Facebook announcements were plentiful at F8, including many launches

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The social media giant took the opportunity at the F8 conference for both updates and unveilings There were a number of huge Facebook announcements made at the F8 conference. These included everything from new features to products and updates to existing services. The following are some of the biggest unveilings Facebook made at F8 via CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Among the Facebook announcements that has been drawing the most attention is FaceDate. It’s exactly what it sounds like. The social network is adding a dating feature to its offerings. This allows…

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Latest Facebook news includes acquisition of Face.com

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This $55 to $60 million purchase will improve its facial recognition technology. Following several weeks of speculating, Facebook news finally shows that Face.com, an Israeli facial recognition technology, has been acquired. Though rumors initially suggested that it was purchased for $100 million, that number has since fallen. It is now more likely that the company was bought out for somewhere between $55 million and $60 million, and that this amount was a combination of cash and stock. The precise value of the purchase therefore depends on the stock of the…

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Facebook’s latest feature additions

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Over the last few weeks, the Facebook social networking platform has made the most aggressive changes in its history. It now offers its users features such as the Ticker, which is a real-time news feed of a user’s “friend” activity. Similarly, the Timeline feature was added last week in order to make it easier for users to access their older posts. There has been a significant amount of misunderstanding about the changes that have been made. Some of the clarifications that may be necessary include the following: • The Ticker…

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Northern state in Germany prohibits Facebook pages and website “like” buttons

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The Independent Center for Privacy Protection (ULD), located in Schleswig-Holstein, a state in the north of Germany, has demanded that websites take down their Facebook pages, and that they eliminate any Facebook “like” buttons located on their websites. The website owning businesses were given a deadline of September 1, 2011 by which to comply to this demand, or they will be required to pay fines as high as €50,000 (approximately $72,000). Commissioner Thilo Weichert of the ULD in Schleswig-Holstein, stated that a plugin used by the social network, which permits…

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