Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Company Oculus Rift

Facebook has announced that it will acquire virtual reality company Oculus Rift for $2 billion, it has been announced. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social networking giant, announced that Oculus Rift would allow Facebook …

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Facebook to Take Over Instant Messaging Service WhatsApp

Social networking giant Facebook has revealed that it will buy popular messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn (£11.4bn) in a deal comprised of cash and shares. The acquisition means that Facebook will pay $4bn in …

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Facebook Web Service Announces Twitter-Style Trending Topics

Facebook has launched a Trending topics feature, similar to the one that’s already available on Twitter. The Facebook Trending officially rolled out in the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia today but the social …

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Facebook Autoplaying Videos Launch on Mobile Devices

Facebook has started to roll out its autoplaying videos, beginning with users on its mobile platform. That means that users of Facebook for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets will now see videos autoplaying …

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Facebook to Launch Auto-Play Video Ads Next Year

Facebook is rumoured to be holding back the release of its auto-playing video adverts until next year, according to new reports. Sources told AllThingsD that Facebook had originally been expected to be launching the …

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Facebook for Windows Phone Gets Multi-Photo Uploader

The Facebook for Windows Phone app has been upgraded to Version 5.1, to allow users access to the multi-photo upload feature. The multi-upload feature has been available on the web-based version and the iOS …

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Instagram to Offer Video Editing Through Luma App

Instagram has taken steps towards making its video features better, by acquiring editing app Luma. Facebook-owned service Instagram has been offering a video option for two months now, but it’s not taken off as …

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Facebook Buys Speech Translation App Mobile Technologies

Facebook has revealed that it has acquired Mobile Technologies, a startup that translates speech into other languages, for an undisclosed amount. The deal was finalised yesterday, and means that Facebook will now own Jibbigo, …

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HTC Facebook Phone Discontinued After Just 5 Weeks

The Facebook phone launched just last month has already been discontinued, according to US bloggers. The HTC First was Facebook’s latest experiment with branded smartphones, having previously had its logo used on the HTC …

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