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Facebook changes lax policy, bans decapitation videos

Facebook changes lax policy, bans decapitation videos

Facebook has been criticized over the years for banning things people feel shouldn't be banned, such as perfectly innocent pictures that resemble, at first glance, something obscene. While the social network may seem trigger-happy when it comes to banning certain content, they have been surprisingly lax when it comes to graphic videos of decapitation. That has finally changed, with the company saying it will pull the content.

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Twitter for Glass app confirmed by LeWeb founder

Twitter for Glass app confirmed by LeWeb founder

Yesterday, we reported that tweets were being spotted on Twitter containing pictures sent from an app called Twitter for Glass, with the evidence later being deleted and remaining only in the form of screenshots. While there was speculation that the images could, perhaps, be Photoshopped, there was more than a few things indicating the tweets - and app - were real. Fortunately, we didn't have too wait long for confirmation.

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Twitter makes ads program available to all users

Twitter makes ads program available to all users

Twitter's advertisement program was only available for several businesses in the past, but in order to generate more ad revenue this year, Twitter has decided to make its advertisement program available to anyone and everyone. The ads program allows users and small businesses to promote their brand and their products through promoted tweets and accounts. The tweets can be adjusted to appeal to the general public, or only to a targeted audience.

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Foursquare CEO says company is generating more revenue than ever

Foursquare CEO says company is generating more revenue than ever

Despite the public's perception of Foursquare, Foursquare's CEO Dennis Crowley says that the company is doing fine, and that it's not struggling at all. Crowley participated in TechCrunch's Disrupt NY event, where he discussed Foursquare's current state and how it's generating the supposed "big" revenue Crowley claims. Though at times, he does keep things a bit too hush hush to reassure anyone.

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Google shuttering Meebo Bar to focus on Google+

Google shuttering Meebo Bar to focus on Google+

Google has announced it will retire the Meebo Bar, the last remaining part of its 2012 social network acquisition, on June 6, instead focusing its efforts on fleshing out Google+. Meebo, which Google bought in June last year, offered a combination of chat, social sharing, and integration with Google+ and other networks from the Meebo Bar; Google promptly axed all but the last component just over a month after buying the company.

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White House joins Tumblr, says to expect GIFs

White House joins Tumblr, says to expect GIFs

The Obama Administration is once again dipping into social media, this time announcing the creation of an account on Tumblr, which is currently composed of a single post and image. Says the White House, the Tumblr will be used in conjunction with the administration's other social media accounts to help make it the "most open and accessible administration in history."

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Twitter to make “big” announcement on Good Morning America tomorrow

Twitter to make “big” announcement on Good Morning America tomorrow

Leave it to Twitter to make announcements in a way that is, shall we say, atypical in nature. Good Morning America just sent out a tweet stating that Twitter will be making a "BIG" announcement tomorrow morning on the show. Twitter hasn't made any announcement on its own account, and while we have no idea what they're going to announce, there are a couple of possibilities.

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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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Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

The folks at Bloomberg chatted with two sources said to be involved in some private talks that Twitter is undergoing with Viacom and NBCUniversal about offering their content on the microblogging service. The sources, who won't named, said that discussions with Viacom concern displaying TV show clips and ads, but the subject of its talks with NBCUniversal weren't specified.

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