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Facebook Messenger Now Offers Free Phone Calls for U.S. iPhone Users

Pretty straightforward here: Facebook will now offer free voice calling for users of its Messenger app on the iPhone, as was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to AllThingsD by a Facebook spokesman. Data rates still apply over 3G and 4G, mind you, but Wi-Fi calling is free in the truest sense. The move comes after a string of updates for Messenger, including voice memo capabilities and the ability to use Messenger without having a Facebook account.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald