Facebook may launch Mobile ad network this month

Facebook may launch Mobile ad network this month

If a new report is to be believed, Facebook will launch its long awaited mobile ad network later this month. Re/Code cites multiple sources familiar with the matter claiming that the social networking giant will launch this ad network at the F8 developer conference in San Francisco.

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Facebook Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group posts and more

Facebook Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group posts and more

Paper for iOS, Facebook’s ambitious attempt to redefine the News Feed, was today updated to version 1.1 with a bunch of new features including birthday and event reminders, photo comments, group updates and more.

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Facebook launches new location sharing feature called Nearby Friends

Facebook launches new location sharing feature called Nearby Friends

Facebook today announced that it is rolling out a new location sharing feature to its iOS and Android app called Nearby Friends that’ll alert you if any of your friends are nearby you.

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Facebook may beat Apple to mobile payment punch

Facebook may beat Apple to mobile payment punch

Facebook may be close to launching its own mobile payment service that would allow customers to pay and exchange money with others, reports the Financial Times. The service could launch in the next few weeks, providing Facebook with a jump on Apple in the growing mobile payments marketplace.

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Facebook forcing users to move to Messenger for chatting; will remove chat in main app soon

Facebook forcing users to move to Messenger for chatting; will remove chat in main app soon

Facebook is beginning to ask users to move to the standalone Messenger app for iOS for their chatting needs, notifying them about an upcoming update to the main app that’ll remove chat.

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You can now make free calls to friends across the world with Facebook Messenger

You can now make free calls to friends across the world with Facebook Messenger

Facebook today updated Messenger for iOS with the ability to make free calls all over the world, over WiFi or your cellular data connection.

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Enable System Wide Facebook Chat Heads on iOS 7 with MessageBox

Enable System Wide Facebook Chat Heads on iOS 7 with MessageBox

Last year, Facebook released a really useful feature on iOS and Android called Chat Heads that allowed you to chat with your friends while you were browsing your Facebook feed. There is one key difference between the implementation of Chat Heads on the two OSes — Chat Heads on Android are system wide, whereas on iOS, they’re confined to the Facebook, and Paper app.

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WhatsApp founder says company won’t change privacy policy for Facebook

WhatsApp founder says company won’t change privacy policy for Facebook

Responding to privacy concerns, WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum confirmed that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp will not change the privacy policies of the messaging service.

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Facebook buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion

Facebook buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion

Facebook is buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion, according to a Form 8K filed with the SEC and subsequent announcements by both Facebook and WhatsApp. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock for the messaging company. An additional $3 billion in restricted stock units will be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees. These shares will vest over four years after the close of the deal. 

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Developer FiftyThree challenges Facebook over use of Paper for its app name

Developer FiftyThree challenges Facebook over use of Paper for its app name

Facebook today launched its news reading app, Paper, but the launch was not without controversy. iOS development company FiftyThree was not pleased with the name of Facebook’s new app and petitioned the social network to change its name.

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