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Facebook extends closing of WhatsApp acquisition by a year

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:58

Social networking giant Facebook has extended by a year the closing of its landmark USD 19 billion deal to acquire instant messaging app WhatsApp.

Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:56

If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study.

China Internet population reaches 632 million: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:06

Mobile phone users represent a large share of the online population with 527 million people in China accessing the Internet using mobile devices in the six months to June.

Facebook introduces new app only for celebrities

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:06

Social networking site Facebook has launched a new app called `Mentions` for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages.

Facebook tests `buy` button for online purchases in US

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:39

Social networking website Facebook is testing a new feature that lets users `buy` items from advertisements shown on the page.

Google+ abandons need to use real names

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 08:49

Google+ apologized on Tuesday and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network.

Afghanistan rejects Facebook ban as election tensions rise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 22:26

The Afghan government today rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during an ongoing deadlock over the presidential election, despite fears that social media postings have fanned ethnic hatred.

Facebook acquires video ad company LiveRail

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 08:59

Facebook Inc is acquiring video advertising company LiveRail in the Internet social network`s latest step to make video ads a bigger part of its business.

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with missed call ads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:12

The ads are part of Facebook’s effort to bolster its business in countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia.

RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:08

Orkut, Google`s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago.

Pope has most clout on Twitter: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 23:55

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network showed on Wednesday.

Facebook accepts blame for brief outage

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00

Facebook took the blame on Friday for a brief outage that resulted in a flood of comments -- chiefly on rival social network Twitter.