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Facebook launches new ‘Place Tips’ tool

Some Facebook users headed to a restaurant, museum or other places may notice a new feature pop up today on their smartphones. Competing with other location-search apps such as Foursquare and Yelp, the new tool called "Place Tips" shows users Read More →

Quoted: Mark Zuckerberg’s investor preference

"It matters to the kind of investors we want to have." — Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, when asked during Wednesday's earnings call — the company posted strong results — why investors should care about his company's Read More →

Facebook says outage was self-inflicted, denies cyberattack

Facebook denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage. "This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," a company Read More →

Quoted: on Internet companies as hate-speech ‘accomplices’

"The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host." — Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that Read More →

Facebook touts its worth: $227 billion to global economy, millions of jobs created

A new study commissioned by Facebook has produced some impressive numbers. An impact of $227 billion on the global economy in 2014, $100 billion of it in the United States. More than 4 million jobs enabled, with 1.1 million of those Read More →

Is the pendulum swinging on tech companies and surveillance?

Since the Edward Snowden disclosures, tech companies have taken multiple steps to rebuild user trust, including beefing up the encryption in their products and services. But with the terrorist attacks in France this month, will governments succeed in pressuring tech firms Read More →
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