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Facebook reaches advertising milestone

therecord.com — Waterloo Region Record SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook now has four million advertisers, an increase of 33 per cent in the past seven months that's powered by more small businesses trying to reach customers, particularly on their mobile devices. "The story is basically about the movement to mobile," said Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.

Facebook reaches advertising milestone as small businesses swell

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook now has 4 million advertisers, adding to the ranks of small businesses that are trying to reach customers on the giant social network. "We are really excited to do the announcement that we have four million advertisers.

Palantir charged with discriminating against Asians

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The Labor Department is suing prominent Silicon Valley data company Palantir Technologies to end what it alleges is a pattern of discrimination against Asian job applicants. The lawsuit filed Monday with the Labor Department's Office of Administrative Law Judges is also seeking compensation for Asian job applicants, the department said in a press release.

Founder of Facebook's Oculus funded pro-Trump meme organisation

smh.com.au — Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has acknowledged giving $US10,000 ($13,000) to Nimble America but denied he was the founder of the pro-Donald Trump group which created anti-Hillary Clinton memes. Luckey, who sold his virtual reality company to Facebook in 2014 for $US2 billion, said he donated the money "because I thought the organisation had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards."

Oculus founder admits he gave $10,000 to Nimble America

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Oculus founder Palmer Luckey acknowledged giving $10,000 to Nimble America but denied he was the founder of the pro-Donald Trump group which created anti-Hillary Clinton Internet memes. Luckey, who sold his virtual reality company to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, said he donated the money "because I thought the organization had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards."

Facebook apologizes for inflating video numbers

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook apologized for inflating the average time users spend watching videos. The revelation that Facebook overstated a key metric angered advertisers and could undercut the giant social network's growing efforts to lure lucrative video advertising. "The metric should have reflected the total time spent watching a video divided by the total number of people who played the video.

Facebook launches first nationwide voter registration drive

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook wants you to get out to vote. On Friday, Facebook users in the U.S. who are 18 and up will receive a reminder to register to vote at the top of their News Feed.

Twitter shares fall on analyst downgrade

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares fell 2% in after-hours trading on the heels of an analyst warning that its value for advertisers may be "waning."

Airbnb raises $555 million at $30B valuation - and it's not done yet

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Airbnb has raised at least $555 million of an expected $850 million fundraising round at a $30 billion valuation, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY. A regulatory filing detailing the fundraising from the high-flying San Francisco home-rental company is expected to be filed later today, the person said.

It's Facebook vs. Twitter in presidential debates

khou.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Forget Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It's Facebook versus Twitter in a social media showdown to win the election cycle. The two companies are competing head-to-head for live video viewership, each clinching deals to stream all three hotly anticipated presidential debates and the vice presidential debate for free.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @nuffsaidNY: El Cajon Shooting: • Disabled, UNARMED man • Sister calls cops for HELP • Man has seizure • Police say he was erratic • Shot @ 5x #ElCajon

Sep 27, 2016

RT @mawilner: "Optimists and pessimists die the same way. They just live differently," #Israel's Shimon Peres said in 2005. Rest in peace.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @louisgray: Police shot another unarmed black man today. Then they confiscated everyone's phones. 2016.  https://twitter.com/Lollardfish/status/780934284450332673 

Sep 27, 2016

@samfbiddle Abel Ferrara is one of my faves. The Funeral is a classic.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @jemimakiss: Serena Williams speaks out against police killings: 'I won't be silent'  http://ift.tt/2dpRtXJ 

Sep 27, 2016

RT @kristenvbrown: Elon Musk wants you to go to Mars. But he does not want to go. Because he does not want to die.  http://fusion.net/story/351658/elon-musk-wont-be-first-man-on-mars/ 


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