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Silicon Valley gets slim pickings from Obama on immigration



Silicon Valley leaders watched U.S. President Barack Obama’s immigration reform speech on Thursday, hoping that he would help tech companies by expanding visa and green card programs — but they had no such luck

Obama’s announcement included deportation protection for 5 million undocumented immigrants, but his plan will not do much for college-educated immigrants who come to the U.S. looking to jumpstart their careers


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Facebook shuttle bus drivers vote to join Teamsters union



Bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters voted on Wednesday to unionize, citing complaints about long hours and less-than-livable wages.

The drivers, who are employees of a company that contracts with Facebook called Loop Transportation, voted 43-28 to join Teamsters Local 853. Many say they begin work at 6 a.m. and don’t finish until 9:45 p.m., with a six-hour unpaid gap in the middle of the day, and that their $17 to $25 hourly wages…

Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App To Stoke Micro-Sharing

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Facebook Groups: Now there’s an app for that



Facebook is breaking out yet another feature into a standalone app

The social network rolled out Facebook Groups, an app to help users stay in touch with all of their Facebook groups and find new ones.

The app functions as a hub for everything related to groups on Facebook. Upon launching the app, users see a list of the groups they belong to, with the most frequently viewed appearing first

Though groups already existed within the main…

Facebook wants to be your tech news powerhouse



Facebook is trying to be your go-to source for tech news, rather than just a way to see baby pics and find out which friends are engaged.

Seven months after introducing FB Newswire, the social networking giant on launched FB Techwire on Tuesday, a brand extension that will focus on industry happenings

Like FB Newswire, Techwire is powered by Storyful, which will embed newsworthy content from Facebook — including…

Intel’s MICA smart bracelet is a wearable that women would actually wear



A large majority of smart accessories on the market are big, clunky and unisex. For many women, this means that the gadgets tend to overpower and lack a sense of style that one might hope for when wearing it, say, out to dinner.

In perhaps one of the most discreet approaches to wearables so far, Intel introduced a smart bracelet called MICA (“my intelligent communication accessory”) on Monday.

The device, which is…

It’s getting a lot harder to run a political campaign on Facebook



Political campaigns will have to rethink their online outreach tactics to potential voters ahead of the 2016 election, because Facebook is limiting the amount of user information available to third-party apps

In a way, the change will disrupt the disruptors. Campaigns will no longer have access to endless friend lists, making it more difficult for the groups to build a network of potential trusted voters


Facebook is making ‘Facebook at Work,’ so you can Facebook at work



You already Facebook at work, so here’s “Facebook at Work.”

Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world, according to the Financial Times, citing anonymous sources

The company’s new, enterprise-focused product will be similar to the functionality of its current site, with a newsfeed, groups and messaging capability. However, it will also include collaborative tools for…

Zuck made a sweet anniversary video for his wife and put it on Facebook, naturally



You know what they say: The one-year anniversary is the paper anniversary, 10 years is the aluminum, 11 years is the Facebook tribute video

Mark Zuckerberg, king of the romantics and Facebook CEO, wished his wife Priscilla Chan a happy 11-year anniversary on Thursday, marking the day they met. The one-minute video highlights the couple’s pictures together and ends with the line: “Thanks for being a friend.”