Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban

Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
2017-02-06 21:06:45 +0000

Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features

Facebook Inc (FB.O) 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 (LNKD.N) recruiting business. "Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small busine...
2016-11-08 01:32:06 +0000

GOP believe Facebook is “censoring” the right

Facebook and a top Republican Senator have responded to allegations from the tech website Gizmodo that Facebook is suppressing ideologically conservative news or stories from conservative organizations from its "trending topics" column. According to an article Gizmodo published on Monday, Face...
2016-05-12 07:50:57 +0000

Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge. Facebook handily beat Wall Street expectations with a 50 percent jump in revenue driven by its wildly popular mobile app and push into live video. The company also proposed a new stock class designed to protect the role of f...
2016-04-28 07:33:07 +0000

Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas

Exclusive (Reuters) - 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. While Facebook has rep...
2015-06-09 21:02:14 +0000

Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

To Facebook, we are all lab rats. Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product. But las...
2014-06-30 04:42:01 +0000

Woman posts about ‘Happy’ song on Facebook seconds before she’s killed in crash

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Investigators believe a driver was posting to Facebook seconds before she crashed and died. The wreck happened Thursday morning on Business 85 in High Point. Investigators say 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford crossed the median and crashed head-on into a truck. Later on Thur...
2014-04-29 20:36:31 +0000

Facebook profits triple as revenues surge on mobile platform success

Facebook profits tripled to $642m as revenues soared 72% in the first quarter of 2014, with the company continuing to shift its customers – and advertisers – to its mobile platform. Comfortably beating analysts’ expectation the company said Wednesday that it had revenue of $2.5bn (£1.5bn) in t...
2014-04-24 17:59:33 +0000

Facebook boss wants women to act to create 'equal world'

Facebook's highest-ranked woman has said women need to take action to create a more equal world. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of the social network site, said women should hold half of the important positions in business. "If you're thinking about doing something, ask yourself w...
2014-04-23 08:10:53 +0000

Facebook's Zuckerberg earns $3.3bn through share options

<h3>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earned $3.3bn (£1.9bn) on the sale of share options in 2013, a new regulatory filing has revealed.</h3> Mr Zuckerberg has now exhausted his supply of stock options as a result of Facebook's public offering. He was given 60 million shares to help him with...
2014-04-01 07:00:47 +0000

Google, Yahoo, Facebook to press Obama on NSA

Technology industry leaders were due to question Barack Obama about privacy issues and his progress towards ending the National Security Agency's collection of bulk telephone data on Friday, in their second White House meeting over Silicon Valley's surveillance concerns. Executives from Facebo...
2014-03-22 23:11:20 +0000

Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate after a threat against the company was called in to authorities, Menlo Park police said, but the threat was quickly cleared. The threat was originally called into the San Francisco Police Departm...
2014-03-12 06:52:37 +0000

Turkish PM threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is fighting a corruption scandal, has threatened further steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube. His comments late Thursday came as the Internet has carried incriminating recordings of al...
2014-03-07 09:21:32 +0000

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check. A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company's photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The mea...
2014-03-05 21:18:49 +0000

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19B

San Francisco — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The world's biggest social networking company said Wednesday that it is paying $1...
2014-02-20 08:32:47 +0000

New gender options for Facebook users

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and Gende...
2014-02-14 07:17:43 +0000

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Mond...
2014-02-10 08:30:48 +0000

Happy 10th birthday, Facebook

<h3>Facebook - the project that began in a student's dorm and went on to become one of the greatest internet success stories of all time - is celebrating its 10th birthday.</h3> In the last decade, it has attracted millions of people who use it to communicate with friends, post updates on thei...
2014-02-04 09:33:06 +0000

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, wife give $5 million to expand East Palo Alto clinic

EAST PALO ALTO -- A $5 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife will help pay for a new health clinic serving families in several low-income Peninsula communities, including the East Menlo Park neighborhood where Facebook is headquartered. "This funding is very important...
2014-01-23 17:20:42 +0000

Facebook testing video advertisements

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commercialism than communing with friends. Facebook sai...
2013-12-18 07:52:12 +0000

Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a tourist in Australia fell off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone. Victoria state police say the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into the chilly water. A witnes...
2013-12-18 06:38:37 +0000

First lady Michelle Obama: “I'm not a big believer in Facebook for young people"

First lady Michelle Obama doesn’t want her two young daughters to have a big presence on Facebook yet, she told ABC News’ Barbara Walters in an interview. “I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people…particularly for them, because they’re in the public eye,” Mrs. Obama said. “Some...
2013-12-02 19:44:56 +0000

Facebook CEO Says Government "Blew It" with NSA Spying

Palo Alto — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) needs to find a balance between protecting the country and staying transparent -- but he didn't say it in that nice of a way. According to ABC News, Zuckerberg had a lot to say about current political affair...
2014-06-07 07:17:27 +0000

New Zealand police criticized in Facebook sex case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police are facing mounting criticism for the way they've handled an investigation into a group of teenage boys who bragged on Facebook about having sex with girls who were drunk and underage. Calling themselves the Roast Busters, the Auckland teens pu...
2013-11-10 13:25:55 +0000

Vietnam blogger airs news of detention on Facebook

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A pro-democracy blogger broke the news of his own detention in Vietnam through Facebook, another sign of how the social network is shaking up the country's activist movement and worrying its authoritarian rulers. In a video message posted by activists soon after his deten...
2013-10-31 06:28:13 +0000