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Facebook Blames Malware Apps For Developer Accounts Outage

Facebook Blames Malware Apps For Developer Accounts Outage

Facebook Platform access was unavailable to Facebook app developers yesterday resulting in some popular app including chute going offline. Facebook was prompt is addressing the outage issue which was attributed to monitoring to remove malicious app. “The Facebook Platform and our users are constantly under attack from malicious apps and we have many automated systems to protect the platform and [...]
‘With Friends’ Makers Zygna Sues Facebook sues Facebook’s Bang With Friends App

‘With Friends’ Makers Zygna Sues Facebook sues Facebook’s Bang With Friends App

Popular game maker Zynga has taken issue  Facebook’s casual sex app ‘Bang With Friends’  for infringing its trademark of ‘with friends’ ( Words With Friends, Chess With Friends and Hanging With Friends)family of games  and have  filed a lawsuit against the app maker. Bang with Friends makes it easy to turn Facebook friends into flings. That’s news to Bang With Friends’ [...]
Facebook’s Posts Impressive Q2 2013 Results, Stock Shoots Up

Facebook’s Posts Impressive Q2 2013 Results, Stock Shoots Up

Facebook’s announced it’s Q2 2013 earnings today, the results are much better than expected thanks to a massive increase in mobile advertising, it reported its best fiscal quarter to date with revenues of US $1.813 billion and a net profit of US $ 333 million against expectations of  $1.62 billion revenue. This meant a  30 percent increase over last quarter, Share markets were evidently [...]
Facebook Mobile Usage Sees a 20% Jump In June In UK

Facebook Mobile Usage Sees a 20% Jump In June In UK

Facebook users logging on to Facebook through their mobile phones in June rose around 20 percent in the UK and US according to Facebook. Facebook said its mobile monthly active users increased by 18 percent in the United States and by 22 percent in Britain in June compared with the previous year. There was a direct impact on Facebook’s mobile advertising revenues, Facebook’s mobile advertising [...]
Twitter Purchases Location Based Discovery App Spindle

Twitter Purchases Location Based Discovery App Spindle

Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social media centered start-up a local discovery startup which works on location and check-ins to find local places of interest near a user, Twitter has not surprisingly, shut down spindle, and plans to have the Spindle team work on Twitter’s local discovery service. “We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the [...]
Facebook Add Photos to Facebook Comments

Facebook Add Photos to Facebook Comments

Facebook now allows users to post pictures in comments. Facebook added a new camera button that enables users to reply to posts with pictures uploaded from their computers. The photo comment  feature is  in the process of being rolled out,  to both desktop and mobile versions. it will not however support animated GIFs unlike Google+. The change also comes a day before Facebook’s mysterious [...]
Facebook Meets Samsung’s President, Talks About Boosting Mobile Advertising And A Facebook Home Running Samsung Phone

Facebook Meets Samsung’s President, Talks About Boosting Mobile Advertising And A Facebook Home Running Samsung Phone

Mark Zuckerberg  has been in Seoul, South Korea this week and earlier met with top executives including the company’s president Shin Jong Kyun and chairman Kun-hee Lee according to Bloomberg to discuss a partnership that would boost Facebook’s advertising sales on mobile phones. Facebook’s effort to be more mobile focused saw it release Facebook Home, which centres around [...]
Hashtags Comes To Facebook

Hashtags Comes To Facebook

Facebook has joined the hashtag fray,  which was a staple of Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrerest  as well as Facebook’s Instagram, it  introduced the hashtag feature on Wednesday that allows users to add the # symbol before a word to signify its topic. The topic would then be easily searchable by other users on Facebook. Hashtag feature will roll out over the next few weeks. Facebook says the new [...]
Facebook Announces Verified Pages for Public Figures

Facebook Announces Verified Pages for Public Figures

Twitter allows popular individuals to verify their Twitter profiles to avoid fake profiles  through verification check marks, Facebook  is following Twitter’s lead and have on Wednesday announced Verified Pages feature, which will also make it easier for users to find the official account of celebrities and prominent people they want to follow. Profiles will be marked with a small blue icon [...]
Facebook No Longer Looking At Acquiring Waze

Facebook No Longer Looking At Acquiring Waze

Facebook no longer seem to be in the race to buy the Silicon Valley  startup, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told  Allthings’sD Walt Mossberg at All Things D’s D11 on Wednesday that Facebook isn’t getting into proprietary Facebook mapping software. Google also reportedly was in the hunt and had offered $1 billion to win over the owners of Waze. The report further added that “the [...]
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