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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

It’s Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a “singer” — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he’s not backward in coming forward when something displeases …

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Facebook adds a “save for later” button

Facebook has added a button that will let users save an item on their feed to read later – brilliant for if you come across an interesting sounding link whilst just doing a quick browse on the bus. The way it will work is pretty similar to the likes of Pocket or Instapaper. On Facebook’s mobile app if you’re on …

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Facebook is testing a ‘buy’ button

Amazon recently rolled out a “buy now” feature for its followers on Twitter, and now it seems that Facebook is looking at a similar feature for its website. Facebook said this week that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages. “With this feature, people on desktop or …

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Facebook Messenger finally comes to iPad

Yesterday afternoon without much fanfare Facebook snuck out an update to its Facebook Messenger app, which finally brings the chat client to iPad. The Messenger client, which has proved controversial, has been available on iPhone for some time now -…

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Facebook buys video ad firm LiveRail

Facebook has bought online video advertising platform LiveRail for a reported $500m (£292m), the Daily Telegraph reports. The Telegraph says that the San Francisco-based company's technology automatically pairs video ads with the videos that appear on many websites, such as…

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Facebook defends super-creepy psychological newsfeed study

Over the weekend it emerged that last year Facebook carried out a study in 2012 on the impact of its news feed algorithms on the emotions of users… by deliberately manipulating their news feeds. Now the engineer behind it has…

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Oculus buy the company that designed Xbox 360 controller

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift VR headset, which itself was recently acquired by Facebook has just bought a rather interesting company itself. It seems the Facebook cash is turning out to be very useful. According to Bit-Tech,…

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5 things to do when Facebook is down

1) Actually do some work Start with the obvious. Remember the reason you came into the office in the first place? It wasn't to sit at a desk and silently judge the people you used to go to school with….

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