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If you want contact someone running a Facebook Page, you can head over to that profile or rely on post comments. Now, the social network allows you to send messages directly to those businesses as soon as you see an ad. Page owners can opt for an ad's call to action to be a Send Message button tha...

August 5th 2015 at 9:58pm 0 Comments
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After months of sitting on the sidelines while Meerkat and Periscope dominate the livestreaming space, Facebook is rolling out its own offering... well, sort of. It's launching Facebook Live, a service that lets "public figures" (that is, celebrities with verified public pages) stream real-time...

August 5th 2015 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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When the White House hosts a Demo Day, tech entrepreneurs come out to play. The Obama administration kicked off its first ever showcase for startups today. It isn't your typical day of demonstrations and matchmaking that brings entrepreneurs closer to prospective funders. Instead, it's about pushi...

August 4th 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon Musk unveiled a "Ludicrous" upgrade that goes from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds -- but a new car built by a team of Ger...

August 2nd 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If you can't make a pilgrimage to Lollapalooza but want to get a sense of what it's like to be there beyond the concert streams, Facebook might have what you're looking for. It's testing an expansion of Place Tips that lets anyone in the US see a feed of Lollapalooza's goings-on, whether they're p...

August 1st 2015 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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When I entered the doors of the building, an approximately 7-foot Piranha Plant greeted me. Inside, I saw large question block cushions scattered throughout and 25 Wii U stations. Off in the corner was a Mario mascot, posing for photos in front of a big green pipe. If you thought I was in Nintendo...

August 1st 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Facebook just built an aircraft that can stay aloft over areas without internet, beaming it down for free. Uber is announcing a partnership with AARP in an effort to get more part-time drivers from the retiree crowd. (We helpfully provided a CDC stat about fatal car...

August 1st 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Vladimir Putin's Russia doesn't like Facebook and it doesn't care for gay people, and the government is now attempting to censor both of these things in one fell swoop. Mikhail Marchenko, a Russian senator in the upper house of parliament, has called for his government to investigate whether Faceb...

July 31st 2015 at 1:44pm 0 Comments
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Facebook started teasing its internet-beaming planes last year, but now we're seeing one that it actually built. Pictured above is Aquila, a solar-powered, 140-foot unmanned plane that's designed to deliver internet connectivity from altitudes of 60,000 to 90,000 feet. The UAV, which has the wings...

July 30th 2015 at 5:09pm 0 Comments
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Facebook initially rolled out a new account safety feature, dubbed Security Checkup, this May as part of a limited test release. Today, that feature is available for all users. Security Checkup is designed to make finding and enabling Facebook's multitude of optional security settings much easier....

July 30th 2015 at 4:27pm 0 Comments
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Want to show that the art of sincere, thoughtful communication is dead? You only have to take advantage of a little-known (but recently discovered) Facebook feature. The social network has been quietly rolling out SMS birthday notifications that let you wish a generic "Happy Birthday!" simply by...

July 29th 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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Following the FAA's recent relaxation of commercial drone flight regulations, Amazon is forging ahead with plans to employ the machines for deliveries. But first, the company has proposed some ground rules to keep the fledgling industry flying safely and out of the way of manned aircraft. Currentl...

July 28th 2015 at 5:32pm 0 Comments