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Facebook’s fundraiser will help you raise money for non-profit on your birthday
Aug16

Facebook’s fundraiser will help you raise money for non-profit on your birthday

Facebook has added a more useful way to make your birthday unforgettable. With birthday fundraiser, you can raise money from friends and loved ones that can then be donated to one of 750,000 eligible non-profits vetted by Facebook. Your friends will get notification about your fundraiser and will be able to donate to a charity of your choice as a birthday gift. Two weeks before your next birthday, Facebook will ask if you want to...

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Facebook apps get new design; comments now look more like conversation
Aug15

Facebook apps get new design; comments now look more like conversation

It’s not much of a change really, but it’s worth reporting that Facebook apps now have new design. You may probably not have spotted it, but comments now look very much like a conversation in your everyday chat app, and no longer like the way they used to be. The whole idea behind this new change, according to TNW, is to make comments more readable, and to make it easier to identify those replying to your post or who’s replying to...

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Facebook’s Marketplace extends to 17 more countries
Aug14

Facebook’s Marketplace extends to 17 more countries

Things are hitting a top gear with Facebook’s Marketplace; a tab on its app dedicated to peer-to-peer shopping. Marketplace, the biggest rival to Craigslist, was launched by the social media giant last October to provide users a platform where they can buy and sell. At launch, the service was only available in markets like the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand on mobile. Ten months after, users in 17 more countries will now have...

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Facebook reinvents TV shows with a new video platform called “Watch”
Aug10

Facebook reinvents TV shows with a new video platform called “Watch”

  Facebook is giving TV shows a new meaning as the social media company today launched a new video platform called “Watch.” Content will be exclusively produced for the new platform by partners, who are expected to earn 55 percent of ad revenue while Facebook takes the remaining 45 percent. Shows and programs from the new platform will start rolling out to a small set of people in the US from tomorrow on mobile, desktop and...

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Facebook calls time on Lifestage; a Snapchat-like feature it launched last year
Aug09

Facebook calls time on Lifestage; a Snapchat-like feature it launched last year

Facebook has officially confirmed that Lifestage; a Snapchat-like feature it quietly launched last year will no longer be available. The company confirmed the latest development to Business Insider on Tuesday. Lifestage, a dedicated social network for high schoolers, probably didn’t live up to Facebook’s expectation. The company pulled the app from the App Store on August 4 after it failed to update it for months. “We originally...

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Facebook will no longer charge marketers for accidental ad clicks
Aug08

Facebook will no longer charge marketers for accidental ad clicks

Facebook is shaking things up a bit in the advertising front. The social media giant will stop charging marketers for accidentally clicked ads. If a person accidentally clicks an ad on a mobile ad, but retracts within two seconds, such will be categorized as unintentional. Such clicks, according to Facebook, will not attract charges to the marketer. Product Marketing Manager Brett Vogel said the company won’t be charging for those...

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