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Instagram Launches One-Touch Photo And Video Messaging App Bolt Outside The US

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Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

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OkCupid Defends Human Experiments: ‘That’s How Websites Work’

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While news of Facebook’s emotion-manipulation study sparked public outrage and investigations from regulators, dating site OkCupid is letting its users know that human experiments are a reality of using the Internet.

In a post called “We Experiment on Human Beings,” founder Christian Rudder took to OkCupid’s blog Monday to defend human experimentation and remind users that such tests are extremely common and even beneficial to users.

Now You Can Tweet a Coke to a Friend for $5

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Following in the footsteps of Starbucks, which launched a similar program last October, Coca-Cola on Monday began letting friends send Cokes to each other via Twitter.

The Tweet-A-Coke promotion lets you tweet a link to a friend that, once opened, lets them order a Coke at participating Regal Cinemas locations. To send the Coke, you have to authenticate your Twitter account and then enter your credit card info

After that, the tweet…

Buzz Aldrin: We’ll Be on Mars ‘Before 2040′

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Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin has walked on the moon, and now he’s touched down in Menlo Park.

Aldrin, one of three astronauts who were part of the historic Apollo 11 space mission that successfully landed on our gravitational neighbor on July 20, 1969, stopped by Facebook headquarters for a Q&A on Friday.

Aldrin responded to all sorts of questions from Facebook users — ranging from technical questions…

New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

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What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve?

An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported seeing a new banner-style app-install ad on on the service, according to TechCrunch, which featured a “one tap photo messaging” app called Bolt.

The ad included what appeared to be an install button similar to the app-install ads from your Facebook News Feed

The button was a dead link,…

Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Richer Than the Google Guys

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How’s your summer going? Probably not as good as Mark Zuckerberg’s.

The Facebook CEO and cofounder’s wealth has spiked in recent months as the company’s stock price continues to reach new highs. On Thursday, he reached another milestone: With a fortune worth $33.3 billion, he’s now worth more than Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, according to Blooomberg’s Billionaires Index. Page is worth $33.2 billion. Brin’s fortune is estimated at $32.9 billion.

Facebook Stock Hits New High, Doubling Its IPO Price

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What a difference two years make

Facebook stock topped $76 a share in early trading Thursday, a new all-time high for the company and more than double its IPO price of $38 in May 2012. The company now has a market cap of $193 billion.

The stock surged more than 6% overnight following a strong second quarter earnings report thanks to continued growth in ad sales. Facebook reported revenue of $2.91 billion for…

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