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Facebook Live leaked to soon have celebrities paid to use it

Facebook Live leaked to soon have celebrities paid to use it

Everyone is aiming to cash in on the livestreaming business these days, but it seems that Facebook will be cashing out first before that happens. Leaked documents seen by The Wall Street Journal reveal that Facebook has just signed deals with 140 media companies and celebrities which will distribute no less than $50 million among them. The purpose of the deal? To generate livestreaming content to keep its Facebook Live hub populated and prevent it from descending into obsolescence. And, of course, to keep Facebook users hooked on the service, generating traffic and, therefore, revenue.

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Facebook now allows videos posted in comments

Facebook now allows videos posted in comments

Facebook fans have a new way that they can add comments to posts from friends. As of yesterday, Facebook activated a feature that started at the 50th Hackathon held by the social network. With the new feature in place, users can upload videos into comments and replies on posts. Facebook says that this makes it more engaging and immersive for conversations that folks have.

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Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to sell tickets via Facebook

Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to sell tickets via Facebook

Fans of live music will have two new ways to buy concert and event tickets via Facebook. Ticketmaster is set to begin selling tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April. The move comes as customers for many firms spend less time on websites and more time on social networks like Facebook via mobile apps. Facebook is one of the top destinations for mobile app and social network users.

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Facebook Messenger gets KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bot

Facebook Messenger gets KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bot

Facebook Messenger has announced that it has a new bot that is running in some locations with a wider rollout coming in the following days. The bot is the first for an airline partner and that airline is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. To use the bot when you book a ticket with the airline, you have to choose to receive info via Facebook Messenger.

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Google Photos can make albums for you when you’re too lazy to

Google Photos can make albums for you when you’re too lazy to

Admit it, it has happened to you too. We've all been there. Everything starts with good intentions, taking dozens, if not hundreds, of photos on your last dream vacation. Or those scrumptious meals you devoured on your culinary odyssey. While we may upload one or two on social media immediately, many more remain gather virtual dust inside our computers or mobile devices. Knowing how painfully tedious that process can be, Google is applying the full force of its image algorithms to turn Google Photos into you own personal, album-making assistant.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

It will unlikely be ranked among Nintendo's top grossing games, especially since it's available for free, but Miitomo might have just landed a place in the gaming company's hall of fame. Not only is it Nintendo's first mobile game, if you could really call it that, it also managed to grab 1 million registered users in the first three days since it launched. Considering that's just in Japan, that is an impressive number which could bode well for its future and give pundits and naysayers food for thought.

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Google turns to 4chan founder moot for social reboot

Google turns to 4chan founder moot for social reboot

The founder of controversial messageboard 4chan, a place often described as part of the internet's dark underbelly, might not be the obvious candidate to join "Do No Evil" Google. Still, that's just what's happened, with Chris Poole - aka moot - announcing this week that he's climbing into bed with the search giant.

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VR will be the most “anti-social” social platform

VR will be the most “anti-social” social platform

Thanks to the wonders of technology and the Internet, we are able to connect with friends and family, share with them our experiences and interests, wherever they are in the world. However, most of the time, we can only do so if they happen to be on the same service as we are. Sounds familiar? That's basically the structure behind every social network walled garden. And that is going to be the case with VR as well. At Samsung's UNPACKED event at MWC 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prophesied that VR will be the next platform, meaning the next social platform. Problem is, VR, as it is today, is inherently anti-social.

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Facebook Birthday Cam wants you to interact more with your friends

Facebook Birthday Cam wants you to interact more with your friends

Facebook knows that you probably aren't interacting much with your friends when it comes to their birthdays. All most of us do is type "Happy Birthday" on their timeline when Facebook prompts us that it's time for their birthday. Facebook wants to change that impersonal birthday interaction and is giving friends a new tool to use called Birthday Cam.

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AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR is an interesting take on making the virtual reality experience a more social, shared one between friends. One way to think of it is like a Second Life, the online shared world where people can customize avatars and personal spaces, but updated for the future of virtual reality. Now entering the world of AltspaceVR has become a lot more mobile friendly, as their app has come to the Samsung Gear VR.

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Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Star Wars fans who want to celebrate their geeky side this week during the build up to the launch of the latest film in the franchise will want to hear about the new profile pic possibility for their Facebook profiles. Facebook users can get temporary Star Wars profile pics that overlay a lightsaber in front of their profile pics.

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Facebook Security Checkup for Android protects your account

Facebook Security Checkup for Android protects your account

Facebook has announced the launch of a new tool that will help Android users to secure their accounts and profiles from nefarious sorts. The tool is called Security Checkup and it is available right now. Security checkup allows users to review their account and add more security with easy access controls.

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