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Facebook Will Be “Unbundling The Big Blue App” Through Its Creative Labs

zuckerberg Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo to discuss Facebook and its future, and much of the discussion centered on Creative Labs, the new internal initiative at Facebook that’s playing more with products outside the core social networking site, or spun out from that experience. Creative Labs is about “unbundling the big blue app,”… Read More

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Oculus VR sells 85,000 virtual reality dev kit headsets

Virtual Reality specialist company has sold 60,000 units of the original VR game-focused headset and 25,000 units of its newer DK2 model Virtual Reality (VR) specialists Oculus VR had quite a windfall with the recent partnership with Facebook. Now, the company revealed to TechCrunch that it has sold 85,000 development kit versions of the Oculus Read the full article…

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Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

S50_FARM_1366 Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a Titan Aerospace competitor in U.K.-based Ascenta for its… Read More

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Facebook Could Use Money Transfers To Extend WhatsApp And Non-Ad Revenue

 The FT is reporting that Facebook is looking at e-money services — including the ability for people to make peer-to-peer money transfers using money that is stored on Facebook itself — and has applied for an e-money license in Ireland as part o…

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QSearch wants to be the Google for Facebook!

What do you think of a search tool for Facebook that can help your business improve Click Through Rate for advertisements? Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Big Data firm QSearch, winner of Echelon Taiwan Satellite, knows this well. Social integration to mine Read the full article…

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Facebook is reportedly prepping an e-money service, and is close to getting approval in Ireland

Facebook wants to be more than a social network — it is planning to facilitate financial services in the form of electronic money and remittances, the Financial Times reports (as spotted first by Benedict Evans). The report cites sources as saying that Facebook is weeks away from getting regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that lets users store money on Facebook and use it to pay others — what’s known as “e-money”. This means that Facebook will be able to issue units of stored monetary value that represent a claim against the company, and the e-money can be used…

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Breaking up with Facebook: Where are brands and young users going?

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“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook. Eat24 is one of the many brands reevaluating its relationship with Facebook as the site continues to make changes to the algorithm that affects organic reach. According to a study by ad agency Ogilvy, as of 2012, Facebook limited the organic reach of content to roughly around 16 percent. As of February 2014,…

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Instagram confirms that its service is down due to a “feed delivery issue”

If you envisaged flicking through Instagram this weekend then it might be worth taking an extra coffee and coming back a bit later as the Facebook-owned photo app has confirmed that is down due to a “feed delivery issue”. TNW staff first noticed the outage around 50 minutes ago, around 9:00 EDT. The Instagram team is on the case now, however, so the app should be back working soon for Instaddicts out there. We recommend keep an eye on the company’s Twitter account for more. We’re working to fix a feed delivery issue. Thank you for your patience. — Instagram…

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