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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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Facebook sees big jump in mobile ad sales

Facebook smashed investors' expectations with a 52-per cent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world's bigges

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Panasonic develops freeze-ray data archive system

Panasonic Corporation has developed freeze-ray, an optical disc-based data archive system in collaboration with Facebook, which helps ensure safe storage of valuable data over decades and reduced costs in data centers. Panasonic w

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Facebook's Messenger app passes 800 million users

Facebook’s Messenger app surpassed 800 million users, the company said on Thursday, making it the fastest-growing app of 2015 according to research firm Nielsen. The means Messenger, which Facebook created as a standalone app in 2

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Facebook CEO unveils artificial intelligence plans

Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an artificially intelligent assistant in 2016 to help run his home and assist him at work, the Facebook founder and chief executive said on Sunday. Zuckerberg, who commits to a new personal challenge

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Facebook fights for free Internet in India

India has become a battleground over the right to unrestricted Internet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country's masses.

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Facebook service suspended in Egypt

A Facebook-sponsored service that offers limited free Internet access was suspended in Egypt on Wednesday after a permit required from the government was not renewed, an official from the Telecommunications Ministry told Reuters.

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Facebook partners with Uber via Messenger

Facebook said on Wednesday it is testing a service that will allow users of its Messenger app to hail Uber rides directly from the app, without leaving a conversation or downloading the ride-hailing app. Uber is the first partner

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Facebook CEO to give 99pc of shares to foundation

Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said in a letter to their newborn daughter. T

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