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Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6

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Your Instagram feed will now be filled with video ads

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a 15-second video has to be worth quite a bit more.

Instagram has launched its first video ads, adding another entry into the lucrative but increasingly crowded market

Disney, Activision and Banana Republic are among the first companies to have autoplay videos featured on the Facebook-owned platform, according to Adweek.

Brands have already been producing videos on Instagram that are seen…

Facebook loses $24,420 a minute during outages

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At 6:52 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 28, Facebook went down. (It began working again at 7:27 p.m.) This is the third such outage in the last several months, and it happens to coincide with the company’s announcement of impressive summer earnings.

The close proximity of outage and earnings makes some uncomfortable math possible.

In the third quarter, Facebook posted revenue of $3.2 billion. The third quarter lasts 91 days,…

SNL star Michael Che doesn’t understand street harassment

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In the wake of a viral public service announcement video on street harassment released yesterday, Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” anchor and former Daily Show correspondent Michael Che posted a sarcastic apology for his own catcalling behavior to Facebook then quickly apologized for the post — also sarcastically.

Che’s original post downplays street harassment by referring to it as “statements like ‘hi’ or ‘have a…

5 charts that break down Facebook’s $3 billion third quarter

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For the sixth consecutive quarter, Facebook beat Wall Street estimates.

The company posted earnings on Tuesday of $0.43 per share and topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time, a gain of more than 50% from the revenue it reported in the same quarter a year earlier. Much of that was thanks to its success on mobile; mobile ads accounted for nearly $2 billion in revenue, or two-thirds of Facebook’s total ad revenue.

Some of the highlights…

The Questions Potential Employers Want You to Ask in an Interview

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What reply does the interviewer expect when he asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” I am a penultimate-year student and will be appearing for my interviews very soon. How should one tackle such questions?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia.

I think it’s important to note both now and throughout your entire career that when you interview for a job, you are interviewing the…

Facebook Makes It Easier to Share Photos ‘In the Moment’

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Facebook rolled out an update to its app on Monday that adds a new way to quickly organize and post small batches of photos from your smartphone.

Now, when users upload multiple photos from its iPhone or Android app, the app generates a quick preview of how the photos will be displayed. Users can then rearrange the order in which the images appear by holding down on a photo and dragging it to a new position.

You can…

5 Can’t-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

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Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, Mashable rounds up our favorite new and updated apps so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes Hipstamatic’s newest app for (really) retro-looking photos, Google’s new email app and an app for collaborative six-second looping videos.

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The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Build

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Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic

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