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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook   —  Create a social network or risk everything.  —  That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top brass.
Aug 2, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Facebook adds Lollapalooza festival content to Place Tips, the first event in Place Tips and first available outside the geographic location   —  Here's why you might be seeing Lollapalooza all over your Facebook today even though you're not there  —  Instead of wriggling your way through …
Aug 1, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber closed round of nearly $1B with Microsoft participating, valuing the company at over $50B and bringing total funding to more than $5B   —  Uber Valued at More Than $50 Billion  —  Ride-sharing app, which just closed a funding round, reaches mark faster than Facebook
Jul 31, 2015, 2:47 PMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Facebook completes full-scale prototype of its solar-powered Internet drone Aquila, develops laser that transmits data at 10 gigabits per second   —  Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits A Second  —  Facebook has built the first full-scale version …
Jul 30, 2015, 6:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Like with News Feed, Facebook wants to encourage organic interaction with businesses before monetizing Messenger and WhatsApp   —  Facebook's Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp  —  With 700 million Messenger users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on the platform.
Jul 30, 2015, 1:05 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Facebook mobile ads accounted for $2.9B in revenue, roughly 72% of total Q2 sales   —  Mobile advertising propels Facebook revenues  —  Facebook revenues soared by nearly two-fifths in the three months to June as advertisers increasingly turned to the social networking group's mobile applications to reach consumers.
Jul 29, 2015, 10:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B   —  People aren't using Facebook less, according to its new earnings report.  Facebook recovered from last quarter's miss, beating the street's estimates in Q2 2015 with $4.04 billion in revenue and $0.50 earnings per share.
Jul 29, 2015, 4:20 PMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results   —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  —  “This was another strong quarter for our community,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Engagement across our family …
Jul 29, 2015, 4:10 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Marketing intelligence software startup Radius raises $50M Series D led by Founders Fund, valuing the company at over $500M   —  Marketing intelligence firm Radius raises another $50 million  —  The latest investment round was led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund and brings the company's investment total to $125 million.
Jul 29, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Ariha Setalvad / The Verge:
Facebook is testing out LinkedIn-style profile tags   —  Facebook seems to be taking a cue from LinkedIn and is early in the process of testing a new feature — profile tags.  —  Verge reader Luke M. alerted us to Facebook's new profile tags feature, and the company confirmed it was testing …
Jul 29, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context

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Harry Shum on TalkEasy app, which helps people with hearing impairment  —  At Microsoft's Hackathon, Shum assembled a team to develop TalkEasy, an app that transcribes speech into real-time text to help people with hearing loss communicate.
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