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Facebook reportedly demonstrated 'informal interest' in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of 'creepy' behavior from its late co-founder

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook at one point demonstrated “informal interest” in buying Intermedia Labs, the company responsible for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Street Journal reports. But Facebook‘s interest reportedly waned after Recode published an article describing allegations of inappropriate behavior by Intermedia […]

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Facebook now lets you delete messages for 10 minutes after they've already been sent – here's how to use the feature

Shutterstock Facebook Messenger now lets users delete their sent messages, up to 10 minutes after they’ve already been sent. Facebook said back in April it would roll the feature out to the general public after CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught quietly deleting old messages. Here’s how you can “unsend” your Facebook messages, which is now […]

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Facebook brings Express Wi-Fi to Ghana, quietly expands Free Basics to Morocco and Laos

More than a year after Facebook commercially launched Express Wi-Fi in five markets, it is ready to bring the connectivity service to the sixth: Ghana. In partnership with telecom operator Vodafone Ghana, Facebook today launched Express Wi-Fi in the suburban communities of the Western African nation. The service, available locally in Nima, James Town, Kanda, […]

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Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

Supported by Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger ImageThe technical infrastructure of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger will be unified.CreditCreditArun Sankar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Mike Isaac Jan. 25, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook […]

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Mark Zuckerberg wrote 1,000 words defending Facebook, but the most interesting thing about it was where he published it

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearingChip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a column for the Wall Street Journal defending his company. The op-ed piece’s location is arguably the most interesting thing about it. It indicates Facebook wants to reassure […]

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Bits: The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism

Supported by Bits The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism ImageShoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” says digital services like Google and Facebook claim private human behavior “as something to be bought and sold in the marketplace.”CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated Press By Natasha Singer Jan. 18, 2019 Each week, technology […]

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Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey'

Three of this year’s best memes.baby tracy/Twitter; Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock; Complex/YouTube Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of “funny videos and GIF-like clips” that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as “cringey” to TechCrunch, and the platform is said […]