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Facebook launches new chatroom app … funnily enough, called Rooms

Facebook has launched a new app, called Rooms, that lets you create anonymous chatrooms and post about anything you want - without having to give your real name. Yes, because that is just what the internet needs at the moment - more anonymous loons. "Rooms, a Facebook Creative Labs app, is available today on iOS…

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Stuart O'ConnorFacebook launches new chatroom app … funnily enough, called Rooms
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Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

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Stuart O'ConnorNow Facebook will pay users to experiment on them
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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…

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Stuart O'ConnorWilliam Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

INTERVIEW: Kaspersky Lab's Costin Raiu on Android security, Twitter and cyber wars

Cybercrime is no longer exclusive to PCs and Macs, with hacks, spam, malware and trojans hitting smartphones, tablets and cloud storage services too. No-one knows this better than Costin Raiu of the security specialists at Kaspersky Lab. As the…

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Gerald LynchINTERVIEW: Kaspersky Lab's Costin Raiu on Android security, Twitter and cyber wars

Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

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Gerald LynchFacebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

MWC 2010: Facebook drops a dress size, goes "Zero" for mobile-lite version

Facebook has announced that it will be releasing a text-only, low bandwidth version of their social network called Facebook Zero, designed specifically with mobile phones in mind. It should please users and network operators alike; Facebookers get a super-fast version…

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Gerald LynchMWC 2010: Facebook drops a dress size, goes "Zero" for mobile-lite version

Now it has hit 300 million users how much bigger can Facebook get?

One of the problems it faces is that in key territories there are already local social networking sites that have a Facebook style stranglehold already. In Korea Cyworld, with its 24 million members, has managed to keep Facebook and its rivals at bay. In Central America the big player is Sonico and further south in countries like Argentina Hi5 sets the agenda

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Ashley NorrisNow it has hit 300 million users how much bigger can Facebook get?