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Facebook Launches New App Called Place Tips

Facebook Launches New App Called Place Tips

Facebook always tries to surprise its users by providing them with new features and this time its new feature will be somewhat distinct. The new feature could also be potentially challenging for websites like Yelp and other review platforms.

Facebook's new feature called 'Place Tips' will provide its users with some fun-filled, useful and relevant information when a user is in a famous location.

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Facebook’s Results beat Profit and Revenue Forecasts for seventh quarter on the trot

Facebook’s Results beat Profit and Revenue Forecasts for seventh quarter on the

It is reported that results of Facebook have surpassed profit and revenue forecasts for the seventh quarter in a row as the firm continues to win more mobile advertising revenue.

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Facebook’s Quarterly Profit surges 33.8%

Facebook’s Quarterly Profit surges 33.8%

Quarterly profit of Facebook jumped 33.8% from last year to $696 million, reported Facebook on Wednesday. Facebook has cited significant growth in ad revenue and membership at the leading social network as the major reason behind the surge in its quarterly profit.

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Facebook: Tuesday outage was caused by technical change, not cyberattack

Facebook: Tuesday outage was caused by technical change, not cyberattack

According to a recent USA TODAY report, social networking giant Facebook has said in a statement released on Tuesday that the recent disruption of its service was caused by a technical change, and not a cyberattack.

The service disruption which Facebook said was self-inflicted resulted in the outage of the social network for nearly one hour on Tuesday. During the outage, the Facebook sites were inaccessible by users across the world.

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Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the site

Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the sit

In a recent announcement, social network Facebook has said that it will be cracking down on spammers, and will also not hesitate to take legal action against those responsible for malicious activities in the Facebook community.

Asserting that malicious activity of any kind on the social networking site is detrimental to businesses, Facebook said that it will also initiate legal proceedings against spammers who use fake 'likes' on the website, if technical measures cannot effectively combat such activities.

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Facebook launches its new ‘Atlas’ ad serving platform

Facebook launches its new ‘Atlas’ ad serving platform

In coincidence with Advertising Week in New York City, Facebook has launched its new 'Atlas' ad serving platform. The new platform is an overhauled version of the Atlas Advertising Suite which Facebook acquired from Microsoft in 2013.

Launching the new Atlas ad serving platform, Facebook said that the new platform will not only provide ad delivery, but will also connect online ad impressions with offline purchases. The platform will give the social network the ability to gather much more information about its users - even when they are offline - to sell to advertisers.

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Disruptions hit Facebook, eBay and Apple

Disruptions hit Facebook, eBay and Apple

Over the past two days, disruptions have hit Facebook, eBay, and Apple. As a result of the disruptions, the users have not been able to access some or all of the websites of these three companies.

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Class-action lawsuit against Facebook has gathered support from 60,000 users

Class-action lawsuit against Facebook has gathered support from 60,000 users

Austrian law student Max Schrems revealed on Thursday that the class-action lawsuit which he has filed against social network Facebook, for alleged privacy violations, has gathered support from 60,000 users. Schrems also said that the lawsuit - which is pending at the European Court of Justice - has passed its first legal review.

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Facebook’s new service allows advertisers to track shopping habits across devices

Facebook’s new service allows advertisers to track shopping habits across device

In a blog post published on Wednesday, social network Facebook said that it is rolling out a new cross-device service which will enable advertisers to keep a track of the shopping habits of Facebook users.

With the help of the new service, advertisers will be able to know where a particular product promotion was first viewed; and also when the promotion prompted a user to purchase a product. The service will allow the advertisers to track users between their electronic devices.

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Facebook Hit Headlines for Wrong Reasons

Facebook Hit Headlines for Wrong Reasons

It has been revealed that Facebook deliberately manipulated nearly a quarter of a million users' news feeds in order to determine whether or not such manipulation is effective in manipulating their moods. Facebook has received vitriol from many critics for performing such an unethical activity.

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has announced that it will look into the matter to see if Facebook is culpable of breaching data protection legislation.

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