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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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Facebook IPO and Hackathon set for Friday

Facebook IPO and Hackathon set for Friday

The past few weeks have been full of little surprises when it comes to Facebook and their Initial Public Offering which will take place this Friday, but none have been so encouraging as this: a new Hackathon in its honor. This tradition is long-standing at Facebook that they have a Hackathon whenever the time is ripe, and certainly no time is more ripe for the picking than on the eve of the company's first public shares offering. This event is taking place at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters and, curiously enough, also in Sao Paulo Brazil.

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General Motors ditches Facebook advertising

General Motors ditches Facebook advertising

Automotive behemoth General Motors has ditched its Facebook advertising plans, the car company has confirmed, though it intends to continue using the social network for free outreach to consumers. GM gave no specific reason publicly for its decision to cease using Facebook adverts, but a source familiar with the decision told WSJ that the campaigns "had little impact on consumers" and were not being seen as the best use of advertising budgets.

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Facebook testing paid highlighted posts

Facebook testing paid highlighted posts

Facebook may soon be worth A Lot Of Money, but what’s the plan to monetize that doesn’t involve advertisers? Turns out you may have to pay Facebook a small amount to promote highlighted posts. Facebook is reportedly testing the feature, which would charge users $2 in order to highlight important posts to gain more visibility and clicks.

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Facebook Instagram deal faces 6 month hold

Facebook Instagram deal faces 6 month hold

This week it seems that Facebook doesn't quite have full ownership of the photo taking and editing app Instagram - not yet, anyway. Before its $1 billion dollar deal can go through, the Financial Times reports an FTC regulatory probe must be completed - until then there will be a delay. The Federal Trade Commission has taken a "second request" after its first 30-day review of the deal, a review that at first happens with any deal in the United States that equals over $66 million dollars as a matter of course - and of course, there does seem to be some issues.

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Facebook Co-founder preps for IPO by renouncing US citizenship

Facebook Co-founder preps for IPO by renouncing US citizenship

As Facebook's Initial Public Offering inches closer and closer, co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his US citizenship for tax purposes. What this will do for him is cut down significantly on the cash he'll have to pay in to the USA once his end of the IPO money comes in. As Facebook rakes in what may end up being close to $11.8 billion in this IPO coming up soon, Saverin's cut will be somewhere around $3.84 billion USD.

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Reddit founder won’t invest in Facebook thanks to CISPA

Reddit founder won’t invest in Facebook thanks to CISPA

As you read this, tens of thousands of brokers and investors are scraping together every loose penny they can find to get a chunk of Facebook's initial public offering. But one technology investor won't be joining them: Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.com and current NYC-based angel investor. He's not concerned with bubbles or percentages, just with Facebook's corporate culture: he objects to the fact that the social networking giant supports the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA.

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Can Facebook convince you to give up your organs?

Can Facebook convince you to give up your organs?

It's time to get real about how powerful Facebook is as they today have begun encouraging users across their network to tap an "organ donor" button on their profiles and make their charity known. What you do when you actually become an organ donor is to promise the public that you'll allow doctors to take your organs (which you'll no longer be needing) and make good use of them. Is Facebook powerful enough to encourage a whole new generation of people to add themselves to the ranks of those kind enough to be a donor?

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