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Peter Thiel Sells 73% of His Remaining Stake in Facebook

Billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook Inc., sold 73 percent of his stake in the social-media company this week.<p>Thiel, a member of …

Peter Thiel

Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.<p>U.S. lawmakers called the …

Facebook

Peter Thiel sells most of remaining Facebook stake

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's (FB.O) first major investor Peter Thiel has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network as part of a previously established trading plan, a regulatory filing showed.<p>Thiel, who is a member of Facebook's board had already sold more than $1 billion worth …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft's Skype vanishes from Apple, Google and other app stores in China

Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, …

Technology (India)

Facebook will tell users if they liked pages that were actually Russian propaganda

Facebook Inc. announced today that it will be releasing a new tool that will allow users to see if any of the pages they have liked or followed were …

Facebook

Hedge Funds Ride Big Tech to Best Gains for Stock-Pickers Since 2013

Stock-picking hedge fund managers are riding big gains from technology and internet giants, crowding in and holding tight to squeeze out their best performance in years.<p>Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are the five stocks …

Business

Tencent, Facebook Trade Places in Value Charts

Chinese social networking giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. briefly passed U.S. peer Facebook Inc. in market value to become the world’s fifth most …

News (China)

Facebook Canada names new managing director and head of Instagram Canada

Facebook Canada, which includes Instagram Canada, says it has a new managing director after three months of the position being vacant.<p>Garrick Tiplady …

Canadian News

Facebook Looks in Mirror and Sees Tencent - Bloomberg Gadfly

Facebook and China's Tencent are entrenched among the global technology elite, and they are more alike than at first glance.<p>Yes, the two companies …

Tencent

Tencent's $292 Billion Rally Ousts Facebook From Global Top Five

Tencent Holdings Ltd. has surpassed Facebook Inc. in market value, becoming the first Chinese technology company to join the ranks of the world’s …

Tencent

Tencent Beats Alibaba in Race to $500 Billion, Leaving Facebook in Wake

Tencent Holdings Ltd. (TCEHY) hit another major milestone Tuesday when it became the first Asia listed tech company to reach a market valuation of …

Investing

Facebook Ex-Employee Says Lawmakers Should Regulate It | Investopedia

Facebook Inc. (FB) needs to be regulated “more tightly” by lawmakers and shouldn't be trusted to police itself, a former operations manager …

Facebook

Skype disappears from app stores in China - NYT

(Reuters) - Skype, Microsoft Corp's (O:MSFT) internet phone call and messaging service, has been unavailable for download from a number of app stores …

China

Three Reasons To Stay Bullish on Tech

What tech bubble?<p>The surge in technology stocks has been at the heart of concerns about frothy market valuations this year. The S&P 500's information technology sector has gained 37% in 2017, more than double the gain of the broader index. That's been driven by tech giants like Facebook Inc., …

Business

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:7267) said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc's (O:FB) custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective …

Takata

Amazon says it's backing ONNX, an open-source tool that makes deep learning models more flexible

Amazon Web Services Inc. is throwing its weight behind an open-source tool that makes it easier for artificial intelligence developers to switch …

Machine Learning

Is Microsoft Corporation Seeing a Top in Facebook and Selling $240M Stake?

Did you know that <b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:<b>MSFT</b>) bought a $240 million stake in <b>Facebook Inc</b> (NASDAQ:<b>FB</b>) a decade ago? Microsoft now says it plans …

Stocks

What Facebook is really doing with your data

by Sam Leith<p>One of the pieces of advice you most often hear, when it comes to writing, is to use Plain English. It's usually capitalised that way. …

Language

Facebook brings the fight to YouTube once again with new Creator app

In its attempt to encourage more original video content on its platform, Facebook Inc. has introduced a new Creator app, which will help people …

Facebook

Facebook open-sources its Open/R networking development platform

Facebook Inc. has made the network routing software it uses to build new network applications and functions available via an open-source license. The …

Facebook

3 More Stocks Poised to Surge on Artificial Intelligence Wave | Investopedia

Investors have been searching for stocks that will thrive as artificial intelligence (AI) experiences rapid expansion and a growing number of use …

Artificial Intelligence

Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.<p>The Federal Election Commission voted 5-0 to …

Sheryl Sandberg

Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Facebook Inc.

Two billion users, great share price gains, and political ad turmoil mark the year.<p>There's been a lot for <b>Facebook Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:FB) investors to …

Stocks

Retailers and Tech Drive Gains as Wall Street Rebounds From Two Days of Losses

Better-than-expected earnings from Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) gave their shares a boost and drove gains in the retail …

Markets

Hedge Funds Embrace Facebook Again While Shunning Apple Shares

Hedge funds took a shine to Facebook Inc. in the third quarter after dumping the stock in the prior period.<p>Ken Griffin’s Citadel was among the …

Business

Israel to Send Tax Bills to Tech Giants Facebook, Google

The tax man cometh.<p>Israel is preparing to send U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc. (FB) and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) a new tax bill within a year, financial …

Investing

FANG Falters as Tech Stocks Struggle

FANG stocks are losing their bite Wednesday.<p>Facebook Inc. (FB) , Amazon.com (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) were all falling in trading …

Stocks

Tech Gained $1.7 Trillion in 2017 - The Big Picture

Via Bloomberg comes this astonishing number:<p>“Between the FAANG quintet and China’s rivaling BAT companies, gains in the world’s top technology shares …

Tencent

Facebook Tells FEC It Supports Campaign Advertising Transparency

Facebook Inc. says it supports policy measures that promote transparency in online campaign advertising, according to a comment filed with the …

Business

Better Buy: Facebook Inc vs. Google

How can you choose between two amazing companies? Here's one way to try...<p>It's hard to imagine, but just over twenty years ago neither <b>Facebook</b> …

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