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Fri, November 22, 2013 - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg said rumors that the social media company is falling out of favor with teenagers have been greatly exaggerated.
Thu, November 21, 2013 - Facebook has released RocksDB -- an embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage -- to the open source community. The embedded database is intended to support applications that need low-latency database accesses.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers can now integrate Facebook's login system into their applications so people don't have to create a separate user name and password for them.
Tue, November 12, 2013 - Recent updates to Google and Facebook privacy policies give the companies permission to use your photos in commercial content such as ads. Users aren't pleased -- but, at the moment at least, they are almost powerless to stop it.
Tue, November 12, 2013 - Twitter has backtracked on its decision to move into a new London office just days after rival Facebook announced plans to move into the same building.
Thu, November 07, 2013 - The venerable publication has adapted as the publishing industry has changed, and its IT department is also adjusting to the times. National Geographic's IT leaders now allow employees to use any apps they choose and rely on business unit managers to make sure their workers are doing the right thing.
Wed, November 06, 2013 - Facebook has released Presto -- a distributed SQL query engine optimized for running ad-hoc interactive queries on data sources up to petabytes in size -- to the open source community under the Apache license. It says Presto is 10x better than Hive.
Tue, November 05, 2013 - At the age of 29, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named the world's youngest billionaire.
Fri, November 01, 2013 - CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle suffered a brutal beating after police broke up an illegal rave next door to his house. The rave attracted hundreds of teens who saw the party invite on Facebook. The incident left Enderle to wonder why Facebook, other social sites and even government agencies are so reluctant to use their data to prevent bad things from happening.
Fri, November 01, 2013 - Somewhere along the way, Facebook apparently became your father's social network. And that could be a problem for the popular social networking site.
Wed, October 30, 2013 - Facebook is positioning itself as a mobile-first social network, so its interest in the moves of major smartphone companies is natural. BlackBerry is a sinking ship searching desperately for a rescue, so its turning to any major mobile player as a potential savior--again, a natural move. But if Facebook buys BlackBerry, it would be the company's craziest move ever.
Thu, October 24, 2013 - The Irish High Court is going to review whether the Irish Data Protection Commissioner's refusal to investigate Facebook's involvement with the U.S. government surveillance program Prism was lawful.
Wed, October 23, 2013 - Social media experts discuss the most common social networking business blunders and what companies can do to improve their social media IQ.