Facebook’s quarterly revenue rose more than 50 per cent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.
Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, to increase user engagement, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The app, being developed by Facebo
Facebook said it has opened up its Messenger app to developers to create chatbots, hoping that by simulating one-on-one conversations between users and companies it will expand its reach in customer service and enterprise transactions.
Facebook has announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient.
Egypt blocked Facebook’s Free Basics Internet service at the end of last year after the US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, two people familiar with the matter said.
Facebook advertisers love the idea of using the social network's new anger, humour and other emoticon buttons to better target audiences, but they are :( that the company is not letting them do so right away.
The network, with
India introduced rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the
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
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.