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

Spinal Tap star in fight for royalties

The artist’s law suit comes at a time of deepening suspicion of platform owners

Facebook chief defends Peter Thiel over Trump support

Zuckerberg says network welcomes diversity of opinion as he stands by board member

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

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Social media: Challenging the jihadi narrative

Criticised for not doing enough to take down extremist material, tech groups are taking the initiative

Facebook challenges IRS over information demand

Company was asked for thousands of documents for asset valuation

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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

More millennials switch off social media

Fatigue with Facebook and Twitter oversharing leaves many reaching for basic phones

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Facebook opens up business social network

Workplace connects employees who are mobile or do not have desks

Facebook’s UK tax bill sparks protest

£4.2m in corporate tax more than offset by credit for £15.5m

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VR gets its mass-market headset on

Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony are vying over VR this holiday season

Digital advertising: Eyeballs up

Overcharging by Dentsu and others will not slow the growth of digital advertising

Facebook eyes broader Oculus VR horizons

Developer event puts an emphasis on growth of new content

PM puts irresponsible capitalism ‘on warning’

May says she is ‘coming after’ tax-dodging companies

German threat to Facebook over racist posts

Alarm grows at spread of online hate on social media

Facebook to launch Messenger Lite

New app caters to people on slow connections in emerging markets

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US tech groups unite to dispel AI fears

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and others in pledge on openness

Germany bans Facebook-WhatsApp data share

Social network told to delete all user data sent by message service

Zuckerberg pledge offers hubris and hope

The latest plans to tackle disease are bold but promising

Likes for Chan-Zuckerberg $3bn cure-all

Praise for initiative but structure questioned

Zuckerberg pledges $3bn ‘to end illness’

Donation follows two years of research by Facebook founder and wife

Google takes fight to Facebook with Allo

Group draws on artificial intelligence in mobile messaging venture

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Facebook’s snap judgments

‘How dare Facebook’s twentysomething techies, with a hinterland that barely stretches back to the first “Star Wars” movie, erase moments of history?’

Facebook case sent to Europe’s top court

Austrian student’s suit challenges site’s privacy policies

Nigeria start-ups face official hurdles

Notebook: A wave of demolitions highlights problems facing young entrepreneurs, writes Maggie Fick

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Advertisers need not narrow targets

By reaching large numbers of people, TV ads were able to turn brands into icons, writes Ian Leslie

Facebook backs down over ‘censored’ photo

Norwegian PM criticised site over removal of Vietnam war image

US tech warns Netherlands over tax regime

Groups including Google and Apple say country risks job losses

Facebook to use Trending Topics algorithm

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

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

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

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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