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  1. 4 Things to Know About Original Shows Coming to Facebook

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    Earlier this spring, Facebook announced that it has begun creating its own video entertainment, and will soon be bringing users shows, available exclusively on the social media platform. Will it be just like Netflix? The short answer is, no. But maybe sort of. Here are 4 things to know about...
  2. You Can Now Send Money Internationally Over Facebook

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    (photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Maybe you made a bet with a friend over a hockey game and lost, or you just bought a car off of Craigslist. How can pay your people? Cold hard cash always works. Now you can send money on Facebook, as well. Canadians can now send and receive money...
  3. Is Facebook Getting Ready to Read Our Minds?

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    (photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Are you a 'brain-computer interface engineer'? Facebook wants to hire you. Facebook users know all too well how eager the social media site is to gather information on us. Movie preferences, political tendencies, what we post, our ‘likes’-the site wants us to...
  4. How Immigrants Brought Us the iPhone, the Self-Driving Car and More

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    What's immigration good for? Many things, including bringing in a lot of talent. Donald Trump's travel ban has left people in a lurch and desperate, worldwide. The executive order bars citizens coming from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Libya from entering the United States for...
  5. Twitter and Facebook to Stream 14 Hours of PGA Tour Content Live Starting This Week

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    According to Financial Post.com, Twitter and Facebook have announced they are set to stream 14 hours of the PGA Tour between the two of them. The PGA Tour live streaming offering, which is normally a paid service starting at $5.99/month, will now be offered for free, starting with The Barclays...
  6. Facebook's Unmanned Solar Powered Aircraft Aquila Takes Its First Test Flight

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    Last week, Facebook’s Connectivity Lab announced the completion of the first full test flight of Aquila, the company’s unmanned solar powered airplane. Aquila has been developed in the hopes of using it to bring internet access to the 1.6 billion people living in remote areas in the world, where...
  7. You Can Now Post 360-degree Photos on Facebook

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    Yesterday, Facebook introduced the option for users to post 360-degree photos on the social network. Facebook introduced the option to post photos more than a ten years ago, and it’s said that hundreds of millions of photos are now shared on the network each day. In order to share a 360-degree...
  8. Microsoft and Facebook are in Partnership to Build an Undersea Cable Connecting U.S and Southern Europe

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    According to online sources, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc are currently planning to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean floor, in order to meet the growing demand for high-speed cloud and online services globally. Adding to the cables currently in existence, the new cable is being...
  9. Shopify Becomes First Commerce Platform to Integrate with Facebook Messenger

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    Shopify Inc . the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, announced earlier this month an integration with the new Messenger Platform. This allows merchants to provide live customer support, automatically send order confirmations...
  10. Facebook’s New Reaction Buttons Launched Worldwide

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    Wednesday, Facebook rolled out its new set of reaction buttons, worldwide, enabling users to click and respond to a post in multiple ways. Adding to the current ‘Like’ button, Facebook users can now choose “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry,” as additional emotional reactions. While users...
  11. Facebook Introduces Sports Stadium to Compliment Sports Broadcasts

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    Yesterday, Facebook launched Facebook Sports Stadium, a service on the social networking site that allows users to experience sports games together, in real-time without being side-by-side on the couch. Facebook Sports amalgamates the content on Facebook related to the game, and displays it in...
  12. Americans Can Now Keep Up to Date With Facebook’s Notify

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    Yesterday, Facebook announced the release of Notify south of the border, a new app from the social network that delivers timely notifications to users, as selected by the user. According to Facebook, Notify makes it easy for users to keep up-to-date about events, forecasts, places, products and...
  13. Want to Learn About Programming But Not Sure Where to Start? Check Out Facebook’s TechPrep

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    Earlier this month, Facebook launched a new online initiative in an effort to provide all people with the opportunity to learn about computer science and programming. The resource hub is called TechPrep, and according to the massive social networking site, it is a place where “underrepresented...
  14. Facebook to Bring Internet to Refugee Camps

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    This past Saturday, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced during a luncheon hosted by the U.N. Private Sector Forum at the world body’s headquarters, that the uber-popular online social networking site is actively working to bring Internet services to refugee camps worldwide. How will this be...
  15. Facebook Drone to Bring Internet to Remote Locations Across Earth

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    Facebook is to begin test flights later this year for a solar powered drone that will bring Internet to remote locations throughout the world. The drone, boasting a wingspan to match a Boeing 737, weighs less than 460 kg (1000 pounds) and is designed to fly at high altitudes for up to three...
  16. Facebook Chooses to Test Mobile VoIP App in Canada

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    Facebook is updating its Messenger app to allow users to make free Internet calls from their smartphones. Canadian Facebook users will be helping the social media giant with the Messenger upgrades, which will eventually enable short voice messages and Voice over IP calls on iPhones and...
  17. Facebook Serving 1 Billion Friends, and Counting

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    It was inevitable that Facebook would bring in a billion friends to its social network. That means that now 1 of 7 people in the world use the site. The milestone was acknowledged by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an Oct. 4th blog post: “This morning, there are more than one billion people using...
  18. Restaurant Firm OTG Adding 2500 iPads at Toronto's Airport

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    Airport restaurant manager, OTG is planning to install 2,500 Apple iPads at Toronto Pearson International Airport to help travelers improve their dining and digital experience. OTG has already supplied 300 new iPads at New York's LaGuardia Airport Terminal D, and based on the success there, it...
  19. Music Streamer Deezer Expands to Canada

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    French music streamer, Deezer said it will offer services in Canada, Australia and New Zealand starting on April 25th. Deezer boasts 20 million users, 1.5 million paid subscribers, 15 million music tracks and a huge social media presence with 600,000 Facebook fans and 300,000 followers on...
  20. British Columbia Has Top Provincial Website

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    If you've been waiting to check out your provincial website to see if it lives up to the best, a Stratford Institute study released on April 18th has cut the legwork on that project significantly. British Columbia takes the top spot for its eGovernment initiatives, namely  providing the best...
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