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Updated Facebook Messenger To Be Opened Up To Outside Developers, Mix Business With Pleasure

Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

03/25/2015

Screenshot of Facebook's "On This Day" feature. (Facebook)

Facebook Launching Nostalgia Feature ‘On This Day’

Facebook is making it easier for its 1.4 billion users to look back and reminisce on the social network, with a new feature that will bring posts from years ago back to the surface.

03/24/2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No Cars On Facebook’s Horizon, CEO Zuckerberg Says He’s Focusing On Network

Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world’s biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is “pretty focused.”

03/04/2015

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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Approve Union Contract With Health Care, Wages At $21-$28.50 An Hour

Shuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.

02/23/2015

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Facebook Beats Profit, Revenue Forecasts For 7th Straight Quarter, 1.39 Billion Monthly Users

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

01/28/2015

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Facebook Blames Internal Glitch, Not Hackers For Worldwide Outage

Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.

01/27/2015

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Bay Area Police Worry About Possible Bullying, Threats Via Yik Yak App

A new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.

11/21/2014

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WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To End

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

11/18/2014

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Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, Wages

Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.

10/06/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Tightens Research Guidelines After Controversial Study Tweaking Users’ News Feeds

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

10/02/2014

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