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Facebook launches Messenger for Android beta program

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Following the success of the Facebook for Android beta program, Facebook has launched the Messenger for Android beta program, which will receive automatic updates scheduled for every week. The Facebook for Android beta program launched in June 2013 and over 1 million testers from over 150 countries joined to help fix bugs before the official app launched.

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Mark Zuckerberg called Obama to say he was mad at the NSA

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Mark Zuckerberg wrote a note on Facebook saying that he called President Obama to express that he was upset about the Internet spying policies conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). Here is the note that Zuckerberg wrote:

Microsoft also considered WhatsApp acquisition

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone where he revealed that his company was also interested in acquiring WhatsApp before Facebook stepped in. Here is what Gates said in the interview about the WhatsApp acquisition.

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Facebook Inc (FB) launches 15 second video ads

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has announced it has introduced 15-second premium video ads that play automatically without sound. It will stop if you scroll past the ads. If you want to hear the audio, you simply have to tap on the video and it will go into full-screen. Facebook said that users will start seeing the new ads over the next few months.
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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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