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Instagram to display ‘occasional’ ads

Mobile photo-sharing application Instagram will start displaying the “occasional” advertisements. The photo-based social network, which has been acquired by Facebook, is taking this first step to monetization, and will roll out marketing campaigns within the next few months.

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Facebook rolls out free VoIP calling through iPhone Messenger

it seems that Facebook Phone is a reality, but just not in the way most thought it would be. The Facebook Messenger app now supports VoIP calling.

A visitor demonstrates Sony's head-mounted display HMZ personal 3D viewer, which provides a 3-D theater of music videos, movies and games, at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Chiba, near Tokyo,Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Some 200 companies take part in the annual gala exhibition which opens to the public on Sept. 22-23. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Game Show Focuses on Social, Smartphones

It’s not quite game over at the annual Tokyo Game Show opening Thursday, but with smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices luring people away from the once-dominant consoles devoted to video games, the rules have changed.

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Anti-Political Grandstanding Viral Campaign in Philippines gets International Attention

Viral campaign showcasing photos of Philippine politicians grandstanding outside of election season gets the attention of international media

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Revamped Sina Weibo Set to Come with Google+ Style Sharing

Chinese mega social network Sina Weibo is set for a major revamp that will see it incorporate Google+ style sharing.

Residents carry their belongings as they walk back to their homes along a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine Govt Announces Unified #Walangpasok Hashtag for Class, Work Suspension Announcements

Philippine government is asking concerned agencies and organizations to use unified hashtag #walangpasok for marking social media posts.

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Viral Video of Driver Assaulting Traffic Enforcer Leads to Lawsuit

Viral video of a driver assaulting an MMDA traffic enforcer leads to lawsuit, with government officials lauding citizens’ vigilance in the use of social media.

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Facebook Pressured to Remove Page Deemed Racist

Facebook is under pressure to remove page that insults Australian Aborigines, and was accused of using its U.S. base to avoid anti-discrimination laws.

China swimmer Sun Yang dives off of the starting block during the 400-meter freestyle event during the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Aquatics Centre in London on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Al Bello, Pool)

Ex-Google China Head Apologizes After Olympic Row

Ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee has apologized after posting contact details of a US swimming coach who cast doubt on a Chinese Olympic swimmer’s performance.

Facebook new email policy

83 Million Facebook Accounts are Illegitimate

83 million Facebook users are illegitimate, duplicates or fakes, and the social network is working on improving the quality of its traffic.

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