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Facebook removes 'Paper' newsreader app from iOS App Store, to discontinue service

06/30/2016, 11:06 pm

Two and a half years of its launch, Facebook is pulling the plug on Paper, a stripped down newsreader-style app initially introduced as an alternative to the social media giant's flagship iOS offering.

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Facebook launches custom-curated event picks to improve recommendations

06/27/2016, 03:06 pm

On Monday a newly-formed team at Facebook began curating lists of "featured" events, in a bid to provide better recommendations for people looking for activities around town.

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Facebook revamps Messenger for iOS with new tiered homescreen

06/16/2016, 04:06 pm

Facebook began rolling out a new homescreen interface for its Messenger iOS app on Thursday, hot on the heels of Apple announcing iOS 10 Messages upgrades intended to compete.

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Facebook for iOS updates with support for uploading 360-degree photos

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

The latest update to Facebook's iOS app lets users upload 360-degree photos directly from their iPhone or iPad, according to the social network.

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Facebook working on optional end-to-end encryption for Messenger

05/31/2016, 03:05 pm

Following greater industry trends toward security, Facebook is looking to bring end-to-end encryption to its popular Messenger platform, a report said on Tuesday.

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Facebook intros Continuous Live Video API for non-stop streaming

05/23/2016, 04:05 pm

Facebook on Monday officially launched a Continuous Live Video API for broadcasters, giving them the option of endless streaming, as well as full coverage of longer events.

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Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in continuing fight over encrypted data

05/03/2016, 04:05 pm

On Tuesday a Brazilian judge lifted a temporary block on Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger, imposed yesterday by another judge in a fight over chat data demanded in a drug trafficking case.

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Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row

05/02/2016, 03:05 pm

As of Monday afternoon, WhatsApp Messenger will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours over a dispute about access to encrypted data, according to reports.

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Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

05/01/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

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Facebook allegedly developing camera-based app to spur userbase into more content uploads

04/25/2016, 03:04 pm

Facebook is quietly developing an independent camera app, hoping to kick people out of the passive approach to using the social network many people have fallen into, a report said on Monday.

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Sony revamps Crackle iOS app with AirPlay & Apple Watch support, Facebook Messenger gets group voice calls

04/20/2016, 04:04 pm

Sony on Wednesday updated its Crackle video streaming app for iOS with many new features, including AirPlay and Apple Watch support, while Facebook began rolling out group voice calls for Messenger.

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Facebook debuts Messenger bots, Live API & more at F8 Developer Conference

04/12/2016, 04:04 pm

Facebook opened the F8 Developer Conference on Tuesday by announcing a number of developments, including Messenger bots and a Live API that will bring video streaming to a wider range of devices.

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Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new features for groups, events, and interactivity

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp boosts security with complete end-to-end encryption

04/05/2016, 04:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced that WhatsApp, its popular mobile messaging service, is now using end-to-end encryption for all communications, not just one-on-one text exchanges and VoIP calls.

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Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

03/28/2016, 01:03 pm

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:02 pm

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.

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Facebook 'Like' button gains new reactions: Love, Haha, Wow, Sad & Angry [u]

02/24/2016, 09:02 am

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday delivered on its promise to add more context and nuance to its ubiquitous "Like" button, giving users options for love, laughter, sadness and more [updated].

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Facebook app still an iPhone battery hog, testing shows

02/08/2016, 11:02 am

Though Facebook has been trying to address power usage concerns through software updates, its main iOS app is still a drain on the iPhone's daily battery life, a report claimed on Monday.

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Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger drops annual fees to keep growing userbase

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, is dropping its 99-cent annual charge in order to continue growing, CEO Jan Koum said on Monday.

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Facebook now testing iPhone 6s Live Photos support for iOS users

12/21/2015, 03:12 pm

Facebook on Monday launched a limited pilot of Live Photos support for people using the company's iOS app, with plans for wider compatibility in 2016.

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