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Facebook to unveil new tool with “power to save lives”

Facebook to unveil new tool with “power to save lives”

It’s not often that the media get a chance to sit down with Mark Zuckerberg to talk about the future of Facebook, so when he does agree to an interview, it must be about something worth while. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg will sit down with ABC for interviews with Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts on May 1st. Zuckerberg will be unveiling a new Facebook tool that “has the power to save lives.”

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Facebook’s next app grab is TagTile

Facebook’s next app grab is TagTile

The cash Facebook has on hand isn't nearly ready to run out, this evidenced by the purchase this week of TagTile, a startup dedicated to making mobile payments as easy as possible. This company's purchase comes amid Facebook changing the mobile landscape by picking up Instagram for a whopping 1 billion dollars. Neither Facebook nor TagTile have yet announced the purchase price for the latter company as yet, but in that Facebook today launched their coupon program called Facebook Offers just this morning, we're guessing it wasn't a cheap pick-up (if TagTile was smart, that is.)

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Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

After making a blockbuster purchase of the number one and rising app hit Instagram this month for a whopping one billion dollars, Facebook board members are now being asked what the company plans on picking up next. Facebook is currently working with at least $4 billion MORE in cash right this minute as SF Gate reminds us, with a couple more billion on the way thanks to their $5 billion IPO announced months ago. Will Facebook start picking up 3rd party apps and services left and right now that they've perhaps opened the flood gates with Instagram?

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Facebook listing with Nasdaq

Facebook listing with Nasdaq

The social networking giant known as Facebook has been reported as working with Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to list their shares this summer as the most coveted newly listed Internet Business of this decade. Reports are that Facebook's stock will be working with the Nasdaq as a brand connection that's sure to bring even more attention to the already massively popular listing. Facebook PR has thus far declined to comment on the situation.

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Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, a first in the realms of social media and an extension of the patent feuds already blistering in Silicon Valley between smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple, Microsoft, and Motorola. Yahoo pulled the trigger today following reports last month that the company had been threatening legal action against the social network, proving it wasn't bluffing.

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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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