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Facebook Q2 Earnings: What to Expect

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Two years after its turbulent IPO, Facebook is riding high.

It has more than one billion monthly active users on mobile and mobile ads now account for the vast majority (59% as of last quarter) of total ad revenue, proving its successful transition to mobile. Its 1.2 billion-plus user base looks more impressive every time someone publishes an article about Twitter’s user growth slowing at the 250 million mark. And the stock is hovering around $70 a share, approaching its all-time high

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Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce

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Likes and retweets are fine, but the new buzz word at Facebook and Twitter seems to be “buy.”

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing a Buy button that appears on ads and Page posts from a select group of businesses in the U.S. In effect, that means users can now purchase products advertised by these businesses without leaving the social network.

Just a few hours later, Twitter announced that it had acquired CardSpring, a…

Facebook Begins Testing a Buy Button

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Facebook just introduced a new feature that businesses will like.

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages.

“With this feature, people on desktop or mobile can click the ‘Buy’ call-to-action button on ads and Page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook,” the company said in a statement on its…

For Rupert Murdoch, It’s Not Time Warner; It’s HBO

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HBO is at the center of Rupert Murdoch‘s $80 billion pursuit of Time Warner.

Murdoch, 83, values Time Warner’s premium cable channel, home to Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective, at $20 billion, according to Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources for the information.

With HBO, Murdoch would gain one of the most successful premium cable networks and a companion online service, HBO GO, that rivals Netflix

LinkedIn Steps Up Its AI Play, Turns Its Contacts App Into A New Connected App

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Facebook: Here’s Why We Deleted Cheerleader’s Hunting Pics

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Facebook came under fire from hunting advocates and gun-rights supporters this weekend when it removed a series of pictures from the account of Kendall Jones, a Texas cheerleader. Jones’ pictures showed her posing with a variety of animals she had shot earlier this month on safari in Zimbabwe, such as the leopard, above

It was widely assumed that the pictures were removed in response to widespread outcry from animal-rights groups over Jones’ trophy snapshots. But that’s not the case, the…

The 12 Most Self-Destructive Things You Can Do on Facebook

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While Facebook can make us feel connected and socially happy, at times it can put us down and take a toll on our well-being

If you’re an active Facebooker, you may be engaging in self-destructive behavior without even realizing it. By identifying what causes these negative feelings, you can battle this virtual self-harm to stay happy and have a better social network experience.

Here’s a list of the 12 most self-destructive things…

The Mystery of the Facebook Manipulation Study’s Military Connection

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New statements from the U.S. military related to Facebook’s controversial emotion-manipulation study have further muddied the origin of the News Feed experiment some have called “creepy.”

On Wednesday, an Army spokesperson told Mashable that someone at Cornell University sent a proposal in 2008 to the U.S. military for funding. Though the army never funded it, the spokesperson said, that proposal was the same Facebook emotion-manipulation study of 2012 that has caused so much drama for the…

The Mystery of the Facebook Manipulation Study’s Military Connection

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New statements from the U.S. military related to Facebook’s controversial emotion-manipulation study have further muddied the origin of the News Feed experiment some have called “creepy.”

On Wednesday, an Army spokesperson told Mashable that someone at Cornell University sent a proposal in 2008 to the U.S. military for funding. Though the army never funded it, the spokesperson said, that proposal was the same Facebook emotion-manipulation study of 2012 that has caused so much drama for the…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Substance Use: ‘You Name It, I’ve Abused It’

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TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to using “every drug you can probably think of” in one-on-one interviews Wednesday.

Ford, who recently returned to work at Toronto City Hall after a two-month stint in rehab, said he has used cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms — but denied using heroin. “You name it, I’ve abused it,” he told CP24.

The embattled mayor added that he was “definitely under the…