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Octi makes the first people powered AR social network available for iOS

Octi has launched the world’s first social network that uses augmented reality to connect people in real life. The Octi social network is built on cutting edge technology that has been tested by thousands of students across Southern California. Already launched on Apple’s iOS platform, Octi claims its new social …

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Facebook advertising explosion leads to tripling net income

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Like a real world game of Agar.io, Facebook is swallowing up everything around it as it expands into new fields of advertising and absorbs old ones. With the release of its second quarter financials, we’ve learned that its net income has tripled year on year, thanks to a huge expansion …

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Black Mirror? Admiral wants to use your Facebook posts for quotes

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A recent episode of Black Mirror that addressed the idea of social networking ratings affecting the real world, could be closer to reality than you might think. Admiral is currently looking to use analysis of Facebook posts, searching for triggers like exclamation points and confident statements, as a bearing on …

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Twitter said to be in talks to sell entire company

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Twitter may be in talks with a number of technology firms to see if it would be viable to sell off its entire social media platform. Although unconfirmed, Twitter has struggled with monetisation over the years and it’s not a move that would surprise many analysts. Reuters is reporting a …

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Twitter may soon be able to clean up crappy videos

Twitter might have helped push the livestreaming model forward with its Periscope platform, but it’s brought us more vertical, shaky video than perhaps any source gone before. That may change in the future though, as it’s just acquired a London start up which could help clean up terrible quality footage …

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Oculus digital platform now supports Facebook

Although the specifics of how Oculus VR’s digital store and home-hub platform will work are still mostly unknown, we do know that it can support Facebook. Although unsurprising considering the social network is the parent company of the VR startup, this is something that could really separate Oculus’ Rift headset …

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Facebook takes down Syrian groups selling ‘CIA’ weapons

Facebook is playing whack-a-mole with a number of specific groups on its social networking site that claim to be selling weapons in the Middle East. There’s even a suggestion that they were supplied by agencies like the CIA. The pages offered everything from small arms to grenade launchers, with admins …

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Facebook accused of snooping in the EU

The Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CBPL), Belgium’s data authority, has been investigating Facebook and has now accused it of NSA-style snooping. The Commission has been looking in to the social network for quite some time now and things have only gotten worse since the Snowden revelations. Back in …

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Spotify swiftly apologises following privacy concerns

Earlier today, Spotify updated its terms and conditions and thanks to the wording, it sounded like the streaming service wasn’t taking user privacy very seriously at all. Fortunately, the company’s CEO, Daniel Ek, is eager to clear things up a bit and try to stop people from freaking out. In …

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Woman receives five year sentence for Facebook terrorism

35 year old Runa Khan from Luton, has been jailed for five years and three months, after being found guilty of promoting terrorism over Facebook. The mother of six was found to be disseminating information on secretive routes into Syria, as well as owning a phone containing images of children and …

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Facebook logins top 1.35 billion a month

Facebook now officially has over 20 per cent of the world’s population as regular members, as its active logins this month topped 1.35 billion people. Daily visitors weren’t far behind, with around 864 million people logging in every day – that’s more than the entire population of Europe. Revenue and …

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Facebook to allow the use of pseudonyms

For the first time in a long time, it looks like Facebook, the king of social media, is a little worried about the competition. Ello, the social network that is advertiser free and lets users register under false or made up names if they choose, is gaining traction and Facebook …

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Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button

Evidently fed up with driving sales to every corner of the web without being able to take much credit, Twitter has implemented a way to buy products directly through the social network, thereby scoring itself a small portion of the profit. Not for every product mention though and not for …

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Facebook to crack down on clickbaiting

You’ve seen those headlines in your news feeds and dotted around the less reputable news sites out there: “the top X most Y things you’ve won’t believe,” or “one quick secret that helped me lose/make belly fat/money.” They’re irritating, vapid and never worth reading and Facebook knows it as much …

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Twitter sees sharp increase in government data requests

Governments around the world have shown much more interest in gathering the details of Twitter users over the past six months, according to the social network. In a recent report, it announced that year on year, data requests have increased by almost half. As The Telegraph explains, in 2014 so …

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Facebook to shut down gift shop

Facebook has announced that it’s going to shut down its voucher filled gift shop after just a few years of operation. However, that’s not the end of the experiment, with the social network stating that it has plans to improve on what it’s offered before. “We’ll be using everything we learned …

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Facebook buys video ad-firm Liverail for half billion

Facebook has been throwing its financial weight around this week once again, announcing the purchase of yet another firm, this one a video advertising company called LiveRail. Costing the social network a reported $500 million (£291 million), it’s expected that Facebook will leverage its content matching technology to add relevant adverts …

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