Facebook beta brings Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr to ‘Home’ experience

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Facebook on Thursday announced that Facebook for Android Beta testers will be able to check out posts and photos and posts from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram on their Home lock screen. Pretty sweet stuff, especially for those who like to dabble in multiple social networks. To turn on ...

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Facebook app now allows for post and comment editing

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The official Facebook app for Android has a new feature that should be well-received by many of you. As the headlines spoils it, the app now allows for editing of posts and comments – even after sharing. Those of you who have played with the Facebook beta client may already be up on this ...

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Facebook testing new ways to watch video in mobile app

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Today we’re starting to test an easier way to watch videos on Facebook. Now when you see a video in News Feed, it comes to life and starts playing. Videos initially play silently, and if you want you can tap to play with sound in full screen. Scroll past if you don’t want to watch.... Read More

Facebook app update includes music controls, animations

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Facebook is pushing out a software update for its Android app today, tossing in a few enhancements and bug fixes. Most notably, users will find that some stickers are now animated inside of messages. Those of you who take advantage of the Facebook Home experience will also pick up the ability ...

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Facebook brings Cover Feed to standard app experience

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Facebook confirmed today that the Cover Feed feature used in Facebook Home app can be used in the standard app experience. Limited to devices which can support Facebook Home, it brings the lock screen live feed to your Android phone without pulling in all of the other features. As of today, the ...

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Facebook kicks off Facebook beta program for Android

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Facebook announced on Thursday that a new Beta Testers program has opened up for any and all Android users. If you’re the type of person who likes to get involved with shaping the direction of an app then this is as about as big as it gets. A blog post from Facebook tells us that the... ...

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Facebook announces video for Instagram

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Facebook just wrapped up with its pres conference which sees the introduction of a new feature for Instagram. As the headlines already tells us, the app now features a video component. Introducing Video on Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. Details include 15 second videos, 13 custom filters ...

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Amazon announces Amazon Birthday Gift for your Facebook friends

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Amazon announced on Tuesday that it has a new way of offering gifts to your Facebook friends. Dubbed Amazon Birthday Gift, it connects to your Facebook account and lets users send a virtual gift card to your friends. Not only that, but other mutual friends can chip in with their own ...

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Instagram videos expected for Facebook’s June 20 event

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Facebook will introduce a new Instagram video feature on June 20, according to a new TechCrunch report. Likely as a result of Vine‘s growing popularity, the social network giant is looking to keep pace with short, personal videos of around 5-10 second length.   No word, yet, on ...

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Potential bidding war looms with Google reportedly eyeing Waze

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This could get pretty interesting pretty quick. Google is reportedly considering throwing in a counter-offer to Waze and may be ready to engage Facebook in a bidding war. Waze is fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion, said one of the people, ...

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U.S. feedback kills the U.K launch of HTC First

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We can’t say this is much of a surprise; the HTC First will not be arriving in the U.K. anytime soon. After receiving less than stellar feedback for the U.S. launch of the HTC First, the social network giant has scrapped plans to launch the device across the pond.  OK, not officially ...

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HTC First getting discontinued, source says

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After barely a month into its release, the HTC First is set to become discontinued, or so says a source close to BGR. The phone, which already dropped from $99 to $.99 last week, has reportedly sold somewhere south of 15,000 units. Blame AT&T, Facebook, or HTC… whoever ya want, this ...

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Facebook in “advanced talks” to acquire Waze – Reuters

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Facebook is reportedly in advance stages of negotiations in an attempt to acquire social-based navigation service Waze. Details are light but it’s said that the deal could fall between $800M and $1B (with a ‘B’) dollars. The buyout talks are alleged to have started in January ...

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AT&T drops price of HTC First to $.99

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AT&T has dropped the price of the Facebook Home smartphone, the HTC First, to less than one dollar. If you’ve been waiting to scoop up the HTC handset because of cost, the $.99 sticker is about as low as you’ll ever find. You’ll still need to sign a two-year service ...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

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If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to you. According to a recent report from the EFF, Google has ranked as one of the highest in a slew of ...

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