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Why Paid Apps Could Be the Future of Online Communities

A 32,000 strong Facebook group has officially moved to a paid app, and now charges a membership fee of $5 a month or $35 a year, boasting 3,000 paying members in just two weeks. It's a success that points to a potential future in subscription models for engaged online communities

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Facebook Agrees to Deal for Washington Post News Stories

Facebook has closed a deal with the Washington Post that will let it populate its soon-to-be-launched news section with headlines from the major media outlet. Other publications in the news section include Business Insider, Buzzfeed News and News Corp media properties.

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Dating and Horizon: The Next Big Facebook Flops?

With new ventures including virtual reality worlds and a dating platform, can Facebook's latest endeavours have more success than busts of the past, such as the Facebook phone, Paper, and it's upcoming currency, which has already been banned in some countries. We find out.

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Facebook Birthday Charity Raises $1 Billion

More than $1 billion in donations have flowed through Facebook's birthday fundraisers alone over the past few years, thanks to the over 45 million Facebook users who have donated or created a fundraiser through the massive social platform.

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Facebook and Twitter Cull More Accounts and Devs

Over the weekend, Facebook and Twitter announced that they had banned thousands of app developers and accounts. Shady app developers on Facebook were selling user data without protection or permission, while rogue Twitter accounts were engaged in a disinformation campaign.

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Facebook’s Libra Blocked in France and Germany

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has been blocked in France and Germany, citing that "no private entity can claim monetary power." Read the official statement and learn more about who else is pushing back on this innovative digital currency.