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Facebook testing new feature called Sidebar Status lets users post short message

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SYDNEY: The social networking giant, Facebook is testing a new feature called ‘Sidebar Status’ which lets users post a short message to let their friends know what they are up to. The feature is called Sidebar Status because the status message is only visible when users bring up the sidebar in the Facebook app that lists friends in the order ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter to appeal Turkish court’s order to remove images of a slain prosecutor

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ANKARA: Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. said they would appeal a Turkish court’s order to remove images of a slain prosecutor that were deemed to abet terrorism, as the government tightened its grip over Internet access. Facebook in the meantime complied with the ruling to escape a blockage of its services in Turkey, the company said in an e-mailed statement ... Read More »

Snapchat also releases transparency reports like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple

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LONDON: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple are among the companies who have released transparency reports, and the latest name on the list is Snapchat. As with other similar reports there is a limit to what they are able to reveal, but it does show that various agencies had an interest in no fewer than 666 Snapchat accounts. The report ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter to appeal Turkish court’s order to remove images of a slain prosecutor

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ANKARA: Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. said they would appeal a Turkish court’s order to remove images of a slain prosecutor that were deemed to abet terrorism, as the government tightened its grip over Internet access. Facebook in the meantime complied with the ruling to escape a blockage of its services in Turkey, the company said in an e-mailed statement ... Read More »

Snapchat also releases transparency reports like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple

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LONDON: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple are among the companies who have released transparency reports, and the latest name on the list is Snapchat. As with other similar reports there is a limit to what they are able to reveal, but it does show that various agencies had an interest in no fewer than 666 Snapchat accounts. The report ... Read More »

Sun, moon align to create stunning two-faced ice halo

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NEW YORK: It appears like the sky of an alien planet, or a portent for the coming apocalypse, but this photo is truly a day and evening composite—two photos taken in the identical spot along the coast of Östersund, Sweden, roughly ten hours apart. Astrophotographer Göran Strand captured both photos on April 1st. What makes the composite so outstanding are ... Read More »

Apple Watch facilitates Instagram, Uber, Facebook, Airtasker, Procreate Pocket app, eBay, Guardian, Evernote, Twitter, Shazam apps to fans

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SYDNEY: In terms of Australian-made apps, Fairfax Media has been able to confirm Procreate Pocket, Airtasker and Invoice2go will be releasing their apps on Apple’s SmartWatch. It’s expected supermarket chain Woolworths will also unveil one designed for the Watch soon, as well as a number of Australian news outlets. Below we list our top ten apps to keep an eye ... Read More »

Facebook, Forefront innovations in Suicide Prevention can stop suicides up to some extent

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CALIFORNIA: The world’s biggest social network, with more than 1.39 billion users, Facebook is uniquely positioned to provide online resources and support to help suicidal people. That’s the goal of a new collaboration between Facebook and researchers at Forefront, innovations in Suicide Prevention, an interdisciplinary organization based in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. The effort is being ... Read More »

Facebook, Instagram link down, users move to Twitter to talk about Facebook

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SEOUL: With Facebook and Instagram link down for just about an hour, of course users turn to Twitter to talk about Facebook. It was just a bug while Facebook certainly has become an important communications tool for some 1.35 billion people worldwide, a temporary shutdown does not have the same crippling effect as the loss of electricity, water, the Internet ... Read More »

Wickr launches photofeed like Instagram, Facebook

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NEW YORK: Wicker has launched time feed challenging with Instagram and Facebook. Wickr’s new photo feed is called Wickr Timed Feeds (WTF) and allows users to create feeds of photos that self-destruct in 24 hours after they’re posted — positioning Wickr as more social network than messenger. What separates WTF from Facebook and Instagram is that you can only share ... Read More »

Wickr launches photofeed like Instagram, Facebook

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NEW YORK: Wicker has launched time feed challenging with Instagram and Facebook. Wickr’s new photo feed is called Wickr Timed Feeds (WTF) and allows users to create feeds of photos that self-destruct in 24 hours after they’re posted — positioning Wickr as more social network than messenger. What separates WTF from Facebook and Instagram is that you can only share ... Read More »

Wickr launches photofeed like Instagram, Facebook

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NEW YORK: Wicker has launched time feed challenging with Instagram and Facebook. Wickr’s new photo feed is called Wickr Timed Feeds (WTF) and allows users to create feeds of photos that self-destruct in 24 hours after they’re posted — positioning Wickr as more social network than messenger. What separates WTF from Facebook and Instagram is that you can only share ... Read More »

Facebook creates  4.5m jobs, $227b economic activity in 2014: report

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LONDON:  Facebook created more than 4.5 million jobs and more than $227 billion of economic activity in 2014, a new economic report revealed. “We estimate that through the channels of marketers, app developers and providers of connectivity, Facebook enabled $227 billion of economic impact and 4.5 million jobs globally in 2014,” a study released by researchers at Deloitte said. The ... Read More »

Facebook generates $227b economic activity

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity worth 227 billion dollar. With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Face book Inc would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, , according to a new study by consulting firm Deloitte ... Read More »

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to find out missing children

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NEW YORK: Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Alerts will be sent to users’ mobile phones if they are in a search area designated by local law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They will include the missing child’s photo and ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg launches reading project, creates Facebook page

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NEWYORK: Mark Zuckerberg wants to integrate a little more “book” to Facebook. The Facebook founder and CEO promulgated on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an accentuation on learning about different credences, cultures and technologies. Zuckerberg engendered a page called “A Year of Books” and urged his friends to join him ... Read More »

Bank of England using Facebook, Twitter to help set interest rates

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LONDON: When you’re the central bank in charge of determining interest rates for millions of UK inhabitants, being able to prognosticate economic trends is of paramount consequentiality. To do this, the Bank of England has numerous implements at its disposal, but research often depends on assessing trends from the past. In an endeavor to become a little timelier, the Bank ... Read More »

Facebook teaming up with NFL to share video clips to customers

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LONDON: The biggest online social network, Facebook is teaming up with National Football League to share NFL video clips to its customers. Fans of ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneer,’ among the 1.3 billion users who ‘Like’ the Facebook page of the team, the ad-supported clips will appear in the news feed. For other teams, the social networking service will post clips on ... Read More »

Facebook to introduce new privacy policy from Jan 2015

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NEW YORK: Since its existence, Facebook has kept reviewing and improving the privacy protection of users of the site and from 1st January 2015, new privacy standards will be set in motion as received in the email of  some users of the site from Erin Egan, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer. Facebook has always wanted to customize user experience such that ... Read More »

What you should upload, now Facebook will ‘decide’

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NEW YORK: The world’s biggest social networking website, Facebook, is going to solve users’ biggest problem of choosing what they should and shouldn’t upload on the social network as it is developing artificial intelligence software that will help the users decide. The software could even warn users if someone else uploads a snap of them, Facebook has revealed. It hopes ... Read More »