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Twitter’s Rumored New Design Hints at Need for More User Data

Why would Twitter so radically change its interface? The answer, of course, is money. continue…

FISA Data Release by Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Means Squat

A “range” of government data requests, posted after a six month lag, tell users as little as possible about federal requests for information. continue…

Facebook 10 Years Later: From Dorm Project to Giant

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In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t think thefacebook.com would radically change the Web. Boy, was he wrong. continue…

Facebook Wants to Become Your Daily Paper

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Facebook’s Paper app is part of the social network’s aggressive attempt to make itself into a content hub. continue…

Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to ‘Glue’ Internet of Things Together

Facebook’s services “should automatically extend to the Internet of Things,” he reportedly told a meeting of the Open Compute Project. continue…

Facebook’s Snarky Reply to Princeton Researchers

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Facebook’s retort to a research paper predicting its imminent demise is a thing of bitter beauty. continue…

Facebook Isn’t In a Death Spiral

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A new study suggests that Facebook, like a highly infectious disease, will “burn out” over the next few years. That’s probably not the case. continue…

How Dropbox and Facebook Approach Hiring

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Landing the right talent is tough even for industry brand names like Dropbox and Facebook — so much so that these companies are using a technique called “searchlight meetings” to source employee referrals, reports Business Insider. The technique goes beyond an email cattle call. Rather than encouraging employees to offer up referrals and even offer up a finder’s fee, searchlight meetings bring together employees to exchange ideas on potential hires who are worth referring to the company. YesGraph, an employee… continue…

How Facebook Ships Code Twice a Day

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If you think of open source and don’t think of Facebook, you probably should. The social network has quietly been enhancing open source technologies, including PHP and Mercurial source control. “Facebook’s main source repository is enormous — many times larger than even the Linux kernel, which checked in at 17 million lines of code and 44,000 files in 2013,” wrote Durham Goode and Siddharth Agarwal in a Facebook blog. “Given our size and complexity, and Facebook’s practice of shipping code… continue…

How to Opt Out of Google’s New Gmail/G+ Integration

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The mass integration of Google+ contacts into Gmail could raise some privacy concerns. continue…