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Facebook strikes a deal with Russian search giant Yandex

Facebook will start peddling user data to Yandex, Russia’s top search engine, as part of a deal between the two tech giants. Yandex will get full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Yandex will use the data in question — which includes posts and comments that have not been classified as “private” — …

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Facebook plugs buzzy posts in News Feed

Facebook is showing some members stories that are “Trending Now” inside the News Feed of the desktop application. The in-feed placement, as pictured above, complements Facebook’s other Web and mobile trending-topic trials, which started running over the summer. The company is clearly in experimentation mode as it tries to figure out the best way to alert its 1.19 billion members …

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city-state’s technological network

Facebook has announced that it plans to open a Boston-area office in suburban Cambridge, a couple of miles from the Harvard University dorm room where it was founded. Facebook announced Thursday it plans to build an engineering team in Cambridge. The team will focus on infrastructure projects in areas including storage, networking, security, and language runtimes. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert …

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Facebook for iOS updated, brings the ability to edit posts and comments

Facebook has updated its iOS app, bringing the option to edit posts and comments after publishing them, and adding photos as comments. The editing option is only available on Facebook’s iPhone version, though.  Users can also add icons when they post to someone’s timeline (available only with English language option). One of the other major changes that the updated Facebook …

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