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Facebook’s rise in mobile ad segment a big threat to Google’s dominance: IDC

Social-networking site Facebook's mobile ads have become a big threat to Google Inc's dominance in the segment, research firm IDC said in its latest report.

IDC said that Facebook is leading rival mobile publishers like Pandora and Twitter, in the mobile display advertising market in the United States. The research firm added that Facebook even outpaced Google in mobile adverting in the United States.

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Russia starts censoring Internet content

The Russian authorities have directed social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter to remove certain contents from their sites as part of its efforts to block access to potentially harmful and illegal content on the Internet.

In November last year, the Russian government had passed a child protection law to allow regulators to take down pages that are not in the interest of general public health.

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A quick look at Google Keep

Google Keep, the Internet search giant’s recently launched note-taking service, is a smart and sleek service that will compete with the likes of already established Evernote and OneNote.

Google Keep, for Android-based devises, is a free mobile app that allows users to take, save and share digital notes.

The app asks the user whether he/she would like to link Google Keep to set up a new Google email address or to an existing Gmail account. In the subsequent phase, it takes the user to a smart and simplistic home-screen that looks quite similar to Evernote’s UI.

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Facebook 'likes' can predict your personality

Your Facebook `likes' can predict your personality, a study by Cambridge University researchers revealed.

The researchers analyzed around 58,000 volunteers who provided their Facebook "likes," demographic information as well as psychometric testing results that were designed to underscore their personality traits. They fed volunteers' Facebook likes into algorithms and matched the information with their personality tests.

The researchers were surprised to find that they were able to paint volunteers' accurate personality portraits with the help of Facebook likes.

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Facebook’s effort to put video ads in News Feed may annoy users

Various sources suggested over the past few months that Facebook is preparing to introduce video ads in News Feed, but many believe that it would not be easy for the social-networking giant to put the video ads without angering users.

Last month, Hillside Partners analyst Rory Maher reported that Facebook was beta testing a video ad product, which would automatically start playing in News feed and would max out at 15 seconds.

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