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  1. Facebook Building Data Center in Denmark

    January 20, 2017
    Facebook said the new facility will help it handle "the richer content" of live videos and 360-degree photos.
  2. Collibra Raises $50M in New Round to Fuel Growth

    January 19, 2017
    Collibra Inc. raised the funds from investors at ICONIQ Capital, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
  3. Zuckerberg Questioned in Trial Over VR Technology

    January 18, 2017
    Zuckerberg needed to explain where Oculus obtained its ideas from and how much he knew about the startup when Facebook bought ...
  4. Can Snapchat Threaten Facebook's Ad Business?

    January 17, 2017
    With an IPO expected as early as March, a lot of focus has been placed on Snapchat's advertising potential.
  5. Facebook Stock Short Interest Declines 22%

    January 17, 2017
    Short sellers may have cause for concern, given Facebook's history of rising by double digits on strong results.
  6. Facebook Aims to Tackle Fake News in Germany

    January 16, 2017
    A new filtering tool will let users flag news stories as fake, which will allow Facebook to label the stories as "disputed."
  7. Why These Big Tech Stocks Are Poised to Rise

    January 16, 2017
    Tech stocks such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet are likely to rise in 2017.
  8. Will Facebook's Ad Metric Errors Hurt Q4 Results?

    January 15, 2017
    Over the past few quarters, the ad data Facebook provides to advertisers have proven to be unreliable.
  9. Apple Is Pursuing The Holy Grail of Original Content

    January 12, 2017
    At long last, Apple is reportedly planning to generate its own original content. But so is everyone else. Is Tim Cook too ...
  10. Apple, Google, Tesla Are Most Innovative Companies: BCG

    January 12, 2017
    The consulting firm used a mix of metrics, including financial returns, for its rankings.
  11. Facebook Launches Journalism Project to Curb Fake News

    January 12, 2017
    The hiring of Campbell Brown and launch of the Journalism Project suggest Facebook is taking its media role more seriously.
  12. Snap Inc. Picks UK for Snapchat Headquarters

    January 11, 2017
    Currently in Venice, Calif., Snap is following other tech firms to the U.K., which has lower corporate tax rates.
  13. Facebook Stock Gets $156 Price Target at Cowen

    January 11, 2017
    Cowen and Company analysts believe social media giant Facebook could be one of the better bargains in tech.
  14. Apple Is Most Environment-Friendly Tech Company

    January 10, 2017
    Apple, Google and Facebook earned top grades from Greenpeace, but Amazon and Netflix were criticized for their lack of energy ...
  15. Shorts Ready to Reload Facebook Positions (FB)

    January 10, 2017
    Facebook has bounced into steep resistance at the November breakaway gap and should sell off in coming days.
  16. IPOs: Mobile Game Startup Jam City May Go Public

    January 9, 2017
    MySpace Co-Founder Chris DeWolfe is mulling an IPO of his successful mobile gaming company Jam City.
  17. Facebook Hires Ex-CNN Anchor to Lead News Partnerships

    January 9, 2017
    Depending on your point of view, Facebook has been an important partner to traditional news outlets or a combative opponent.
  18. Why Facebook Stock Rose 7% Last Week

    January 9, 2017
    Facebook has begun 2017 strong, suggesting that fake news has taken a back seat to what is seen as a strong growth story.
  19. Twitter's Vine Being Re-Branded as Vine Camera

    January 6, 2017
    What to do with Vine was a major question for Twitter at various points in 2016.
  20. Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Monday: What to Expect? (TSLA, FB)

    January 6, 2017
    A successful launch could restore confidence after the Sep. 1 launch crash
  21. Ex-Employee Sues Snapchat For Misleading Investors (FB, TWTR)

    January 5, 2017
    A former employee has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that it misrepresented its financial position while recruiting ...
  22. What's the Real Reason Zuckerberg is Going on a 50-State Tour?

    January 4, 2017
    Meeting people in every state and shaking hands... like someone running for office?
  23. Facebook Stock Gets Buy Rating, $150 Target

    January 4, 2017
    Despite the decline of Facebook shares at the end of 2016, analysts believe the company is poised for growth this year.
  24. Two Reasons to Still Like Facebook in 2017

    January 2, 2017
    Facebook stock didn't end 2016 on a strong note, thanks to "fake news."
  25. The Rich Added $237 Billion To Their Net Worth In 2016

    December 31, 2016
    Breaking News: The rich got richer.
  26. Alphabet Learns to Take Big Risks - On a Budget

    December 29, 2016
    The Mountain View company is maturing into a company with greater focus and discipline
  27. Twitter's Wild 2016: A Year in Review

    December 28, 2016
    The term "colossal failure" seems an appropriate description of Twitter's 2016 campaign.
  28. Facebook's 2016: A Year in Review

    December 28, 2016
    Facebook's 2016 was plagued by the polarizing topic of fake news as well as slowing ad revenue growth.
  29. Hedge Funds' Biggest Paydays of 2016

    December 28, 2016
    A difficult year for hedge funds didn't stop some firms from these notable payoffs
  30. Apple's Three High-profile Battles of 2016 (AAPL, GOOG)

    December 27, 2016
    The Cupertino company has become increasingly aggressive as it becomes big.
  31. Facebook Vs. Snapchat

    December 22, 2016
    Facebook is aggressively taking on Snapchat by adding similar features to its Instagram app.
  32. EU Says Facebook Misled Them Over WhatsApp Deal

    December 20, 2016
    If true, FB could be fined 1% of its yearly revenue.
  33. Facebook May Invest In Original TV Shows On Its Platform

    December 15, 2016
    FB is in talks with TV studios to produce content for its live video.
  34. Facebook's Instagram Surpasses 600M Users

    December 15, 2016
    User base has doubled in two years. Look out, Snapchat.
  35. Facebook Launches Parent Portal to Keep Kids Safe

    December 14, 2016
    Facebook is looking to arm parents with the information they need to educate their kids about staying safe.
  36. You Can Now Use Tinder on Apple's TV App

    December 14, 2016
    Who needs privacy when you can swipe right or left with your mom's input?
  37. Facebook Again Discloses Errors in Ad Metrics

    December 13, 2016
    Facebook disclosed yet again that it discovered inaccuracies in the advertising metrics issued to advertisers.
  38. Zuckerberg in Public Office? FB Board Thinks It's Possible

    December 9, 2016
    The board has provisions in case Zuck takes political office. Why?
  39. Can LinkedIn Become Microsoft's Instagram? (MSFT, FB)

    December 9, 2016
    Two days after Microsoft $26.2 billion blockbuster deal for LinkedIn was approved by EU regulators, the deal officially closed ...
  40. Google To Become A 100% Renewable Energy Company in 2017

    December 8, 2016
    The Mountain View company is already the largest purchaser of renewable energy in corporate America.
  41. Cisco CEO Addresses Facebook's OCP (CSCO, FB)

    December 6, 2016
    The legacy networking hardware firm's CEO Chuck Robbins highlights Cisco's involvement in FB's OCP, plus continued relevance ...
  42. FB, GOOGL, MSFT, TWTR Pool Images to Scan for Terrorist Recruiters

    December 6, 2016
    The four tech giants will post flagged content into the shared database. Facebook is also asking users for help in identifying ...
  43. How Uber Is Betting on AI (FB, INTC)

    December 5, 2016
    Uber has placed a wager on artificial intelligence by purchasing Geometric Intelligence in an effort to create an in-house ...
  44. EU Reads Riot Act to Facebook, Twitter, Google Over Hate Speech

    December 5, 2016
    The European government may impose laws on the tech companies, if they fail to comply with a code of conduct they signed ...
  45. Facebook Is Using AI To Tackle Fake News

    December 5, 2016
    The algorithm will detect content that violates the company's guidelines.
  46. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Donates $100M to Charity (FB)

    December 5, 2016
    As with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has pledged to use 99% of his Facebook holdings to donate to charities, Sandberg ...
  47. Facebook Working on Curated Publisher Content (FB)

    December 5, 2016
    Dubbed Collections, the new feature would display curated content from specific publishers on users' news feeds.
  48. Dillon’s Diamond Hill Dumped These Stock Giants (AAPL, FB)

    December 2, 2016
    According to TipRanks data, Diamond Hill generated an impressive 6.29 percent return for investors in the last quarter.
  49. Instagram Releases Year-End Data (FB)

    December 2, 2016
    Instagram released its list of most followed users of 2016. Who are they, and why does it matter?
  50. Facebook's WhatsApp to End Support of Older Phones (FB, AAPL)

    December 2, 2016
    WhatsApp is making the right decision.
  51. Facebook's Fake News Is Fixable: Chief AI Researcher (FB)

    December 2, 2016
    The company's head of AI research, Yann LeCun, believes Facebook has the technological know-how to defeat fake news. But ...
  52. Tech Stocks Oversold, Analyst Says (QQQ, FB)

    December 2, 2016
    FANG stocks still remain “beacons of growth” that should not be sold anytime soon, according to Canaccord Genuity.
  53. Facebook Messenger Adds More Gaming Features (FB)

    November 30, 2016
    Users can play games like PAC-MAN, SPACE INVADERS, and more within Facebook's Messenger app.
  54. How India Makes Money

    November 29, 2016
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  55. Dan Loeb's Third Point Bolsters Tech Positions (AAPL, BABA)

    November 29, 2016
    The billionaire hedge fund leader bought up stock in Apple, Alibaba and Facebook in Q3.
  56. Top Five Most Important Stocks for Hedge Funds (AMZN, FB)

    November 29, 2016
    According to a report by Goldman Sachs, these are among the most important stocks for hedge funds in the current climate.
  57. Facebook Stock Short Interest Rises 32% (FB)

    November 29, 2016
    Facebook short sellers have been on the right side of the trade. Since Oct. 25, FB stock has fallen as much as 15% from a ...
  58. How Instagram Makes Money

    November 28, 2016
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  59. Mark Zuckerberg Unloads $95M in Facebook Shares (FB)

    November 25, 2016
    Zuckerberg's fortune and net worth are almost all tied to his 418 million shares of Facebook stock, which adds up to just ...
  60. Protect Your Cyber Monday Deals From Cyber Thieves (FB)

    November 25, 2016
    As these "too-good-to-pass-up" deals emerge, some of them may also come from cyber thieves.
  61. Fake News a Real Problem Among Teens (FB, TWTR)

    November 25, 2016
    A Stanford University study revealed that 82% of teens couldn't recognize the difference between an ad labeled "sponsored ...
  62. Will Facebook's China Censorship Tool Work? (FB, TWTR)

    November 24, 2016
    Assuming this alleged censorship tool by Facebook becomes live, would Facebook ever work in China?
  63. Oppenheimer Analyst Still Likes Facebook (FB)

    November 24, 2016
    Concerns about slowing ad revenue growth and misreported ad metrics are not enough to keep Oppenheimer & Co. from staying ...
  64. Facebook Experimental Drone Accident Investigated (FB)

    November 23, 2016
    Facebook's goal is to have a fleet of the drones flying at 60,000 feet, communicating with each other with lasers and staying ...
  65. Facebook Is Closer to Getting Past the Great Firewall (FB)

    November 23, 2016
    The same social media website that was given credit for helping the Arab Spring, is developing censorship tools to use in ...
  66. Facebook to Expand Headcount in London (FB, GOOGL)

    November 22, 2016
    Add the name Facebook to the list of Silicon Valley-based technology companies seeking to grow their presence in London.
  67. Facebook's Fake News Created by Its Own Premise (FB)

    November 22, 2016
    Facebook's own algorithm created the fake news issue the company is now trying to fix.
  68. JPMorgan Likes Facebook's $6B Stock Buyback Plan (FB)

    November 22, 2016
    JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth called Facebook's $6 billion stock buyback a "bullish sign" for the company.
  69. Nasdaq-100 May Dictate Fate of Post-Election Rally

    November 21, 2016
    The Nasdaq-100 has lagged SP-500 and Russell-2000 since the election, signaling a bearish divergence that could end the broad ...
  70. Mark Zuckerberg Outlines Steps to Fight Fake News (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Mark Zuckerberg addressed the criticism his company has faced regarding fake news and Facebook's alleged involvement in swaying ...
  71. Facebook's Chief Accounting Officer Stepping Down (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Questions about transparency within its advertising metrics have sparked leadership changes at Facebook.
  72. Twitter, Facebook Criticism 'Well-Deserved' (TWTR, FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher doesn't believe that either company has done enough to battle these issues regarding ...
  73. Facebook Approves $6B Stock Buyback Plan (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    The social media giant announces said that the buyback will begin in the first quarter of 2017.
  74. An Overvalued Snapchat Could Boost Facebook (FB, TWTR)

    November 18, 2016
    While Snap's expected valuation has sparked debates, the big winners of Snap's IPO could also be social media incumbents ...
  75. Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Firm FacioMetrics (FB)

    November 18, 2016
    In an effort to enhance its photo and video special effects, Facebook has acquired facial recognition startup FacioMetrics.
  76. The Trump Effect on Stocks: Who’s Up, Who’s Down

    November 17, 2016
    Trump's election is dividing stocks into two classes based on how his policies will help or hurt them, while other stocks ...
  77. Why Did Snap Inc. File For A Confidential IPO?

    November 17, 2016
    Confidential IPOs have become a favorite tool for startups to test the waters for an IPO without involving media scrutiny. ...
  78. Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Accounts (TWTR, FB)

    November 17, 2016
    This isn't the first time that the company has taken action against the spread of hate or accounts that it believes violate ...
  79. Facebook Discloses Inaccurate Ad Metrics (FB)

    November 17, 2016
    Does Facebook have a transparency issue?
  80. Facebook Suspends WhatsApp Data Mine in Europe (FB)

    November 17, 2016
    Amid intense pressure from data privacy watchdogs in the EU, Facebook has temporarily suspended its collection of WhatsApp ...
  81. How Snapchat Makes Money (FB, TWTR)

    November 16, 2016
    Snapchat may soon go public at a valuation of up to $25 billion, begging the question: does the company even make money? ...
  82. Twitter Cracks Down On Hate Speech On Its Platform

    November 16, 2016
    The social media platform suspended come alt right accounts on its platform.
  83. Fake News Ban Won't Hurt Facebook's Financials (FB, GOOGL)

    November 16, 2016
    Cantor Fitzgerald assured investors that Facebook's push to curtail fake news will have a minimal impact on the company's ...
  84. Snap Inc. Has Reportedly Filed for an IPO (FB, BABA)

    November 15, 2016
    Snapchat's parent company may make its markets debut in March next year.
  85. Billionaire David Tepper Re-Buys Apple, Ups FB Stake: 13F Filing

    November 15, 2016
    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper continues to love technology stocks.
  86. Facebook's Backpack: Threat to Cisco, Juniper? (FB, CSCO)

    November 15, 2016
    Facebook wants to make sure it has enough network capacity to keep up with bandwidth demand.
  87. Google Aims to Block Fake News (GOOGL, FB)

    November 15, 2016
    Google announced on Monday that it is working on an update that will restrict ad-selling software from appearing on fake ...
  88. Facebook's WhatsApp Launches Video Calling (FB, AAPL)

    November 15, 2016
    Facebook's WhatsApp will finally compete with the likes of Skype and FaceTime.
  89. Google Changes Policy to Ban Fake News Sites From AdSense Network ...

    November 15, 2016
    The Mountain View company is taking steps to counter the spread of misinformation.
  90. Google Search For Final Election Count Redirects To Fake News

    November 14, 2016
    The fake news site states that Trump has already won the popular vote, which Clinton is widely expected to win.
  91. Why Facebook Acquired CrowdTangle (FB)

    November 14, 2016
    This deal further demonstrates how important publishers are to Facebook's growth.
  92. Is Twitter Prepared for Post-Election Gains? (TWTR, FB)

    November 14, 2016
    Twitter shares have risen as much as 5% since the election results were finalized, proclaiming Donald Trump victorious.
  93. Tech Sector Ready to Bounce Strongly (AAPL, FB)

    November 14, 2016
    Widely held tech stocks have sold off to long-term support levels that should trigger sizable bounces into Thanksgiving.
  94. Don't Blame Big Data for Pollsters' Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

    November 14, 2016
    As it turned out, listening to a wider set of data played a role in the Trump victory, but the pollsters need to catch up ...
  95. The Facebook-Google Duopoly: How It Crushes Rivals

    November 14, 2016
    Facebook and Google dominate 85% of the mobile advertising market - and that could make them the target of antitrust regulators ...
  96. Trump Fears: Why Techs Are Getting Slammed

    November 12, 2016
    Since Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, tech stocks have been hit hard for a number of reasons. Will it continue?
  97. Zuckerberg Says Idea That FB Fake News Helped Trump is 'Crazy'

    November 11, 2016
    According to him, voters make decisions based on their "lived experience."
  98. Loeb's Third Point Increasing Stakes in Tech Giants

    November 11, 2016
    According to regulatory filings, Third Point LLC has revealed shifts in its positions in some of the biggest tech stocks ...
  99. Facebook Should Boost Video: John Malone (FB)

    November 11, 2016
    Facebook's video capabilities should become a priority for CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to John Malone, chairman of Liberty ...
  100. Stocks With Buy Signals, But Expect Volatility

    November 9, 2016
    It will be a volatile week, but these stocks are in uptrends, near support and presenting a buying opportunity.
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