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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to for communicating with enterprises

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Facebook releases social time capsule with On This Day

As the social network's annual F8 developers conference kicks off today, Facebook quietly announced that it's launching a new feature called On This Day.

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News content, Messaging app rumors swirl ahead of Facebook's F8

A day before Facebook kicks off it annual F8 developers conference, rumors are swirling about the social network testing a phone app, using Messenger as a platform and hosting news content.

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How Facebook's Creative Shop aims to boost marketing ROI

Facebook's Creative Shop team of 130 ad specialists wants to help marketers and brands be more creative on Facebook and increase the overall impact of their ad campaigns.

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Facebook video views continue to soar

Facebook saw high double-digit growth in video views last year, and 2015 promises more of the same.

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Facebook releases open source ORC reader for Presto

Aiming to optimize performance of open source distributed SQL query engine Presto, Facebook has designed a new Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) file format reader that supports columnar reads, predicate pushdown and lazy reads.

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn dominate ad market growth

In 2014, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn combined for a 66.3 percent increase in U.S. online ad revenue, but which of the big three is the biggest winner?

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Social, messaging apps struggle with decision to 'bundle' or 'unbundle'

Some popular social media apps 'unbundle' features left and right, while other services stick to all-encompassing apps with a variety of functionality. Each strategy has its pros and cons, and each makes sense for different types —...

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Facebook nets billions in savings from Open Compute Project

Facebook reaps benefits and dollars in optimizations to data center, software, and network

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FriendFeed Will Finally Shut Down on April 9

Wait, FriendFeed was still running? Yeah, we were surprised too.

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Google, Facebook Racing for Virtual Reality Launch

The first one in gets to set standards -- or at least try to -- and capture hearts and minds.

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12 people we love to hate on social media

You've probably crossed paths with many frustrating folks during your adventures in social media. Maybe it's the Bragger who gets under your skin, or the Political Know-It-All who makes you want to yank out your hair. These 12 quirky...

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Guide to social media rules of engagement

Our Social Media Rules of Engagement series can help you get the most out of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook — and help avoid major mistakes that make you look like an amateur.

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Zuckerberg Tracks Early Success With Internet.org

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early Internet.org initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

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Top Social Media Apps Are Serious Data Hogs

The top five mobile apps in the United States drive nearly two thirds of total mobile data consumption, according to a new report, and three of those five apps are social media services.

Microsofts Pulling Facebook, Google Chat From Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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Interns Loving Life at Facebook, Google & Apple

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple are among the highest rated tech companies for interns to work for, according to Glassdoor ranking

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Zuckerberg Talks Connectivity, Another Billion Users and Working with Google

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company could pick up another 1 billion users by 2020 and he would consider working with Google to extend Internet connectivity around the world.

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