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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Paper: Facebook’s News Reading app now available on the App Store

Paper: Facebook’s News Reading app now available on the App Store

A few days ago, Facebook previewed its news reading app Paper for iOS that wants to help you explore and share stories from your friends. The app is now live on the App Store.

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Facebook introduces Paper, a standalone News Reader app; launching on the App Store on February 3rd

Facebook introduces Paper, a standalone News Reader app; launching on the App Store on February 3rd

Facebook has just introduced a new standalone iOS news reader app called Paper that it says will help you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you.

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