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Facebook bans private firearm deals on service

Facebook Inc will begin prohibiting users from coordinating private sales of firearms on the online social network, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. The move comes as the United States debates the issue of access to guns afte

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Facebook sees big jump in mobile ad sales

Facebook smashed investors' expectations with a 52-per cent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world's bigges

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Social media in bid to cut militant propaganda

Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web.

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Saudi police bust sex blackmail racket

Several men and women have been arrested in Madinah, Saudi Arabia for operating a scam through social media websites where they lured men to apartments, photographed them in compromising positions and then blackmailed them for cash.

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Facebook posts $4.5bn Q3 revenue

Facebook posted revenues of $4.50 billion in the third quarter, from $3.20 billion a year earlier as the world's largest social network grew even larger, with a spike in mobile users and advertising that lifted its stock to an all-time high.

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New social media boost for Bahrain

Bahrain has emerged as the first country in the region to certify social media strategists, a report said. A total of 15 experts, including three from Bahrain, have undergone first-of-its-kind training by the US-based National Ins

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WU offers remittance via mobile, social media

Western Union, a leader in global payment solutions, has launched a technology platform that integrates with leading consumer messaging and social media platforms to offer quick and convenient money transfers worldwide. The WU Con

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CNN launches social media-focused video network

CNN said on Wednesday it has launched 'Great Big Story', a video network that promises to deliver more than "empty clickbaits and cat videos" through various social media. The videos will not be based on news, bu

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Beco to enhance Arabic online content

Beco Capital, a venture capital firm in the GCC, is boosting its online Arabic content, which will allow Arabic online publishers to create strong businesses with innovative revenue streams, said a top official of the company. Res

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Facebook rolls out new ad products

Facebook Inc introduced a slate of new advertising products on Sunday, most of which are aimed at luring television advertisers onto the 1.5-billion user social network. The advertising options, most of which will also be availabl

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