Monday, May 29, 2017

Facebook

Friday, May. 5, 2017

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material — including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda — off of its site.

On Wednesday, the world's biggest social network said it plans to hire 3,000 more...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

The promise of augmented and virtual reality was a big focus of Facebook's annual...

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, "building the world we all want?"

While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg...

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.

Although the companies are risking a...

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....