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Facebook Looking to Partner With Banks

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Facebook is looking to partner with more U.S. financial institutions to provide users with account management tools and other products on its messaging platform Facebook Messenger, The Wall Street Journal reported today. The company has talked to banks like Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo about possible products in which users could use …

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Facebook is Testing Augmented Reality Ads in News Feed

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Facebook is giving advertisers new ways to show off their products, including with augmented reality. At its F8 developer conference earlier this year, Facebook announced that it was working with businesses to use AR to show off products in Messenger. Now a similar experience will start appearing in the News …

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Facebook Sought Patent for Listening System

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Facebook in a 2016 patent application published this month described technology that would allow the company to use a person’s smartphone microphone to pick up ambient audio and report back to Facebook about what each person in a household is watching,  San Jose Mercury News

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The Lede, May 22 – Facebook Again, in Europe

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The Lede, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 By David Royse Sign of a changing world: The Wall Street Journal reports today that The New York Stock Exchange is about to name its first female leader in its 226-year history, Stacey Cunningham. Currently the NYSE’s chief operating officer, Cunningham will become the …

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Facebook May Create Its Own Cryptocurrency

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Facebook may be considering creating its own cryptocurrency, allowing its billions of worldwide users to make electronic payments with the digital coin, the TV news network Cheddar reported Friday. Facebook started studying blockchain last year, and said publicly this week that it is looking for ways to use the blockchain …

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Facebook Reportedly Testing Paid, Ad-Free Version

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Facebook is looking into the possibility of offering a paid version of the social media platform that would be ad free, Bloomberg reported. The company is doing research to see if such an option would bring in new users, Bloomberg said, citing anonymous sources. Facebook has explored the idea before, …

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Cambridge Analytica Shutting Down

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Cambridge Analytica, the firm whose use of Facebook data has shined a spotlight on online privacy, is shutting down. The firm announced Wednesday that it was beginning insolvency proceedings in the United Kingdom, where it is based. Parralel bankruptcy proceedings will occur in the United States, in the Southern District of …

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