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Facebook sending out emails for “Sponsored Stories” lawsuit settlement

Facebook sending out emails for “Sponsored Stories” lawsuit settlement

Back in December, you might remember when Facebook offered to settle a class-action lawsuit that saw the social network illegally use its users' "Like" information on various Sponsored Stories. Instead of taking it to court, the company decided to settle to the tune of $20 million, and if you received an email about the settlement, it means that you're entitled to up to $10 if you fill out a claims form.

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French government replaces Twitter hashtag with “mot-dièse”

French government replaces Twitter hashtag with “mot-dièse”

This isn't the first time that the French have gotten involved with shenanigans on Twitter, but today the French government has announced that they're getting rid of the hashtag and replacing it with what they're calling the "mot-dièse," or "sharp-word." However, citizens of France won't be required to adopt the new style, but the government will be using it for now on in official documentation.

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Zuckerberg describes difference between Graph Search and Web Search

Zuckerberg describes difference between Graph Search and Web Search

Remember Facebook's "come and see what we're building" event? Yeah, that's today. And the first thing that CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled was a new feature called Graph Search. It essentially will give people the power and tools to take a cut of the graph to form any query they want. However, Zuckerberg was adamant that Graph Search was not the same thing as traditional web search.

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Facebook testing $100 charge to message strangers

Facebook testing $100 charge to message strangers

Facebook is at it again, folks. The social network giant is testing out yet another new feature, and this time it's almost too ridiculous to believe. Facebook is testing a new service that charges you $100 to send a message to a stranger. So, instead of having the message land in their "Other" inbox, it will go straight to their main inbox.

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Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare rolled out a minor new feature today that lets your Facebook or Twitter friends "like" your Foursquare check-ins even if they're not connected as your friend on Foursquare. For now on, when you share your Foursquare check-ins with friends on Twitter or Facebook who are also on Foursquare, they'll be able to like it, regardless of friend status on Foursquare.

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