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Facebook launches 'Rooms' to anonymously share common interests

chicagotribune.com — Today Facebook unveiled its new iOS app called "Rooms." This app, which many speculated would allow for more anonymity than Facebook users are used to, centers around user-created rooms focusing on single topics and interests. All a person needs to set up a "room," filled by a feed of photos, videos and text, is a verifiable email address.

Online petition calls for living wage for Facebook drivers

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Activist group CREDO Action is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to support paying a living wage to shuttle bus drivers who ferry Facebook workers to and from the company's Menlo Park, Calif., campus.

Facebook launches Rooms to anonymously share common interests

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is taking the wraps off a new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests. A "room" is a feed of photos, videos and text like Facebook or Instagram but the focus is on a single topic chosen by the person who created it.

Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of e-mail

king5.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular e-mail service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that e-mail is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work.

Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of e-mail

wusa9.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular e-mail service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that e-mail is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work.

Twitter woos mobile developers, debuts tools at Flight

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is introducing tools to make it easier for mobile developers to build applications on Twitter and make money from them and attract more apps to its platform. The tools are called Fabric and they play a key role in Twitter's new effort to win over mobile developers in the heated competition with Facebook, Google and other Internet giants.

Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email

usatoday.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular email service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that email is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work.

Yahoo shares jump on earnings beat

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo shares soared 4% in after hours trading as the struggling Internet company reported $1.094 billion in revenue, beating Wall Street estimates. Analysts had expected revenue excluding commissions paid to partners of $1.05 billion, a nearly 3% decline from the same period a year ago.

Facebook sues lawyers alleging they contributed to fraud

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have filed suit against attorneys for Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped their client attempt to defraud the giant social network and its founder. Ceglia is a New York state man with a checkered business history who became famous for suing Facebook.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity effort

usatoday.com — REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is launching a diversity effort to defuse growing furor over his comments that women should not ask for a raise but trust that "karma" will reward them. Nadella again apologized to employees for the remarks he made at a women's technology conference, saying in a company wide memo this week that it was a "humbling and learning experience."
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