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Facebook aims its ad machine at virtual goods and video games

The world's largest social network is offering developers a way to sell virtual items to its users.

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Senator asks FTC to investigate Facebook's mood study

After the social network altered the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users without telling them, Sen. Mark R. Warner wants to know if there should be oversight on these types of experiments.

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After Germany's rout of Brazil, jokes fly on Facebook, Twitter

No stranger to insensitivity, social media pours some salt in Brazil's wounds with a deluge of wisecracks.

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Facebook's solution to the job problem: Hire teens

While Mark Zuckerberg fights to get relaxed immigration reform, his company is one of quite a few that are hiring high schoolers with tech skills.

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Facebook outages ripple across Myanmar after violent clashes

Users report experiencing several-hour blackouts on the social network after sectarian riots left two people dead and 14 injured. Facebook says it can't find any technical issues on its end.

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Oculus to rally VR support with first developer conference

For its pioneering virtual-reality headset to take off, Oculus needs software makers to begin crafting compelling software that will attract consumers.

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After psych study, Facebook's mood shows disconnect

Commentary: Even the journal that published the results of Facebook's manipulation of news feeds has expressed concern. But Facebook seems to be saying "Come on, stop complaining."

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Facebook messes with your emotions in CNET UK podcast 395

Facebook has owned up to manipulating moods of its users, while Uber has dodged court in the UK.

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Facebook messes with your emotions in CNET UK podcast 395

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In India, Facebook's Zuckerberg wants callers to hang up on him

Well, not exactly, but the Indian trend of sending brief, money-saving "messages" by calling someone and immediately hanging up figures into new Facebook ads in the country.

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PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25:  Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

How do you type 'goal' in Spanish? Can you say 'repetitive stress injury'?

Facebook's data team reports that World Cup watching users are having quite the O-gasms when they post news of goals.

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Facebook snaps up LiveRail in push for better video ads

Current customers of LiveRail's website and app services include MLB.com, ABC, Gannett, and Dailymotion.

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