Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

2014-04-18 10:03

Facebook has begun rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

New Facebook friends 'signal' cheating

2014-04-16 08:30

People who add new romantic interests to their Facebook "friends" list while in a romantic relationship tend to have a lower level of commitment to their current mate, a recent study finds.

US warns Facebook on WhatsApp privacy

2014-04-11 08:30

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, which it is set to acquire.

Facebook moves to bigger ads on website

2014-04-10 08:33

Facebook is switching to fewer but bigger ads on the right-hand column of the desktop PC version of its website because users respond more frequently to them.

Facebook hits 100 million India users

2014-04-09 11:15

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the US to achieve the milestone.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Facebook CEO gains from stock options

2014-04-01 09:37

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reaped a gain by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room.

Facebook takes dive into virtual reality

2014-03-26 12:00

Facebook has announced a deal to buy a start-up behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends' lives.

Google, Facebook drive mobile advertising

2014-03-20 11:00

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 to $17.9bn and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google, a market tracker has said.

Facebook and Google lead mobile ad gains

2014-03-20 09:14

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google.

Zuckerberg frustrated with US spying

2014-03-14 07:29

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called US President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the US government's spying programme.

Facebook HQ secured after threat

2014-03-12 10:35

Police have searched and secured the headquarters of social media giant Facebook after receiving a threat against the company.

Turkey may ban YouTube, Facebook

2014-03-07 22:34

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a number of online leaks.

Yahoo spurns Facebook, Google’s credentials

2014-03-06 15:13

Yahoo has confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google.

Facebook out to buy drone maker - report

2014-03-05 07:37

Facebook is in talks to buy a solar-powered drone start-up in what could lead to making wireless internet available in regions without online access, a report says.

Bill Gates tops super wealthy list

2014-03-04 08:31

The rich list of wealthy individuals indicates that technologists have continued to grow their wealth.

Facebook email domination fails

2014-02-25 11:09

Facebook, after unsuccessfully trying to get its users on its own email system, has thrown in the towel as most people haven't been using their Facebook email address.

Facebook's Zuckerberg the new mobile king

2014-02-24 10:03

Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to enter into the mobile industry's biggest fair fresh from his $19bn takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 07:18

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate.

WeChat: Focus turns to WhaptsApp rivals

2014-02-21 16:24

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for $19BN in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile world

2014-02-21 15:42

Facebook's $19bn takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

WeChat: China's alternative to WhatsApp

2014-02-20 18:33

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals amongst which is China's popular mobile messaging application WeChat.

WhatsApp takes SA by storm

2014-02-20 15:09

More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.

WhatsApp deal highlights competitors

2014-02-20 14:02

Facebook's announcement it is paying $19bn in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone event in the short history of mobile messaging apps.

Facebook: WhatsApp is golden

2014-02-20 09:00

Facebook is placing a $19bn bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp.


Google, Facebook bring world internet in the skies

2014-04-16 11:00

The shortest path to the internet for some may be through the skies as internet giants spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

Stop promoting things on Twitter and Facebook

2014-04-16 07:53

There are no shortcuts. Facebook and Twitter are not great platforms to promote your business, says Alex Genadink.

Facebook pushes smartphone chats to Messenger

2014-04-10 10:35

Facebook has begun pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application.

Facebook has 100 million India users

2014-04-09 13:07

Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 13:10

Twitter-owned Vine has said it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Facebook launches internet everywhere lab

2014-03-28 12:21

Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

Fake Oscar Facebook page soliciting money

2014-03-25 13:36

A fake Facebook page called "Oscar Pistorius Official" has been soliciting money from people.

Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

2014-03-20 09:30

Jesse Jackson has focused on Hewlett-Packard in a campaign to highlight Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring and funding.

Privacy is safe, says WhatsApp CEO

2014-03-18 07:31

The CEO of WhatsApp has dismissed concerns that the acquisition of the popular messaging app by Facebook would result in less privacy for users.

WeChat expands to Macs, SA gaming

2014-03-13 13:03

Instant messaging application WeChat is making moves to establish itself as an alternate destination with a range of features and launches designed to attract users in new markets.

Facebook threats in rugby attack case

2014-03-11 13:43

A State witness and a man accused of taking part in the fatal attack on a former Royal Marine at a Durban rugby match have been threatened while they were in court.

Facebook expands farm in Sweden

2014-03-07 16:20

Facebook to build new data center at its first non-US server farm site in Sweden.

Facebook prohibits illegal gun sales

2014-03-06 12:54

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook has agreed to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

Euro citizens impose own sanctions on Russia

2014-03-04 18:37

While diplomats in Brussels debate how to respond to the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine, some people on Russia's borders with the European Union are taking matters into their own hands.

Zuckerberg defends $19bn WhatsApp takeover

2014-02-25 11:12

Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended his $19bn takeover of free mobile messaging service WhatsApp, saying it is actually worth much more.

WhatsApp will add voice to messaging service

2014-02-24 14:30

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired last week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 08:42

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate, shaking up the global telecom sector.

WhatsApp down for several hours

2014-02-23 17:24

WhatsApp, bought days ago by Facebook for $19bn, has gone offline for several hours.

WhatsApp's mixed message for Facebook

2014-02-21 15:48

WhatsApp may be hugely popular, but its forays into Asia, the world's biggest mobile market, have had mixed success.

Facebook's move on WhatsApp 'brilliant'

2014-02-21 07:52

Facebook's $19bn deal for the red-hot mobile messaging service WhatsApp is a savvy strategic move by the world's biggest social network, analysts say.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile

2014-02-20 16:30

Facebook's takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

WhatsApp deal with Facebook may kill Mxit

2014-02-20 14:30

Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp represents a direct threat to local chat application Mxit, says an analyst.

Here's why Facebook loves WhatsApp

2014-02-20 10:00

Facebook has done a number of deals to entrench its position as the top social networking site on the globe.

Facebook bets on mobile in WhatsApp deal

2014-02-20 07:46

Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to $19bn for Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp.

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