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Facebook for Business launch highlights Google+ shortcomings

Facebook for Business launch highlights Google+ shortcomings

Facebook has taken advantage of Google's tardiness over business profiles on Google+ and launched its own Facebook for Business subsite. While not actually delivering any new features, Facebook for Business instead pulls together into a single place all of the social networking elements a brand might need to know to launch and run a fan page, including advice on dealing with customer feedback and how to create customized adverts.

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Spotify Will Not Be Exclusive Partner To Facebook Music

Spotify Will Not Be Exclusive Partner To Facebook Music

The popular European music streaming service, Spotify, is ready to make a splash with its U.S. launch this week. A recently leaked internal document of Spotify's marketing plan along with rumors of deep Spotify integration into Facebook suggested a tight partnership between the two companies. However, new reports reveal that Spotify does not have an exclusive deal with Facebook for the social network's upcoming music service.

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Android flaw could see Google & Facebook accounts snatched over WiFi

Android flaw could see Google & Facebook accounts snatched over WiFi

Google has admitted that it is working on a second attempt to fix an Android security hole that could see usernames and passwords for Google Calendar, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and other services stolen and used by third-parties. Researchers from the University of Ulm in Germany discovered that Android has been using cleartext authentication tokens containing login credentials valid for up to fourteen days; they could be intercepted if the Android device was connected via an unencrypted WiFi network, and the details extracted and used to gain unofficial access to the accounts.

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Facebook denies HTC phone rumors

Facebook denies HTC phone rumors

Facebook has denied reports that HTC is making a Facebook-branded smartphone, with a spokesperson suggesting "the rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown." According to Dan Rose, Facebook's head of business development, the speculation is simply over-assumption based on "just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs and integrated them into their device in an interesting way."

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Paul Allen patent case against Google, Apple, Facebook & more thrown out

Paul Allen patent case against Google, Apple, Facebook & more thrown out

Billionaire Paul Allen's patent case against Google, Apple, Facebook and several other big-name companies has been dismissed, with US District Judge Marsha Pechman claiming that "the allegations in the complaint are spartan" and insufficiently specific. Allen and his lawyers now have until December 28 2010 to re-file an amended complaint, something which, according to the WSJ, the team intends to do.

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Microsoft Offer of $15 BILLION Rejected by Facebook

Microsoft Offer of $15 BILLION Rejected by Facebook

Mind you, before you start thinking "but that's not a lot of money, right?", you've got to consider that this offer didn't come in just yesterday. News of it, however, DID just come in TODAY via LeWeb over in Paris, where at "How to get acquired," one of the many panels held at the conference, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Strategy and Acquisitions Fritz Lanman spoke in reply to a question host Loic Le Meur. The question was one concerning a rumor started in the book "The Facebook Effect" by David Kirkpatrick saying Microsoft tried several times. Turns out that's true -at least part of it.

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Facebook Places Available for Newest BlackBerry Update

Facebook Places Available for Newest BlackBerry Update

If you're using a BlackBerry device and have some evelovin Facebook working on there, you should be receiving a notice to upgrade to Facebook for BlackBerry v1.9 - this version also available in BlackBerry App World if you just can't wait. Inside this new update several features are included with the inclusion of Facebook Places. You can now Check In and "add a Place" and tag friends - within a 1.25 mile radius of your location you may either select from available nearby places or add a place if one doesn't yet exist. Next, view the places where your friends have checked in. Sound familiar?

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