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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...

Facebook partners with more than 20 African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

4 February 2019 - In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook is supporting Safer Internet Day (5 February) with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries. Aligning with the Safer Internet Day call to action – "Together for...

Facebook seeks to knit Instagram and WhatsApp with core app

Social network to phase out Facebook metrics as it focuses on ‘family’ of apps by Hannah Murphy in San Francisco Facebook executives were upbeat on Wednesday, after the world’s largest social network faced down uproar over user privacy to post record...

FirstBank set for exciting engagement with customers at Social Media Week 2019

Nigeria’s Premier and foremost financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Social Media Week (SMW), Lagos, scheduled to start on Monday 4 February 2019 and end, 8 February 2019. The 2019 event is themed; STORIES:...

Facebook ramps up political ad transparency ahead of Nigerian 2019 elections

As we prepare for major elections around the world this year, we're continuing our focus on preventing foreign interference and giving people more information about the ads they see across our platforms. Our work this year builds on our political ad transparency efforts that we...

Facebook to invest $300m to help local news survive

Facebook Inc (FB.O) will invest 300 million dollars over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news business worldwide. “The investment in time and money is a significant expansion of a plan to...

Washington AG sues Facebook over alleged Cambridge Analytica scandal

By Tony Romm ,Craig Timberg and Aaron C. Davis December 19 at 12:03 PM The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other...

Facebook hosts TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan...

WhatsApp business chief Arora becomes Facebook’s latest high-profile departure

Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp's chief business officer, announced on Monday he would be leaving after seven years with the company. Arora is the latest executive to leave Facebook during a turbulent year for the company. His departure comes as WhatsApp deals with a growing problem of misinformation...
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