Facebook has announced it will soon offer a way for users to log into third party apps without having to share their personal information from the social network.
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Under new 'anti-terrorism' legislation in Russia, Skype, Facebook, Gmail and other services could be banned for failing to comply with new laws unless the companies changes where user data is stored.
Twitter has finally rolled out its flashy new profile redesign, which was first spotted in February, to all users who opt to choose it.
WhatsApp has announced that their messaging service has now exceeded 500 million users active worldwide, and those same folks are sharing over 700 million photos and 100 million videos each day.
Facebook introduces Nearby Friends, a feature that will allow users to automatically share their location with friends for casual meetups. Nearby Friends will be available on iOS and Android in the US
Solar powered drone company Titan Aerospace has been acquired by Google, who plans to use their products for its 'Project Loon' global internet venture.
Facebook will be updating its main apps so that chat options will be removed so that users will be forced to download and install Facebook Messenger to chat on mobile devices.
Facebook has updated their popular Messenger application and has included the ability to call friends using your Wi-Fi connection. The update is available on iOS and Android.
Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey stated that company employees, and even some of their family members, have received death threats since their deal to be acquired by Facebook was announced.
Facebook has confirmed earlier rumors that it is working to provide Internet access to third world countries and other regions via connections from solar-powered air drones.
John Carmack, creator of Doom, is now officially employed by Facebook thanks to its $2 billion dollar purchase of Oculus VR, which Carmack is Chief Technology Officer.
The New York Times reports, via an unnamed source, that Facebook eventually plans to put its own logo and user interface in a redesigned version of the Oculus Rift VR helmet.
Minecraft creator Markus Persson has posted word via Twitter than he has canceled talks to port the popular game to the Oculus Rift VR device, due to the company's upcoming acquistion by Facebook.
Facebook has announced in a surprise blog post that they will be purchasing Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, for a total of $2 billion.
Ryan McGeehan, the (now) former Director of Security for Facebook, has left the company to work on developing a security program for Coinbase.
WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has written a blog post defending the company's efforts to keep data from its users private in the wake of the messaging app's upcoming purchase by Facebook.
In a new interview, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the company "would have been willing to buy" WhatsApp, but stopped short of saying it would have spent $19 billion, as Facebook eventually did.
Updated WhatsApp for Android has gone live in the Google Play Store with new privacy features which were requested by users and the ability to pay the subscription amount for friends.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, asking them to block Facbook from buying WhatsApp.
Facebook announced it will roll out a new look for its News Feed for PC desktop users, nearly a year after the company announced, and then later ditched, a major revamp of its design.
Facebook is looking to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace to provide internet access to the billions of people worldwide who live in remote regions disconnected from the modern technologies.
Yahoo has confirmed that it will slowly ditch support for using Google and Facebook accounts to access Yahoo online services like Flickr and its fantasy sports networks.
The official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 has been updated with a number of new features and improvements such as a way to create, join and leave groups and more.
Facebook has announced that its stand alone Messenger client for Windows desktop users will stop working on March 3, with the company claiming they can no longer support it.
According to Sundar Pichai, senior VP at Google, the rumors surrounding Google's $10 billion bid for Whatsapp have been greatly exaggerated. The VP said Google had never actually made any bid.
Facebook has decided to retire the @facebook.com email service, which it had started for its one billion users, after merely three years of existence due to disappointing usage numbers.
WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has revealed that the company is bringing voice calling capabilities to its Android and iOS apps in the near future with Windows Phone and BlackBerry to follow later.
Microsoft has confirmed that a version of the Facebook Messsenger app is being created for the Windows Phone OS and will be released in the very near future, perhaps within "weeks."
It has emerged that WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton applied for a job at Facebook in 2009, and got rejected. More than five years later and his start-up application has fetched a whopping $19bn.
A new report based on information from industry sources has claimed that Google had offered $10 billion for WhatsApp before it turned towards Facebook for a deal valued at around $19 billion.
Facebook are to purchase WhatsApp, the globally popular messaging apps for $16 billion dollars, an SEC filing reveals. The impact Facebook will have on the cross platform service remains uncertain.
Nokia's official Twitter and Facebook accounts have now changed their colors to green, similar to the color in Google's Android mascot and logo and ahead of a rumored Android phone launch.
A major Twitter profile redesign which breaks away from the previous 'vertical timeline' flow has been spotted today, and it looks very similar to Facebook.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other major companies have officially the online protest "The Day We Fight Back" today via their recent collective website asking for government surveillance reform.
Facebook turns 10-years old today and the company is celebrating with a video that shows a montage of kids around the world as they celebrate their own 10th birthdays with parties.
Facebook has just unveiled a new news reading service and app, dubbed Paper. This will allow users to view their news feed in a beautiful and intuitive way, similar to the Flipboard design.
Facebook has announced it is developing a new data storage system design that uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs, instead of traditional hard drives, that can store up to a petabyte of data.
Facebook is reportedly readying its very own news reader app for mobile devices similar to Flipboard, known as "Paper" for better content presentation and has plans to launch it by the end of January.
Facebook has released yet another big update for its official Windows 8.1 app with a number of new features, including support for editing posts and comments from within the app and more.
Microsoft has released the latest non-beta update for the official Windows Phone 8 version of Facebook, adding in a number of new features that were included in previous updates for the beta build.
A third-party developer has released its Pages Manager app for Windows 8.1, allowing users of the social network to maintain any pages they're administrators of on Facebook.
Facebook has launched new stickers for users of the Facebook Messenger app which now features more gestures based on the "Like" sticker in addition to the emoji that was launched earlier.
An update for Instagram on Windows Phone has been released, fixing a number of bugs and improving the user interface. The 0.2.0.0 update brings the app one step closer to a fully fledged release.
While the proposal is not a new one, Facebook has pushed back the idea for having video ads in users' feeds a number of times. This week, however, in-feed video ads are expected to finally debut.
Microsoft VP and General Counsel Brad Smith will represent the company in a big meeting of 15 tech executives Tuesday in Washington DC with President Barack Obama to discuss several issues.
Facebook has revealed the list of games that made it big in the year 2013 on the social network; The list includes best new games, staff favourites and a hall of fame for honorary mentions.
Facebook has announced that its new "Like" and "Share" button designs have gone live for all users, along with a way to change the width of its embedded news posts.
Eight of the world's largest tech companies have joined forces to call for "government surveillance reform", including an open letter petitioning President Obama and Congress to lead global changes.