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Oculus deploys virtual reality hedgehog to lure filmmakers

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - In a Beverly Hills mansion on Tuesday, Facebook-owned Oculus rolled out "Henry," a movie that takes advantage of its virtual reality technology to tell the story of a hug-obsessed hedgehog.

Facebook's ascent has investors betting on more gains

NEW YORK - Investors in social media shares have zeroed-in on Facebook Inc , piling into stock options to add bullish bets on the company in the days ahead of its Wednesday earnings.

Tech, 28 Jul 2015

German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms

BRUSSELS - Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.

Tech, 28 Jul 2015

Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage

MUMBAI - Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year.

Tech, Africa 27 Jul 2015

Facebook partnership a boon for video technology firm Bidalgo

TEL AVIV - Facebook marketing partner Bidalgo targets a tripling in sales in 2015 as its new technology to automate the process of making personalized online video advertising benefits from Facebook's growing share of the video market.

Tech, 26 Jul 2015

Facebook partnership a boon for video technology firm Bidalgo

TEL AVIV, July 26 - Facebook marketing partner Bidalgo targets a tripling in sales in 2015 as its new technology to automate the process of making personalised online video advertising benefits from Facebook's growing share of the video market.

Facebook defeats shareholder litigation over IPO

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court on Friday said Facebook Inc officials including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg cannot be sued by shareholders who said the social media company concealed threats to its growth prospects before its May 2012 initial public offering.

Facebook must hand over New York users' info to prosecutors, court rules

- Facebook Inc cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday, in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital lives private.

Facebook's Oculus buys Israel gesture recognition firm Pebbles

TEL AVIV - Facebook's Oculus unit said on Thursday it has agreed to buy Israeli gesture recognition technology developer Pebbles Interfaces for an undisclosed amount.

Deals, Tech, 16 Jul 2015

As tech firms track your location, advertisers zero in for the sale

SAN FRANCISCO - Mapping technology advancements from Google Inc and Facebook Inc that provide more precise user location data than ever before are starting to dent advertisers' longtime skepticism about boosting mobile ad spending.

Tech, 14 Jul 2015