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Facebook adds a Listen button Button On Facebook Musician Pages, Instantly Plays Their Songs In Your Favorite Streaming App

Thursday, April 19, 2012 14:23 No Comments

Today, with music services on Facebook, there’s a new way to listen with friends. This feature lets you listen along with any of your friends who are currently listening to music. You can also listen together in a group while one of your friends plays DJ. You can listen to the same song, at the exact same time—so when your favorite vocal part comes in you can experience it together, just like when you’re jamming out at a performance or dance club. The idea is that while you are checking the latest news from your favourite musician/band you can just click up there and Spotify, or one of the Facebook supported music apps, will start playing music from that band/artist, frictionle

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Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 23:00 No Comments

Facebook is acquiring Instagram for $1 billion, and Instagram’s team will be joining Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced the deal in a Facebook post: “I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, on the Facebook blog on the shock announcement on Easter Monday. The deal, which is subject to the usual authority approvals in the US, shouldn’t affect Instagram’s independence, according to Zuckerberg: “We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping an

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Facebook introduces Interest Lists for Users

Friday, March 9, 2012 12:18 No Comments

Facebook just announced Interest Lists, a new way to create customized news feeds filled with stories from people and pages you’re subscribed to. Interest Lists can also include people you’re friends with, but Facebook recommends creating some lists surrounding topics you enjoy. Facebook has already built Interest Lists you can follow like “Art Critics,” “Fiction Authors,” and “Movie Stars.” Interest lists can help you turn Facebook into your own personalized newspaper, with special sections—or feeds—for topics that matter to you. You can find traditional news sections like Business, Sports and Style or get much more personalized—like Tec

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HTC reportedly tapped to build Facebook phone, code-named ‘Buffy’

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 0:55 No Comments

Last year, there were plenty of rumors that Facebook was working on building a phone of its own. Ultimately, a pair of humdrum devices with a simple “Facebook button” ended up hitting the market, and the rumors stopped… until now. On Monday, AllThingsD said it has learned that Facebook is working closely with HTC on a new phone currently codenamed “Buffy.” The device will supposedly run a modified version of Android that, obviously, will put Facebook’s services smack in the faces of its users. The two companies are also working to add support so that developers can write HTML5 apps for the phone. “Our mobile strategy is simple: We think every mobile device is better if it is d

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Facebook is testing a new Messenger desktop client for Windows 7, according to reports.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 15:40 No Comments

The new desktop software will offer Windows 7 Facebook users access to Chat, the ticker feed and notifications. The standalone application is targeted towards users of Facebook’s chat service. Facebook’s most popular application on its platform is the Windows Live Messenger client which has 18.2 million daily active users. The new Messenger application was developed entirely by Facebook according to TechCrunch. The application only works on Windows 7 and Microsoft has reportedly not been involved in the development process. Facebook and Microsoft have both been working together closely over a number of features on the popular social networking site. Facebook announced a video calling

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