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  • Facebook Place Tips: Facebook adds 'tips' about places in potential Yelp challenge Yesterday

    San Francisco Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp. "Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you're at," Facebook product manager Mike LeBeau said of...
  • Facebook beats Wall Street's revenue targets in 4th quarter, earns 54 cents a share 2 days ago

    Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 per cent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was the weakest since the start of 2013, and spending rose faster. Facebook shares fell about 2.6 per...
  • Facebook Lite: A simplified, lighter version of Facebook launched for low-end Android phones 4 days ago

    New York: The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called "Facebook Lite" for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets. It is just 252 KB in size and can be used by those on 2G internet connections, Techcrunch reported. The app is based on Snaptu, Facebook's...
  • UK boy expelled from school for insulting teacher on Facebook 4 days ago

    London: A 14-year-old boy in the UK has been expelled from school after he posted insults about his head teacher's hair colour, looks and weight on Facebook. Jordan Ford took to the social media site after teachers told him his dyed red hair was not acceptable for school. He copied a...
  • Not hackers, internal error caused outage, says Facebook 4 days ago

    Frankfurt: Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame. The outage at Facebook appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or...
  • Hacker group 'Lizard Squad' claims responsibility for outages at Facebook, Instagram, other sites 4 days ago

    Frankfurt: Internet sites including Facebook, the world's largest social network, Instagram and other popular sites suffered temporary outages on Tuesday and a hacker group associated with other recent high-profile attacks claimed it caused the outages. A Twitter account that purports to speak for hacker group "Lizard Squad" posted messages suggesting that...
  • Facebook, Instagram services restored after brief outage 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook and Instagram services are again accessible in US, Asia and other regions. Both services suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly...
  • Facebook, Instagram go down; inaccessible to users globally 4 days ago

    Update: Facebook and Instagram appear to be working fine now. The outage lasted roughly 40 minutes affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia. New Delhi: Facebook and its 2012 acquisition Instagram are down for users around the world. Facebook says it is working on fixing the issue. Both...
  • Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio 4 days ago

    Park City: Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday. Tapping talent from both Pixar, the animation studio behind computer graphics imagery (CGI) films "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc," and...
  • India to have largest number of Facebook users on mobile by 2017 January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report. According to the report, nearly 1 billion users worldwide will access the popular social network through their mobilephones at least once...
  • Facebook not to be blamed for negative impact on grades: Study January 21, 2015

    Washington: The negative relationship between Facebook use and grades has little to do with the social networking site Facebook, a new study has found. Helping college students balance social media use and schoolwork is better than disconnecting, researchers said. The study by Reynol Junco, an associate professor at Iowa State University, found...
  • Facebook tries to curb hoaxes; aims to cut down on circulation of bogus news stories in user feeds January 21, 2015

    Washington: Facebook said today it would step up efforts to limit circulation of bogus "news stories" in user feeds, saying it is an annoyance for members of the huge social network. "We've heard from people that they want to see fewer stories that are hoaxes, or misleading news," said Facebook's Erich...
  • Facebook says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy January 20, 2015

    San Francisco: With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world's second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity - $227 billion worth of economic impact...
  • Facebook Messenger gets voice-to-text conversion feature January 20, 2015

    New York: Social networking site Facebook has launched a new feature for its messenger app that automatically transcribes any file sent as a voice recording and lets the people send voice clips to each other. To send an audio clip, just tap the microphone icon, record the message and send. The tool...
  • Facebook, Twitter use does not increase stress: Study January 18, 2015

    Washington: Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found. The study by the Pew Research Centre surveyed the stress levels of 1,801 adults with the widely used Perceived Stress Scale, which asks...
  • Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information January 18, 2015

    Washington: Sharing and discussing news content on social media sites such as Facebook can drive greater involvement with news and information, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. People who share news on social media sites may connect more with that information - and stay connected longer - than people who...
  • Desi Humor with a twist: Posters, Memes and so much more! January 17, 2015

    Around three months ago, an idea had its inception inside the brain of someone called Naveen R. Kukreja; a revolutionary idea, at that. He wanted to make it his mission to make the pareshaan people in this country LOL out loud and ROFL on the floor laughing. He decided that...
  • Pune: McDonalds staff throws street child out of restaurant, says 'these kind of people aren't allowed' January 17, 2015

    Pune: In a shocking incident, a street child in Pune was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant when he entered to buy a Fanta float. The boy was accompanied by a woman to the restaurant, who later discussed the incident on Facebook. Describing the incident, the woman said that she along...
  • 'Facebook at Work' wants to make workplaces Facebook-friendly January 15, 2015

    New York: The social networking site has launched "Facebook at Work", a service that works like regular Facebook except you use it to connect to colleagues who may or may not be friends. The service is being tested ahead of its public launch scheduled later this year, wired.com reported. "Facebook at Work"...
  • Brooklyn Beckham models for Polish fashion label January 14, 2015

    London: Brooklyn Beckham, son of former footballer David Beckham and singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, has starred in his first modelling campaign for Polish fashion label Reserved. The 15-year-old, who made his modelling debut last April when he appeared in Man About Town magazine, shared a sneak peak of the shoot on...
  • Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network has said. The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they are younger than 18...
  • Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children January 14, 2015

    New York: Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook is working with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they are in a search area where...
  • Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality January 13, 2015

    Miami: A computer program that analyses your Facebook "likes" may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to research out Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. Through...
  • Facebook most popular social network: Survey January 12, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media site,...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • 'Why blame me of hate speech when government is targeting minorities' January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Claiming that he was being unfairly targeted, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi justified his 'all individuals born in India are Muslims' comment saying that the government is targeting the minorities. He also denied reports that his brother made objectionable comments on Facebook, adding that he did...
  • Mamata Banerjee thanks facebook friends for one million 'likes' January 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday thanked her Facebook fans as the number of 'likes' on her official page crossed the one million mark. "Thank you so much my Facebook friends! On last Sunday, my Facebook Page likes have crossed one million mark in number," she said in...
  • An extremist in Pakistan wanted to sentence me to death: Zuckerberg January 9, 2015

    Washington: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said an extremist in Pakistan had sought to sentence him to death as he refused to ban anti-Islam content on his social networking site that offended him. "A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook...
  • Facebook buys video compression startup QuickFire January 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Social network operator Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook and QuickFire did not disclose the terms of the deal. Facebook's acquisition of the video technology company comes a day after it said...
  • Men who post more selfies on Facebook, Instagram have narcissistic tendencies January 7, 2015

    Washington: Men who post more selfies on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram may exhibit anti-social traits like narcissism and psychopathy, a new study has claimed. The study shows that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. In addition,...