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Fifth-grader hits up police Facebook site for emergency homework help

A question about math homework isn't the usual kind of emergency that cops have to deal with, but when a Facebook message came through to a local police department in Ohio recently, an officer was happy to help.
Social Media

Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransferWise bot

Facebook now lets you transfer money overseas directly from within Messenger. The feature, touted as a first for the messaging platform, comes courtesy of a new chatbot developed by London-based payments service TransferWise.
Social Media

In lengthy post, Zuckerberg details new ways Facebook is combating fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared a lengthy post that reads like a mission statement. The 6,000-word note covers everything from fake news to civicengagement, as well as how Facebook can play a role in fixing these (and other) global…
Music

15 seconds of fame: Add yourself to Maroon 5's latest music video using your phone

To help promote its latest single, Cold, Maroon 5 has partnered with shared media company Vivoom to allow fans to upload a 15-second video onto the group's website and have it inserted into the music video.
Social Media

Facebook harnesses the power of business pages for new job openings tool

Looking for work? You can now add Facebook to the long list of career sites that can help you find a new job. On Wednesday, the company announced it is launching a new jobs bookmark on its mobile apps and the web.
Social Media

Facebook goes all-in on video with latest update, new app for TV

Facebook is rolling out new playback features on its mobile app, like autoplay sound and picture-in-picture, and introducing another video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Fire TV.
Social Media

Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal

Sports live-streams on Facebook just received a huge boost thanks to the site's latest deal with Univision to stream soccer games from Mexico's Liga MX, the most-watched soccer property in the United States.
Social Media

Facebook meets with record labels in bid to steal YouTube’s music video crown

Facebook is meeting with record labels and chasing song licensing deals to position itself as the premier site for music videos. There is just one (giant) obstacle that stands in its way: YouTube.
Social Media

Cheap date: Tinder will reward your emoji-only story with Valentine’s Day cash

Tinder has started a contest to reward people with funds for Valentine's Day dates to whomever gives the best date proposals using nothing but emojis. Tinder will spend a total of $10,000 to reward up to $500 to each winning…
Computing

Facebook and Oculus are working on gloves for finger tracking in virtual reality

Facebook CEO and Oculus VR owner Mark Zuckerberg recently toured the Oculus Research Lab and used prototype gloves for virtual reality. He also showcased other parts of the facility including a "clean room" and an anechoic chamber.
Social Media

Facebook now lets you check the weather forecast on mobile and desktop

Facebook's new tool is here to replace the weather app on your phone or desktop. Facebook Weather is the first time the social network has offered a full-fledged forecast, complete with customization options and notifications.