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Facebook Dropping The Ball With Its Advertisers
2012-05-03 04:00:23

Various media reports are pointing out that Facebook's advertising business is a tangled mess, which could be a warning to those wanting to invest once the company goes public. The social network is expected to gain a valuation of $100 billion after it makes its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18.  However, reports by the Wall Street Journal and CNET are raising the question of how Facebook plans to make itself worth that much as its advertising business starts to slowly slide,...

Graduation Year Drives Facebook Connections For College Grads
2012-04-30 10:41:37

Are you connected to college friends on Facebook? Research from North Carolina State University shows that these social networks tend to form around graduation year or university housing — rather than other interests. Researchers examined the first 100 colleges and universities to have students, faculty or staff join Facebook when the site exclusively contained .edu email addresses. As students, faculty and staff joined Facebook, social networks were formed. Each university, in...

Instagram Jumps To 10 Million More Users In 10 Days
2012-04-13 13:09:07

Earlier this week, Instagram was able to take pride in a $1 billion purchase from Facebook. Later it found solitude in its top spot in the App Store, and now the company boasts it has grown 30 percent in the past 10 days. Since the launch of its Android app, Instagram's user base grew from 30 to 40 million, over a million new users a day, reports Matt Burns for Tech Crunch. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on a blog post on Monday that the social network would be spending $1...

Facebook Expanding Its 'Download Your Information' Archive
2012-04-12 12:58:31

Facebook announced this week that its users will be able to download an expanded archive of their Facebook account history. Download Your Information was first introduced on the social network site in 2010, allowing users to get a copy of what has been shared on Facebook, like photos, posts, messages, a list of friends and chat conversations. Now, Facebook is allowing users to access additional information to download, including previous names, friend requests a user has made, and IP...

Google Unveils New Changes To Its Social Network
2012-04-12 05:44:59

Google announced on Wednesday that it would be redesigning its social network, Google+, toward a simpler look. The online giant wrote in a blog post that it was introducing more "functional and flexible" versions of Google+ to its users. "We think you´ll find it easier to use and nicer to look at, but most importantly, it accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google," Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, wrote in a blog post. Google will be moving its...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.