google Edges Out Facebook For Drone-Based Internet DealTheBlaze.com
Google, Facebook, Amazon and the Future of DronesMotley Fool
Why Google and Facebook are drooling over drone companiesFortune
Nextgov -Telegraph.co.uk -NDTV
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:35 pm

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust – Forbes


Forbes

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust
Forbes
With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the company gets that other important feature to running a viable financial business: trust. Facebook has
Facebook Could Use Money Transfers To Extend WhatsApp And Non-Ad RevenueTechCrunch
Get Ready to Pay for Stuff Online With … FacebookTIME
If Facebook becomes like PayPal these will be the two big winnersQuartz
Fox Business -The Next Web -PCWorld
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:16 pm

India tops countries censoring Facebook content – USA TODAY


Times of India

India tops countries censoring Facebook content
USA TODAY
Facebook removed thousands of pieces of content at the request of various countries' governments in the last half of 2013. India took the lead, with 4,765 pieces of content removed by Facebook from July to December 2013, according to the social network
India leads in asking Facebook to censor contentTimes of India
If You Live in One of These 13 Countries, Your Facebook Newsfeed Is Being PolicyMic
Facebook received 28147 gov't requests for dataPublish Date: Apr 13, 2014New Vision
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Posted on 14 April 2014 | 2:23 pm

Facebook – Yahoo News Search Results

Facebook working toward mobile payments system

Facebook is taking steps to get regulatory approval for a mobile payments system in Ireland, according to reports. Facebook has not yet commented on any potential launch, and the timing remains unclear, but a report by the Financial Times says that Facebook, like PayPal, could begin charging a …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 8:41 pm

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: FT

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that would allow users to store money on Facebook and use it to pay and …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 8:06 pm

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services – Financial Times

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that would allow users to store money on Facebook and use it to pay and …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 8:06 pm

Facebook is 'weeks away' from tackling virtual currency in Europe with new service

Facebook wants to become your main electronic money institution in Europe, it's claimed. According to the Financial Times, which cited unnamed people familiar with the social network's plans, Facebook is “weeks away” from receiving regulatory approval to become a electronic money institution and digital payment processor. It's just waiting on approval from the central bank of Ireland, where …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 5:12 pm

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:20 pm

Facebook reportedly planning money storage and transfer services

Facebook is reportedly planning to take a step into financial services, allowing users in select regions to store money online to use for making payments and transferring funds to others. According to the Financial Times, Facebook could obtain regulatory approval in Ireland to begin offering these services as an "e-money" institution within a matter of weeks. This approval would apparently allow …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 2:10 pm

Facebook Looks For OK To Launch Financial Services: FT

Facebook Inc. is getting ready to launch financial services, which would let people make payments and store their money via its social network, the Financial

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:37 pm

Facebook targets financial services

Facebook is readying itself to provide financial services in the form of remittances and electronic money.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 9:00 am

Facebook buying Oculus VR virtual-reality company for $2 billion

Facebook has reached a surprise deal to buy Oculus VR, developer of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, for about US$2 billion, the social network said Tuesday.        

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 7:43 am

Facebook Update Targets News Feed Spam: Posts 'Explicitly' Asking for Likes, Comments, Shares

Facebook is planning to crack down on these calls to action, calling the practice "like-baiting." Now, if a business or website asks for likes, shares, or comments, it will be much less likely that Facebook will show the post in users' News Feeds.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 7:10 am