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Instagram Just Got a Huge Makeover and Change of Logo Design

By Jenn Loro - May 12, 2016 11:05 AM EDT

Facebook-owned Instagram has decidedly rolled out a logo design makeover sporting a warm brightly colored look that is now in line with the current flat design trend across the digital sector. From Instagram’s perspective, the change is necessary as it tries to improve not just the aesthetic component of the icon and interface design but also the app’s overall functionality.

How are the Facebook Reactions Doing?

How are the Facebook Reactions Doing?

By Ajay Kadkol - May 11, 2016 10:05 AM EDT

Facebook only recently did release something called post reactions. Where you can express yourself through the given stickers? Are they stickers actually? Don’t count me on that. Facebook users now have gotsome new reactions to work with but seems like most of them are sticking to the classic "Like" button, according to a new study from social media analytics firm Quintly.Quintly apparently analyzed 130,000 Facebook posts and found that, 97 percent of interactions were likes, comments, and shares, rather than the new options that allow folks to convey love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness, or anger about a particular post.

Facebook wins a lawsuit in China! No name rip-off of the social media giant!

Facebook wins a lawsuit in China! No name rip-off of the social media giant!

By Ajay Kadkol - May 10, 2016 09:23 AM EDT

Facebook, the social media giant has supposedly won a rare lawsuit in China! Yes, China! The same place where Apple had no chance of winning theirs. Facebook have been victorious in a rare copyright victory in China after a Beijing court dismissed a local company's attempt to register "face book" as a separate trademark.In the ruling that was out, the company that registered for a trade mark had in fact violated moral principle according to the court ruling with "obvious intention to duplicate and copy from another high-profile trademark." The decision was come to a conclusion back in April itself but due to little or null coverage of news regarding this, you might now have read or heard about this anywhere. Now you do!

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Facebook Will Sponsor GOP, Trump-Dominated Convention

By Jenn Loro - May 09, 2016 12:09 PM EDT

Amid a plethora of criticisms, Facebook remains firm on its decision to have a major presence at a Trump-dominated GOP convention as a neutral sponsor. Like other Silicon Valley titans like Google and Microsoft, the social media giant will sponsor both Republican and Democratic conventions alike to serve as dialogue facilitator while avoiding endorsement of a particular group or candidate.

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Facebook Pays $ 10 K Bounty To 10-Year-Old For Instagram Hack

By Peter R - May 06, 2016 10:04 AM EDT

The Finnish boy exposed a flaw in Instagram's API that allowed deletion of comments without authorization.

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Periscope Can Now Let Users Keep Broadcasts Forever Using #Save Replays

By Jenn Loro - May 06, 2016 09:59 AM EDT

Responding to the growing demand of a permanent save feature in its livestreaming platform, Periscope announced a beta trial which sees the addition of #save to make users’ video broadcasts stay online forever. This puts the Twitter-owned app against Facebook’s very own platform ‘Live’ integrated within its 1.6 billion-strong social networking ecosystem.

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WhatsApp May Have a Desktop Version Soon

By Jenn Loro - May 05, 2016 09:50 AM EDT

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is purportedly getting a desktop client version after tweeted snaps of coding translations for the insanely popular messaging app have been making rounds online. If rumors prove accurate, it will be a game-changing inroad as it challenges the dominance of Skype and other leading messaging platforms.

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WhatsApp Brazil Shuts Down For 72 Hours: Here's Why

By Jenn Loro - May 04, 2016 12:04 PM EDT

For the second time, a regional court in Brazil has ordered telecom companies in the Brazil to block access to the country’s most popular messaging service, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp for 72 hours. The ongoing dispute has been raging on for months as Brazilian authorities felt frustrated for not being able to gain access to WhatsApp’s encrypted data they need to pursue criminal investigations.

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Facebook Gives More Data Requests to US Government Without Telling Its Users

By Jenn Loro - May 01, 2016 10:48 PM EDT

In a bid to increase transparency with its users, Facebook has just released its biannual Government Requests Report for the second half of 2015 revealing. The report revealed a 13% rise of mainly law enforcement requests from the first half of that same year containing gag orders which prohibit the company from informing Facebook users regarding their requests.

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Google Hires Ex-Motorola President Rick Osterloh to Manage Its Hardware Unit

By Jenn Loro - May 01, 2016 10:48 PM EDT

Google is now consolidating all its hardware projects and initiatives under a single division run by former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh. The shake-up comes at a critical period when a number of software companies are already starting to establish a strong footing in the hardware sector.

Facebook may add a 'Tip Jar' alongside Like Buttons

Facebook may add a 'Tip Jar' alongside Like Buttons

By Ajay Kadkol - Apr 24, 2016 05:09 PM EDT

Facebook are now all but finding more ways to facilitate users to profit themselves from their posts on the social media network. A user-survey dropped to a Facebook user this week hints at a range of ways to provide users could make money or even promote their causes with a tip-jar.

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WhatsApp Invades Brazil

By Jenn Loro - Apr 19, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

WhatsApp has recently become Brazil’s primary means of communicating among mobile users. Meanwhile, WhatsApp just announced the addition of encryption to ensure the protection of privacy of its users.

Facebook's 'Messenger Chat' Bot Platform: Features

Facebook's 'Messenger Chat' Bot Platform: Features

By Ajay Kadkol - Apr 19, 2016 07:23 AM EDT

Facebook in their developer conference F8 announced that businesses would now be able to start using their messenger platform to buy and sell products along with offering customers support options. Messenger now wants you to chat with businesses and get updates from them directly. That was what Facebook pitched to the future at their annual conference for software developers in San Francisco. "We think you should message a business just the way you would message a friend," Mark Zuckerberg said on stage at f8.

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Facebook Comes Up With New Research Lab; Pirates Google Exec to Supervise It

By Jenn Loro - Apr 15, 2016 08:20 AM EDT

Former DARPA chief and Google’s ATAP director has recently jumped on board Facebook to lead ‘Building 8’- the social networking giant’s R&D equivalent. Zuckerberg is banking on her immense wealth of experience in creating cutting-edge innovations that connect R&D with product development.

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Facebook Launches 360 Degrees 3D Camera in Capturing Virtual Reality

By Jenn Loro - Apr 14, 2016 07:41 AM EDT

Facebook has released an open-source project named Surround360 with a matching reference design for a 360-degree 3D camera. By doing so, the social networking giant hopes to speed up innovation in a future where social networking would be heavily laden with virtual reality.

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