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Facebook Inc is acquiring PrivateCore, a cybersecurity company -WSJ
Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 08:00pm EDT 

Facebook Inc:Says agreed to acquire cybersecurity company PrivateCore.Terms of the deal, including how much Facebook paid for the Palo Alto, Calif., company, weren’t disclosed.  Full Article

Facebook Inc to acquire LiveRail
Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 08:00pm EDT 

Facebook Inc:Agrees to acquire LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps companies like League Baseball (, ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion serve better ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.  Full Article

Emerson Electric Co collaborates with Facebook on design for Rapid Deployment Data Center
Thursday, 8 May 2014 08:00am EDT 

Emerson Electric Co:Says it is working with Facebook to design and deploy the company`s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.  Full Article

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to step down
Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 04:01pm EDT 

Facebook Inc:Says David Ebersman, Chief Financial Officer, is stepping down.On June 1, David Ebersman will be succeeded as CFO by David Wehner, currently Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Planning.Ebersman will remain with the company through September to ensure a seamless transition of his responsibilities.  Full Article

Axa SA announces strategic partnership with Facebook
Friday, 11 Apr 2014 11:48am EDT 

Axa SA:strategic partnership with Facebook to further develop its digital, social and mobile footprint in France and globally.Partnership leverages scale of both businesses via ground-breaking innovation and access to research, training and capabilities, particularly on mobile.  Full Article

Facebook to acquire Oculus VR Inc
Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 05:30pm EDT 

Facebook Inc:Says it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc, for a total of about $2 billion.Agreement also provides for an additional $300 million earn-out in cash and stock based on the achievement of certain milestones.Transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.  Full Article

Facebook Inc starts trading on BM&FBovespa
Friday, 7 Mar 2014 02:38pm EST 

Facebook Inc:Shares (Brazilian Depositary Receipts, BDRs) will be traded on Brazilian stock exchange BM&FBovespa as of March 10, quoted in Brazilian real per unit and with a standard trading lot of 100 BDRs.Shares will be traded under the FBOK34 ticker.  Full Article

Mondelez International Inc partners with Facebook Inc
Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 09:29am EST 

Mondelez International Inc:Says Global strategic partnership with Facebook, as the company continues to shift more media spending to digital, especially social and mobile, across the entire consumer journey.The partnership leverages the scale of both businesses to deliver overall competitive advantage via step-change brand-building, ground-breaking innovation and access to research, training and capabilities.  Full Article

Ericsson and Facebook create innovation lab for
Monday, 24 Feb 2014 03:04am EST 

Ericsson and Facebook:creation of a joint innovation lab supporting the Innovation Lab, an Ericsson-Facebook collaboration, will provide an environment and for optimizing applications, networks, devices and services for the next five billion Internet users.  Full Article

Facebook Inc to acquire WhatsApp
Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 07:00pm EST 

Facebook Inc:Reaches definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of about $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and about $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.Says the agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing.Upon closing of the deal, all outstanding shares of WhatsApp capital stock and options to purchase WhatsApp capital stock will be cancelled in exchange for $4 billion in cash and 183,865,778 shares of Facebook Class A common stock.In addition, upon closing, Facebook will grant 45,966,444 restricted stock units to WhatsApp employees (worth $3 billion based on the average closing price of the six trading days preceding Feb. 18, of $65.2650 per share).Facebook was advised by Allen & Company LLC and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; and WhatsApp was advised by Morgan Stanley and Fenwick & West, LLP.  Full Article


Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset

TORONTO - A tiny Montreal company is turning to crowdfunding in hopes of moving its virtual reality headset from a working prototype to a mass produced rival to products from Facebook, Samsung and Sony.

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