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Facebook Will Pay Up If You Find Bugs in the Oculus Rift

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For years, Facebook has maintained a bug bounty program to reward those who find problems with its platform. Now, it’s expanding that program to Oculus Rift, which it acquired as part of Oculus VR for $2 billion in March.

The company is offering money for identifying issues in any major part of Oculus Rift’s code, from the development software to the website — with a minimum payout of $500 for bugs and software vulnerabilities. There’s no upper limit, so the more critical or inventive the…

Facebook Launching ‘Mentions Box’ Device During Emmys

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LOS ANGELES — Like a child shaking an Etch A Sketch with both hands, celebrities on Monday’s Emmys red carpet will be shaking a new toy created by Facebook.

Facebook told Mashable that on Aug. 25 it will debut the Facebook Mentions Box, an interactive device that stars will wield to answer questions from fans. It’s similar to the InstaStop Video Q&A Station that Instagram launched at the Golden Globes in January.

Though the Facebook…

Twitter Confirms Changes to What Users See in Their Timelines

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Twitter just took another step to become more like Facebook.

Several days ago, we noticed that Twitter rolled out an experiment to some users that began showing actions — like favorited tweets — on the main Twitter timeline. (Earlier this month, it experimented with showing tweets from accounts users didn’t follow.) At the time, it appeared this feature was just a test, since it hadn’t been universally deployed to all users.

Now,…

Report: Snapchat to Get Ads, News

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Snapchat is planning to broaden its offerings this fall with ads, TV and movie clips and news articles, according to a report.

The popular app, which famously rebuffed a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook last year, is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery that would display such content, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new offering would launch in November, according to the report.

Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is a Watershed Moment for Facebook

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The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a juggernaut this summer. Everyone in your Facebook feed — from Tim Cook to your parents — is pouring ice water on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

But besides the ALS Association, which has raised more than $15.6 million in just a few weeks, there has been another big beneficiary: Facebook.

The social networking giant reported on Monday that 28 million people have…

Beyond Millennials: How to Reach Generation Z

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Millennials are so last year.

As the generation that inspired countless thinkpieces eases out of the public eye, marketers are honing in on the next wave of consumers: Generation Z. These folks, born in 1995 or later, make up 25.9% of the United States’ population, contribute $44 billion to the American economy and differ from their predecessors in a few key ways.

While millennials — a.k.a. Generation Y — grew up alongside the…

Why #Ferguson Wasn’t Trending For Some Social Media Users Last Night

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Humin, The App That Organizes Phone Contacts By How You Know Them, Is Now In The App Store

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Camoji Lets You Create And Text Animated GIFs Via iMessage

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Facebook Now Tells Advertisers When Ads Lead To Purchases Across Devices

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