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Facebook extends Parse to support Internet of Things apps

Facebook steps into the connected-home arena

The social networking company extends Parse, a collection of back-end development tools, outside developers to build apps that interface with connected-home devices such as garage-door openers.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.

Facebook Messenger coming to businesses, VR to fill news feeds in future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company's F8 developer conference with news that Facebook Messenger will help connect consumers and businesses. Zuckerberg also imagines virtual reality will fill news feeds one day much like photos do now.

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Facebook, news outlets in talks about hosting articles on the social networking site

Facebook is also looking into developing a revenue-sharing plan for the publishers.

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Twitter tests videos that play automatically

Users of the company's iOS apps in the U.S. may start seeing the videos.

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Facebook Messenger as a platform? It's a gamble

Facebook is reportedly going to announce at its F8 conference that Messenger will be open to third party developers

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Yahoo exits China, closing R&D center

The company reportedly is laying off between 200 and 300 workers

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Marketers can now target the 92 million expats on Facebook

Facebook's ad technology now lets marketers target expats specifically

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Facebook brings payments to Messenger app

Users can link their debit card and send money through the app, which Facebook makes users use for person-to-person chatting.

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Twitter adds tool to report tweets to the police

The tool gives users an emailed summary report they can forward to law enforcement.

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IBM puts a price on its Twitter analytics service

IBM is ready to sell the first sentiment analytics service that draws on a partnership it formed with Twitter last October

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What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

In light of broad government snooping, many people aren't even aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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Facebook clarifies rules for content, including definition of nudity and hate speech

The social network has also tried to explain when and why it removes content at the request of governments.