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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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Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

12/17/2015, 12:12 pm

Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Adobe Lightroom, Facebook Messenger update with 3D Touch & other improvements

12/16/2015, 12:12 pm

Adobe and Facebook each released major iOS app updates on Wednesday, upgrading Lightroom and Messenger, respectively, with 3D Touch plus a number of other features.

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Facebook closes down Creative Labs, pulls Riff, Slingshot & Rooms from App Store

12/07/2015, 02:12 pm

Facebook on Monday confirmed the closure of its two-year-old Creative Labs division, along with the removal of three related apps from Apple and Google's app stores.

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US Congress, corporations get behind Email Privacy Act to shield online communications from searches

12/01/2015, 05:12 pm

A proposed bill before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Email Privacy Act, would overhaul 1986's Electronic Communication Privacy Act and require that law enforcement obtain a search warrant before reading online correspondence.

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Apple R&D spending is a fraction of other major American tech companies

11/30/2015, 11:11 am

Apple spent just 3.5 percent -- $8.1 billion -- of its 2015 revenues on research and development, proportionately far less than peers like Google and Facebook in the American tech landscape.

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Facebook SDK for tvOS could solve Apple TV's app login problem

11/25/2015, 09:11 pm

Facebook, not Apple, could be the company to streamline tvOS app account authentication, a process that currently requires users punch in login and password information on an app-by-app basis using a cumbersome onscreen keyboard.

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Silicon Valley bracing for severe El Nino flooding; Apple, Campus 2 outside primary flood zone

11/18/2015, 07:11 pm

After years of crippling drought, California is now entering a powerfully wet El Niño weather pattern that is predicted to bring record precipitation. Flooding in coastal areas along San Francisco Bay poses risks of devastating economic impacts for the region, although Apple's principal offices centered in Cupertino should help it avoid much of the impact.

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Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook on Thursday inaugurated "Music Stories," a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.

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Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.

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Facebook revamps Notifications tab in mobile apps, adds new location-based options

10/26/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Monday announced another series of changes to its mobile apps, most notably enabling new notifications more closely tailored to users and their current location.

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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.

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Chrome for iOS picks up iOS 9's iPad multitasking features, Facebook Search expands to public posts

10/22/2015, 04:10 pm

Google on Thursday updated the iOS edition of Chrome with support for iOS 9's multitasking features, while Facebook updated its Web and app interfaces with wider search functions, including the ability to see any public post.

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Facebook begins rolling out Instant Articles to all iPhone app users

10/20/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook officially launched its Instant Article platform on Tuesday, initially making it available exclusively to users of the company's iPhone app, and with a relatively small number of American publishers on board.

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Facebook adds support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s, Office for iOS gets automatic font downloads

10/12/2015, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Monday added basic 3D Touch commands to its iPhone app, while Microsoft updated the iOS version of its Office suite with features like automatic font downloads, and quicker document navigation in Word.

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