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A Billion Indian Identities and More at Stake in Privacy Case - Bloomberg

India’s top court is considering whether privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen in a case that could have implications for the country’s …

Privacy

Snap Hires Swiss Team Behind Software Protection Startup

Snap Inc. has quietly acquired the team behind Swiss startup Strong.Codes, a maker of tools that obscures software code and makes it harder for …

Snap Inc.

Major tech companies align with Apple against Qualcomm’s bid to ban the import of iPhones

A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against <b>Qualcomm</b> Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators …

Technology (India)

Facebook Testing New Tool to Boost Subscriptions for Publishers - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. plans to test a tool to drive more subscriptions from directly within its app, a potential boost to publishers like the New York Times …

Digital Media

Facebook in talks with publishers on supporting subscription models

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is in early talks with several news publishers about how its social media site can better support subscription business models, the company's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>The statement comes a day after TheStreet …

Digital Media

Google Search Embraces the Feed -- But Don't Call It Social - Bloomberg

Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again -- only this …

Google

Netflix Stock's Big Breakout May Have More Upside | Investopedia

Blowout second-quarter results may have driven shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) up 13.5 percent Tuesday, but the larger takeaway, based on institutional …

Stocks

Facebook Challenged by Activist Who Broke EU-U.S. Data Pact - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. finds itself fighting an old foe, the Austrian activist who took on the social-media giant and brought down an international …

Privacy

How to Trade Facebook Ahead of Earnings

Recon Capital Partners' Kevin Kelly discusses stock market volatility and his options play for Facebook Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg's Abigail …

Business

Facebook's Campbell Brown: we are launching a news subscription product

Facebook Inc's (FB) Campbell Brown says the world's largest social media platform has heard the cries of news publishers, and it's taking action.<p>A …

Investing

Internet giants Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix fight to save Obama's 'Net Neutrality' regulation

Regulation often serves the purpose of freezing in place a business model that has been profitable to politically connected business, thus dampening …

Net Neutrality

Report: Amazon is working on a new messaging app called Anytime

Amazon.com Inc. wants a slice of the consumer messaging market and is developing an app that would take on services provided by Facebook Inc., Apple …

Amazon.com Inc

Why Facebook Is Betting on Wireless Oculus VR Headset

Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman discuss Facebook Inc.'s push into virtual reality. They speak with Bloomberg's Emily …

Virtual Reality

Tech firms protest net neutrality changes

Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to U.S. …

Net Neutrality

Nvidia stock flies high as investors look to the future of technology

Smartphones, online shopping, social media and Internet advertising have become central factors in modern life but the novelty – the sheer wonder that many felt at the release of the first iPhone – has worn off. So, while it’s unfair to call the FANG stocks – Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix …

Amazon.com Inc

Apple, Facebook Among Millennials' Top 5 Stocks | Investopedia

Young investors of the millennial generation overwhelmingly favor shares of technology companies for their personal portfolios, especially companies …

Millennials

Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth

Advertisements will be shown between users’ messages starting Tuesday; chat app is used by 1.2 billion people every month<p>Facebook Inc. has spent years developing two of the world’s most popular messaging apps. Now, with slowing revenue growth in its core service, it wants to cash in.<p>Starting …

Facebook

Facebook expands ad testing on Messenger globally

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it was testing advertising on its Messenger app globally as the world's largest social media company looks to further monetize its popular chat service.<p>Ads will be displayed on the home tab of the Messenger app, Facebook said, adding that users clicking …

Facebook

Snap shares drop on downgrade by lead underwriter Morgan Stanley

Snap Inc shares tumbled on Tuesday after Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the company's initial public offering, downgraded the stock and raised concerns about the social media company's ability to compete with Facebook Inc's Instagram.<p>The ratings move, a rarity by a lead underwriter so soon …

Markets

Facebook’s bet on virtual reality runs into real reality

Facebook would temporarily cut $200 from the $600 price of its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. It’s the second time this year that Facebook has …

Virtual Reality

Facebook Is Testing Paid Subscriptions: Report | Investopedia

With the newspaper industry trying to band together to take on Facebook Inc. (FB) and Alphabet Inc.’s Google (GOOG) in the online advertising world, …

Digital Media

Facebook's Oculus cuts price of virtual reality set, matching rival

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc, is temporarily cutting the price of its hardware, as the industry tries to figure out why the technology for immersive games and stories has not taken off among consumers.<p>Oculus is cutting the combined price of its …

Virtual Reality