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Facebook Inc (FB) hires Liz Heron from WSJ for news partnerships

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hired Liz Heron from The Wall Street Journal. Heron will be working on partnerships between news and media organizations and the social network. Heron previously worked at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal where she worked on social media efforts. Here is what Liz wrote in Facebook post:
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Instagram makes major improvements for Android app

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Instagram has released version 5.1 of its Android app. The redesign makes Instagram for Android faster and profiles now load in half the time. The size of the app is now half as big as before. The visuals have been simplified and the user interface has been flattened. The app is now supported on a wider range of hardware, including lower end smartphones and Android feature phones.
[Source: Instagram Blog]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches ‘ban bossy’ campaign

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Facebook chief operating officer and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg has launched a new campaign called “ban bossy.” Sandberg argues that the word “bossy” stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. Sandberg said that these attitudes start at an early age and continues into adulthood.
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Facebook Inc (FB) brings back f8 conference

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is bringing back the f8 one-day conference, but it will be more developer-focused. The last time that Facebook held an f8 conference was in 2011 when the Facebook Timeline and Ticker was introduced. The f8 conference will be taking place on April 30th at the San Francisco Design Concourse. Facebook f8 will launch with an introduction from an executive that may not be Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself.
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Facebook Inc (FB): Privacy groups want to block WhatsApp acquisition

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When Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion, it was expected that there would be some opposition. A privacy advocacy group is asking regulators at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block the deal. The advocacy group wants to get a better idea of what Facebook plans to do with the private data of the existing members of WhatsApp.
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Facebook Inc (FB): Instagram signs $100 million ad commitment deal

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) photo social network subsidiary Instagram has signed an advertising commitment worth up to $100 million over the next year with agency holding company Omnicom. Instagram opened up their advertising platform four months ago. Michael Kors was Instagram’s first ad client and the photo social network community has been receptive to the ads.

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Facebook Inc (FB) redesigns News Feed

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has redesigned the News Feed again. These changes come after a year of experimenting with the new design. Some of the problems that were found in previous tests was that the social network was harder to use. The new design is more visual became photos have been enlarged in the feed.
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Facebook is the first private company to hire a full-time police officer

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Facebook is now the first private company in the U.S. to pay for a full-time beat police offer. On Tuesday, the Menlo Park City Council approved of Facebook’s offer to pay $200,000 per year for three years to hire a “community safety police officer.”
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