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Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

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Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

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Facebook is stepping up its security focus to better protect users from malicious links and malware. The social networking giant on Tuesday announced seven new additions to the its Antivirus Marketplace. The new security partners include Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, and Webroot. Those companies join existing partners...
Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners
Big Tech: Spies or No Spies, U.S. Companies Should Fear Huawei

Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

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The mobile advertising industry has seen a huge boom in 2012 — and it’s almost entirely thanks to Facebook. As the year draws to a close, data from ad analysis firm eMarketer show the social network’s branching into mobile ads helped U.S. mobile ad spend jump from $1.45 billion...
Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO

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Telecom infrastructure powerhouse Huawei has reached out to investment banks about a possibility of publicly listing its stock on an international exchange, according to reports from the Wall Street Journaland Reuters. While the news agencies’ sources said no final decision has been made, an initial public offering (IPO) could help...
China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO
Michael Dell: My PC Company Is ‘Not Really a PC Company’

Facebook tests Wi-Fi calling, and voice app in Canada

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Facebook is testing a new calling feature on its Messenger iOS app in Canada that could push more voice communications away from the carriers and help drive adoption of over-the-top VoIP calling apps. The social networking giant will let Canadian users call their friends over a Wi-Fi connection, mimicking similar...
Facebook tests Wi-Fi calling, and voice app in Canada

Facebook Updates IPO to Admit Mobile Is Its Kryptonite

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Facebook user map Facebook has amended its IPO forms and the changes are significant. The social networking giant admits in the revised docs that while "daily active users (DAUs)" are on the rise, those numbers are outpacing the average number of ads delivered each day. AllThing D breaks it down for us:...
Facebook Updates IPO to Admit Mobile Is Its Kryptonite

Facebook’s Platform execs travel to Berlin to promote, mingle with startups

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This evening, as in right now, Facebook is throwing a little event called Apps & Drinks in hot European startup hub Berlin to schmooze with and promote local companies that have partnered with the social networking giant. I had a quick chat about what they’re going to be talking about...
Facebook’s Platform execs travel to Berlin to promote, mingle with startups

Twitter's latest buy: big data startup Lucky Sort

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The social networking giant is likely hoping the startup can help it better understand how to monetize the billions of tweets that run through its system every year. [Read more]...
Twitter's latest buy: big data startup Lucky Sort

Market Research Firm Curtails Its Forecast for Facebook

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The market research firm eMarketer has tamped down its estimates for Facebook revenue. It now expects Facebook to bring in about $5 billion this year, substantially lower than the $6 billion that it predicted in February, when the social networking giant announced its bid to go public....
Market Research Firm Curtails Its Forecast for Facebook

Facebook Pokes Nasdaq -- And Not in a Nice Way -- In Veiled Threat to Stock Exchange

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It’s called a warning shot, and Facebook just let a doozie of one fly at the Nasdaq Stock Market, via a clever pair of articles in two major media outlets. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that Facebook is seriously considering dumping Nasdaq for the New York Stock Exchange....
Facebook Pokes Nasdaq -- And Not in a Nice Way -- In Veiled Threat to Stock Exchange

Facebook IPO may be delayed until June

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Due to a string of acquisitions and other business distractions, Facebook’s multi-billion dollar initial public offering that was rumored to be set for May 17th may be delayed until early or mid-June, according to CNBC. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not been preparing for the IPO, but...
Facebook IPO may be delayed until June

Facebook Losing Tech Chief

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Facebook's high-profile technology chief, Bret Taylor, is leaving the social-networking giant later this summer with future plans to assemble a start-up....
Facebook Losing Tech Chief
Facebook prices IPO at $38, valuation set at $104 billion

Facebook brings ads to mobile news feed and logout screen

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Facebook on Wednesday announced at the company’s Marketing Conference that premium ads will now appear in its mobile application. Advertisements will be displayed on mobile news feeds — much like Twitter’s “promoted” tweets — starting immediately, with desktop logout screen advertisements scheduled to roll out in April. Previously, users...
Facebook brings ads to mobile news feed and logout screen

Facebook takes another shot at Sponsored Stories settlement

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Social networking giant agrees to pay $10 apiece to impacted consumers and set up an "easily accessible mechanism" for users to view their Sponsored Stories interactions. [Read more]...
Facebook takes another shot at Sponsored Stories settlement

Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012

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Which Seattle tech companies could take the IPO plunge in 2012? Photo via Bigstock The world may be waiting on a Facebook IPO. And while there’s some chatter about whether the $5 billion public offering from the social networking giant will open the floodgates for tech offerings, The Wall Street...
Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012

Facebook: Zynga brings in 12% of our revenue

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How important is Zynga to Facebook’s success as the social networking giant goes public? The developer behind blockbuster Facebook games like FarmVille accounted for 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue in 2011. That adds up to about $445 million of Facebook’s $3.7 billion in revenue in 2011....
Facebook: Zynga brings in 12% of our revenue

With BroadHop buy-up, Cisco expands its policy portfolio

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Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic, and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group. According to Cisco’s VP of Corporate Business Development Hilton Romanski, global IP traffic is projected to...
With BroadHop buy-up, Cisco expands its policy portfolio

Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone

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Handset due to arrive in mid-2013, according to Bloomberg -- the latest in a long string of reports the social-networking giant was ready to dial up mobile presence. [Read more]...
Facebook reportedly working with HTC on mobile phone

Déjà Hoo: Yahoo Has Done the Pre-IPO Legal Shakedown Dance Before

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A hot Internet company poised for an even hotter IPO is attacked in court by a competitor whose lunch it has been eating. Sound familiar? Actually, it’s just as much Google in 2004 as Facebook yesterday. What the pair have in common is Yahoo, for whom this kind of...
Déjà Hoo: Yahoo Has Done the Pre-IPO Legal Shakedown Dance Before

Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

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Don’t look straight away or you might jinx it, but Facebook’s stock price today surpassed the $30 mark (per @CNBC). At the time of writing, shortly after market-open, the stock price is up almost 4 percent to $30.2 per share. This is the first time the social networking giant’s share...
Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million

Rumor: Facebook to mimic Dropbox with file sharing feature

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Facebook may be moving into the file sharing sector, crowding a space already occupied by Dropbox, Box, and, newly, Google. Sources have told Mashable that the social networking giant is preparing to allow users to share a number of file types some time very soon. The feature will be integrated...
Rumor: Facebook to mimic Dropbox with file sharing feature

Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave

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Facebook has reached a milestone of 1 billion users worldwide. Once exclusive to college students, it is now used by anyone willing to give the company a bit of personal information. After that’s done you can join the social network and connect with just about everyone you’ve ever met.The social networking giant...
Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave
Facebook heads down efficiency gauntlet with real-time data and open-source dashboards

Twitter confirms buying social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs

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The social-networking giant announced the acquisition, which will give Twitter the ability to better understand how users mix social media and TV. [Read more]...
Twitter confirms buying social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs
Facebook Is Home To 83 Million 'Undesirables'
Facebook introduces comment permalinks, automatically hides spam ones
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