Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014


The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014. | Video

Wall Street cuts losses to close flat; Alphabet jumps after hours

Strong gains in Facebook and Alphabet helped Wall Street cut losses and stage a late-day rally, with major indexes closing near the unchanged mark.

01 Feb 2016

US STOCKS-Wall St cuts losses to close flat; Alphabet jumps after hours

* Chinese factory activity contracts at fastest pace since 2012

Markets, Stocks, 01 Feb 2016

White House welcomes Facebook move to block private gun sales

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Monday welcomed Facebook Inc's move last week to prohibit users from using its services to coordinate person-to-person private sales of firearms.

Tech, 01 Feb 2016

Factbox: 2016 presidential candidates on social media

NEW YORK The 2016 contenders for the White House have used social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as campaign tools to an extent not seen previously in U.S. presidential politics.

Election 2016, Politics, 31 Jan 2016

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

BANGKOK Thailand's military government will try to persuade media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace and order, a senior official said Sunday.

World, Tech, Thailand, 31 Jan 2016

Facebook to prohibit private firearm transactions on its service

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc prohibited global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases. | Video

Tech, 30 Jan 2016

Apple building secret team to work on virtual reality: FT

Apple Inc has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook's Oculus Rift or Microsoft's Hololens, the Financial Times reported.

Tech, 29 Jan 2016

Facebook 'likes' push Wall Street higher

Wall Street climbed on Thursday as a blockbuster quarterly report from Facebook drove tech shares higher and a bounce in oil prices propped up the beleaguered energy sector.

28 Jan 2016

Facebook shares jump 15.5 percent after strong results

Facebook Inc shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure. | Video

Tech, 28 Jan 2016