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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Facebook now lets app developers target their ads to specific smartphone and tablet models   —  Facebook is giving advertisers and developers the ability to target ads at specific smartphones and tablets.  The new parameters will allow them to specify not only a specific mobile OS …
Jul 23, 2014, 1:00 AMIn context
William Shatner:
William Shatner reviews Facebook Mentions, calls it “ill conceived”   —  Facebook Mentions Versus Facebook Pages Apps  —  I want to talk and compare an app that most of you don't have access to: Facebook Mentions and compare it to the Pages App that anyone who has a Facebook page can download and use.
Jul 22, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Greg Brockman / Stripe Blog:
Stripe CTO explains how a Bitcoin-based global payments network could improve the existing financial system   —  Bitcoin: the Stripe perspective  —  Many people have remarked that Bitcoin resembles the internet in the early 90s: we haven't yet built the Googles that will make it accessible …
Jul 21, 2014, 4:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's $2 Billion Acquisition Of Oculus Closes, Now Official   —  Facebook now owns Oculus.  The $2 billion acquisition deal of the virtual reality pioneer announced in March has been approved by regulators and today become official.  The FCC's anti-trust team greenlighted the deal in April.
Jul 21, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages   —  Two years after acqhiring read-it-later startup Spool, Facebook today launched a basic Pocket competitor called Save.  It's a feature for iOS, Android, and web that lets you store links from News Feed …
Jul 21, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Buzzfeed now receives more traffic from Pinterest than from Twitter   —  Nailed It: Buzzfeed Cracks The Pinterest Code  —  Buzzfeed is one of of the fastest growing media companies ever, with a monthly audience of 150 million and counting, thanks chiefly to its unmatched understanding of what people will read or share on Facebook.
Jul 20, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges   —  Select Netflix members are getting a chance to hide viewing of embarrassing titles from logs, recommendations and Facebook friends.  —  We've all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix …
Jul 18, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Oculus preparing motion controllers to complement its forthcoming goggles   —  Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear  —  Facebook's virtual reality company is readying motion control prototypes for its headsets to offer a more immersive experience for consumers.  —  Sarah Tew
Jul 17, 2014, 10:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook starts testing Buy button on News Feed ads and Page posts, will not charge participating US businesses for now   —  Facebook Tests Buy Button To Let You Purchase Stuff Without Leaving Facebook  —  Facebook is trying out letting you pay for ecommerce purchases from other businesses without leaving its site or app.
Jul 17, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook starts testing Buy button on News Feed ads and Page posts, currently limited to select US businesses   —  Facebook today announced it is testing a new feature with ‘a few’ small and medium-sized businesses in the US: a Buy button.  The goal is to help businesses drive sales directly …
Jul 17, 2014, 2:15 PMIn context

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