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Quip releases first major update since launch

Co-founded by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and former Google employee Kevin Gibbs in July this year, mobile word processing service Quip has just announced the release of its first major update since its launch nearly three months back.

The recently released update adds some highly sought after features to the app, such as the ability to import Word documents and files from Evernote, Dropbox and others similar services.

Taylor said the update was released in response to users' frequent request for the newly added features.

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Facebook reports better-than-expected Q3 results

Facebook shares gained as much as 15 per cent in extended trading on Wednesday after the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social-networking giant reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter.

The world’s No. 1 social-networking giant yesterday announced that it pocketed a profit of $425 million, or 17 cents per share, in the July-September quarter, as against a net loss of $59 million, or 2 cents per share in corresponding quarter of last year.

Adjusted earnings of the company increased to $621 million or 25 cents a share, 6 cents better than analysts’ average projection.

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Buffer confident to fix holes that let hackers slip into its system

San Francisco-based Buffer, a service that helps schedule social media posts, on Sunday assured that it had greatly increased cyber security and had the confidence to cover all the security holes that allowed hackers to break into its system.

On Saturday, unknown hacker/s managed to break into Buffer’s system and pushed spam messages using Buffer accounts to popular social media sites Twitter and Facebook, forcing Buffer to stop all social media postings.

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Facebook removes gruesome beheading video

Facebook, the world's most popular social-networking site, has finally removed the gruesome video of a beheading that was pointed out by BBC on Monday.

The social-networking site removed the controversial video citing changes in its policies around the posting of graphic content involving images and videos that was posted some time ago.

Previously, the site allowed the video in keeping with its goal to provide people with a platform for free expression. The company previously also noted that the video was condemning the gruesome act of beheading rather than celebrating it.

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Facebook retriggers concerns over teens’ online privacy

Facebook, the world's most-popular social-networking platform, has retriggered concerns over teenagers' online privacy by allowing them to share photos, posts and comments with anybody on the platform.

The social-networking giant has relaxed the norms that had previously been preventing 13-17-year-old users from sharing photos and posts with the general public. But following the recent change in the privacy setting, users can now share photos and posts with anyone on the network.

It means strangers and companies can follow teenagers, see their public posts and gather data.

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