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    Over the past 24 hours I’ve seen some pretty ordinary reporting from some high-profile sites like this and this around Facedeals. While most surface-level reporting simply see the colour blue and the word Face in the name and incorrectly join the dots, a little research would make it perfectly...
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  • Facebook is now public, largest tech IPO in history

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    As if there wasn’t quite enough places to play Angry Birds, they’ve just added one more. That’s right, you can now play Angry Birds, right inside Facebook. I first noticed this in my Facebook Wall and yep, sure enough, the flash-driven game can be played right within the timeline...
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    This morning the world woke to news that Facebook was making its first large-scale, high-priced acquisition, Instagram. The smash hit photography app has garnered serious traction in less than two years and for a significant period was the creation of just two people, Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger....
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    Telstra are currently trailing a Facebook application that allows customers to check their account details through Facebook. Limited to just 1,000 customers you better be fast if you want in on the trial. Telstra may be the number one telecommunications provider in the country, but by integrating with Facebook,...
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    It seems that while the company was filing their submission to go public, the engineers and designers haven’t taken their foot off the pedal. Today also marks the release of an updated photo viewer. Photos posted on users walls open to a lightbox when clicked, but instead of comments...
  • Facebook IPO filed.. raising $5 Billion.. now we wait.

    Facebook has just filed their initial public offering, the first step in taking the company public. For now the figure being raised is $5 Billion, which will turn hundreds of their employees into millionaires. Hopefully their contracts mean they have to stick around for a while after the filing...
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