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Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook.

Facebook to review handling of videos after Cleveland killing

Facebook Inc launched a review on Monday of how it handles violent videos and other objectionable material, saying it needed to do better after a video of a killing in Cleveland remained on its service for more than two hours on Sunday.

Facebook shareholders propose reports on 'fake news', pay equality

Facebook shareholders propose reports on 'fake news', pay equality

Shareholders have proposed that Facebook Inc prepare a report on the threat to democracy and free speech from so-called fake news spread on the social media forum, and the dangers it may pose to the company itself, according to a proxy filing made on Friday.

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

Facebook's Oculus cuts price of virtual reality set by $200

Facebook's Oculus cuts price of virtual reality set by $200

Facebook Inc`s virtual reality unit Oculus has cut $200 from the total price of its flagship hardware set, in a bid to expand the system`s base of video game players.

Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry

Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world`s biggest social media network to re-enter the world`s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Facebook testing job posting features; will it take on LinkedIn?

Facebook testing job posting features; will it take on LinkedIn?

Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp`s recruiting business.

Twitter to share ad revenue on videos by US users

Twitter to share ad revenue on videos by US users

Twitter Inc stepped up its battle to attract video talent to its platform, saying it will allow U.S. users who upload a video to share in any advertising revenue it generates.

Facebook investors OK new share class to keep Zuckerberg at helm

Facebook Inc shareholders approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting shares, a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media company he founded.

Mark Zuckerberg settles real estate lawsuit for no payout

Mark Zuckerberg settles real estate lawsuit for no payout

Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to settle a lawsuit and pay no money to a real estate developer who sued him in a dispute over property near the Facebook Inc chief executive`s home in Silicon Valley, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Facebook director Andreessen sorry for India Internet remarks

Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologised on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company`s free Internet service.

Google shares soar as YouTube growth allays fears over Facebook

Google Inc`s shares surged as much as 14.5 percent on Friday, adding nearly $60 billion to its market value, as strong growth in mobile ad revenue allayed concerns its YouTube business could be hurt by Facebook Inc`s push into video.

Facebook to build new data center in Forth Worth

Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall.

Facebook's userbase touches 125-mn in India

Facebook's userbase touches 125-mn in India

Globally, it has 1.44 billion monthly active users as of March 31, 2015.

Facebook earns 51% of ad revenue overseas: Executives

Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company executives told Reuters.

Nasdaq to settle Facebook IPO lawsuit for $26.5 million

In a first for a US stock exchange, Nasdaq OMX Group on Thursday agreed to pay $26.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving its bungling of Facebook Inc`s $16 billion initial public offering, the plaintiffs` lawyers said.

Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh on profit

Facebook Inc posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits.

Fugitive fails to revive Facebook lawsuit, block criminal case

A federal appeals court on Monday forcefully rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia`s effort to revive what U.S. prosecutors have called his fraudulent lawsuit to extort social media company Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook in soup over 'stealing' personal data

Facebook is in legal trouble over usage of personal data of its users for its facial recognition features, media reports said.

Facebook talks up need for virtual reality, big tech bets

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts.