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  1. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    WeChat in the way of Facebook's ambitions in China

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Facebook's newly acquired messaging service WhatsApp will find the mainland tough to crack given the huge popularity of local rival WeChat WeChat stands in way of WhatsApp in China Facebook may well see its US$19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp as a way to break into the mainland's growing mobile-messaging market, but it faces a big ...

  2. News - World - INTERNET

    Child advocacy groups say Facebook deal does not compel it to change

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Child advocacy groups object to Facebook deal Children's advocacy groups lambasted Facebook as they launched a bid to axe a US$20 million deal ... Citizen attorney. "The capture and republication of teen postings by Facebook is a pernicious assault on their rights to decide where their messages should go," said Robert Fellmeth, ...

  3. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook gives 50 options to identify gender like androgynous, transsexual

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press inCalifornia Users to be able to describe themselves as androgynous or transsexual for example Facebook introduces dozens of options to identify gender You do not have to be male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media company is adding a customisable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred ...

  4. News - World - PRIVACY

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's very public view of privacy

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by WASHPOST

    ... Michael Zimmer In the decade since he created the world's dominant social network, the Facebook founder has pushed people to share more of their private lives Zuckerberg's very ... commemorating Facebook's 200 millionth user, was "to create a richer, faster way for people to share information about what was happening around them". If you believe the clumsy ...

  5. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Despite chatter, Facebook not down and out with teens yet

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Social network battles to stay relevant as youth spread their love to rivals Facebook not down and out with teens yet Owen Fairchild doesn't hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was younger. It is not that he and his friends are abandoning the social network. They are spreading their love to rival networks like Twitter, ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Facebook stocks surge on US$1.5 billion 2013 earnings and rising membership

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Facebook's 2013 Q4 earnings post eight-fold year-on-year increase, driven by swelling membership and ad revenues Facebook said on Wednesday ... Facebook shares rallied more than 12 per cent in after-hours trading to a new high of $60.05 after release of the earnings figures. Facebook once again grew not just its total number of users, ...

  7. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook will lose 80pc of users by 2017, say Princeton University researchers

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:08am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Social network will lose 80 per cent of users by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University Facebook 'doomed to die out like an infectious disease' Facebook has ... The forecast of Facebook's impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to those of online social networks. Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook ...

  8. Business - Companies - WEALTH

    Sheryl Sandberg can officially change her Facebook status to ‘billionaire’

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Upbeat Facebook stock performance brings executive's wealth to new heights When Sheryl Sandberg heads to this week’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland, she will walk in as a billionaire. Reports said the Facebook chief operation officer’s wealth officially surpassed US$1 billion on Wednesday on the back of a surge in Facebook stocks, of which she holds about 12.3 million ...

  9. News - World - COURTS

    Facebook sued for sharing users' data with advertisers and marketers

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:20am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Facebook facing lawsuit over sharing users' data Facebook is being sued in the US over allegations it systematically intercepts its users' private messages on the social network and profits by sharing the data with advertisers and marketers. When users compose messages that include links to a third-party website, Facebook scans the content ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Facebook, Zuckerberg plan to sell 70m shares

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:58am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Facebook, Zuckerberg plan to sell 70m shares Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, is selling shares to help pay taxes, joining the company and some other shareholders in an offering worth about US$3.9 billion. About 27 million shares would be offered by Facebook and almost 43 million shares were being sold by stockholders, including 41,350,000 shares ...




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