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Facebook Acquires Conversation Service Branch for $15M

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January 13, 2014
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Facebook's latest acquisition, Branch, will from the new Facebook Conversations group, which could facilitate more real-time, public conversations.


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Buzz60 (Feb. 27, 2013) — LivesOn is an Internet service that will tweet for you after you pass on from this world and into the next. The service is an algorithm that studies your tweets while you're alive and keeps up your social afterlife once you are dead. It's a service for those who would like to keep their Klout score high when their in the ground. Gillian Pensavalle has the details on how it works.
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Facebook Makes Users Feel Worse Study Says

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Buzz60 (Aug. 16, 2013) — A study by researchers at the University of Michigan is adding to the stack of studies that say Facebook makes its users feel bad about themselves. It also finds that increased Facebook use means less intimate interaction, and says people tend to turn to Facebook when they are feeling lonely.
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Facebook: 10 Years Old and Still "Scaling Up"

Facebook: 10 Years Old and Still "Scaling Up"

TheStreet (Feb. 4, 2014) — Facebook employees take their time when it matters most, and that patience has enabled the company to grow tremendously over the past ten years, says Robert Sutton, author of "Scaling Up Excellence". Also helping Facebook's growth was CEO Mark Zuckerberg's early decision to put product over profits. If Facebook wants to continue scaling up, says Sutton, it needs to emulate Google as it matures and make a transition to a different type of workforce, which is more focused on the needs of the employee and his or her family. Video provided by TheStreet
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