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Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook has no immediate plans to add adverts to its Paper newsreader app, according to COO Sheryl Sandberg, with other products in the social network's line-up likely to be squeezed for monetization first. The company is still in its early stages of analysis, Sandberg said, trying to figure out exactly how Paper users are actually interacting with the app, which combines personal social content from a circle of friends with broader news content from a number of categorized online sources.

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500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

Photography sharing site 500px has finally added mobile uploads to its iOS app, answering one of the loudest feature requests among users. The app, billed as a way for professional photographers to showcase their work while on the move, had previously worked in browse-only mode, showing galleries and allowing for comments but no actual new content to be uploaded.

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Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Private photo sharing service Path has finally updated its app for iOS 7, with a redesigned interface, simplified controls, and broader sharing options to link to other services. Path 3.4 pares back the UI to match the rest of Apple's "flattened" appearance for iOS 7, in addition to adding swipe support to move between messages and the homescreen.

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Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

This morning Bill Gates will be heading toward Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session that will include users from around the world and anyone and everyone that wishes to participate. Showing up in some extreme style right from the get-go, Gates let the world know he was going to hit Reddit with an image on Twitter that showed one massive Alien helping him hold up his confirmation sign. A confirmation such as this is required for a user - any user - to create a long-lasting "AMA" session.

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Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook has added editing tools to its Look Back video feature, allowing users to switch which uploaded photos, most-Liked posts, and other content from their time on the social network get included in the minute long clips. "A Look Back" videos were launched earlier this week as part of the site's tenth anniversary celebrations, curating a customized highlights video for each user based on their activity. However, many requested the ability to tweak which moments were included, functionality Facebook has just added.

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Facebook “Look Back” video editing confirmed incoming

Facebook “Look Back” video editing confirmed incoming

Facebook users unhappy with the custom curation of their "A Look Back" videos released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the social site will soon be able to edit what's included, it's been confirmed. The Look Back clips, roughly a minute long and made up of most-Liked, commented-on, and other highlight moments from each user's timeline since they joined the social network, were rolled out earlier this week, but some were disappointed by which parts were picked and which were left out.

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Facebook plans commemorative tools after father’s “A Look Back” video plea

Facebook plans commemorative tools after father’s “A Look Back” video plea

Facebook will create a special "A Look Back" clip for a father whose video plea for a memory of his son went viral and caught the attention of the social network. John Berlin turned to YouTube to ask Mark Zuckerberg & Co. to bend the rules and release the video curated from his son's account, after Jesse Berlin passed away in early January at 21. Not only has Facebook agreed to "cut some red tape" it also revealed that it had plans for a new policy to make commemorating those who used the site more formal.

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