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SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising.

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising.

Friday Morning Briefing

Major U.S. tech companies launch a lobby group to allow ‘Dreamers’ to remain in the country, the Senate passed a budget blueprint critical to Trump’s tax reform efforts and the Spanish government said it plans to force January elections upon Catalonia.

Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.

Tech, Oct 19 2017

Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out

Oct 19 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.

Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress Nov. 1

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.

Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth.

Oct 18 2017

Mexico tech industry benefits from U.S. anti-immigration stance

SAN FRANCISCO/MEXICO CITY Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance. | Video

Tech, Mexico, Oct 17 2017

YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.

Entertainment, Tech, Oct 17 2017

Head of Facebook's secretive hardware unit to step down

Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday.

Tech, Oct 17 2017