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NSA spying uproar risks costing U.S. tech firms like Google, Apple US$35-billion in sales

International anger over the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance is hurting global sales by American technology companies and setting back U.S. efforts to promote Internet...

Facebook changes privacy rules to allow teens to share content publicly

Facebook Inc. is loosening rules to let teens share their content publicly, as the world’s largest social-networking service looks to woo younger members and stave...

How to avoid your parents’ basement: Some frank advice for the indecisive

A Facebook product manager offers some straight talk on avoiding underemployment (hint: it's got nothing to do with your retrospectively abstract or obscure choice of...

Facebook just got one step closer to releasing auto-play video ads

Facebook began a small test today that allowed some users to see auto-play, in-stream videos on their mobile phones, according to All Things D

Facebook planning to sell TV-style ads for US$2.5-million a day: source

Facebook Inc., seeking to break the long-held dominance of television over advertising budgets, plans to sell TV-style commercials on its site for as much as...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth soars US$3.8B as stock hits record high

Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune soared US$3.8 billion today as shares of Facebook Inc., the world’s most-popular social-networking service, rallied 30% to the highest level since May...

Facebook glitch exposes phone numbers and email addresses of 6 million users

Facebook Inc has inadvertently exposed 6 million users’ phone numbers and email addresses to unauthorized viewers over the past year, the world’s largest social networking...

Instagram announces video sharing feature in challenge to Twitter’s Vine

Mobile photo sharing service Instagram has announced a new video-sharing feature – the product's first big feature addition since being bought by Facebook Inc.

People flock to DuckDuckGo search engine in wake of NSA spying scandal

DuckDuckGo, which says it doesn't store private user information, has seen a 33% jump in traffic in the two weeks since the revelations that Google...

California fines Sean Parker $2.5-million for his extravagant Big Sur wedding

The Facebook billionaire built a cottage, fake ruins, waterfalls, staircases and a huge dance floor in an ecologically sensitive redwood forest for his $10-million wedding...

Nasdaq settles SEC Facebook IPO charges for US$10-million

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. agreed to pay US$10-million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges it violated securities laws during Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering...

Facebook’s mobile push expected to drive further growth, analysts say

Facebook Inc.'s first quarter results made one thing clear: the world's most popular social network has only continued to grow. And in some analysts' views,...

Facebook bans ad criticizing Zuckerberg for supporting Keystone XL

Facebook has declined to run an ad that criticizes Facebook's new political lobbying group, FWD.us, because it uses CEO Mark Zuckerberg's face

Amazon, ‘sleeping giant’ of ad world, awakens to potential US$1B opportunity

Analysis: Amazon.com is known in the advertising industry as the “sleeping giant” because the world’s largest Internet retailer harbors a trove of consumer-spending data that...

Never mind Facebook: Winklevoss twins are the first bitcoin moguls

The nemeses of Mark Zuckerberg have quietly amassed what appears to be one of the single largest portfolios of the digital money that everybody's talking...

Review: Facebook Home at centre stage of phone makes other apps harder to reach

It’s as if Facebook Home has taken over the phone’s prime real estate and pushed Foursquare, email, weather, YouTube and my alarm clock to the...

On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path

Entrepreneurs say the unpredictable way Facebook cuts off apps or suppresses their presence has made them increasingly wary of building companies that rely on Facebook...

There’s profit in using social media

Small retailers have been quick to master selling via Facebook and Pinterest, while retailers, from Gap Inc. to Saks Inc. and Macy’s Inc., have yet...

Facebook to showcase news feed makeover at media event

Facebook will showcase the newsfeed makeover at a media event on March 7 at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, the company said in an emailed...

Yahoo overhauls home page for first time in four years with social content, retooled news feed

Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and linger for longer periods of...