Facebook Year in Review 2016 Reveals India and Global Trends

Facebook has shared its year-end review for 2016, showcasing the “moments, events, and trends” that bathed in the most limelight this year, both for India and the globe. With its ongoing shift towards video, the social network has also revealed the top Live videos of 2016. Separately, the Facebook-owned Instagram also got its 2016 list. […]

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Facebook Lifestage App for Video-Loving Teenagers Now Available on Android

Back in August, Facebook launched an iOS app named Lifestage, which was aimed specifically at teenagers and allowed them to share video clips with others. Even though the app was made available for anyone to download, in order to view other people’s profiles, users are required to be under 21 years of age. Now, the […]

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Facebook Testing Snapchat-Like Camera Effects and Masks

In yet another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook is testing photo effects and masks into its main camera app for stills and videos that disappear after 24 hours. “The new camera”, as Facebook calls it, is first being tested in Ireland before rolling out to everyone. “The new features include […]

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German Prosecutors Probe Facebook Hate Incitement Claim

German prosecutors said Monday they have launched a preliminary investigation after receiving a complaint alleging that top Facebook bosses including founder Mark Zuckerberg are condoning hate speech on the online social network. “A complaint has been filed by a lawyer that accuses, among others, Mr Zuckerberg” of “the offense of incitement,” the spokesman of the […]

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Facebook Takes on LinkedIn With New Job Opening Features

Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp’s recruiting business. “Based on behaviour we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test […]

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2016 Election: Facebook Partners With News Outlets for Live Video Blitz

Facebook said on Monday it would partner with 50 broadcast stations, print and online publications for a 2016 Election Day live video blitz, as the social media company aims to build on the momentum of its popular Facebook Live video streaming service. The move comes as Facebook and rival sites like Twitter increasingly embrace live video […]

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Facebook Agrees to Suspend Using WhatsApp Users’ Data, UK Privacy Watchdog Says

Britain’s privacy watchdog said on Monday that Facebook has agreed to suspend using data from UK users of its WhatsApp messaging app for advertisements or product-improvement purposes after the watchdog said consumers weren’t properly protected. The watchdog said the social media giant faces action if it uses such data without valid consent. The Information Commissioner’s […]

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Facebook Testing Snapchat-Like Camera Effects and Masks

In yet another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook is testing photo effects and masks into its main camera app for stills and videos that disappear after 24 hours. “The new camera”, as Facebook calls it, is first being tested in Ireland before rolling out to everyone. “The new features include […]

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Facebook Hits 1-Billion Monthly Active Mobile Users Milestone, Posts Strong Q3 Results

Facebook easily topped estimates for revenue and profit for its third quarter, but faced signs of worry from investors that the company’s growth is slowing down. The company continued its impressive growth streak, reporting $7 billion (roughly Rs. 46,699 crores) in revenue in a quarter for the first time, which topped the expectations of most […]

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Gameroom Is Facebook’s Steam-Like Gaming Client for Windows

One-time casual games behemoth and all-round social network monopoly Facebook has announced Gameroom. It is a Windows PC desktop client that lets you play games, much like Steam, GOG Galaxy, Origin, Windows Store, and Uplay, among others. Gameroom let users play Web games, mobile ports, and native Gameroom games in a dedicated PC app without the […]

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