Facebook is testing two new direct shopping features

In an announcement made on Monday, popular social network Facebook said that it is testing two new direct shopping features which give Facebook users the ability to make purchases from within its mobile apps.

The two new direct shopping features being tested by Facebook are Canvas and a... read more

Facebook’s Internet.org project renamed as ‘Free Basics’

In a Thursday announcement, Facebook said that it is changing the name of its global Internet connection project from ‘Internet.org’ to ‘Free Basics.’

The renaming of the Internet.org project as Free Basics is part of Facebook’s move to give a makeover to the project. Other than the name... read more

Mark Zuckerberg says ‘Dislike’ button will allow Facebook users to express empathy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in an announcement this week that the social network is building a 'Dislike' button, which Facebook users have been requesting for the past several years.

According to Zuckerberg's announcement, the 'Dislike' button will essentially give Facebook... read more

ComScore: Facebook Messenger is second most popular app in US

According to a new report released by analytics firm comScore on Thursday, the Facebook Messenger messaging app is now the second-ranking app, in terms of popularity, in the US. The comScore list of popular apps in the US is topped by Facebook itself.

Going by the statistics released by... read more

One billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day – August 24

On Monday, August 24, Facebook social network hit a new milestone --- one billion people logged in to the popular social networking website on that day; marking a record high number of Facebook users using the website on one single day.

The 'one billion users in one day' figures reported... read more

Facebook launches its new personal assistant ‘M’

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, made an announcement about the test run of its ‘M’ personal assistant on August 26. ‘M’ is on the top of the Facebook Messenger app that runs on smartphones. In the beginning, ‘M’ has just a few hundred San Francisco users.

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Facebook building new video matching system to crack down on video piracy

In a move which underscores that Facebook has efforts underway to crack down on video piracy, the company has revealed in a Thursday blog post that it is making attempts to fix its poor management of controlling video piracy on its site.

Facebook's move to crack down on video piracy comes... read more

Facebook updates Moments app to add new video feature

Facebook rolled out the first major update to its June-launched 'Moments' photo sharing app on Tuesday. The updated version of Moments app is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

The most noteworthy addition made by Facebook to the Moments app via the update is the addition of... read more

Facebook cancelled Harvard student’s internship after he revealed Messenger privacy flaw

According to a media report, social networking giant Facebook has cancelled the internship of an Indian-origin Harvard student – Aran Khanna, 21 – after he developed an app which has revealed the privacy flaws in the Facebook Messenger service.

As per the report, Khanna had accepted an... read more

Facebook unveils new ad offerings to boost its advertising repertoire

In an announcement made on Tuesday, Facebook social network said that it is rolling out new ad offerings for its own platform as well as for its third-party ad network.

The announcement implies that Facebook is apparently planning to give its advertising repertoire a notable boost,... read more

Study: Technology is helping US teenagers to forge friendships online

According to the Pew Research Center's Teen Relationship Study released on Thursday, technology is apparently helping an increasing number of teenagers to build as well as maintain relationships; with teenagers now meeting more friends online than in flesh.

The findings of the new Pew... read more

Social media talks about Miscarriages: no more a taboo subject

Mark Zuckerberg (Founder and CEO of Facebook) used his social networking power to talk openly about miscarriages which is no more a taboo subject. He firmly believes that these accidents occur due to biological complications and the couples are not at fault.

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