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Facebook mobile payments aim to join Paypal, not compete

Facebook mobile payments aim to join Paypal, not compete

This week the folks at Facebook have revealed - in short - plans to unleash their own form of mobile payments for real-world products. Though on the surface it would seem that Facebook's creation of a so-called "mobile payment system" would interfere directly with what PayPal already has in place - including inside Facebook - both companies have send assurances that they've got "a great relationship" with one another.

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Instagram 4.1 adds video imports, photo straightening, more

Instagram 4.1 adds video imports, photo straightening, more

Instagram has pushed out a new version, adding video imports for iPhone and Android, as well as automatic photo straightening functionality for those using the iOS version. Instagram 4.1 builds on the video functionality introduced back in June by allowing users to open, edit, and share footage taken with their phone's native camera (or, indeed, another third-party app), including trimming them down to meet the fifteen second limit.

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Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook has revealed "Story Bumping", a new jolt of intelligence to the News Feed which the social network claims will do better at flagging up older stories friends have posted which it believes you'll still be interested in. Aiming to sift through the masses of links and content heavy Facebook users have to scroll past every day, surfacing articles that may have been missed but which the site's algorithms believe you may be particularly interested in reading, Story Bumping will go live from today.

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Zynga puts the kibosh on OMGPOP as woes increase

Zynga puts the kibosh on OMGPOP as woes increase

Modern times have not been kind to Zynga, the maker of online video games that once enjoyed wealth and prosperity as the top dog in the world of Facebook-centric games. Now others have arisen to fill the company's shoes (King of Candy Crush fame being one of them), and Zynga has been steadily suffering since. Gamers are losing interest in once-staples like Mafia Wars, FarmVille, and more, and once again the company has announced a closure.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S “5M” built with crowdsourced specs

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S “5M” built with crowdsourced specs

To celebrate having scored 5 million followers on Facebook, Porsche gave those followers the chance to provide input on a special edition 911 Carrera 4S called the 5M Porsche 911. After quite a bit of input, the vehicle has been built and shown off on Facebook in a gallery of images. Now those same users are being given a chance to get behind the wheel of the car via a contest that ends later this month.

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Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android has been updated to bring the Facebook Home cover feed over to the main app, where it can now be set as the Android lock screen. The feature, which pulls photos and posts from the user's friends list on Facebook and cycles through them, was previously limited to the Facebook Home app, but is now an option for a select range of Samsung, LG, and HTC devices running the social network's regular app.

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