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Facebook marking down gifts as much as 80%

Facebook marking down gifts as much as 80%

Facebook is apparently marking down gifts from its marketplace in order to get more people to use it. Not only that, but you'll also be given the option to "give a gift" whenever your friends get a new job, a promotion, or give birth to a child. Facebook is going to great depths to market its own marketplace. Perhaps it should utilize its own, newly updated custom audiences tool. It could benefit from better targeted marketing, and it can't really boast about the success rate of its tool if its own marketplace isn't doing so well.

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Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro, arguably one of the best Twitter clients available for the Android operating system, has just reached its 100,000 token limit set by Twitter. The limit was set by Twitter back in August of last year, and it limits 3rd party apps, who utilize Twitter's main features, to only 100,000 users. Falcon Pro has hit this limit only 3 months after it launched its app, catching them by surprise.

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Facebook’s Vine Whine

Facebook’s Vine Whine

Twitter's new Vine social video service, a "video Instagram" of sorts for sharing six second blasts of video content, has fallen afoul of Facebook, with users blocked from raiding their Facebook friends for new contacts. Vine, which launched as a free iOS app yesterday, attempts to kickstart the sharing process by pulling in other users from Twitter and Facebook accounts; however, shortly after the app went live, those trying to import contacts from Facebook were faced with a message that the functionality had been disabled.

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Could Google+ Eat Evernote?

Could Google+ Eat Evernote?

Information is pointless if you can't find it when you need it. That's the ethos that has driven search engines like Google just as it has "digital notebook" services like Evernote, and it's also the reason why Google+ could eat Evernote's lunch if it put its mind to it. With the news of Facebook's one billion active users, questions as to how Google+ will compete with Zuckerberg's empire have inevitably surfaced; of course, the best way to stay relevant is to offer something completely different altogether.

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Shaky self-promotion: Facebook’s cash-milking and vague 600m mobile monetization

Shaky self-promotion: Facebook’s cash-milking and vague 600m mobile monetization

Monetization makes you do crazy things, and none perhaps so crazy as Facebook encouraging users to promote their own lives so as to make them stand out among their friends. The promoted posts trials allowing individuals to highlight particular updates for a fee is one of the odder transitions from business Facebook use to personal users; meanwhile, founder Mark Zuckerberg tells BusinessWeek he's "optimistic" about mobile monetization, but falls short of actually outlining Facebook's plans to squeeze cash out of the 600m mobile users.

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Facebook launches new Gifts service

Facebook launches new Gifts service

As it stands, you can do a lot with Facebook. You can stalk your ex-lovers, you can show the world pictures of what you'll be eating for dinner, and you can annoy almost every single one of your Facebook friends at the same time by constantly posting statuses of a political nature. Soon, you'll be able to buy your friends real world gifts though Facebook with a new service called - you guessed it - Facebook Gifts.

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Path 2.5 adds larger photos, movie sharing, and nudging

Path 2.5 adds larger photos, movie sharing, and nudging

The private social network app, Path, has seen an update to version 2.5 for iOS and Android that adds some new functionality. Photos have seen a big improvement in the app, now spanning the full width of the phone’s screen as users scroll through their timeline. Instagram-esque filters can now be applied to photos as they’re taken, and a quick single tap will begin recording video so that you don’t miss out on any action. Users can also take a photo using the volume button on the iPhone, just like in the regular Camera app.

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