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An app developed by TIME Magazine predicts users' 'perfect wedding date' by looking at their Facebook friends. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) explains how it works and why it absolutely doesn't work at all. Video provided by Buzz60


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Facebook May Be Banned in China, But Ad Sales Are Alive

Facebook May Be Banned in China, But Ad Sales Are Alive

TheStreet (May 13, 2014) — Facebook may be banned in China, but that hasn't slowed the social media giant from quietly building its advertising business there. Bloomberg reports that Facebook is looking to lease office space in China, presumably to open an office there. However, the company has already been working with exports on advertising. Facebook has essentially become more of an advertising company than a social media company since the social network went public, and companies have learned that a Facebook page is no good without spending some ad dollars since Facebook cut back on organic reach. Video provided by TheStreet
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Is 'Paper' News Reading App Actually a Better Facebook?

Is 'Paper' News Reading App Actually a Better Facebook?

Newsy (Jan. 30, 2014) — Facebook announced Paper, a news reader app, Thursday. It pulls content from your friends and traditional media with less clutter than Facebook's app. Video provided by Newsy
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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Social Media Memes Can Change Your Opinion

Social Media Memes Can Change Your Opinion

Buzz60 (Apr. 1, 2013) — According to Scientific American, social memes seen on Facebook or Twitter can change your way of thinking. Researchers say that we all have the desire to fit in, and when we see our friends adhering to a certain way of thinking, like changing their Facebook pictures to the red marriage equality symbol, we want to seem like-minded and do so ourselves. Patrick Jones has the rest.
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