Sunday, August 20, 2017

Facebook

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Facebook once failed to buy Snapchat; ever since, it's tried to copy it, mostly without success.

Until now. Facebook's Instagram Stories, a clear Snapchat clone, has more daily users than Snapchat itself — and parent company Snap Inc. should be very worried.

Snap's latest earnings...

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.

Welcome to the Facebook ad creep.

The world's biggest social...

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic.

The News Media Alliance, which represents nearly 2,000 news organizations, said the two companies'...

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video — or fake news and hate symbols — via the social network he created. So the...

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,...