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  1. Friday Five: Heinz-Kraft Deal Makes for a Tasty Combo

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    social-media space, [TICKER:FB] Facebook (FB) had its developers' conference ..... company. Glaser: This was interesting. Facebook had their developers' conference, and Rick Summer, our Facebook analyst thinks that the most important

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    market--maybe just not quite as much. Benz: Elsewhere in the tech/social-media space, [TICKER:FB] Facebook (FB) had its developers' conference this week. Let's talk about some of the news items that came out of that event and also what we think the implications are for people who own that company. Glaser: This was interesting. Facebook had their developers' conference, and Rick Summer, our Facebook analyst thinks that the most important thing they launched was, in their native Messenger app, a way for you to interact with businesses--either do customer support or find ways to interact with brands. We don't know if this will take off or not, but it's a sign that Facebook really has invested a lot in continuing to be a platform to bring brands and customers and their consumers together. They really want to be in the middle there, and they are going to keep investing heavily in order to do this and to show people that they are more than just the news feed--they are more than just people sharing photos of their dogs. It's really going to be a true platform that is going to help businesses make money, and Facebook wants to take a little bit of that, of course, along the way through advertising or through other fees. And Rick Summer really thinks that this is part of their wide moat. This is how they continue to keep their wide moat going, by investing in these types of platforms. They do seem focused on that long-term growth and not just kind of on the short-term issues. And because of their focus on the long term, it does mean that you could see quarters, you could see times where Facebook is going to underperform. They're willing to put this money to work and not worry that, "oh, this is going to make this quarter look bad, or these expenses are going to be too high. And because they're willing to make those investments, it means you could see times when their shares could sell off, could become unpopular because of this. We've seen this a few times already, and then the market sentiment seems to change pretty quickly. So right now, the shares aren't trading at a particularly attractive valuation; but I think, given these investments, it's likely that investors will get another shot, that they will become unloved at some point. Facebook is one of those ideas that you might want to just keep in the back of your mind. Benz: You probably want
  2. Facebook talks up need for virtual reality, big tech bets

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 (Reuters) - Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects

  3. Population Growth’s Elixir

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    also the editor and writer for About.com’s Personal Finance blog . Connect with Wes on Twitter at @WesMoss365 and on Facebook at Wes Moss Money Matters . You can also visit his website, WesMoss.com to learn more about Wes, and take his complimentary

  4. Facebook Hopes Developers (and Consumers) Receive its Message: The Company Is More than a Newsfeed

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    During Facebook 's f8 conference for third-party developers ..... developer and publishers to connect to Facebook messenger as a communications platform ..... This investment is significant for Facebook 's platform strategy, a critical pillar

  5. Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach.

  6. UPDATE 1- Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach.

  7. Facebook expands messaging service features

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for consumers to communicate directly with retailers, in the social media network's latest effort to expand its reach.

  8. Olympics-Beijing official says Chinese have no need for blocked websites

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored Internet access, but this isn't an issue for Chinese who "don't like" sites like Facebook and Twitter, an official said on Wednesday.

  9. UPDATE 1-Accel launches $305 million Indian start-up fund

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    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    March 24 (Reuters) - Accel Partners, the venture capital firm that has backed the likes of Facebook and Flipkart, is launching a $305 million India-focused fund to capitalise on the country's favourable conditions for start-ups.

  10. Accel launches $305 million India fund for early stage startups

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    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    March 24 (Reuters) - Accel Partners, the venture capital that has backed companies like Facebook Inc and Flipkart, said on Tuesday it was launching an India-focussed fund for $305 million, as the company bets on growth in a heated startup industry in the country.

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