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Facebook’s native Android app release tipped imminent

Facebook’s native Android app release tipped imminent

Facebook's native Android app is in final testing, insiders claim, with the software - a replacement for the little-loved HTML5 app currently available for Google's platform - nearly ready for primetime. Specific details of the new app weren't revealed, but according to Engadget's tipster it's being trialled internally with a full launch imminent. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had already conceded that the social site's HTML5 apps were woefully unsuitable.

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Facebook terminates fake accounts with extreme prejudice

Facebook terminates fake accounts with extreme prejudice

If you've got a business that has an extraordinary amount of likes on Facebook and have suddenly felt a bit lighter today, you're not alone: the social network has brought out the axe. This week Facebook has begun implementing many of the changes and rules they outlined in a very basic way several weeks ago regarding fake accounts and likes. If you've payed for likes from odd sources or are the sort of person who makes large amounts of fake accounts just to like your own products, you might be in for a wakeup call.

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Samsung’s latest Facebook marketing campaign overrun by Apple fans

Samsung’s latest Facebook marketing campaign overrun by Apple fans

Social networks can be a great tool for getting word of a new product out to your fans quickly, but as we've seen time and time again, using social networks as a marketing tool has a way of backfiring at the worst times. The latest example of this is Samsung, which thought it would be a good idea to ask the question, "If you could only take one electronic device on to a deserted island, what would it be?" on its Facebook page. The company posted an image of the Galaxy S III in a deserted island-like setting, obviously hoping that the majority of commenters would lean in that direction, or at least claim they would prefer to be stranded with a Samsung device.

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Facebook employees forced to use Android app until it’s better

Facebook employees forced to use Android app until it’s better

Most Android users will tell you in a heartbeat that the Facebook app for their OS of choice isn't quite up to par. In fact, it can pretty much be classified as terrible, while the iOS version provides an example of what the Android app should be. Facebook knows this, and as a result, it has started forcing its employees to use the Android app in an attempt to bring it up to snuff.

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Facebook stumped on 80% fake ad click accusations

Facebook stumped on 80% fake ad click accusations

Facebook has pleaded ignorance to accusations of widespread fake advert clicks, saying that it is unable to replicate what one company claimed amounted to a 5:1 ratio of bot action to real users. Music platform startup Limited Run came to attention earlier this week after revealing that its own analytics suggested the bulk of advert action was fake. However, Facebook is struggling to find the same evidence.

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Facebook Advertising expands to greater web

Facebook Advertising expands to greater web

It began with Zynga, or that's what they'll say, when the advertising world saw Facebook expand this day. Facebook spokesperson Tucker Bounds has been charged with letting the world know that Zynga is the first place where Facebook's advertising program will be expanding to - and you'll likely be seeing yourself happening upon these ads starting today should you head there. Zynga.com is where they're appearing, and not Zynga nor Facebook is commenting today beyond that.

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Nintendo Wii U three launch games teased on Facebook

Nintendo Wii U three launch games teased on Facebook

As the time before E3 continues to dwindle down, Nintendo is getting the hype gears churning. For the company, next month's trade show will be all about proving the Wii U's power to compete against big boys Sony and Microsoft. Last year, it was tech demos, this year, it will be games. Oh, and Nintendo better also harp on the fact that the Wii U is coming out this year, if it hopes to take any immediate excitement from its competitors.

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Facebook IPO prompts legal free-for-all

Facebook IPO prompts legal free-for-all

As Facebook's IPO "bungle" explodes on the legal scene this week, firms litigating against and defending NASDAQ, the banks that took Facebook public, and the public itself are running rampant. Law firms are being said to using this situation as a so-called "feeding frenzy" as quite a bit of cash is on the line. "I think we should expect a lot of finger pointing," so says Jacob Frenkel, partner at law firm Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker and a former enforcement lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, "that's the exact reason that this is going to be such an opportunity for law firms."

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Ghost Recon Commander hits Facebook early

Ghost Recon Commander hits Facebook early

This week the folks at Ubisoft are bringing their upcoming hit Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, to the world of heavy-duty gaming - but before that, they're bringing the series of Facebook. The newest game on the social networking platform is Ghost Recon: Commander, and it hits your senses like a small plastic bat. Of course this game is made in preparation for the big wallop of a club that is Future Soldier, so feel free to get your ammo stocked up here a day early!

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