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Facebook adds more corporate branding to Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. owns Instagram and WhatsApp, and wants everybody to know it. The social media giant has created new corporate branding and a new logo for Facebook Inc. to distinguish Facebook the corporation from the company’s popular social network with the same name. The new...

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections. Facebook Chairman...

Facebook says removed multiple accounts from Indonesia, UAE, Nigeria, and Egypt

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has announced it removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts on its platforms for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” linked to three operations in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Nigeria. The operation in Indonesia involved a network of over...

Facebook Accelerator London opens to companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the first time

…The third edition of the successful Facebook Accelerator will run for 12 weeks LONDON, September 25, 2019: Facebook has announced the third edition of its successful London accelerator program and, for the first time, is opening it up to startups across Europe, Middle East...

FTC chairman says Facebook’s plan to merge brands may make it harder to split: FT

Facebook's plan to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp more closely could hinder any attempts to break up the social media giant, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons told the Financial Times on Monday. Simons said all options were on the table as the FTC investigates Facebook...

SKIP NAVIGATION BREAKING NEWS logo logo TOP STORIES TECH Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel KEY POINTS Facebook said Jennifer Newstead is joining the company as general counsel. Newstead is succeeding Colin Stretch, who said last year that he planned to leave. Newstead is currently the legal adviser to the...

Twitter stock rises 8% on earnings beat

Twitter released its first quarter 2019 earnings on Tuesday, reporting earnings per share of 37 cents, adjusted compared to analysts estimates of 15 cents, according to Refinitiv. Twitter reported revenue of $787 million compared to estimates of $776.1 million for the quarter, according to a...

Facebook to train female entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities

Facebook’s Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, says the company will intensify its female entrepreneurship training in 10 universities in Nigeria in 2019. Speaking during the ”SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, Dzinoreva said that Facebook was collaborating with ”She Leads Africa” to intensify female entrepreneurship...

Mark Zuckerberg announces his firm’s next business model

If it works, the social-networking giant will become more private and more powerful

Square co-founder Tristan O’Tierney dies at age 35

Square co-founder Tristan O'Tierney is dead at 35. O'Tierney had been struggling with addiction and was seeking treatment. O'Tierney created the first Square iPhone app and left the company in 2013. Tristan O’Tierney, a co-founder...