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Sources claim Facebook is seeking more credit

Sources claim Facebook is seeking more credit

With Facebook planning its IPO soon, some early employees are looking at becoming very wealthy and possibly owing some significant taxes. Sources are claiming that Facebook plans to increase its $2.5 billion credit line to help cover taxes when employee stock vests six months after the social network goes public. The tip comes from two different sources claiming to be familiar with Facebook's plans.

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Facebook debuts Offers, brings ads to mobile news feed and logout screen

Facebook debuts Offers, brings ads to mobile news feed and logout screen

Facebook made a few announcements regarding its advertising developments today during its first Facebook Marketing Conference. The company introduced Offers, a special discounts and promotions sharing feature, along with new premium advertising placement and Sponsored Stories in the site's logout page and mobile news feed. It also previewed a new "Reach Generator" that will help improve the reach of each post for advertisers and Page users.

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Yahoo eyes Facebook patent fight

Yahoo eyes Facebook patent fight

Patent battles are certainly nothing new in the technology industry, and they're more common than most of the firms in the tech world want to think about. As Yahoo strives to save itself from pending doom, it's looking at every weapon in its arsenal to fight off failure. One those weapons is its patent portfolio. According to the New York Times, Yahoo is now threatening social network Facebook with legal action over alleged patent infringement.

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Facebook makes it easier for iOS app integration

Facebook makes it easier for iOS app integration

Facebook today announced that it has released new functionality that allows native iPhone and iPad applications to get traffic from Facebook. That is, app developers will be able to more easily direct users from the iOS Facebook app to an external website or app. It's an extension of an initiative Facebook launched in October called Social App Discovery on Mobile. Today's advancement includes what the social networking site calls "granular controls for native iOS apps."

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Facebook mobile ads may generate $1.2 billion, says analyst

Facebook mobile ads may generate $1.2 billion, says analyst

Amid all the IPO hysteria that has recently surrounded Facebook, the social network also made news by announcing it plans to introduce mobile advertising for users who connect to the site through a smartphone app. In just its first year, where the ads will only be active in six countries, that initiative could bring in more than a billion more dollars to the soon-to-be public company's bottom line.

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Facebook encounters slowdown, offers no explanation

Facebook encounters slowdown, offers no explanation

Users around the world today complained of prolonged periods of slow or no access to Facebook either through their browser or mobile phone app. The social networking giant did not offer any sort of comment as to what caused the extended period of technical difficulties, but that didn't stop frustrated users from taking their anger to other social networking sites. That is to say, there was a lot of tweeting about Facebook's slow connection.

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Artist David Choe celebrates massive Facebook cash windfall

Artist David Choe celebrates massive Facebook cash windfall

One of the biggest cash winners in the IPO for Facebook here early in 2012 is an artist by the name of David Choe, and without a doubt he'll be the one enjoying it the most. As he writes in his humble blogspot blog today "I get up and see my picture of the New York Times and I find out that I'm the most highest paid decorator alive." That's got to feel nice, or perhaps bittersweet in a way, for a fellow who's already been around the world selling his priceless artworks under the title Graffiti Artist.

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Facebook mobile ads incoming: Video and coupons tipped [Update: Denied]

Facebook mobile ads incoming: Video and coupons tipped [Update: Denied]

Facebook's mobile advertising push is incoming, marketing agencies suggest, as the social network attempts to close off one of its weak spots ahead of the much-anticipated IPO. The dramatic rise in mobile users who, currently, don't see any adverts whatsoever was cited in Facebook's IPO documentation as one of the company's key weaknesses, meaning paradoxically that even as membership increased, revenues could dip. Not for much longer, though, with agency Razorfish confirming to Digiday that it was involved in Facebook ad pilots for mobile.

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Facebook Phone could break through site’s social mobile limbo

Facebook Phone could break through site’s social mobile limbo

Facebook's mobile strategy faces renewed attention IPO excitement cools, with the company citing cellphone users as a huge source of potential growth though warning it is currently at the mercy of Apple and Android. According to Facebook's SEC filing, 425m active users accessed the social network while mobile in December 2011 alone, more than half of the total number of active users in fact. The figures are likely to renew speculation that Facebook will try to make its own play for the smartphone market.

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Facebook borrows Google+ style for UI tweak

Facebook borrows Google+ style for UI tweak

Facebook may be looking at a $100m floatation, but it apparently only spent a few cents on photocopying the image gallery UI from Google+ and using it itself. The new Facebook layout floats a comments/Likes box over the right hand side of a black lightbox, Faceblog spotted, with the tweaked interface being rolled out to certain users already; Julien Girard snapped a shot of Mark Zuckerberg's desk, shown below, for instance. It's a layout that's mighty similar to what Google+ already offers, and the latest example of the two social sites seemingly "borrowing" design cues from each other.

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Facebook depends on Zynga for 12% of revenue

Facebook depends on Zynga for 12% of revenue

Facebook officially filed its IPO today and the documents reveal that the social network's $3.71 billion revenue in 2011 has been dependent largely on its successful partnership with Zynga. Although Facebook generates a majority of its revenue from advertising, Zynga is responsible for almost all of the network's "Payments" revenue, worth 12% of total revenue.

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Facebook Timeline Apps spreads Open Graph to travel, food, more

Facebook Timeline Apps spreads Open Graph to travel, food, more

Facebook has officially launched its Timeline Apps platform, broadening Open Graph from its existing multimedia integration into the social network to cover travel, food, shopping, fitness and more. Announced back at f8 2011, Timeline Apps currently consists of over 60 "lifestyle" apps, including TripAdvisor, Urbanspoon, eBay, Runkeeper and Rotten Tomatoes, allowing Facebook users to share details of their hobbies and activities automatically.

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