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Facebook says will add Shaquille show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Facebook Inc., said on Wednesday that it would debut an interactive reality show starring basketball star Shaquille O’Neal on a quest to open a restaurant, as the company looks to attract viewers to its Facebook Watch video service.

How Facebook’s $151 billion rout could rewrite the history books

Facebook Inc. has racked up plenty of milestones in its pioneering journey. Now the social-media giant is poised to add one it would doubtless...

Facebook is relying on robotics to lure researchers of artificial intelligence

FACEBOOK INC. is hiring five well-regarded computer scientists in the US and Europe, adding new facilities to bolster its artificial intelligence research division, and focus on robotics and related-technologies.

Facebook, Apple disagree on how to curb fake news for US...

APPLE and Facebook have figured out how to keep us glued to their devices and platforms. But they haven’t figured out how to curb the misinformation that plagued them during the 2016 election and have struggled to regain public trust. And now, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms, they certainly don’t agree on a solution.

Facebook is no longer building an internet-beaming aircraft

Facebook Inc.’s days of dabbling in aerospace engineering are over. The company said in a blog post Tuesday it will no longer design or build...

Facebook announces first original news shows

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing video to compete with television.

Facebook discloses it shared data with Chinese device makers

Facebook Inc. said it had data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese consumer-device makers, including Huawei Technologies Co., escalating concerns that the social network has consistently...

Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were...

Online dating giant Match Group isn’t worried about new rival Facebook

MATCH GROUP, Inc. shrugged off the threat of competition in online dating from Facebook, Inc., raising its revenue and profit forecasts and saying it...

Facebook messaging app adds real time translations

San José, United States -- Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence...

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

San José, United States — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature --...

SEC issues advisory against 30 online Ponzi schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against so-called online paluwagan schemes that collect money from investors with the promise of...

Facebook open to more partners on news-checking

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter FACEBOOK said it is open to more organizations to partner with for fact-checking news links in the Philippines. Director of...

PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has opened a formal inquiry into Facebook, Inc. following the social media giant’s...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg unscathed by congressional grilling, stock rises

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged...

Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ — Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the US House of Representatives, said all of Facebook’s problems are his mistake. The...

Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google

Facebook Inc. is putting tighter controls on data flowing through its giant social network in response to the worst privacy crisis in its history....

Facebook adding unsend message tool after Zuckerberg caught doing it

Facebook Inc. is planning to introduce a feature letting users of its Messenger app retract messages after a report that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief...

PHL sets inquiry on Facebook data misuse

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of...

NPC begins probe on Facebook data breach

The National Privacy Commission said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of Filipino Facebook users' data by firm...

Facebook says data on most of its 2 billion users is...

Facebook Inc. said data on most of its 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways the social-media...

Zuckerberg vows to alert all whose data may have been exposed

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg, breaking a media silence on the latest consumer imbroglio to engulf the social media company, vowed to inform each of...

It’s not just Facebook, big tech revolt has begun — Nomura

Facebook Inc.’s terrible week may be just the beginning of a backlash against tech companies that could wreak havoc across global markets. Nomura Inc. currency...

Facebook moves ahead on music with last major label deal

NEW YORK — Facebook on Friday announced a licensing deal with Warner Music, the last of the major label groups to sign with the...

The boundless opportunity of e-commerce

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The invention of the Internet is now long past, and the world with regards to connectivity is now...

Facebook closes a music deal with YouTube’s biggest critic

IN ITS quest to become an alternative to YouTube, Facebook, Inc. has struck a deal with the popular video site’s loudest critic in the...

You decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV

CANNES, FRANCE – Cliffhanger endings where television audiences are left holding their breath for the next episode may never be the same again. A new...

Intel, Facebook tie up to develop chips for AI

LAGUNA BEACH, US -- Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence (AI). The...

PayMaya partners with Facebook for transactions via Messenger

DIGITAL financial services platform PayMaya Philippines, Inc. partnered with Facebook to allow PayMaya customers to send money and pay bills using Facebook Messenger. In a...

Facebook samples China’s potential with sneaky app

SHANGHAI -- Facebook’s sneaky launch of a photo-sharing app in China, where its social network is banned, gives it a small taste of the...

What you may gain when you quit social media: Career, friends,...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman While Paraguay champions positivity and Papua New Guinea is best known for propagating diversity, the “International Number Ones: because...

Facebook sidesteps ad-blocking on desktop computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday began letting marketing messages slip past ad-blocking software on desktop computers. The update to the leading social network’s advertising...

Google and Facebook killed free media with ad domination

By Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Gadfly WHEN SURFING the Web or your favorite apps, it’s hard not to notice the nudges to pony up for a...

Facebook apologizes for banning ‘undesirable’ plus-sized model

FACEBOOK has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the...

Advertisers :( cannot use new Facebook ‘reactions’ to target viewers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — Facebook, Inc. advertisers love the idea of using the social network’s new anger, humor and other emoticon buttons to better target...

Climb a mountain, take pics, and share in real time

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman MOST FILIPINOS are currently addicted to two things. One, the lure of travel and adventure thanks to promos and...