Facebook Inc http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25953/all en Facebook shares rise in buildup to mystery event, earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's stock opened on Monday above $32 for the first time since July as anticipation about upcoming products and financial results underscored Wall Street's renewed confidence in the online social network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:30:22 +0000 5734329 at http://www.globalpost.com Graph Search: Facebook unveils new friends-based search tool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Tuesday a feature to help its users search for people and places within the social network, in the company's first major product launch since its May initial public offering.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Computing Facebook Facebook Inc Technology World Wide Web Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 5734966 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Is Facebook envy making you miserable? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/facebook-envy-making-you-miserable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Belinda Goldsmith</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.</p> <p>A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world's largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/facebook-envy-making-you-miserable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:45:36 +0000 5737792 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-facebook-says-target-sophisticated-hacking-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Facebook says it was targeted by sophisticated hackers</p> <p>* Person briefed on attack says it appears to be from China</p> <p>* Announcement follows cyber attacks on Twitter, newspapers</p> <p>By Joseph Menn and Tim Reid</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday hackers had infiltrated some of its employees' laptops in recent weeks, making the world's No.1 social network the latest victim of a wave of cyber attacks, many of which have been traced to China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-facebook-says-target-sophisticated-hacking-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Facebook Inc Labor Law Social media Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:30:57 +0000 5757260 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Facebook to showcase new look for newsfeed March 7 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-2-facebook-showcase-new-look-newsfeed-march-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, March 1 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will unveil a new look for its popular "newsfeed" next week, the latest move by the Web company to revamp key elements of its 1-billion member social network.</p> <p>Facebook will showcase the newsfeed makeover at a media event on March 7 at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, the company said in an emailed invitation sent to reporters on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-2-facebook-showcase-new-look-newsfeed-march-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Film Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:30:58 +0000 5771238 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook acquires Microsoft's digital-ad service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/facebook-acquires-microsofts-digital-ad-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Mar 1 (EFE).- Facebook Inc. announced that it has reached a deal with Microsoft Corp. to acquire its Atlas Advertiser Suite, a service that enables marketers and agencies to get the most out of their online advertising.</p> <p>"We're pleased to announce that we have agreed to acquire the Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft," Facebook said in a blog entry Thursday, without disclosing the terms of the deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/facebook-acquires-microsofts-digital-ad-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Entertainment Facebook Inc Software Technology World Wide Web Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:17:22 +0000 5772479 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 4-Facebook puts focus on photos in new look; may boost ads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-facebook-unveils-mobile-first-picture-friendly-newsfee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects to remove redundant phrase "and desktops" in para 13)</p> <p>* Divides newsfeed into several tabs including photos, music</p> <p>* Will look the same across mobile and desktop computers</p> <p>* First major overhaul since inception</p> <p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-facebook-unveils-mobile-first-picture-friendly-newsfee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Digital media Facebook Inc Human Interest Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:16:46 +0000 5776415 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/insight-facebook-app-makers-face-treacherous-path <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (Reuters) - Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern California's skies.</p> <p>Based a block away from Venice Beach, the 30-person startup impressed prospective investors with skyrocketing user growth figures and won funding from them at a $370 million valuation. The tech press hailed it as the "Instagram for video," potentially ripe for a billion-dollar-plus buyout. Justin Bieber wanted to invest - and the pop star eventually did just that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/insight-facebook-app-makers-face-treacherous-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Entertainment Facebook Inc Labor Law Social Issues Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:15:04 +0000 5779339 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-INSIGHT-On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/rpt-insight-facebook-app-makers-face-treacherous-path <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (Reuters) - Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern California's skies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/rpt-insight-facebook-app-makers-face-treacherous-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Entertainment Facebook Inc Labor Law Social Issues Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:15:14 +0000 5779579 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook may emulate rival Twitter with introduction of hashtags http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/facebook-may-emulate-rival-twitter-introduction-hashtags <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is looking to improve its search and indexing capabilities by adding the hashtag symbol, one of the most recognizable features of its social networking rival Twitter, according to media reports.</p> <p>The hashtag, which appears as the # symbol, makes it easier for users to follow specific topics of conversation within the ever-changing stream of comments posted on Twitter. Users type the hashtag alongside a keyword - such as #election - at the end of a Tweet, making it easy to group comments on the same topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/facebook-may-emulate-rival-twitter-introduction-hashtags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Information World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:45:25 +0000 5783990 at http://www.globalpost.com Zynga relaunches gaming site, loosens Facebook ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/zynga-relaunches-gaming-site-loosens-facebook-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online game publisher Zynga Inc relaunched its website on Thursday, allowing users to play its games without first signing on to Facebook, a significant step toward establishing its independence from Facebook Inc.</p> <p>The relaunch of Zynga.com is the latest step in the slow dissolution of a special partnership that once bound two of the most influential players in the social Internet industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/zynga-relaunches-gaming-site-loosens-facebook-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook applications Facebook Inc Software Technology Zynga Zynga Inc Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:30:11 +0000 5790427 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook expands ad targeting system to its newsfeed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/facebook-expands-ad-targeting-system-its-newsfeed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is expanding the advertising system that lets marketers tailor messages to users of the No. 1 social network based on their browsing history, in the company's latest step to refine its ad business.</p> <p>So far, the system has been used to target graphical display ads on the right side of a Facebook user's page, based on websites visited in the past, such as for products or potential vacation destinations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/facebook-expands-ad-targeting-system-its-newsfeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:30:03 +0000 5794770 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook to hold Android event Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/facebook-hold-android-event-thursday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its “new home on Android.” Next Thursday’s event will take place at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters. Facebook isn’t providing further details. There has been speculation about a “Facebook phone” for a few years. Facebook has long said it would not make its own phone. Rather, such a phone would likely integrate Facebook deeper into the phone’s software.</p><P>Citing unnamed sources, the tech blog TechCrunch says Facebook Inc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/facebook-hold-android-event-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Facebook Inc Smartphones Software Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:32:49 +0000 Asianet 5803568 at http://www.globalpost.com GM says to run ads on Facebook once again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/gm-says-run-ads-facebook-once-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - General Motors Co is running ads for a Chevrolet car on mobile versions of Facebook, the automaker's first ads on the social network since publicly announcing its decision to stop advertising on Facebook nearly a year ago.</p> <p>"Chevrolet is testing a number of mobile advertising solutions, including Facebook, as part of its 'Find New Roads' campaign," the company said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/gm-says-run-ads-facebook-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Inc Software Technology Transport World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:45:56 +0000 5808484 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook to build data centre near Des Moines, Iowa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/facebook-build-data-centre-near-des-moines-iowa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is building a data centre near Des Moines, Iowa, to bolster its computing power as it rolls out new services and as the growing use of smartphones increase the pressure on its infrastructure.</p> <p>This facility in Altoona, Iowa, will be the social networking company's fourth since 2010, when Facebook began construction on its first data centre in Prineville, Oregon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/facebook-build-data-centre-near-des-moines-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:50:08 +0000 5823334 at http://www.globalpost.com