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Facebook hit 1 billion World Cup posts, comments, and likes

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It is World Cup fever on Facebook! Facebook users are talking about their goals, dives, plays and injuries constantly. Facebook announced today that the total interactions related to the World Cup have surpassed the 1 billion market. The figure includes posts between June 12 and June 29th.

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Facebook Inc (FB) researcher apologizes for psychology experiment

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The author that was responsible for the Facebook News Feed psychology experiment has apologized for anxiety that may have been caused for unaware participants. The study was conducted jointly by researchers from the University of California and Cornell University.
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Users are angry about Facebook Inc (FB) emotion-manipulation study

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Recently, a study was published about how Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) manipulated News Feeds. A team of social scientists from Cornell and the University of California-San Francisco released a study detailing how emotions expressed in posts and status updates can “spread” to your friends. The research team at Facebook selected 689,003 users to run the experiment on. Some users experienced a reduced amount of positive news on their News Feed and others saw a reduced amount of negative news.

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Facebook Inc (FB) hits 69 million users in Indonesia

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hit 69 million users in Indonesia. Facebook reported 65 million active monthly users two quarters ago. Indonesia is one of Facebook’s largest markets even though Internet access is not always available.
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Facebook Inc (FB) is fighting largest ever court data request

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is appealing a ruling that found it cannot contest government-requested search warrants of its users.  Facebook is claiming that the state of New York broadly overreached when it requested personal information of 381 Facebook users last year as part of a Social Security fraud investigation, according to The New York Times.

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Facebook Inc (FB) says it will show you more video ads if you “like” and watch them

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is going to show you more video ads in your News Feed if you happen to “like” them. Facebook said that video views doubled in the last six months. Facebook will downplay video for users that do not have an interest in them.
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Facebook’s Slingshot app is now available globally

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Facebook has announced that its Slingshot app is now available worldwide on Android and iOS. Facebook launched the app in the U.S. last week and it is now opening up in all markets.
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Facebook Inc (FB): Oculus has acquired Carbon Design

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Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset company acquired by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), has bought Carbon Design. Carbon Design is the company that is known for designing the Xbox 360 controller and the original Kinect.
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