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9 min ago | WSJ Media and Advertising
Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been working on Google's satellite efforts being led by Greg Wyler, a high profile satellite entrepreneur who also recently departed Google.
4 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate
The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.
8 hrs ago | SFGate
English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument.
12 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk
A brave schoolgirl who was savagely beaten by a gang of grown men has sparked a Facebook campaign to track down her attackers. Young Amy Maddison, 16, was walking alone when the yobs brutally smashed her face against a wall before beating her as she lay motionless - just yards from her home.
Shannen Doherty has told how it was tough dealing with her Beverly Hills 90210 fame in an era before sites like Twitter and Facebook. The actress rocketed to stardom as Brenda Walsh in the 90s drama, when she was in her teens, and said that back then there was no way of addressing false stories.
Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.
Beyonce recently posted a video on Facebook and YouTube that took her fans behind the scenes to see the preparations for her live performance last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. In the first four hours, Facebook users watched the video 2.4 million times.
Facebook is experimenting with a new feature for non-committal folks. A small number of users are already seeing a Snapchat-style option to have their status, photo, or link self-destruct in the Facebook for iOS app.
There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from. Despite those moves, however, some gay and transgender users say the site is forcing them to use their birth names or have their pages blocked.
Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to U.S. government sources, raising questions about whether the government has pressured Twitter to clamp down more aggressively or whether the group has moved to other social media channels.
A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according to the doctor's lawyer. "Dr. Visnich put on layoff status so this poor woman didn't have to worry about showing up at work after going through chemo, and would still have a source of income," Larry Kelly, Visnich's family attorney, told CNN.
What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket - or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass. Hundreds of models, stylists and fashion insiders descended on the British capital Friday as the five-day whirlwind of catwalk shows kicked off, bringing the usual heady mix of glamor, parties and beautiful people.
A Gold Coast City councillor says she's been threatened with gang rape and death over a proposed mosque, and Facebook is protecting the identity of her tormentors. Chris Robbins says she has spent several weeks trying to get the social media site to reveal the identity of the creators of the "Stop the Mosque at Currumbin" page after it used a photo of her as its profile picture, claiming she was receiving money from unspecified Islamic backers, a claim she denies.
A Durham father says a representative for Facebook contacted him Wednesday to offer him an apology and $10,000 worth of ad money after he says the social networking site rejected an ad because it deemed a photo of his 2-month-old son "scary, gory or sensational." Kevin Bond, who moved his family from Atlanta to Durham in August to be closer to his son at Duke Children's Hospital, said he received a call from a representative for Facebook after his story received a flurry of media coverage.
An anonymously-run Facebook page with little more than 14,500 fans sparked temporary panic at a major Marine Corps base in California by promoting the idea that an active shooting was taking place on Thursday evening. At around 8:15 p.m., the page "Senior Lance Corporal" informed its followers that an active shooter was in the Las Pulgas area of Camp Pendleton, a major installation north of San Diego that hosts around 70,000 military and civilian personnel.
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced Thursday that he will donate $31 million to the University of Maryland, where he attended school from 1996 to 1997. The donation, the largest in the history of the university, will help build a new computer science building that will house a dedicated virtual reality lab.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:55 pm
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