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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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Facebook releases a new ad featuring cosplay Stormtrooper, Transformer, and Alien


Facebook has released a new ad that features people dressed in Stormtrooper, Transformer, and Alien cosplay. Facebook has been on an advertising blitz recently. Last week, the company released several ads about how the social network can bring people together in real life. The music in this video is the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey (also known as “Also sprach Zarathustra”)

Facebook and Instagram to remove gun sale listings

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Facebook and its photo social network subsidiary, Instagram, is going to delete posts that are offering to buy or sell guns without a background check. It seems like gun buying and selling has increased on these social networks. Facebook and Instagram will also ban users that are under 18 from viewing gun offers posted by individuals or groups.
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to remove Google and Facebook login feature

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is removing the ability to log in to their services using Facebook or Google. Users will be required to have a Yahoo! ID. Yahoo! said that this requirement will let it “offer the best personalized experience to everyone.” The change will be rolled out over time, starting with Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick’Em.

Facebook Inc (FB) launches Messenger app for Windows Phone

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has launched a Messenger app for Windows Phone. The native Facebook Messenger app is now available on the Windows Phone Store for download now.

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Facebook Inc (FB) reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, according to sources with TechCrunch. The acquisition would be tied in with Facebook’s goal to connect the 5 billion people in the world that do not have access to the Internet. Facebook oversees the Internet.org initiative, which was the driving force behind the social network’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.
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Report: Google did not bid on WhatsApp

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Google did not bid on WhatsApp, according to an executive at the company. Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said that the reported $10 billion offer that Google made for WhatsApp is “simply untrue.” Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. Pichai spoke about it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Pichai praised WhatsApp’s achievements and said that the two companies did talk about working closer together.
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Facebook is closing down @facebook.com email service

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Facebook is shutting down their e-mail service. Facebook made the announcement in an e-mail sent to users. E-mails that are sent to the @facebook.com address will be forwarded to the primary e-mail address on file.

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