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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Cyber insecurity: Going dark

US tech companies are shielding more data from government. But is it now harder to track terrorists?

Facebook: peerless network

Costs are growing but so are new revenue opportunities

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

Facebook rides mobile ads wave

Smartphone use surges as rise in R&D spending weighs on profit

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Instagram: Retail’s holy grail

Millennial females’ anxieties about appearing too often in the same outfit are changing buying habits

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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

European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

Money is flowing into start-ups, but tough EU rules could dash hopes of a Google or Facebook rival

Facebook: a clearer picture

Prospects depend partly on video advertising revenue, so better disclosure would be a good start

Banks back rival to Bloomberg messaging

Wall St groups fund Symphony application after snooping affair


Mashable turns to Asia for expansion

Digital news group to open office in Singapore to build in region

Social media make a pitch to politicians

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube ramp up political ad units

Belgian regulator defends Facebook case

Watchdog says social network tracks non-users across web

Wimbledon shot that rang out on Twitter

Much-shared Federer lob shows the power of video clips online

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Bill Veghte appointed SurveyMonkey boss

News comes day after Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg joins board

YouTube plays down Facebook threat

Executive says online video market is expanding rapidly

Facebook muscles into YouTube territory

Social network in trial to share ad revenue with video creators

Some of the media organisations which have struck deals with Facebook and Apple to provide digital news in new formats
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The future of news: Stop the presses!

Will established newspaper and magazine brands be helped or hindered by link-up with Apple and Facebook?

Facebook wins latest case in privacy suit

Vienna court says it has no jurisdiction to rule on dispute

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Drones get a new mission: saving lives

Unmanned aerial vehicles gain civilian as well as military uses

Instagram ramps up advertising business

Photo-sharing app gives parent Facebook a new revenue stream

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Inside Instagram: Talking to Kevin Systrom

In five years, the app has changed the way its 300 million users communicate. Exclusive interview with CEO Kevin Systrom

‘Sell’ recommendations on endangered list

Concern analysts fear upsetting colleagues in other parts of bank

Advertisers fight to measure TV’s decline

As consumers migrate online in increasing numbers, advertisers demand hard numbers on audiences

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OneWeb wins $500m to end digital divide

Backers emerge for satellite network bringing affordable internet

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Data watchdog makes her presence felt

One of Europe’s leading privacy regulators opens office in Dublin

Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

Big tech names in charm offensive with regulators

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Instagram to ease discovery of trends

Social network will help users find curated content

Twitter hires search firm to find chief

Board will examine internal and external candidates

Hong Kong opens door to Alibaba shares

Exchange to re-examine its ban on Chinese secondary listings

Twitter hires editors to catch lightning

Plan to curate tweets as tech companies push further into media

Young people switch off television news

Focus turns to technology platforms and social media

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Apple News service to hire journalists

Content selected and delivered to devices will be personalised

Delivery drones remain a distant dream

New aviation laws required before drones can share airspace

Oculus teams with Microsoft on VR headset

Xbox One controller to be bundled with every unit sold

Health tech start-ups woo internet talent

Companies hope to use ‘big data’ techniques to improve healthcare

Facebook: reaching the next billion

Company investing heavily to improve connectivity in remote areas

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Google Photos: focus on picture libraries

App beats its rivals with innovations — if you don’t mind sharing data with advertisers in future

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Pinterest and Instagram offer buy buttons

Social app rivals target mobile commerce market

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Businesses can help solve the social issues raised by their industry

Groups need to tackle problems that they are part of

Snapchat $650m raising includes Alibaba

Ephemeral message app reveals size of fundraising in SEC filing

Twitter: out of character

Group must show explosive growth to justify its valuation

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Facebook’s effect on Menlo Park property

The arrival of the tech giant has helped turn the Californian city into one of the strongest housing markets in the US