Facebook Inc

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

The Facebook News Feed, the centrepiece of the world`s largest social network service, is a streaming series of posts such as photos from friends, updates from family members, advertisements and material from celebrities or other pages that a user has liked.

Oct 24, 2017, 07:00 AM IST
Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, Oculus Go

Facebook to launch new virtual reality headset, Oculus Go

In 2014, Facebook paid $3 billion to acquire Oculus and retain its employees.

Oct 12, 2017, 08:31 AM IST
Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp

Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp

WhatsApp is testing features that would allow businesses to chat with their clients on the app, according to the report.

Sep 05, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Facebook Watch steps up competition with YouTube for ad dollars

Facebook Watch steps up competition with YouTube for ad dollars

Facebook Inc launched its Watch video service to all users on Thursday with plans to allow anyone to submit shows, as the No. 1 social media network takes on Alphabet Inc`s rival YouTube to boost advertising revenue.

Aug 31, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women`s basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.

Aug 10, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Facebook shares hit record high as mobile ad sales soar

Facebook shares hit record high as mobile ad sales soar

Facebook Inc`s mobile advertising business grew by more than 50 percent in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of online advertisers.

Jul 27, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
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.

Jul 19, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

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.

Apr 18, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
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.

Apr 15, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
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.

Mar 24, 2017, 09:06 AM IST
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.

Mar 02, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
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.

Nov 23, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
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.

Nov 08, 2016, 10:34 AM IST
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.

Aug 31, 2016, 02:53 AM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2016, 01:46 AM IST
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.

Mar 16, 2016, 11:36 AM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2016, 04:41 AM IST
Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl

Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl

The popular social networking site Facebook Inc Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

Aug 01, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

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.

Jul 08, 2015, 00:51 AM IST