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Suspect in Facebook shooting dead after police chase

Steve Stephens, the man accused of shooting 74-year-old, Robert Godwin on Sunday then posting a video of the killing on Facebook, is now dead. A tweet by the Pennsylvania State Police indicated that Stephens killed himself after being pursued by…

Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion users

Like the social network itself, Facebook Messenger is incredibly popular. Yesterday, the service passed another milestone: 1.2 billion monthly active users (MAUs). The figure marks an increase of 200 million users over the last eight months and means Messenger now…

Facebook adds group payments to Messenger

Facebook in 2015 added peer-to-peer mobile payments to its Messenger app. The addition made it easy for friends to swap cash but if you need to pay multiple people (to split up a restaurant tab or chip in on a…

Facebook is testing an alternative news feed

Facebook usually makes a big announcement whenever it adds a feature to its platform, but some users are discovering a mysterious, unannounced rocket ship icon at the top or bottom of their screen (depending on whether it's iOS or Android)…

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR, is leaving Facebook. In a statement to UploadVR, Facebook said Palmer will be dearly missed and that his legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart (no pun intended) the modern VR…

Facebook takes on GoFundMe with 'personal fundraiser' feature

Facebook is rolling out new fundraising tools that will allow anyone to raise money for themselves, a friend or someone or something not on Facebook. The feature expands on its existing tools for non-profits to setup a campaign page, and…