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Facebook will stream 20 Major League Baseball games this season

Facebook has signed an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) that grants the social network streaming rights to 20 games this season. The deal, which furthers Facebook’s live video push, will see the platform stream one game per week to…

Facebook closes its Oculus VR movie studio

Facebook has decided to pull the plug on its in-house Oculus Story Studio. The closure of the award-winning unit, which created short films for viewing on the Rift and Gear VR headsets, was announced in a blog post by Oculus’…

Instant Games roll out worldwide on Facebook Messenger

Facebook launched its Instant Games platform last November in 30 countries around the globe. An addition to Messenger, the HTML5 gaming platform allows friends and family members to battle it out across a variety of classic video games including Galaga,…

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…