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This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends"  tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends, provided they have the feature turned on, that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called “Nearby […]

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This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in “ill health” was posted on the band’s […]

04/16/2014

FILE - This Feb. 24, 2014 file photo shows Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet — and it involves drones, lasers and satellites. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday […]

03/27/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst […]

03/26/2014

News sites on a smartphone. (Photo: Cyndee Maxwell)

Report finds digital sites bring momentum to news

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing digital outlets are bringing “a sense of momentum” to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday. The Pew […]

03/26/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Facebook Inc. said Tuesday […]

03/25/2014

David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

Tech company CEO's including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, center of group in blue tie, walk to exit the Soutwest Gate of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to […]

03/21/2014

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A mini course on navigating the social media waters

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Teri Thompson, Professor of Social Media at Woodbury University, about social media including: Can Facebook be listed as a job skill on a resume? How can the baby […]

03/06/2014

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Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. A similar policy will be applied […]

03/05/2014

This undated image released by Titan Aerospace shows the company's Solara 50 aircraft. (AP Photo/Titan Aerospace)

Reports circulate that Facebook may buy solar drone company

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports in the technology blog Techcrunch […]

03/04/2014

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Would you publicly discipline your kid on Facebook? This mom did

Mother scolds 12-year-old daughter in a video she then posts on the child’s Facebook page. The video went viral and made it to the local news, but the mother defends her actions. See the video […]

02/21/2014

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