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Meta employees will need Covid booster jabs to return to office

11-Jan-2022 San Francisco

Meta (formerly Facebook) has said that employees who have received Covid booster jabs will only be allowed to enter office premises when it finally reopens.Meta has already said that employees in the US would have to be fully vaccinated against Covid when...


Google, Facebook face $235 mn fine in France over cookie tracking

06-Jan-2022 San Francisco

Google and Facebook are facing a combined $235 million fine for cookie tracking in France, the media reported.According to a report in Politico citing a document, the French watchdog Commission Nationale de I'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL) is planning...


Russia fines Google, Meta for failure to delete banned content

25-Dec-2021 Moscow/San Francisco

A Russian court has fined Google $98 million for its alleged failure to remove content that is considered illegal in the country.A Moscow court also slapped a $27 million fine on Meta (formerly Facebook) over its failure to delete content banned by the...


Meta brings signal language interpreters for Portal video calls

17-Dec-2021 San Francisco

Meta (formerly Facebook) has added video relay services (VRS) to its Portal video calling devices, to bring English or Spanish sign language interpreters into video conversations.To bring this new feature social media giant has collaborated with ZP Better...


Facebook India seeks 14-day extension from Delhi Assembly over summon

02-Nov-2021 New Delhi

Facebook India has sought a 14-day extension to appear before the Delhi Assembly's Committee on Peace and Harmony, which had summoned the social media giant to send its senior representative to testify on November 2 over the February 2020 riots in the national...


Facebook to pay French publishers for reusing their content

22-Oct-2021 New Delhi

As pressure mounts on social media platforms to pay news publishers for using their content, Facebook has reached a multi-year pact to pay French publishers for resharing their content on its platforms.The social network will also launch Facebook News in...


Facebook plans to rebrand company with new name: Report

20-Oct-2021 San Francisco

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to rebrand the company with a new name that focuses on the metaverse.According to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the name at the...


FB developing AI that can see, hear, remember whatever you do

15-Oct-2021 New Delhi

Facebook is developing a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based system that can analyse your lives using first-person videos -- recording what they see, do and hear in order to help you with daily tasks.Imagine your AR device displaying exactly how to hold the...


How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

05-Oct-2021 New Delhi

Facebook reported a 47 per cent (year-over-year) increase in ad revenue amounting to $28 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year. The massive outage that left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several hours on a busy Monday produced a cascading...


Facebook empowers small business advertisers in India

20-Aug-2021 New Delhi

Facebook on Friday announced a new programme, the small business loans initiative, to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India that advertise on the social media platform to get quick access to credit through independent lending partners.The initiative...


Facebook rolls out Clubhouse-rival Live Audio Room

21-Jun-2021 San Francisco

Taking on Clubhouse and Spotify, Facebook on Monday rolled out Live Audio Rooms and podcasts on its platforms for public figures and select users in the US.The social network said that it is also working with creators who will use its audio tools to further...


Facebook makes its best tool available for better translation

06-Jun-2021 New Delhi

In a bid to help build better translation systems, Facebook has open-sourced FLORES-101, a first-of-its-kind, many-to-many evaluation data set covering 101 languages from all over the world. For the first time, researchers will be able to reliably measure...


Facebook eyes newsletter biz with new publishing platform

17-Mar-2021 San Francisco

After launching Facebook News, the social network now aims to monetise the newsletter business and will soon start testing partnerships with independent writers for its new publishing platform.According to a report in Axios, the newsletter publishing platform...


FB working on smartwatch with social, fitness focus

13-Feb-2021 San Francisco

Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will focus on messaging and health features. Wearers will be able to send messages with Facebook services like Messenger and WhatsApp, and it will work with a cellular connection without a tethered smartphone,...


After Twitter, Facebook to transfer presidential accounts to Joe Biden

22-Nov-2020 San Francisco

After Twitter, Facebook has now confirmed it will also transfer the official POTUS account on its platform to President-elect Joe Biden after he is inaugurated on January 20, regardless of whether incumbent leader Donald Trump concedes before that. Twitter...


Facebook CEO says Joe Biden is next US President

13-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the first Big Tech CEO to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president of the US, at a time when Donald Trump has refused to accept his defeat and is fighting a legal battle.The Facebook CEO told employees in a...


Working hard to let people chat across our apps : Mark Zuckerberg

30-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Stressing that the messaging experience in the US is very fragmented compared to India or China, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is working hard to merge Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp so that they can start to function a little bit more like...


Women-led SMBs saw more closures during pandemic globally : Facebook

20-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Stressing that women have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic globally, Facebook on Tuesday said female-led small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely than male-led SMBs to report closures taking into account factors like size of...


Facebook slams Netflix, says 'The Social Dilemma' is distorted

04-Oct-2020 New Delhi

While most of us loved the new Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' that shows how social media platforms treat users as a product and spreads misinformation, Facebook has come down heavily on the leading content streaming platform, saying it has buried...


Facebook makes managing groups easier

02-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Facebook has announced new tools and programmes to help users manage their groups on the social networking platform more efficiently. These include the "Admin Assist" tool that allows one to set rules so Facebook can help moderate posts in your group for you....



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