Facebook restores service after outage in many countries


SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc said service to the world's largest online social network was fully restored on Friday, following a widespread outage that affected users in multiple countries.

Facebook mobile app to offer free, limited Internet in Zambia

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries.

Tech, Africa, Media, 31 Jul 2014

Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

- The surge in Twitter Inc's stock has revived debate about whether it warrants a valuation five times that of Facebook Inc , its biggest rival in social media. | Video

Tech, Twitter, 30 Jul 2014

Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

Tech, 29 Jul 2014

A mixed quarter for bets on U.S. stock volatility

NEW YORK - With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix.

29 Jul 2014

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

SAN FRANCISCO - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.

Tech, Media, 28 Jul 2014

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. | Video

World, 28 Jul 2014

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

- Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.

Facebook goes express to mega-cap status - now valued more than AT&T, Coke

NEW YORK - In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers.

Tech, Media, 24 Jul 2014

Global stocks edge up, U.S. bonds slip on jobless data, earnings

NEW YORK - Global stock markets inched higher while U.S. debt prices fell on Thursday following unexpectedly low U.S. weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected U.S. earnings from companies including Facebook.

24 Jul 2014