Facebook holding events to boost small businesses

Facebook India on Monday said it is organising a Small Business Boost (SBB) programme designed to arm Indian businesses with the knowledge, skills and technology required to stay innovative and connect with the customers both at home and abroad.

Facebook increases investments in Indian small businesses

There are 1.49 billion people on Facebook, which is half of the estimated three billion people who use the Internet worldwide, Head of Economic Growth Initiatives for Facebook India", Ritesh Mehta said.

Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage

Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year.

India tops Facebook's content restriction list

India is the largest userbase for Facebook outside the US with over 100 million users.

Facebook sets up India Client Council

World's largest social networking site Facebook has set up the India Client Council to offer a forum to brands to share ideas about the future of marketing.

Facebook users in India cross 100 mn, largest outside US

Social media giant Facebook has crossed 100 million active users in India, its largest base outside the US.

India made an average 18 user data requests daily to Facebook

Indian law enforcement entities made 3,245 requests for information on 4,144 Facebook users in the first six months of 2013, the report said.

Facebook users in India up 5% at 82 million in Apr-June

The number of monthly active users of Facebook in India has shot up by 5 percent to 82 million for April-June period of this year.

India, Brazil help Facebook expand user base to 1.11 bn

The ubiquitous social networking platform's MAUs rose by 23 percent in January-March quarter of 2013 compared to the year-ago period.

Facebook forced to drop flawed special New Year feature

The popular website had last week launched its Midnight Message Delivery feature to allow users to send New Year's messages to friends that automatically arrive on the stroke of midnight tonight.

Facebook user base climbs to 50 mn in India

Most of the people in the US started on desktop and moved to mobile, she said, adding that India is causing the company to rethink its model.

Suit against websites: No relief to Facebook India

Facebook India's plea for dropping its name from a suit for action against social networking websites for hosting alleged objectionable content was on Wednesday dismissed by a Delhi court which held it cannot be said that the company has no say in running the site facebook.com.

Court notice to Facebook on Marxist party`s plea

A court in Odisha Thursday issued a notice to Facebook India for allegedly publishing on its social networking site some objectionable content related to a political party, a lawyer said.

Delhi court reserves order on Facebook India`s plea

Facebook India contended that it does not control or operate the servers that host the website, which are located in the US.

Facebook users in India have doubled in last one year

Popular social networking site Facebook finds India a major growth market, where the number of users have more than doubled in the past one year, as against near-zero penetration in the neighbouring China.

India a key source for future growth: Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook, which plans to raise USD five billion through an IPO, has said India is a key source for its future growth and its user base in the country has more than doubled in the past one year.

Facebook seeks $10 billion in IPO: Report

The amount would value Facebook at as much as USD 100 billion, according to the report. That's more than four times the market capitalization that Google had at the time of its 2004 IPO.

Facebook warns of recent wave of spam

Facebook has said that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users' pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence.

India can be No 1 market in coming years: Facebook

Popular social networking site Facebook expect India to become its No 1 market in terms of number of users.