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Facebook Settlement


Facebook reported in mid-June that it would be settling the lawsuit. However, initial reports did not detail which charities would be getting the $10 million.


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Timeline Facebook Mobile


The Timeline view has been available for personal profile pages for quite some time, and was made available via mobile around the same time as it was on the web. Timeline for Pages on mobile devices, however, has taken a bit longer to hit the scene.


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Facebook groups read reciepts


Members will soon be able to see exactly who has viewed each update posted to a Group, Facebook announced Wednesday. Below each post appears “Seen by” followed by a number; users can hover over the text to see who read each message and when they read it. The feature, which Facebooks calls “read receipts,” also work on mobile.


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Let you play games in google hangouts video


Tabletop Forge is a Google+ application that allows you to play online board games inside a Google+ Hangout. It allows users to play a variety of dice games and strategy games with players around the world, while using the video chat feature. Users can also create and play on user-generated boards, or load maps and monsters to play within the app.


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Facebook mobile ad apps


Facebook engineers are said to have created software that can track what apps a user has downloaded. By using this information, Facebook can determine other apps that may appeal to them, serving up ads for those apps in the news feeds on their phones or tablets. Typically, Facebook users only see ads in the news feed from brands they’ve “Liked,” but this system would serve app ads whether they’ve liked the brand or not.


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Facebook Tab Engagement down


Facebook’s Timeline redesign profoundly altered the appearance and the function of brand Pages.

It’s also significantly affected the degree to which fans interact with tabs, which point you to different content at the top of the Page.


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Euro 2012 Who won on Twitter


Europe’s once-every-four-years spectacle was full of memorable moments on the pitch — brilliance from Cristiano Ronaldo, the stellar play of Italian wildcard Mario Balotelli and the passion of his Azzurri teammate Gianluigi Buffon, just to scratch the surface.


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GM Facebook returns Ads


General Motors, which very publicly yanked its $10 million in advertising from Facebook a few days before that company’s IPO in May, is in talks to return as an advertiser, according to reports.


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DessertVille the driest game on Facebook


Think the average Facebook game is boring? You ain’t been bored ’til you’ve played DesertVille, an insipid little app imagined by YouTube animator some grey bloke.

DessertVille on the other hand — we could get into that.

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Moms most influenced brand likes on facebook


The survey showed that moms are the group of consumers most likely to follow their favorite brands on social media. It also found that 2 in 3 readers learn about brands via “likes” from blogs, with moms and 18-34-year-olds particularly influenced by brand mentions. Sixty-six percent of blog readers answered that a promotion by a blogger influences their purchase decisions online.


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