Saturday, December 3, 2016

Facebook

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged world leaders meeting in Peru on Saturday to help get more people online as a way to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network that some suggest could have helped sway the U.S...

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016

Facebook’s recent disclosure that it mistakenly overstated the average length of time users watched videos on the site is “troubling” to Bob Liodice, president and CEO of the ANA (Association of National Advertisers). Liodice’s ANA blog posting on Thursday (9/29) addressed the development,...

Friday, Sep. 23, 2016

Facebook is apologizing to advertisers for what it calls an error that overstated the average length of time users watched videos on the site.

The measurement didn’t affect how much Facebook charges to run video spots, but analysts say ad agencies may have used the Facebook estimates as a...

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the...

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Facebook is blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, saying well-made, relevant ads can be "useful."  

At the same time, the world's biggest social media company says it is giving users easier ways to decide what types of ads they want to see —  unless, of course, the...

Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016

Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.

Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced by deactivating messages in the main Facebook app and steering users to the app....

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

When the Oculus Rift debuts next week, it won't do so with a star-studded launch party or massive marketing blitz worthy of a new video game console or smartphone. Instead, thousands of the virtual reality doodads will simply arrive on the...

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

To revive interest in smartphones, Samsung and LG are improving their cameras and embracing the nascent world of virtual reality.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg joined Samsung at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, to announce that their...

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet's most powerful company.

Facebook's fourth-quarter report Wednesday provided the latest gauge of the company...

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has steadily built its advertising business to become the world's second-largest digital ad platform after Google. Now...