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Facebook Q3 2013 earnings have company grow by leaps and bounds

Facebook Q3 2013 earnings have company grow by leaps and bounds

This afternoon Facebook’s financial Q3 report included word that the company was running up on expectations for growth, beating both 3-month and 6-month totals over the 2012 season at this time. This earnings report included word from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that “the next phase of our company” was ready to unfurl. Facebook’s report began with word that they’d also attained a powerful 728 daily active users on average for the month of September, an increase of 25% compared to the same period in 2012.

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Momentage combines multimedia shares into single posts

Momentage combines multimedia shares into single posts

Momentage, a new multimedia sharing app and social network, officially launched last week. The app lets you snap photos, shoot videos, add sound clips, write descriptions, and arrange it all as "moments" which you can quickly share to the Momentage network, Twitter, and Facebook. Shared moments take the form of media collages which can be viewed in-app or on the Web.

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Google+ Auto Awesome Movie: works in manual mode as well

Google+ Auto Awesome Movie: works in manual mode as well

This week the folks at Google have introduced a total of 18 new features to the Google+ social network, including a new "Auto Awesome" feature for movies. This feature takes the same feature that'd been introduced for Google+ photos and applies it - in a unique movie way - to movies uploaded to Google+. This system works in an automatic way, but can also be edited or used completely manually to create video online.

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Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

If you've not tried to search through your images on Google+ with what Google calls Computer Vision, you really should take a peek. What Google had done today is to add a new wave of terms to what you've already been able to do since earlier this year: search through your photos with search terms (words), even if you've not tagged your photos previously. Search for the color red in your photos and you'll find a collection of red photos - search for the word Vespa, and you'll find all the photos you've taken of a Vespa.

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Google+ event taking place online tomorrow morning

Google+ event taking place online tomorrow morning

This week the folks at Google responsible for hyping up announcements have done a fine job of it - not least of all because they've got a few devices waiting in the wings. Here this afternoon we've seen Vic Gundotra also announce the appearance of a new set of Google+ social networking features to be formally revealed at a morning event held online. This broadcast will be done through Google+ itself

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Facebook resumes allowing beheadings as double-standards row reignites

Facebook resumes allowing beheadings as double-standards row reignites

Facebook has confirmed that it will resume allowing depictions of graphic violence, such as photos and videos of beheadings, to be posted on Timelines and Pages. It outright banned decapitation media from the site in May of this year when the Family Online Safety Institute made a formal complaint to the social networking giant, which lets children aged 13 years and older use the service. Facebook's rationale for this reversal is that it allows people "to condemn" violence. Meanwhile, women's breasts are still banned.

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Facebook down for wall posts, status, and payments, it’s not just you

Facebook down for wall posts, status, and payments, it’s not just you

This morning the folks responsible for keeping an eye on uptime for Facebook components of all kinds up and running have reported downtime for their Payments system specifically, while reports of downtime for statuses and wall posts have also appeared across the USA. The status updates on the Payments system for Facebook can be found at the official Facebook developers live status webpage, currently reporting "Payments is down" since 7:41 AM today. It would appear that the Payments system was also having trouble back on the 4th of October as well as the 11th, both time having resolved statuses day-of.

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NYCC organizer ReedPop spams attendee Twitter accounts

NYCC organizer ReedPop spams attendee Twitter accounts

The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in ID badges for this year's New York Comic Con were used to spam attendees' Twitter accounts the moment they walked into the Javits Center. The spam took the form of overly enthusiastic tweets like "#NYCC is the Best Four Days of my Year!" and "So much pop culture to digest! Can’t. handle. the. awesome.", followed by a link to the NYCC page on Facebook. Attendees were not warned ahead of time about this, and the spamming was intentional.

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