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Send Message to Any Facebook User for FREE

facebook-message1Back in December Facebook introduced a $1 charge for sending a message to the Facebook inbox of any user.

Today we’d like to share a FREE way for messaging strangers on Facebook, just have a look on a step-by-step below.

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Facebook Billion Users Infographic

facebook_billion_logoThe European Marketing Agency KRDS published a new 1 billion Facebook users infographic, which worth to have a look.

Let’s go deeper and try to understand what is behind this huge 1 billion number.

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Facebook Tests Want and Collect Buttons

facebook_wantFacebook is testing a new “Want” and “Collect” buttons for online retailers, that can be used for adding products into wish lists called “Collections”. The new feature will allow Facebook users to see in the news feed items that their friends would like to have.

“Want” and “Collect” buttons are the latest in the series of the social network innovations, that were presented in the last few weeks in an attempt to find new ways to make a profit and attract investors interest.

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Facebook’s Future in 10 Years

facebook_futureA few days ago Facebook overcame 1 billion users level (we highlighted analysts predictions of this fact before), and Mark Zuckerberg said about his hopes for the future union of the world in Facebook.

It’s a good time to think about the future of the social network and whether it will even exist, for example, in 10 years?

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Facebook Job Board: New LinkedIn Rival?

facebook_job_boardFacebook plans to launch a platform for announcements of finding employees, which will be a direct competitor for the social networks for business communications like LinkedIn, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The new project will involve a number of specialized services for searching a job – BranchOut, Jobvite and Work4 Labs. These services are aggregating information about vacancies and they are already actively use Facebook platform for applications.

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Russian Wiki Shuts Down to Protest Internet Censorship Bill

wiki_shut_down3The Russian-language Wikipedia website was shut down on Tuesday 10 July. Now it has a stark black line across its main page in protest at a bill, which may be used to censor the Russian internet.

“Imagine a world without free knowledge,” it said in a statement. Russian parliament will discuss on Wednesday amendments to an information law and they “could lead to the creation of extrajudicial censorship of the whole Russian-language internet”.

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Facebook Salaries Statistics

facebook_salaryFacebook is one of the Silicon Valley companies, which pays the highest salaries to the employees. Even Software Engineering Interns of the social network, can be paid more than $ 74 thousand per year, while the salary of the lead software engineer – $ 132 thousand.

In the Glassdoor.com ranking, where employees of the American corporations anonymously publish the amount of their salaries, Facebook is on the third position in the list of the companies, which are considered to be the most successful place for employment. Google is on the 5, and Apple – 7.

As it is in the most of technology companies, software engineers – are the most highly paid employees in the Facebook.
Facebook salary of the Senior Developer is about $ 132.5 thousand per year.

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Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

facebook_facial_recognitionBack in 2010 Facebook released Automatic Facial Recognition feature and now the social network acquires facial recognition startup Face.com.

Face.com was founded just three years ago and already provided some face recognition technology to Facebook. According to the Financial Times, the amount of the deal can be estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. The mass media called the sum of $ 80-100 million.

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Facebook Integration With Apple

facebook_appleOn Monday Scott Forstall announced integration of Facebook into the iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Facebook IPO Failure

facebook_shares_down1Facebook IPO scandals continue. Banks – co-organizers of the IPO (Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan) allowed short sell operations for their customers, which also affected Facebook shares fall, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

They played not only against the Facebook shares investors, but also against the leading underwriter of the IPO – Morgan Stanley, which tried to hold Facebook shares price on the first day of the IPO. Private investors began to take revenge on the social network, without waiting for court decisions: on Friday, someone flooded the article about Facebook in Wikipedia with pornographic images.

Let’s remind that Facebook IPO took place on May 18 with complications on NASDAQ, and Facebook shares quotes started to fall down after the first day of trading. The Friday’s quote is as follows: 31.91$ – 16% lower than the initial offering price.

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