Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Snapchat Supposedly Turned Down a $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook

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When Facebook spent the staggering amount of $1 billion on the Instagram acquisition, people the world over thought they were crazy for throwing that kind of money on an app that, at the time, hadn’t generated any revenue.

Well, that acquisition turned out pretty well for CEO Zuckerberg, who has since allegedly turned his sights on Snapchat, only to have an even more ludicrous offer spurned. How much more ludicrous, you ask? Apparently, Snapchat recently turned down a $3 billion offer from the social media giant. Read more…

Google+ Update Includes Lots of Photo Enhancements

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No doubt feeling pressure from certain other social media sites raking in the dough, Google announced Wednesday a slew of new features for Google+ intended to enhance the way users share, organize and tweak photos.
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Are Selfies Killing the Photo Album?

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Young people love to take selfies and don’t really care about printing photos and putting them in albums. That might not be the biggest shocker of the year, but a new British survey at least puts some numbers to this amateur photography trend that’s leaving us with a lot fewer prints and a lot more digital clutter. Read more…

Faces of Facebook Image Shows All 1.2B+ FB Profile Pics Arranged Chronologically

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Here’s an interesting project that captures, in one fell swoop, just how many of us are connected through the social life suck network known as Facebook. Called Faces of Facebook, it’s a website/webapp that compiles all 1.2 Billion+ Facebook users’ profile pics into a single static-like image, in which each picture is a different colored pixel. Read more…

Facebook Delays Troubling Policy Update to Address User Concerns

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The dust has barely settled from the Instagram policy fumble, but it looks like parent company Facebook might be in for a similar upheaval.

The company’s recently proposed changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy — which were supposed to take effect on the 5th — have been delayed after users and privacy groups alike have voiced serious concerns. Read more…

Facebook Unveils Shared Photo Albums

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Facebook today announced a new shared photo albums feature that allows multiple users to contribute photographs to a single album. This makes it easy to aggregate memories from events that were captured by different photographers. It also likely dampens the prospects of the countless collaborative album startups that are vying for a piece of the photo sharing pie.
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TheQ is a Cheap Connected Camera That is Designed with Social Sharing in Mind

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There’s a new compact camera on the block, only this one isn’t made by Sony or Samsung or Nikon or any of the other brands you might expect to see scrawled across the front of the device. No, this one is made by a little-known Swedish lifestyle company called theQ, and its all-new theQ Camera comes touting the self-assigned title of “world’s first social camera.” Read more…

Man Shares Murder Picture on Facebook After Shooting His Wife

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A Miami man is in jail after allegedly killing his wife, then confessing to the crime and posting a grisly image of the body on Facebook.
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Uploading Too Many Photos to Facebook Makes People Like You Less, Study Finds

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Those of you who have been waiting for a scientific reason to tell some of your friends to stop cluttering your Facebook News Feed with a new photo every 5 minutes need wait no more. A new study out of the UK examining the effects of sharing photos on social networks recently found that uploading too many photos (as well as the wrong type) can actually make people like you less. Read more…

Class Action Suit Over Instagram’s Terms of Service Dismissed by Judge

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On Christmas Day of last year, we shared the news that Instagram was still dealing with fallout after their infamous Terms of Service mishap. Even after scaling back the Policy to pacify angry users, the company still faced with a class action lawsuit.

Well, fortunately for parent company Facebook, that chapter seems to finally be closing, and it’s doing so without the social network having to write a many-zeroed check. Read more…