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Facebook Finds Just 3.5 Degrees of Separation Between Users – Newsweek


Newsweek

Facebook Finds Just 3.5 Degrees of Separation Between Users
Newsweek
facebook six degrees of separation mark zuckerberg Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in front of a visualisation of the social network at the company's F8 conference in California September 22, 2011. New research suggests each person in the world is …

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:37 am

Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: Facebook and Instragram – ZDNet


ZDNet

Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: Facebook and Instragram
ZDNet
While not anywhere near on the "WTF" scale as Zynga's or HP's acquisition blunders in the last year, the $1B acquisition of the photo sharing service by Facebook is still somewhat questionable and it remains to be seen if the merger ends up being a …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:30 am

Facebook’s Free Basics service has been banned in India – The Verge


The Verge

Facebook's Free Basics service has been banned in India
The Verge
Facebook's free-but-restricted internet service, Free Basics, has been banned in India after the country's national telecoms regulator ruled that the program and others like it infringe the principles of net neutrality. The ruling was not directly
India Blocks Facebook's Free Basics, Other Zero-Rated Mobile Services Over Net NeutralityTechCrunch
India bans Facebook's Free Basics: Law targets 'discriminatory tariffs' and supports net neutralityVentureBeat
India says yes to net neutrality, no to Facebook's Free BasicsMashable
Forbes –CNNMoney –New York Times
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:23 am

Why I’ll be giving up Facebook for Lent – again – The Guardian


The Guardian

Why I'll be giving up Facebook for Lent – again
The Guardian
But there's something else that makes Facebook (and other social media) an ideal candidate for Lenten privation: the nature of Lent itself. Whereas our online selves are often inflated and contrived versions of the real thing, Lent is all about

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:01 am

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life – The Guardian


The Guardian

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life
The Guardian
Similar concerns about Facebook's Android app led to the discovery that deleting the app saves up to 20% of a phone's battery. After that revelation, I set about seeing if the same was true for iPhone users. I discovered that uninstalling Facebook's
Facebook iOS App Under Fire Again for iPhone Battery Drain IssuesMac Rumors
PSA: Switching from the Facebook app to Safari can boost iPhone battery life by up to 15%9 to 5 Mac (press release)

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:01 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife announce daughter’s Chinese name – CNNMoney


CNNMoney

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife announce daughter's Chinese name
CNNMoney
Speaking in Mandarin, Facebook (FB, Tech30) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan made a special announcement about their daughter as they wished the world a happy Lunar New Year. In a video post Saturday, the couple said this Lunar New …
Facebook CEO offers holiday greetings in MandarinUSA TODAY
Mark Zuckerberg speaks Mandarin in Facebook New Year video with wife Priscilla and MaximaDaily Mail
Mark Zuckerberg posts a Facebook video along with daughter wishing everyone Lunar New YearFirstpost

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 4:30 am

Facebook’s Sports Stadium Is Having a Rough Super Bowl – Adweek


Adweek

Facebook's Sports Stadium Is Having a Rough Super Bowl
Adweek
And the Super Bowl was to be its big coming out party, putting Facebook on the map as a major destination during games. But so far, Facebook's nascent platform has had a few hiccups, most notably the fact that it's having trouble keeping up with the game.
Facebook's Sports Stadium Is No Threat Yet To Twitter's Live Event DominanceMarketing Land
Facebook's Super Bowl Feature Sports Stadium Fails To ImpressInternational Business Times
Facebook's new tool for talking about sports events failed to keep up with the Super BowlBusiness Insider
Motley Fool –Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:27 am

Steroids sold illegally via Facebook, BBC investigation finds – BBC News


BBC News

Steroids sold illegally via Facebook, BBC investigation finds
BBC News
Dealers offering illegal performance-enhancing drugs that can cause severe side effects are selling their products via Facebook, the BBC has discovered. Anabolic steroids are used to enhance athletic performance and increase muscle mass but can cause …

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:32 am

Facebook Video Leads Cops to Teen Sucker-Puncher – NBC New York


NBC New York

Facebook Video Leads Cops to Teen Sucker-Puncher
NBC New York
A video of a teenager sucker-punching a man crossing a street is helping police in New Jersey bring the young thug to justice. The video of the Dec. 7 attack, which was posted on Facebook, came to the attention of the Paterson Police Department last
Paterson teen allegedly involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself inWABC-TV
NJ teen involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself in to police6abc.com
Paterson teen arrested for involvement in knockout-game attack posted on Facebook [VIDEO]New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
WLS-TV –WTVD-TV –KABC-TV
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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 10:54 pm

As It Passes 1 Billion Users, WhatsApp Will Finally Start Making Facebook Investors Money – Motley Fool


Motley Fool

As It Passes 1 Billion Users, WhatsApp Will Finally Start Making Facebook Investors Money
Motley Fool
Is Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) the most unstoppable company in tech? Though other tech giants like Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon deserve mention as well, Facebook's business momentum, especially as of late, is impressive to say the least. And though its core …

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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 10:39 pm