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Facebook pushes voter registration drive, inks deals to monitor elections
Sep20

Facebook pushes voter registration drive, inks deals to monitor elections

Facebook has announced in a briefing call its plans to push users for voter registration ahead of the US and Brazil elections. The company has partnered with TurboVote, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute to monitor election meddling. It will publish a report of developing issues from its political ads archive every week. Facebook says that its election integrity war room is in full throttle....

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Facebook Dating will suggest matches from Dating Groups
Sep15

Facebook Dating will suggest matches from Dating Groups

Facebook Dating, which is still being developed and tested by developers at Facebook, is again in the news. If you have been following the story on the soon-to-be launched feature/app, you will recall that insiders within the company have already started testing it. This is the clearest indication yet that we might soon get to start using it on a global scale. The latest news about Facebook Dating is also coming from the reliable Jane...

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Facebook sued for misleading advertisers
Sep13

Facebook sued for misleading advertisers

  Facebook has earned billions of dollars in advertising. Its latest financial report shows it had more than $13 billion from ads alone over the last quarter. But are the ads working? A lawsuit filed by InvestorVillage.com is asking the same question. It claims that Facebook is lying to advertisers on how effective the company’s platform is. Seth Lesser, the plaintiff’s lawyer, says the social network’s pitch is that its...

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Facebook Lite welcomes the Community Help tool
Sep11

Facebook Lite welcomes the Community Help tool

Facebook Lite has welcomed a significant crisis response tool— Community Help. The app, which is designed for users in areas where internet connectivity is not on the fast lane, is now extending Community Help to more people in more than 100 countries, reports Bloomberg. Community Help is a welcome addition to the lite version of the popular Facebook app, especially in this hurricane season. Community Help, which was previously only...

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First Facebook data center in Asia costs $1 billion, uses new cooling system
Sep09

First Facebook data center in Asia costs $1 billion, uses new cooling system

  Facebook will invest $1 billion to build its first data center in Asia. Once completed, the facility will stand 11 stories high and occupy 1.8 million square foot, making it one of the largest data centers worldwide. Facebook engineering executive Jay Parikh broke the news Thursday morning. The expansion seeks to keep up with rapid rise in demand of artificial intelligence, video and other data technologies. The designers will...

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Facebook renames Canvas to Instant Experience, boosts performance and adds templates
Sep09

Facebook renames Canvas to Instant Experience, boosts performance and adds templates

Facebook renamed Canvas ads, added new tweaks for better performance and load time, and created new templates for easier use. Rolled out in 2016, Canvas ads gave advertisers a website-within-website experience in Facebook. When clicked, the ads took up the entire screen for viewing. The name Canvas was not representative of what the ads want to convey. Now, Facebook wants to change it to Instant Experience ads.   Instant...

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