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Facebook Enhances Home Due to Complains and Low Rating

The popular social networking site, Facebook, introduced their Home app a month ago. Though it was downloaded by many since it launched, it did not live up in its hype.

The Facebook Home was rated with only two stars in the Google Play store and the Home-preloaded smartphone HTC First exclusively available through AT&T was slashed off to 99 cents from $99. This is something to worry about for a multi-million dollar company.

In a meeting in their Menlo Park, California-headquarters, Facebook showed some enhancements of the Home to the journalists. These enhancements were addressed to solve the complains coming from the users. Some complains say the Home app is taking over the entirety of their phone and they find it hard on using and finding some of their applications.

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According to Cory Ondrejka, Facebook’s director of mobile engineering, the Home is downloaded almost 1 million times but he cannot say if those users are happy or been actively using the software. But he did noted that there are 25%  spending time with Facebook and chat accounts only for 7%.

The director also recognized the complains about the software making other apps difficult to find. Their solution to this is to make a separate folder for the other apps. They are also adding a dock in the bottom for a quick access to some apps such as emails, sms, etc.

Chatheads feature also received complains. Users say it is very hard to start a conversation. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s director of product, showed a new feature that will make conversation more convenient and easier to access.

No words yet on when the new enhancements for Facebook Home will be available.

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Facebook Earned $2.8 Million in a Lawsuit Against Typosquatters

Facebook recently faced a trial against typosquatters and earned victory. For those not familiar with the word “typosquatters”, they are people who are using names close to a popular name that possibly cause a confusion. In the lawsuit with Facebook, they are people who are registering domain names that are very close to a very popular site causing confusion to users and make money from it.

The Northern California District court ruled giving the win to the popular social networking site. Through this decision, Facebook earned a significant amount costing up to $2.8 million and takes control of those registered domains. In history, this favor for the social network site is the first big firm to win a case under the United States Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

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Here are the domains that were included in the case: gfacebook.com, facebooll.com, faacebok.com, dacebook.com facegbook.com, facebokook.com, and many more. If you notice, those extra letters are really close to the letters of the word “facebook” in the keyboard and typing those domains unintentionally is really possible when you are doing it very quickly.

According to the ruling of the U.S. District court, many of these domain names were registerd in bulk by just a single name or owner. One of such is “newgate” who registered around fifty domain names.

Craig Clark, the social network’s associate general counsel then released a statement saying that they very happy with the ruling. “We will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to enforce against those who attempt to take advantage of the people who use our service.” he added.

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Facebook Executives Salary, How Much do they Make?

Facebook is one of the most profitable company ever. The CEO of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, made his millions because of his social networking site. So, there is no wonder why and no surprise why executives at Facebook also earn big.

According reports, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook is the highest-paid personel that receive a good $ 26.2 million last year. According to the statement submitted to the SEC on Friady, the COO receives a salary of $321,128 and a whopping bonus of $276,730. She also earned $25.6 million from stocks. It is actually a decline from the year before from $31 million, but does it even hurt? we don’t think so.

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How about the CEO? Mark Zuckerberg, one of the youngest self-made millionaire, earned about $2.3 billion in 2012 from the 60 million stocks he used before announcing the first stock offering in the public on May. He easily raised money for his tax bill in 2012 through selling 30.2 million shares for $38 each, now you do the math and figure how much he made.

His pay last year was just under $2 million, that is still more than double than the COO makes. And like any other millionaires, he also bought a private jet for his travels.

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Facebook Free Call Extends to Android

The most popular social network is now expanding and enhancing their site adding more interesting features for the users.

Facebook introduced free voice call for the iPhone users that lets them call their pals on the social network, and now they are extending it to Android users. This feature uses the messenger app and can call through internet connections, WiFi, 3G and 4G.

Three months after rolling out the feature on iPhones, the social networking site introduced the feature to Android smartphone users in the US. It is anticipated that by Friday, users will be flooding using this great feature. Facebook said that no updates needed for the Messenger app to use the feature.

In the conversation, you can immediately use the feature by tapping the “i” button then the “free call” button to call the other user that you are talking to.

For those who have tried this feature on iPhones, they say is sounded fuzzy and the quality is poor. However, we are expecting that it won’t be the same with the android smartphones. But no matter what the quality is, it could be very useful for those who are saving voice minutes.

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Facebook presents new design for News Feed

Facebook presents new design for News Feed

A new design for Facebook.

On Thursday, Facebook has announced that they have redesigned extensively the News Feed of the social networking site. This is the front page users see accessing the site.

According to Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, the redesigned News Feed is being described as more visual and lets the users select the topics that are of more importance to them. Additionally, the links to articles and images are a lot bigger compared to the current visuals, which makes it much easier to view especially on mobile screens.

CEO Zuckerberg stated that this design is reflecting the evolution of the News Feed’s design. The redesign does not alter anything regarding the screening algorithm that Facebook uses in selecting what images or links to be showed up on the News Feed of the user.

Facebook presents new design for News FeedWith the new design, users will be able to trim down the topics they want to view on their news feeds. There’s for photos, publications, brands or celebrities, and there’s for music. The choices are all intended to address the concerns of content publishers and advertisers.

Moreover, the new News Feed is primarily inspired by the prevalence of cellphones. This is more especially noticed on how it is easy to take and share photos through mobile. Figures show that 25% of the posts posted in Facebook last year are all photos, giving them the idea to make the view much larger in the news feed.

At the end, executives of the social networking giant did not openly replied to whether or not it could mean more ads in the News Feed. However, they clarified that the new design would benefit a lot of advertisers because of the bigger space for adverts.

 

 

Twitter hacked, 250K accounts compromised

Twitter hacked, 250K accounts compromised

On Friday, Twitter has confirmed that it had been the newest victim of a cyber attack.

For the past few months, there were a number of high profile cyber attacks made against a number of media companies. People from Twitter stated that the hackers may have acquired access to information on about 25,000 of the 200 million active users of the social networking site.

In a blog post, Twitter wrote that early on this week, it has detected shots to get information to the media’s user data. It has shut off an attack event after it was identified. However, it found out that the hackers may have accessed email addresses, passwords, and user names from nearly 250,000 users. As a solution, the social media has reset the stolen passwords and immediately sent emails to its affected users.

Along with Twitter, both computer systems of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times had been also attacked earlier this week, saying that China-based hackers infiltrated through their computer systems.

On the other hand, the Chinese government has explained that the accusations against the so-called China-based hackers are all unsubstantiated and that their country is also a victim of cyber attacks.

 

Twitter hacked, 250K accounts compromised

Dropbox and Facebook works together for file sharing

Dropbox and Facebook works together for file sharing

On Wednesday, Dropbox has announced that its users will now have the capacity to share files stored on the said service even within groups in Facebook.

According to a blog posted by Dropbox, notes and other stuff can now be shared within your study group, post a video to your family’s group, or add the latest schedule for a game to your basketball or soccer group at lightning speed from wherever place you are located.

The integtration of Dropbox and Facebook will let the users of the social networking site to comment on the post and push the ‘like’ button being shared through Dropbox. The edited files will be updated automatically once done and documents can be easily downloaded.

How can you add a file from dropbox to your Facebook group? It’s just simple. To be able to add files, you just have to click ‘Add File’ on your Facebook Groups page. You can pick and select the files you want to add, it may be photos, videos, or documents shared from Dropbox. These files, once downloaded, can be seen on the group’s wall and can be viewed on a tablet or a smartphone.

Moreover, Dropbox clarified that Facebook would not be able to gain access to the user’s Dropbox account if he decides to share files. The only information that’s needed and posted on Facebook from Dropbox is the only file that will be exchanged between Dropbox and Facebook.

On Wednesday, Dropbox has announced that its users will now have the capacity to share files stored on the said service even within groups in Facebook.

According to a blog posted by Dropbox, notes and other stuff can now be shared within your study group, post a video to your family’s group, or add the latest schedule for a game to your basketball or soccer group at lightning speed from wherever place you are located.

The integtration of Dropbox and Facebook will let the users of the social networking site to comment on the post and push the ‘like’ button being shared through Dropbox. The edited files will be updated automatically once done and documents can be easily downloaded.

How can you add a file from dropbox to your Facebook group? It’s just simple. To be able to add files, you just have to click ‘Add File’ on your Facebook Groups page. You can pick and select the files you want to add, it may be photos, videos, or documents shared from Dropbox. These files, once downloaded, can be seen on the group’s wall and can be viewed on a tablet or a smartphone.

Moreover, Dropbox clarified that Facebook would not be able to gain access to the user’s Dropbox account if he decides to share files. The only information that’s needed and posted on Facebook from Dropbox is the only file that will be exchanged between Dropbox and Facebook.