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As a company that draws more than 2 billion eyeballs per month, Facebook was a fitting harbinger of trends to come at an optical networking conference.
If you didn't like Facebook's News Feed redesign last year, you're in luck: The social network is trying to change what you don't like with another redesign.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Facebook's proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp -- and possibly block it -- because of the potential impact on users' privacy, two privacy groups said in a complaint.
Media company Getty Images had made about 35 million of its images embeddable in order to start gathering data and better monetize usage of its material, the company said on Thursday.
Facebook announced a set of new restrictions designed to curb the illegal sale of guns and other restricted items on its site, a phenomenon that had become vexing problem for the social network.
Facebook is reportedly buying Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones.
Russia has moved to block citizens from accessing online information about the Ukrainian political movement that ousted the country's pro-Russian president last week.
Meetup's website remained offline Monday, the victim of a massive DDoS attack, which began last week with an email asking the company's CEO to cough up US$300, or else.
While actors, directors and other Hollywood types got their coveted Oscar awards last night, Twitter was getting recognition of its own.
Facebook will shutter its email service next month, and it's likely that not many people will even notice.
Deliberate status updates are losing luster as quick, impromptu, short-lived activity on social media gathers momentum. If the first phase of social media was a massive effort to share our online identities, this current wave is all about fleeting encounters.
At the heart of the $19B WhatsApp acquisition may be Facebook's continuing desire to take over your mobile phone.
Marketing experts share their strategies for developing a successful marketing campaign in today's multichannel, mobile, social-media-driven world.
Calling it an 'on-ramp to the Internet,' Mark Zuckerberg advocates for carriers and other gatekeepers to provide free basic services for all in his first-ever keynote at Mobile World Congress.
After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
The two major social sites, Facebook and Google+, are embracing opposite strategies for the future, but they are heading to the same place: To add social intelligence to everything you do.
Twitter experts, marketing pros and business leaders share their top tips on how to turn 140 characters into online marketing gold.
Trends in social, search, mobile, wearable and the Internet of things will alter our perception of reality. Change is in the air, says columnist Mike Elgan.
The future was supposed to be automated and computerized. But it turns out that automation is creating demand for the human element.
Despite the frothy headlines stirred by Twitter's initial public offering, tech is not in a bubble of the sort that arose before the 2000 dot-com crash.
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