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FTC Warning Unlikely to Stop Facebook From Changing WhatsApp Privacy Policies

Despite pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook is unlikely to leave WhatsApp's stricter privacy policies intact, once government regulators approve the $19 billion acquisition, privacy experts say.


What Does a Social-Media-Meets-Virtual-Reality World Look Like?

Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus has given virtual reality a major boost. By delivering an altered sense of reality with a social experience Facebook could give users a more compelling reason to come back regularly.


Facebooks Declining Organic Reach a 'Real Nightmare' for Marketers

Marketers and analysts are crying foul as Facebook continues to tweak its algorithm that determines what content makes it into the News Feed. The organic reach of brand pages is now barely hitting 6 percent, but brands expect it to decline even further and faster going forward.


Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really)

Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort.


Fed Up with Facebook, Eat24 Pens a Breakup Letter

Some companies are angry about Facebook's News Feed algorithm changes, but only one is publicly leaving the network altogether.


Facebook's Oculus Buy a Smart Move

Whether the $2 billion deal to buy a startup proves successful isn't the point; tech companies must make bold moves to get 'the next big thing.'


Facebook Messenger Update Upgrades Group Chat Features

Group chatting is a core feature of any popular messaging app these days, so Facebook stepped up its game on Friday with a new groups feature for its stand-alone Messenger. It's a small token, but one that shows the network hasn't abandoned in-house messaging after buying WhatsApp.


Internet Via Lasers, Drones: How Zuckerberg Will Bring the Internet to All

Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Connectivity Lab, which will develop the tech to bring the Internet (and Facebook) to the rest of the world.

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Web Giants Join Forces for Open Source MySQL Scalability Project

Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, an open source project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.

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Facebook May Lure Teen Users Back with Virtual Reality Promise

With its acquisition of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR, Facebook may have found a way to lure back younger users to the social network.


Online Video Beats Social Media in the Enterprise

A new study from Wainhouse Research reports that viewership of live online video for business purposes is more than double that of social media. Total hours of viewership in the enterprise reached 1.12 billion hours last year and could hit 3 billion hours by 2017.


Facebook's Oculus Buy is a Bet on the Future of Computing

Why would a social network buy a virtual reality headset manufacturer? Because VR is the next big platform.


Facebook Spends $2B on Virtual Reality Firm, But Analysts Are Skeptical

Facebook said late Tuesday that it is shelling out $2 billion to scoop up Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality gaming glasses.


Facebook Blocks NSA Spies -- for Now

In the wake of revelations exposed in classified National Security Agency documents leaked to reporters by Edward Snowden, Facebook must show its users that their data is safe from the prying eyes of government spies.