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Facebook Q1 revenue up 50pc on mobile ads

Facebook’s quarterly revenue rose more than 50 per cent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. The

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Facebook developing Snapchat-style camera app

Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, to increase user engagement, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The app, being developed by Facebo

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Facebook to develop chatbots, live video

Facebook said it has opened up its Messenger app to developers to create chatbots, hoping that by simulating one-on-one conversations between users and companies it will expand its reach in customer service and enterprise transactions.

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WhatsApp strengthens encryption settings

Facebook has announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient.  

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Egypt blocked FB Internet service over surveillance

Egypt blocked Facebook’s Free Basics Internet service at the end of last year after the US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, two people familiar with the matter said.  

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Facebook not letting advertisers use ‘reactions’

Facebook advertisers love the idea of using the social network's new anger, humour and other emoticon buttons to better target audiences, but they are :( that the company is not letting them do so right away. The network, with

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Facebook launches 'Reactions' worldwide

Facebook said on Wednesday that "Reactions", an extension of the "Like" button, has now been rolled out worldwide. The social network launched a pilot of "Reactions" - which allows users to select fro

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India introduces net neutrality rules

India introduced rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the

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Facebook bans private firearm deals on service

Facebook Inc will begin prohibiting users from coordinating private sales of firearms on the online social network, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. The move comes as the United States debates the issue of access to guns afte

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Facebook shares jump 15.5pc after strong results

Facebook shares surged 15.5 per cent, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure.   Facebook s

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