9 Excellent Facebook Pages You Should ‘Like’

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Facebook isn't just for your high school friends and celebs promoting their next movie

Even though Facebook profiles seem to be split into two groups — brands trying to advertise and people trying to socialize — there's a third type of account on Facebook that deserves some attention

In fact, some of our favorite accounts on Facebook are projects and ideas that utilize the social media giant to spread the word. Whether they're making us laugh, empowering us or teaching us new things, these nine public social media pages provide an excellent break from all those baby pictures and engagement announcements Read more...

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Facebook Updates Graph Search and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesGoogle has installed its first Android app vending machines in JapanFacebook rolled out an update to Graph Search, which lets you find comments, posts and status updatesDropbox is adding a productivity update: Now, screenshots can be automatically saved straight to the service.

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Is Your Business Spending Too Much Time on Facebook?

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Countless articles and studies have focused on the negative psychological consequences of Facebook. They include everything from depression (seeing friends' awesome vacation photos while you’re sitting at a computer can spark FOMO, or "Fear of Missing Out") to relationship problems (a British survey found that nearly one-third of divorce filings in 2011 mentioned Facebook)

Researchers in Norway have even published a new psychological scale to measure Facebook addiction. Yet, while these all focus on personal afflictions, I wonder whether there's a similar phenomenon with businesses today.

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Netflix Rolls Out Super HD and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesCandy Crush Saga creator King will be filing for IPO, according to a report by The TelegraphNetflix has a feature called Super HD that plays its streaming video in extremely high quality. Finally, Facebook is rolling out the ability to edit your posts and comments.

Check out the video above for more on these stories.

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How to Follow Facebook Across Social Media

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If your interest in Facebook goes beyond casual curiosity, or you have a niche interest in certain aspects of Facebook's activity, you may find it useful to discover where you can follow all of the social network's public accounts

We've compiled a list of where you can find Facebook across all social media sites, from the many subsection Facebook Pages to Twitter accounts to the official YouTube channel

If you're interested in getting Facebook news, updates and other content in your social stream, then take a look at our guide to the various accounts you should be liking, following and bookmarking. In the comments below, please share any we've missed and we'll add them to the list. Read more...

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9 Apps Draining Your Phone’s Battery

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Whether you're an Android or an iPhone user, odds are you have a gripe or two about your phone's battery life. It's the number one complaint among cell phone users, and unfortunately, there haven't been many breakthroughs in cell battery tech. As apps continue to get more sophisticated, they're also sucking more of the life out of your phone's battery

Almost all smartphone users download apps, which explains why we're all familiar with the agony of being down to 10% battery by 5 p.m. We're not suggesting you should give up your Twitter or Google Maps apps, but learning which of your apps are the most battery draining can help you make smarter decisions using your smartphone Read more...

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10 Startup Founders Who Met in School

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College students: Next time you're thinking about cursing your roommate out for the bizarre sleeping schedule, the messy pile of clothes in your bathroom or the dirty dishes left unwashed in your kitchen sink, ask yourself, "Would this be a good person to start a multi-million dollar international corporation with?"

For many high-profile startups, the answer to that question was yes.

Case-in-point: Facebook, Google and Instagram likely wouldn't be on your radar today if it weren't for a stroke of luck and a chance encounter between some classmates Read more...

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8 Startups You Didn’t Know Were Related

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If you've ever looked around the family table and wondered how you could possibly be related to those people, you're not alone. The tech world is with you

The startup scene is so fraught with networking and acquisitions that many companies have some unexpected ties.

These eight companies illustrate just how interconnected the startup world is. From a vegan meat alternative company funded by Twitter founders to former Facebook employees creating a new private social network, you'll be surprised to find out which companies are linked

Know any other startups with strange tech relatives? Let us know in the comments below. Read more...

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Facebook Launches Shared Photo Albums and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesFacebook is starting to roll out its newest feature, shared photo albums. A white Xbox One surfaced on Reddit, but it's only available for Microsoft's employees. Finally, Apple may launch an iPhone trade-in program ahead of the launch of the new iPhone next month.

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Ubuntu Edge Misses Funding Goal and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.

Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. The Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to reach its crowdfunding goal. The project’s Indiegogo campaign raked in an impressive $12.8 million, but still fell short of the group's $32 million goal

On the privacy invasion front, the NSA gathered 56,000 emails from Americans that bore no links to terrorism. And Facebook opened up access to the general public to embed posts from its public pages.

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