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Ahead of FB’s earning announcement, new research shows just how addicted we’re getting

Facebook’s first-quarter announcement this evening promises a small moment of reflection following a frenetic few months for the company. Philosophical mysteries abound. We don’t know yet if Facebook will turn Oculus Rift into a tacky branded headset or if it will subsume WhatsApp into some evil plan to own the world. Will Facebook Paper end up [...]

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Enigmatic founder of Russia’s largest social network flees the country and his ties to oligarchs

Until yesterday, Pavel Durov was the boyish founder and CEO of Vkontakte, the dominant Russian social network, which has nearly ten times the number of users Facebook does in that country. He’s ostentatious – he once folded up paper airplanes made of money and threw them from Vkontakte office windows. He’s controversial – he’s been accused [...]

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YP brings programatic buying to local ads with OpenX partnership

There’s a race underway among publishers and advertisers to deliver targeted local ads to consumers. Facebook appears positioned to get in on the mix thanks to its new location-aware features, while Google Maps, Foursquare, and Yelp have each dabbled in this area. The problem, historically, is that these local ads, more often than not, have [...]

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Facebook expected to announce its own mobile ad network this month

Facebook is expected to announce a long overdue mobile ad network at its F8 developer conference later this month, according to a Re/code report. The company introduced ads into its own app in 2012 — now it’s ready to power the ads that will appear in other apps, too. The mobile advertising market has seen increased [...]

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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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The real reasons why Walmart and Facebook are entering the money transfer space

Make no mistake about it, things are heating up in the money transfer sector. After years of almost no innovation, two giants recently announced plans to get into the financial services game. Earlier this week, we heard news that Facebook will be resurrecting its payments ambitions with the launch of a money transfer service in [...]

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With new mobile install ads, Twitter keeps benefitting from doing just what Facebook did

For Twitter, it is good to be the younger sibling in the social media club. It gets to follow in Facebook’s footsteps. It gets to avoid its mistakes. Facebook had to push the boundaries and take in harsh criticisms. Twitter gets the benefit of the doubt and the advantages of hindsight. Case in point: Twitter [...]

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Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” takes the creepiness out of location-sharing

Facebook today announced a new feature that allows its users to share their general location with a select groups of friends. The unimaginatively-named feature, Nearby Friends, will debut on Android smartphones and the iPhone in the United States within “the coming weeks.” Nearby Friends differs from Facebook’s existing location features in a few important ways. [...]

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