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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook extends global reach with WhatsApp purchase- but not in China

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Social media company has no immediate plan to use new acquisition to get its content unlocked Facebook blocked on mainland even with WhatsApp Facebook has no immediate plans to use mobile-messaging provider WhatsApp, which the social network operator is acquiring for up to US$19 billion, as a means to unblock its content on the mainland. Facebook CEO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1432224/facebook-extends-global-reach-whatsapp-purchase-not-china
  2. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Instagram officially a part of Facebook

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 10:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Instagram on Thursday became part of Facebook as the social network completed its billion-dollar acquisition of the smartphone photo-sharing service. “Very excited to announce that we’re now officially joining the Facebook family,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a Facebook post tagged as being made using a mobile phone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1031410/instagram-officially-part-facebook
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook flickers and jokes fly as service cuts out for millions

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:32pm by Adam Martin

    ... Adam Martin The social networking service went down briefly on Thursday afternoon The popular social networking service Facebook went out of commission on Thursday afternoon, a problem that affected users worldwide and set off a firestorm on other social media platforms such as Twitter. Users who tried to log into Facebook received an error page that simply said, "Sorry, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1536198/facebook-flickers-service-cuts-out-millions
  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook sets sights on fitness by buying activity-tracking app, Moves

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:45am by GUARDIAN

    ... Guardian Social media company's aquisition of smartphone app follows this year's US19bn purchase of Instagram and US2bn deal for virtual reality business Oculus Rift Facebook has ... Facebook's deal is the latest in a string of significant acquisitions by the social media giant. Earlier this year it paid US$19 billion for Instagram, and last month it bought virtual reality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1496543/facebook-sets-sights-fitness-buying-activity-tracking-app-moves
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook eyes drone maker to replace satellites to get web to poor countries

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:04pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Facebook looks at drones to replace satellites Facebook is reportedly interested in acquiring a company that makes drones capable of flying at high altitudes for up to five years at a time, to replace satellites. Facebook is reportedly in discussions to acquire the company Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of drones, for about US$60 million. Titan Aerospace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441256/facebook-eyes-drone-maker-replace-satellites-get-web-poor-countries
  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Twitter's stock falls 18 per cent on paltry growth in users

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 02:16pm by Reuters

    ... Twitter's valuation has been based in part on the belief it could expand its mainstream appeal and eventually become as ubiquitous as Facebook, which has five times as many users. User growth, ... Twitter shares to about 30 times this year's projected sales, based on its Wednesday closing price- or more than twice as expensive as Facebook or LinkedIn. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1422000/twitters-stock-falls-18-cent-paltry-growth-users
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook names NYU scientist to lead centre for artificial intelligence

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Facebook picks head of artificial intelligence quest Facebook has unveiled plans for a partnership with New York University to create a new centre ... to head up the project. "As one of the most respected thinkers in this field, Yann has done groundbreaking research in deep learning and computer vision," Facebook's chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1377659/facebook-names-nyu-scientist-lead-centre-artificial-intelligence
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook targets smartphones

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Menlo Park, California Facebook targets smartphones as its top priority Facebook has shaken up its engineering teams to make targeting smartphones a priority at the world's leading social network. "We have really just re-organised the company to build faster on mobile," Facebook director of product management Peter Deng said at the company's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1037149/facebook-targets-smartphones
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Canada's hitchhiking robot puts human trust to the test

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... the robot's travels are over, researchers will analyse comments posted on Twitter and Facebook to see what they can surmise about the public's attitudes concerning robot-human interactions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565103/canadas-hitchhiking-robot-puts-human-trust-test
  10. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    State media calls for 'severe punishment' for US tech firms including Google and Apple

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... for monitoring China and stealing secrets. US companies such as Yahoo, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Facebook threaten the cybersecurity of China and its internet users, said the People’s Daily on its ... in favour of domestic technology. As a result, Snowden’s revelations may cost US companies billions of dollars, analysts say. “US companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc. are all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525260/state-media-calls-severe-punishment-us-tech-firms-including-google-and

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