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With Decision on Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition Due Oct. 3, EC Sends Out Detailed Questionnaires

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The European Commission, the antitrust authority of the European Union, will decide on Facebook’s proposed acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp by Oct. 3, and the EC will do so armed with detailed information from questionnaires sent to companies including telecommunications operators, other social-networking sites and Internet-service providers, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Does Your Political Preference On Facebook Affect Your Sweet Tooth?

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As President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney address questions about the economy and America’s future, they have not yet addressed the biggest question on everyone’s minds leading up to Halloween: What kind of candy do you want? New York-based customer relationship and loyalty platform CrowdTwist compared Facebook users’ political affiliations with their favorite candies. They found that Democrats tend to favor Hershey’s, while Republicans like Lindt.

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