Mexican State of Sonora Bans Bizarre Baby Names, Including 'Facebook,' 'Circumcision,' and 'Martian'

Across the border from the U.S. state of Arizona, some strange activity has been occurring in the Mexican state of Sonora. A few parents who have just given birth are experiencing severely clouded judgment when it comes to naming their newborns. In an odd case of baby naming, newborns are being brought into the world with names such as "Facebook," "Rambo," to "Marciana," which means "Martian" in Spanish, as well as a boy called "Circuncision," or "Circumcision."

Twitter's Facelift: A Step Towards the Facebook Effect or Google+ Fail?

Twitter's CEO said he would do something about the less than user-friendly look of the social network, and it looks like the company is trying to make good on his promise: A new Facebook-looking Twitter profile page has leaked to Mashable.

Facebook Video Provides A Look Back At Walter White, 'Breaking Bad'

Millions have used the new feature celebrating Facebook's 10th year

Facebook Paper App Review & Features: A New Way To Browse

The news feed app gives a new way to browse posts and articles

Apple Inc. Sued for $2 Billion Patent Lawsuit by German Firm IPCom; Apple, Google Team to Combat PAEs, or Patent Trolls

Apple Inc. and Google have joined forces to eradicate unnecessary patent lawsuits just as the iPhone company was slapped with a $2 billion damage claim.
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Hispanics' Social Media Know-how Has Captivated Marketers

Latinos are at the helm of social media; a fact that was confirmed by a 2013 Pew Report that indicated that 80 percent of Hispanic adults in the U.S. use social media, which is more than whites (70 percent) and African Americans (75 percent).
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Social Media Saturday: Google+'s Hangout with Obama, Facebook's Paper, and the Super Bowl for Social Media

It was a busy week on social media: Facebook announced its continuing dominance and a new mobile app, Tumblr incorporated comedy into its terms of service, Twitter got IBM off its back, and President Obama used the most disliked social media platform to popularize his State of the Union agenda. Let's dive into Social Media Saturday!
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Facebook Paper: Doubling Down on Mobile and Social News

Facebook's latest app, Paper, signals two major moves for the world's most popular social media platform: It's doubling down on mobile while continuing its push to become a social news network.

Zuckerberg's Open Compute: Taking Over the World With... Efficiency

Despite recent studies spelling doom for Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly has his sights on building a worldwide social media platform and upending the tech industry. How will Zuckerberg take over the world? Efficiency.

Facebook Princeton Study: Social Network Makes Light Of Research; Is Facebook Really In Decline?

The scientific study has resulted in a public relations jab-fest
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Social Media Saturday: Pinterest Tests GIFs, Twitter Reaches Out to Latinos, Facebook Mocks Princeton, and Google+ Goes Down

A lot happened this week in the world of social media. Pinterest started testing GIFs, Princeton declared that Facebook would die in three years, Facebook released a clever rejoinder, Instagram was revealed to be the fastest-growing social media platform on the planet, and Google+ went down, along with Gmail services, but hardly anyone noticed. Let's dive into Social Media Saturday!

Facebook Mocks Princeton's Doom-Saying Study With Its Own - About Princeton

Facebook has fired back at a Princeton University study predicting the social media giant will die by 2017 in the snarkiest (i.e., best) way possible - by creating its own study that says Princeton University will die out by 2021, along with the world. The tongue-in-cheek reply from Facebook pokes fun at the idea that the every "scientific" study is created equal.

Facebook Adds Trending Topics In Continuing Evolution Toward Social News Network

Facebook, in its continuing quest to make its social network more public and "newsy," announced "Trending" on Thursday, a new feature that will put a list of trending topics up in the top right corner of every user's News Feed. The addition of this feature confirms that Facebook sees Twitter as both a threat and a model for news-focused social content.

Facebook Buys Android App Efficiency Startup in Ongoing Global Mobile Expansion

Facebook is looking to shore up its mobile services with the acquisition of Little Eye Labs, a small Indian startup that helps analyze mobile app data. This marks yet another step as Facebook expands its mobile empire, an under-exploited platform that holds promise for companies to gain new users who don't own, or prefer to use, desktop computers.

2 Million Usernames and Passwords Hacked Worldwide from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo

Your social media secrets may not be safe as nearly two million Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo usernames and passwords have been stolen.

Internet Moguls and Immigrants Team Up for Immigration-Related Apps

CEO & Chairman of Facebook, Zuckerberg, became the 2nd youngest self-made billionaire in 2012; and, the affluent 29-year-old has opted to use that accumulated wealth for good, signing the "Giving Pledge" -a promise to donate 50% or more of his wealth to charity; gave millions to Newark Public schools, and gave 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Now, Zuckerberg, who was raised on a suburban lane with mansions and manicured lawns, is teaming up with Carlos Vargas, an immigrant from Mexico, and a number of others for a truly unique venture.
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