Facebook have launched a new initiative called Workplace for Good. This offers makes their paid Workplace product, available to all educational institutions and not-for-profits, for free. Normally US$3.00 per month, per person, Workplace is currently being used by thousands of nonprofits and educational institutions and with the price now being free, will likely draw many,...
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  • Facebook now has 1.15 Billion monthly active users

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    The beginning of the digital espionage age began with electronic surveillance programs such as Carnivore and Total Information Awareness at the start of the millennium – but it wasn’t until post 9/11 though that FBI agents began frequently showing up at Microsoft’s doors, often holding court orders demanding information on the Redmond companies...
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    The lovely Reddit has surfaced a new gem today, a Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone. Since Facebook launched on Windows Phone, it has always had it’s issues. A recent update this year made the app more useful, but this new Facebook Beta app is the biggest change since...
  • Facebook is in talks with Apple and Microsoft to bring Home to their mobile devices (Update: don’t expect it anytime soon)

    Update: Don’t expect this on your iPhone or Windows Phone anytime soon. The Verge has confirmed that Facebook has approached Apple and Microsoft but are not in talks.  According to Bloomberg, Facebook is currently in talks with Apple and Microsoft to bring its new Facebook Home to the iPhone...
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    Alongside Facebook’s launch today of Facebook Home and their new Chat Heads Messenger service, Australian’s have also been graced with with the companies free VOIP calling service as techAU discovered today while going through the new app suite. To call your friends over Facebook, download the latest update of...
  • First impressions of Facebook Home

    I’ve been using Facebook Home for about 18 hours now and I’m just going to come right out and say it – I’m not that impressed. It has potential and parts of it look really pretty, but then most parts of it are just annoying and feel like you’re...
  • Facebook Home and the HTC First revealed

    Facebook this morning has finally uncovered “Home”, their new suite of apps and home screen replacement for Android devices, alongside the HTC First which will come preloaded with Home. Facebook Home isn’t just a new UI for your app launcher though; it also takes over your lock screen with...
  • “Facebook Home” leaks (For real this time)

    We know we tried to fool you with a report on a leaked Facebook Home announcement yesterday, but this one is real, I promise. Android Police has managed to score themselves a system dump of the rumoured HTC Myst Facebook phone, including its Facebook APK. What it looks like...
  • Worms on Facebook, there goes Friday

    As if you didn’t already have enough distractions on Facebook, Team17 have just announced that its classic turn-based strategy game, Worms is now available to play on Facebook! Yep, there goes Friday. Naturally you can battle your Facebook friends or challenge a random opponent. Remember the classic Worms weapons...
  • Facebook Graph Search, the biggest thing to happen in search since Siri

    This morning Facebook held a product announcement and introduced the world to Graph Search. While the name is pretty average, it does explain this new type of search very well. As the more than a billion users add content and connections to Facebook, making sense of that big data...
  • Metro Facebook design by an Aussie

    Brisbane art director and designer, Fred Nerby has come up with a seriously nice design for Facebook. His intention is for the concept to be used for desktop and iPad, but I think a much better use of the design, would be the still unreleased Windows 8 Facebook app....
  • Instagram Web Profiles available for some, won’t allow uploading

    The smash hit photo sharing success, Instagram is finally rolling out a web version. Despite having more than 100 Million mobile users, Instagram has taken a very different path to most startups. Building a web version of your site is usually a mandatory item on the development list, but...
  • Facebook Messaging gets a refresh, now a full email client

    In a recent interview with Mike Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerberg said the company had more product features to release soon. Today one of those products, messaging has arrived. The refresh of messages on Facebook is long overdue with the system remaining largely the same since launch. This...
  • Facebook hits 1 Billion users “Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives”

    Director of Product at Facebook, Peter X. Deng has just posted this image to his Facebook wall. The comment on the post was “Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.” We all knew this moment in history was coming, but just take a second to...

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