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Want to secure your social info? Facebook shows you how

Facebook today launched 11 interactive guides and how-tos to help users secure their social information.

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Facebook's future could include app consolidation

Facebook currently offers a family of apps, and for now its users are embracing the differences, but if the lines between apps and services blur the company could very well consolidate.

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Facebook Messenger born to die as a 'platform'

Facebook introduced this week at its F8 developer conference a new API for one of its messaging apps. It's a terrible idea.

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At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Virtual reality is among the topics that Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to talk about today, the second day of the company's annual F8 developer conference being held in San Francisco.

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

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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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