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Facebook opens profile expression kit as it looks to add more Snapchat-style filters

It's getting harder to tell your various social media networks apart. And now that Facebook is engaging in new efforts to make your profile picture look more like a Snap photo or a Vine video, it's only becoming more confusing.
Social Media

Facebook will prompt you to vote over the next four days

Facebook is launching its first nationwide voter registration drive in an attempt to urge users in the U.S. to get out and vote. Get ready to see a colorful "registration" reminder on your News Feed over the coming days.
Social Media

Facebook apologizes to ad clients for exaggerating video viewing times

Facebook released a new statement apologizing to it s ad clients for overestimating the average viewing times for videos on its site for two years. Reports claim the numbers could have been inflated by a whopping 60-80 percent.
Mobile

You can now create polls, pay your debts to friends in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is getting an update with a new feature that will now detect when you need to pay people back and prompt you to do so. The app also now allows group polls, so you can easily figure out what to get to dinner.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg is about to spend $3 billion trying to cure all diseases

As part of the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative set up by himself and wife Priscilla last year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $3 billion for scientific work aimed at curing "all diseases in our children's lifetime."
Mobile

Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.
Home Theater

ABC to live-stream presidential debates, viewer reactions on Facebook

ABC is partnering with Facebook to live-stream the 2016 general election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the social network. The extensive live-streams will also incorporate viewers' questions and comments.
Mobile

Facebook’s new Messenger exec hire could lead to big break in India

Facebook is hiring an influential new exec for its Messenger platform in the form of Anand Chandrasekaran. With ties to Silicon Valley and India, Chandrasekaran will be assigned a global leadership role within the company.
Cool Tech

Facebook nabs modular electronics startup Nascent Objects to help it build hardware faster

Facebook just bought modular hardware startup Nascent Objects to integrate into its secret project Building 8, led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. Could Facebook be planning a modular device like Google's Project ARA?
Social Media

How to experience Jimmy Kimmel in 360 glorious degrees

The Emmys and Facebook have struck a social media deal that will see exclusive live footage and 360-degree videos from the awards ceremony hosted on the social network, including host Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue.
Social Media

Fandango is selling movie tickets on Facebook in a bid to target millennials

Fandango is bringing the movies to Facebook. The ticket retailer owned by NBCUniversal is partnering with Facebook to sell film tickets directly via its social network, with the hope of boosting attendance rates.
Mobile

Is Facebook plotting the return of the chatroom via Messenger?

Facebook may be prepping to take us all back to the '90s. The social network is testing a Messenger feature that sounds an awful lot like a chatroom, with further similarities to the company's short-lived Rooms app.