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Facebook Expands in NYC, Plans Hiring

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With an eye toward expansion, Facebook is moving its New York office from midtown to 770 Broadway in the city’s more tech-centric lower Manhattan. CNET says that although the team began working out of the new space Monday, the “official” opening will take place in the spring. After that, the company plans to host meetups and other events for the local tech community. Currently, Facebook has 320 employees in New York, about 100 of whom are engineers.  Moving downtown, observes… continue…

The Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Facebook paying $16 billion for WhatsApp isn’t even the most expensive buy on the list. continue…

Facebook’s WhatsApp Buy: Are We In a Bubble Yet?

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Facebook just paid the equivalent of 16 Instagrams for a messaging app. It’s a big bet, and a risky one. continue…

Facebook’s WhatsApp Buyout Turns Messaging Engineers Red Hot

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It is a grand time to be an engineer working for a messaging company, especially if one of those companies is WhatsApp or Snapchat, both of which are looking to boost their share of the growing mobile messaging market. Facebook’s massive $19 billion cash and stock buyout offer for the Mountain View, Calif., startup WhatsApp is expected to turn an already high demand for mobile developers and engineers into a red hot one for those who come from the messaging… continue…

5 Great Places to Work for IT Interns

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Looking around for a summer gig as an IT intern? Well, here are five top technology companies that made it onto Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns list. In looking at the top five technology companies and perusing comments from their IT interns, we thought you’d be interested in getting a glimpse into the companies as seen through the eyes of these college students and recent grads. Facebook The social media giant ranked No. 1 on the list and… continue…

Facebook Shows Its Seriousness About Mobile Advertising

By ejecting two partners from its mobile ad-measuring program, Facebook demonstrates its desire to avoid privacy controversies. continue…

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…