Facebook’s difficult shift from hot start-up to public company has left some investors questioning the social network’s long-term prospects.

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Group to change headline feature after political bias accusations

WhatsApp paves way for business messages

Policy shake-up puts app on course for generating revenue

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Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh forms of doing business

Facebook Messenger chatbots disappoint

The AI-powered technology has a way to go

The big social networks all rely on their massive international communities to flag up and report extremist content
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Social media accused of terror failings

MPs urge Facebook and Twitter to curb on extremist content

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For an industry increasingly turning to social media to expand its audience, Facebook proves a boon and a burden on business
Cottage industry of firms has sprung up on Facebook offering services that allow businesses to exploit full potential of its reach

Tencent: like it

The Chinese online provider is not just some follower of Facebook

Pinterest moves into video advertising

Tech start-up aims to attract marketers to showcase products

Brussels to tighten grip on web services

Facebook and Microsoft among groups under pressure

China lenders view social media contacts

Fintech sector uses unorthodox methods to assess credit rating

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How did humble slipper become so cool?

Mahabis has spent millions a year to convince hipsters to wear its shoes

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook takes aim at ad blockers

New technology makes it harder for people to avoid seeing ads

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Livestream video little more than gimmick

Facebook Live lets anyone broadcast but what appears to be on offer is mostly creepy or mundane

Apple offers reward for finding security flaws

Apple to pay hackers $200,000 for software holes they identify

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Best coast tech looks to cloud for growth

Tech titans seek new markets to maintain their growth

WhatsApp logo with a small world globe icon.
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WhatsApp – Let’s chat

The app acts as an alternative internet hub in many emerging markets — but can it make a profit?

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Instagram redesign apes Snapchat’s style

Facebook combats messaging rival with disappearing features

Chris Puckett interviews the crowd at the MLG Major in Columbus, Ohio

Meet Chris Puckett — video gaming host

Commentator performs at live gaming events all over the world

Four days that shook the digital ad world

Facebook and Google reinforce their dominance in the lucrative online media market

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says he is seeing some powerful uses of search on its service
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Facebook evolution fuels Wall St euphoria

Social networking group cautions that growth rate will slow

Facebook surges on mobile ads growth

Revenues from advertising jump 63% from a year ago

Yahoo and AOL to unite as ‘third force’

Verizon’s deal creates web ads alternative to Google and Facebook

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‘Chaos Monkeys’, by Antonio García Martínez

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Facebook internet drone passes first test

Solar-powered drone fleet aims to bring web to millions

Pokémon Go backlash reflects privacy fear

Technology companies must expect disquiet at their invasion of public spaces, writes James Crabtree

Ireland can conjure a pot of gold

We need to rethink the ties between nation states and global corporations, writes David McWilliams

Line looks to spend on AR and data mining

Japanese chat app to use proceeds from $1.3bn IPO to challenge bigger rivals

Social networks and live video

The rise of citizens filming events can benefit society if well handled

Facebook increases Messenger security

Social network enables more private talks despite FBI pressure

Facebook makes violence live issue

Streaming of shootings raises ethical issues for social media

IRS probes Facebook’s Irish transfers

Tax service says assets may have been undervalued by billions

EU set to sign off on data transfer rules

Commission hopes Privacy Shield deal will satisfy watchdogs

Poetic visions help companies reach goals

As well as believing in a mission, people need to feel they contribute to getting closer to aims

Banks eye Facebook IDs for transfers

Service could also use Twitter usernames for payments

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Big techs pitch up in Sun Valley

The influx of wealthy delegates to the annual Idaho city gathering is fuelling sales and construction

Facebook news feed to prioritise friends

Update to social network’s algorithm risks upsetting publishers

Kerry rallies tech leaders over extremism

Secretary of state says entrepreneurs supply rebuttal to nihilism

Advertising: Facebook and Google’s duopoly

Digital is set to eclipse TV as the main source of spending but online power is a concern

Tech start-ups pledge to boost diversity

US groups undertake to hire more women and minorities

Instagram hits 500m userbase milestone

More than 80% of app’s users live outside US

UK newspapers consider ad sales venture

Push to work together comes as print revenue continues to fall

Facebook: Data plan

Social networks need more than users