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BlueJeans launches broadcasting integration with Facebook Live

Cloud-based video communication services BlueJeans Network is bringing interactive and large-scale broadcasting capabilities to Facebook Live. The service will let companies, create large-scale, interactive broadcast experiences for their...

Facebook gets a step closer to PC gaming, collaborating with Unity

Facebook has inked a strategic partnership with Unit Technologies, the company behind the game development engine Unity. Under the terms of the collaboration, Unity will integrate support...

Facebook Messenger crosses 1 billion users

More than a billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, says the Menlo Park-based social networking site. Facebook debuted Messenger as a stand-alone app...

Facebook just hired Google Fiber co-founder Kevin Lo

Facebook has hired Kevin Lo, former general manager of Google Fiber, as Director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments. In his new role, he will help...

Mark Zuckerberg has secured control of Facebook for years to come — Wired

Facebook shareholders have voted to approve a restructuring of the company’s stock offering, that makes sure founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg keeps his majority ownership, even...

Microsoft, Facebook team up to build subsea cable across the Atlantic

Microsoft and Facebook have signed an agreement to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic.  The new 'MAREA' cable will help meet the growing customer...

Zuckerberg Celebrating Star Wars Day

The Force is strong with this one! Mark Zuckerberg celebrates Star Wars Day at a Facebook team meeting. May 4 is Star Wars Day, observed...

Oculus Rift Headsets Hit The Stores

Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets will be hitting retail shelves for the first time, starting this May. A limited number of Oculus Rift headsets will...

Tech Companies Continue To Spend Lobbying Dollars

Google slashed spending on lobbying by 25.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to $3.8 million, while AT&T reported the highest lobbying outlay...

Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results

Facebook reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Mark Zuckerberg (Founder and CEO, Facebook): We got a lot done in 2014....

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Oracle Buys Datalogix

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Datalogix, a company that collects digital information from retailers, and shares it with companies like Facebook. Datalogix will...

Adyen Raises $250M

Global payments technology company Adyen has closed $250 million in funding. The round was led by General Atlantic, with additional participation from Temasek, Index...

Facebook Messenger Reaches 500M Users

More than 500 million people are using Messenger each month, says the social networking giant. Messenger is Facebook's instant messaging app, which was also the company's first standalone app launched in 2011. The company made it mandatory for users to download Messenger to send and receive messages on Facebook, in July this year. Facebook also owns messaging apps WhatsApp,which the company acquired in February this year.