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Facebook, Google, Twitter in new scrum over mobile app ad gold rush

What once was Facebook's private mine has created a gold-rush effect with Google and Twitter also now seeking more mobile riches. But there's only so much money to go around.

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WhatsApp grows to half a billion users

Adding 50 million active users in two months time, the messaging app is well on its way to reaching a billion people, just as Mark Zuckerberg anticipated.

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Facebook's auto-playing videos are working for marketers

Last year's controversy is this year's marketing opportunity, as the amount of videos being watched climbs to unprecedented heights.

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Facebook's ad business A-OK

Adobe's quarterly social report finds that more people are seeing Facebook ads, which should translate to more profit for the social network and better results for its advertisers.

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Facebook reportedly tinkering with its own mobile ad network

The social network is getting ready to launch a mobile ad platform that will allow it to better challenge Google's AdMob, Recode reports.

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Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

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Hide from, seek out nearby friends on Facebook

The social network is making it easy to locate your friends on a map, and it’s adding event alerts into the Paper app. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to push out a paid version of Milk Music.

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Facebook Paper now with more Facebook

People who use the Paper iPhone app browse an average of 80 stories each day, but they told Facebook that they were missing essential daily information.

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Hide from, seek out nearby friends on Facebook

The social network is making it easy to locate your friends on a map, and it’s adding event alerts into the Paper app. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to push out a paid version of Milk Music.

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Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Time to spruce up your social-media accounts! If you don't know when you last changed your password, used one of your connected apps, or even logged in, then it's time to do some cleaning.

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Facebook adds new Nearby Friends feature to engage mobile users

Users of the world's largest social network can now find out who is around them. After spending billions on acquisitions and developing other apps, it's also a return to Facebook focusing on, well, Facebook.

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Vice President Biden joins Instagram

The official account appears to be managed by staffers, but one can still wish for an image slip-up or two.

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