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Facebook at Work to launch soon, include paid features

  • Facebook at Work, the
    social network’s professional version of its social network, is expected to launch
    in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said,
    according to
    Reuters.
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  • The new service,
    • Facebook at Work, the
      social network’s professional version of its social network, is expected to launch
      in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said,
      according to
      Reuters.
    •  
    • The new service,
      geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly identical to its ubiquitous
      social network, with a scrolling news “feed”, “likes” and a
      chat service.
    •  
    • “I would say 95
      percent of what we developed for Facebook is also adopted for Facebook at
      Work,” Julien Codorniou, director of global platform partnerships at
      Facebook, told
      Reuters.
    •  
    • However, Facebook at
      Work users will maintain special profiles that are distinct from their existing
      Facebook profiles.
    •  
    • The company is also
      developing exclusive products for Facebook at Work, including security tools,
      Codorniou said.
    •  
    • Facebook started
      beta-testing the service in January and has kept it as a free,
      “invite-only” service for companies so far.
    •  
    • The service will be
      open to all companies once launched and Facebook plans to charge “a few
      dollars per month per user” for premium services such as analytics and
      customer support, a company spokeswoman said.
    •  
    • The online career
      market, which includes LinkedIn Corp and Monster Worldwide, is worth about $6
      billion a year, market research firm IDC had said in August.
    •  
    • More than 300
      companies, including Heineken, Royal Bank of Scotland and jewellery company
      Stella and Dot, are using Facebook at Work and Club Mediterranee SA is set to
      be the latest adopter.
    •  
    • The French resort
      company will offer the service to all its 13,000 employees through summer 2016,
      Anne Browaeys-Level, Club Mediterranee’s chief marketing & digital officer,
      told
      Reuters.
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    • Facebook’s Codorniou
      said almost everything on Facebook at Work is the same as the regular Facebook
      social network, with some minor exceptions.
    •  
    • “You cannot play
      Candy Crush on Facebook at Work!”

     

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