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  • Bono Becomes World’s Richest Pop Star Thanks To Facebook
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    Bono Becomes World’s Richest Pop Star Thanks To Facebook

    It’s a Beautiful Day to be Bono, because the frontman of Irish rockers U2 has become the world’s richest pop star thanks to his stake in social media giant Facebook. As The Mirror reports, Bono’s 2.3 per cent share of Facebook he purchased for £56 million (AUD$121 million) in 2009 is now worth a massive

  • Facebook Is Apparently Launching Its Own Music Streaming Service
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    Facebook Is Apparently Launching Its Own Music Streaming Service

    A new challenger appears. Facebook is reportedly set to throw its hat to the ring with Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and the rest by launching its own music streaming service. Music Ally reports that the social networking giant is currently in talks with labels over “the ad-supported monetisation of music videos”, which it will follow-up

  • Facebook Looking To Introduce Music Videos To User Feed
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    Facebook Looking To Introduce Music Videos To User Feed

    Facebook is looking to go head-to-head with YouTube by introducing music videos onto the social media platform. As Billboard reports, Facebook is said to be working on licensing deals with major labels in order to develop a music video trial. By the end of the year Mark Zuckerberg and co. want to conduct a test

  • Facebook’s Listening In To Your Music, Definitely Not Your Conversations
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    Facebook’s Listening In To Your Music, Definitely Not Your Conversations

    Facebook’s announcement of its new listening in feature, which recognises what song, TV show or movie is playing in the background while you update your status, has been met by harsh criticism from users who have labelled the app “creepy and dangerous.” Facebook said last week it will soon introduce “a new, optional way to

  • Facebook To Cash In On Celebrity Face-Stalkers With Paid Messaging
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    Facebook To Cash In On Celebrity Face-Stalkers With Paid Messaging

    Just when you thought the company already too closely resembled that of the Imperial forces from Star Wars, it’s been revealed that they are probably even more evil – Facebook will now be charging us real-life money to contact celebrities via the social medium. It’s almost like no amount of money will ever keep Zuckerberg

  • Facebook’s News Feed Redesign Will Feature Music-Specific Tab
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    Facebook’s News Feed Redesign Will Feature Music-Specific Tab

    Facebook’s recently unveiled redesign will boast a News Feed dedicated solely to music. The revamping is part of Facebook’s aim to make the default landing page less cluttered and allow for greater personalisation over what articles appear in the user’s News Feed. With that in mind, Facebook have introduced a list of specific feeds, each

  • Instagram Requests Government Issued ID, Freezes Accounts Until Verified
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    Instagram Requests Government Issued ID, Freezes Accounts Until Verified

    It appears Instagram will be following in the footsteps of parent company Facebook. According to many users all over the world, Instagram is contacting users and requesting they submit photos of official government identification. What makes this worse is that no reason has been given for the requests, and both FB and Instagram accounts are

  • New Facebook Search Engine Makes You More Vulnerable To Stalkers Than Ever
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    New Facebook Search Engine Makes You More Vulnerable To Stalkers Than Ever

    So, you’ve just finished going through the much-sought-after fully customisable privacy settings on your Facebook account. I bet you’re feeling pretty safe. Well you shouldn’t be, not even slightly. The latest addition to the social network is a search engine that will give just about anyone the power to lurk to their hearts content. Graph

  • Instagram Changes Detrimental To Users Privacy
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    Instagram Changes Detrimental To Users Privacy

    Despite taking a very hands-off approach with their social network baby, Facebook‘s soon-to-be-implemented amendments to Instagram are sure to leave a bad taste in many whose accounts are not set to private. To kick in over the coming days, Instagram will be launching an official website service for users. Up until now, those with profiles

  • Facebook Cracking Down On Fake ‘Likes’
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    Facebook Cracking Down On Fake ‘Likes’

    Facebook will start cracking down on fake ‘Likes’ in an effort to reduce the amount of spam and malware used by black marketeers using the platform as a way to boost advertising opportunities. The Age reports that a growing market for fake ‘Likes’ has developed to help various companies raise their social profile, purchasing thousands

  • Fakebook – 83 Million Facebook Accounts Believed To Be Suspect
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    Fakebook – 83 Million Facebook Accounts Believed To Be Suspect

    It’s that time of year once again where Facebook is brought before the US Securities and Exchange Commission for its quarterly report. The findings for the past 12 months of the company have shown that around 6.4% of all accounts are fake, misleading, and in some instances, dangerous. Sure, that means that 93.6% of accounts

  • Facebook Stock Slumps To End First Public Quarter
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    Facebook Stock Slumps To End First Public Quarter

    Billboard have reported that Facebook has ended on its first public quarter with a drop in share prices of more than 10 percent.Despite Facebook boasting a gain in user numbers and reporting stronger-than-predicted revenue yesterday, the company’s stock dropped $2.74 in after-hours trading.

  • Facebook Buys Instagram
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    Facebook Buys Instagram

    Mark Zukerberg has announced that Facebook has purchased Instagram for the handsome sum of one billion dollars, making 27-year-old CEO and founder Kevin Systrom a very wealthy man.

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