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Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly the company that's planning on building a $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa. Before, everything was kept hush-hush, and the only thing we knew about the data center was that it was referred to by officials as the cryptic "Project Catapult". Des Moines Register stated that it spoke with lawmakers about Catapult and discovered that it is Facebook who is behind the project.

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Facebook reportedly hires former Apple manager Richard Williamson

Facebook reportedly hires former Apple manager Richard Williamson

Back in November, word surfaced that Apple's Richard Williamson was given the boot as part of a change in the Maps team. Now sources have again talked to Bloomberg, this time saying that Facebook has hired him as a manager with its mobile software group. The alleged hiring is said to have happened sometime in the "past couple of weeks." The info comes from two sources who are said to be familiar with the dealings.

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GM adds Facebook ads back to promo portfolio

GM adds Facebook ads back to promo portfolio

Facebook and General Motors are bosom advertising buddies once more, with the car company returning to the social network to promote the Chevrolet Sonic, just short of a year after claiming it saw little return from ads on the site. The lure has been "newly available targeting and measurement capabilities on Facebook," Chevrolet marketing VP Chris Perry told AdAge, and will see the GM model pushed through the latest "Find New Roads" campaign.

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Facebook Home revealed: a family of apps for any Android device

Facebook Home revealed: a family of apps for any Android device

This week Facebook has revealed a software experience for any Android device they call "Home." This experience is a family of apps for any Android device that's been teased to work on not just the HTC device we've already been teased with, but any Android device you've got in your pocket right now. This system is build around people, not apps, as Zuckerberg spoke about, and is not a full re-work of Android.

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Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Executives from Facebook have revealed that game developers generated around $2.8 billion in revenue last year. Sean Ryan, Facebook's Director of Game Partnerships, spoke at the Game Developers Conference trying to entice more developers to join Facebook's gaming platform. Ryan stated, "Anywhere in the games business we are investing heavily." Ryan rolled out a bunch of impressive statistics to get more developers on board.

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Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

It's about time we had another suggestion for a Facebook phone - it's been about 2 months since we last spoke about the concept and we've only had a couple of years between the first HTC Facebook phone in the ChaCha and now. So what's this newest concept all about? It's all about reviving the relative failure that was the HTC Salsa for a whole new generation - but why? Why would HTC and Facebook do such a thing?

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Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Retro arcade machines, an on-site print shop tongue-in-cheek known as "the propaganda wing", and the general feel of a dorm room: it can only be Facebook's HQ. The BBC took a video tour around the Silicon Valley headquarters of the social networking company, coming across the usual start-up must-haves of free bikes, meals, and even laundry facilities, wrapped up in a design attitude that attempts to channel Mark Zuckerberg's more humble origins despite the hundred-billion dollar floatation.

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Facebook’s Vine Whine

Facebook’s Vine Whine

Twitter's new Vine social video service, a "video Instagram" of sorts for sharing six second blasts of video content, has fallen afoul of Facebook, with users blocked from raiding their Facebook friends for new contacts. Vine, which launched as a free iOS app yesterday, attempts to kickstart the sharing process by pulling in other users from Twitter and Facebook accounts; however, shortly after the app went live, those trying to import contacts from Facebook were faced with a message that the functionality had been disabled.

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Is every phone the Facebook phone?

Is every phone the Facebook phone?

Facebook may refuse to deliver what the rumor-mill wants - an own-brand smartphone to take on the iPhone - but that's not to say it isn't following a cuckoo-style mobile strategy, progressively infesting handsets from other vendors. The company's new free voice calling service, quietly revealed in the aftermath of the Facebook Graph Search announcement, is the latest in a growing suite of mobile products that, while lacking the eye-catching appeal of a glossy slab of hardware, nonetheless shows that the social network finally has a mobile strategy.

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Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

This week there's been more than one claim against the growing state of Facebook and its most powerful purchased ecosystem: Instagram. What we're seeing for the latter is a chart from AppStats that cuts their active user numbers in half, while Facebook is facing claims that they've lost 600,000 users in a month. That's not a whole lot compared to the number of people who use Facebook every day, but you'll find that Facebook isn't about to see claims against its popularity go unchecked.

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