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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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Facebook Home Review

Facebook Home Review

Is your smartphone social? Facebook isn't convinced it is and so, in lieu of one true Facebook Phone, it wants to make over every Android smartphone in its image, courtesy of Facebook Home. The new launcher will start its spread on a select range of Android devices, as well as dedicated handsets like the HTC First, from April 12, but it demands a hefty commitment: gone is the usual, flexible Android homescreen, replaced by a new UI that puts sharing front and center. Walled garden or the place where social grows? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Facebook addresses Home privacy concerns

Facebook addresses Home privacy concerns

Since its unveiling, many individuals have been vocal about Facebook Home concerns, speculating about privacy and what information the service many gather. To mitigate the worries and clarify the issues, Facebook has released answers to several questions that have been posed repeatedly, talking about what information it gathers, how privacy works with it, and more.

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Angelfire site may be Mark Zuckerberg’s first website

Angelfire site may be Mark Zuckerberg’s first website

A link to a very 90s-looking Angelfire website surfaced over at Hacker News, with the poster claiming that it belongs to Mark Zuckerberg, who would have created it when he was just 15-years-old. The website is full of all sorts of interesting things, ranging from a GPA calculator for "all you psychos, myself included, who obsess over grades," to a blinking yellow eyeball welcoming visitors to "the only site where a yellow eye blinks at you."

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Nearly 50% of all Instagram users are on Android

Nearly 50% of all Instagram users are on Android

It has been exactly a year since Instagram launched its app on Android, and it has proven to be a very smart move on Instagram's part. Instagram states that Android users are on par with iOS users, each sharing around 50% of Instagram's user base of over 100 million people. The impressive part is that Android's Instagram app was released a year and a half after the app was released on iOS, and it has already managed to catch-up with it.

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Google+ launches support for full-size photo uploads from desktop

Google+ launches support for full-size photo uploads from desktop

Android smartphone users with a Google+ account know the convenience of having the full size of their photographs uploaded to the account, providing a no-hassle backup of the content that is easy to access and share later on. Now that same full-size photo upload feature has been rolled out for desktop users, who can upload and store full-size images from their computer starting today.

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