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By insider On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Facebook-Flavored Ice Cream Is a Real Thing

  Can you imagine tasting a social network? Two enterprising ice cream makers at Valentino Ice Cream Shop in Tisno, on Croatia’s Murter island, came up with the novel idea. One of the owners, Admir Adil, More...

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By insider On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Tried To Blow Up The Yahoo-Tumblr Deal In May

  Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg tried to ignite a bidding war with Yahoo over Tumblr as reports of the impending acquisition started to trickle out to the press. According to Nicholas Carlson’s More...

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By insider On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Facebook brings stickers to its Messages feature on the Web

  Stickers are now available anywhere you use Facebook. That’s right, the social networking company announced today that it has added stickers to the Web. Users can send them to their friends using More...

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By insider On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Facebook adding ability to post images in comments

  Facebook comment threads are about to get quite a bit more crazy. A new camera button is rolling out that allows users to reply to posts with a picture. It’s a simple feature, but it’s one that More...

By insider On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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There’s A Facebook Virus Going Around That Can Empty Your Bank Account

  A six-year-old virus that drains bank accounts is thriving on Facebook, reports Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times. The virus is spread through phishing messages. When someone has been phished, More...

By insider On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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Facebook Event to Unveil ‘New Look’ for News Feed

  Facebook on Friday sent out invites for a March 7 event that promises to unveil an updated version of the social network’s news feed. “Come see a new look for News Feed,” the invite reads. The More...

By insider On Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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Husband of Facebook Co-Founder Running for Congress

  Sean Eldridge (above on the left), husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, wants to be your Congressman — assuming you live in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Eldridge, a Democrat, filed paperwork More...

By insider On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Facebook Tests Timeline Design With Activity On Left, Posts On Right

Last month, social media expert Mari Smith found out that Facebook was testing a redesign to a proposed one-column timeline layout. According to sister site Inside Facebook, it appears that another design More...

By insider On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Facebook ‘makes you feel miserable and jealous’: One in three people feel WORSE after visiting friends’ pages, survey shows

Researchers say more than a third of users ‘feel worse’ after visiting the site Holiday pictures and images of busy social lives ‘the most depressing posts’ Facebook can make you More...

By insider On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Double Comic Feature: Zuck and Users Weigh In on Facebook Graph Search

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rolled out Facebook Graph Search this week, what was he really thinking? Our friends Nitrozac and Snaggy at The Joy of Tech were somehow able to eavesdrop on his darkest More...

By insider On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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Facebook’s Instagram says it has 90 million monthly active users

Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram is posting numbers that suggest its own picture is back in focus these days. A month after it had a PR nightmare over its terms of service, it is reporting that it More...

By insider On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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The Inside Story Of How Facebook Got Its First 500 Million Users

Now that Facebook’s IPO is well into the past, and user-growth has stalled a touch, it’s easy to sit back and take the incredible story of Facebook for granted. Facebook, which now has a billion More...

By insider On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Instagram Is About to Start Sharing Your Data With Facebook

The revised Instagram Privacy Policy and Terms of Service finally kick in on Saturday — and in case you missed it, the part where the service said it might sell your photos to advertisers has been redacted. More...

By insider On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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1 Million Facebook Likes Can Get You Laid

It turns out getting a million Likes on Facebook may be as simple as asking for them.  At least, that’s what two friends in Norway took away from the triumphant run of the photo of siblings asking More...

By insider On Friday, January 18th, 2013
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The Internet In 2012: 634 Million Websites, 2.4 Billion Users

The folks from uptime monitoring company Royal Pingdom have assembled a gargantuan list of various internet-related stats from 2012, and it’s a very interesting read. Though we’ve seen nearly More...

By insider On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Create a Fake Girlfriend on Facebook for Just $39.99

Valentine’s Day is approaching and it’s just not the time of year that you want to be alone. And, sure, you could bring back that made-up gal-pal you bragged about around space camp back in the More...

By insider On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Twitter Opening Office in Brazil to Compete With Facebook and Google

* Social network wants to monetize organic growth * Follows in footsteps of Facebook and Amazon By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO, Jan 16  – Without even setting foot in Brazil, Twitter attracted 40 million More...

By insider On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Call Friends for Free With Facebook’s Messenger App

Now you can call your Facebook friends for free — if you’re an iPhone user, that is. The company has rolled out a new feature in the U.S. that allows Facebook Messenger app users to place voice calls with More...

By insider On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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Facebook loses 1.4 million active users in U.S.

The social network may be reaching a saturation point. Maybe people got tired of their friends and family over the holidays, or perhaps they resolved to do a digital detox for the New Year. Either way, Facebook More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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How Facebook Graph Search Can Help Journalists

Facebook says its new Graph Search functionality has the potential to become a reporter’s left hand. As journalists are always on the hunt for new sources and pictures to accompany stories, the social More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Facebook introduces Graph Search, a tool that lets people sift through its social graph

Facebook has announced a new search feature dubbed Graph Search, a service which is built atop the network’s Social Graph. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company has been working on Graph Search for years, More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Can Facebook bring the magic back?

It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to turn his focus back on users, not just investors. There’s no numerical evidence that Facebook has “lost its cool,” but you can feel it. You hear people More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Predicting the next big thing up Mark Zuckerberg’s sleeve

On the eve of Facebook’s big press event, we round up the evidence and theorize about the likelihood of a Facebook phone, search engine, and other rumored releases. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg won’t More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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The Facebook Phone Is Coming Tuesday, TechCrunch Is Sort Of Reporting

Facebook is holding a press event at its headquarters on Tuesday. The company hasn’t said what it’s announcing. TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler says Facebook will finally announce a “Facebook More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core markets. The UK ranks as the world’s sixth most active Facebook user base. Photograph: More...