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PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash

SAN FRANCISCO — Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook. A “Send Money” application tailored for Facebook by PayPal lets members of the online community tie money to occasions such as birthdays or send it…

USA Network taps Yap.TV for viewer chats

Cable television’s USA Network said it has enlisted Internet startup Yap.TV to tap into the hot trend of people “chatting” online while viewing shows. Yap-powered applications will let people take polls, dish about actors and more in online forums with friends watching programs at other venues. “Yap.TV gives our fans…

More Facebook friends may mean more instability for African leaders, data shows

Africa-focused blogger Ethan Zuckerman has analyzed some data that Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan may want to take a look at. Zuckerman stumbled upon some Africa-related datasets, the most interesting of which lists the number of Facebook friends that various African leaders have. Goodluck Jonathan is the most popular, boasting 341,759…

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