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The new real: Paul McCartney offers a virtual reality experience of live performance

A new virtual realty app from Jaunt allows fans to view Paul McCartney perform live in virtual reality from multiple angles.

Music

Facebook wants you to use it at work for more than stalking coworkers

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a work-friendly social networking site that it hopes your boss will actually encourage you to use. It's thought 'Facebook at Work' will compete with services such as LinkedIn, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office.

Social Media

Cop tracks down one of LAPD’s most wanted fugitives after spotting him on Facebook

It's not the first time Facebook has led to the arrest of a suspect, and it won't be the last. But the fact that alleged murderer Eduardo Rodriguez had been on the run for 10 years must have left the L.A. cop who found him feeling particularly satisfied.

Social Media

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

Facebook has launched a new feature that lets you say "thanks" via a video card. The tool lets you quickly create a card using themes, past photos, and posts that "represent your friendship," with the final product landing on their timeline.

Social Media

Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been mired in controversy since the social networking giant cut messaging from its main app, pushing users to download its standalone offering. Despite the fuss, the user base has more than doubled since April and now stands at 500m.

Mobile

Zuckerberg defends messaging app and explains why Facebook isn’t cool in public Q&A

In his first public Q&A with the Facebook community, Mark Zuckerberg said he understood that having to load up a separate app for messaging was "painful" for some users, but that the move was essential to offer the best service possible.

Social Media

How BuzzFeed infected the Internet with a killer virus

You’ve been infected. Just now. This morning, I bet. You’ve already been exposed to 17 amazing things that you will love, a quiz to find out which of your favorite TV characters you most closely resemble, and the one shocking thing you didn’t know about…

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A

If there's something you'd love to ask Mark Zuckerberg, now's your chance. The founder and boss of the world's largest social networking site is set to host Facebook's first public Q&A session on November 6, with the entire event livestreamed.

Social Media

Mo money, less problems: Facebook offers $300K bounty for making the Web safer

Facebook wants to put an end to online security vulnerabilities, offering a prize of $300,000 for anyone eager to lend a hand.

Computing

Zuckerberg says company must ‘invest aggressively’ as Facebook reports decent Q3

Facebook's Q3 figures may have pleased investors on Tuesday, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments that "aggressive" investing was necessary for the company to achieve its long-term goals ended up pushing shares down.

Social Media

Facebook Launches Rooms for iOS, an Anonymous Chatroom App

Facebook's Rooms, exclusive to iOS, is an anonymous group chat app with lots of potential.

Mobile

Zuckerberg is mastering Mandarin, and joins the Tsinghua University advisory board

With Facebook looking to learn more about China's tech market, how long until the ban on the social network is lifted from the country?

Computing

Facebook sues the law firms that backed a fraudulent ownership claim against it

Several years after Paul Ceglia's case was dismissed and revealed as a fraud, Facebook is suing the law firms which supported the claim he owned 84 percent ownership of the social network.

Mobile

Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ tool lets friends know you’re OK when a disaster hits

Although many people already connect through Facebook to check up on the safety of friends caught up in a disaster, a new tool rolled out by the social networking giant on Wednesday aims to make the process even simpler.

Mobile

‘We got carried away with ourselves': Bono says sorry for pushing album to iTunes users

Bono said the band got "a little carried away" with its recent 'Songs of Innocence' promotion that saw the album pushed to millions of handsets via iTunes. Speaking during a Q&A session on Facebook, U2's frontman apologized to disgruntled iTunes users.

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