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Zuckerberg sells as Facebook offers new shares
Zuckerberg sells as Facebook offers new shares

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will sell a chunk of his stake in the company, cashing in some $2.3 billion, as part of a new share offering by the huge social network.

Zuckerberg sells as Facebook offers new shares
Prismatic chief Bradford Cross. Photo courtesy of pandawhale.com
Prismatic social network follows interests

Prismatic chief Bradford Cross believes that online social networks should go beyond following people to pursuing interests.

Prismatic social network follows interests
Twitter adds photo sharing to direct messages
Twitter adds photo sharing to direct messages

Updated mobile software rolled out Tuesday by Twitter lets smartphone users send pictures in direct, personal messages seen only by recipients instead of being shared publicly on the social network.

Twitter adds photo sharing to direct messages
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Taking pictures to remember may help you forget

Taking a picture to help you remember something might end up having the opposite effect, according to research published in the United States.

Taking pictures to remember may help you forget
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Facebook joins NYU in artificial intelligence lab

Facebook unveiled plans Monday on a partnership with New York University for a new center for artificial intelligence, aimed at harnessing the huge social network's massive trove of data.

Facebook joins NYU in artificial intelligence lab
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1.6 billion people on social networks: study

An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday.

1.6 billion people on social networks: study
Google Glass gets music integration
Google Glass gets music integration

Google's new Internet-connected eyewear will have music too.

Google Glass gets music integration
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Facebook relaxes rules for teen sharing

Facebook began letting teenagers publicly share posts Wednesday as the social network moved to bolster appeal to youth and advertisers.

Facebook relaxes rules for teen sharing
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Nazarbayev calls students to stay out of social networks

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has advised school students to stop wasting their time in social networks.

Nazarbayev calls students to stay out of social networks
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Facebook lets users showcase posts on other websites

Facebook on Wednesday began letting people share social network posts at blogs or other spots on the Internet.

Facebook lets users showcase posts on other websites
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'

The United States on Wednesday denounced as "repulsive" an Instagram site by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it did not reflect the reality of the civil war.

US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
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U.S. journalist to teach Kazakhstan media use Twitter and Facebok

Journalism and social media expert Sonia Smith is visiting Astana on July 12-13.

U.S. journalist to teach Kazakhstan media use Twitter and Facebok
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Facebook reveals details of US data requests

Facebook revealed Friday it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.

Facebook reveals details of US data requests
Facebook adds Twitter-style hashtags for topics
Facebook adds Twitter-style hashtags for topics

Facebook on Wednesday added Twitter-style hashtags to help the more than one billion members of the social network tune into topics of interest at the leading social network.

Facebook adds Twitter-style hashtags for topics
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Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members

Facebook on Wednesday said it will delete beheading videos being shared at the leading social network as it re-evaluates its policy regarding whether such content is acceptable.

Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. ©REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Zuckerberg paid more than $2 bln at Facebook in 2012

Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg scored more than $2 billion worth of stock and $503,000 in base pay last year for running the world's leading social network.

Zuckerberg paid more than $2 bln at Facebook in 2012
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'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4

Facebook fueled fresh talk Friday about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week.

'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4
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Amazon.com buys book lovers website Goodreads

Amazon.com on Thursday announced that it is buying book lovers social network Goodreads in a move that could give Kindle tablets an edge over rival electronic readers.

Amazon.com buys book lovers website Goodreads
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Facebook lets friends send gift cards

Facebook on Thursday began letting social network members in the United States send friends gift cards for purchases at participating shops or restaurants.

Facebook lets friends send gift cards
One third of polled Kazakhstan residents don't want to add their colleagues to Friends List at social networks' accounts.
1/3 of Kazakhstan doesn’t Friend colleagues in social networks

Kazakhstan HR company polled 2000 employees and found that 75% of the respondents add their colleagues to their Friends lists.

1/3 of Kazakhstan doesn’t Friend colleagues in social networks