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A move by Apple to restrict ad tracking on iPhones and iPads could reduce the effectiveness of Facebook's ad tracking system. Photo: AP

Tech Companies Back Legal Challenge to Trump’s Visa Restrictions

Aug. 10, 2020 · 2:07 PM PDT
More than 50 tech companies file brief challenging the Trump administration's limits on H-1B visas

Facebook Forms New Payments Group Under David Marcus

Aug. 10, 2020 · 12:23 PM PDT
Former Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel has joined Facebook as its vice president of payments, reporting to David Marcus, the creator of Libra.
The logo for Tencent's popular WeChat app. Photo: Bloomberg

Facebook Slams Apple’s App Store Policies Over Games

Aug. 7, 2020 · 9:52 AM PDT
It's the second condemnation of its policies in as many days after Microsoft also slammed the company

Facebook Extends Remote Work Till July 2021

Aug. 6, 2020 · 1:31 PM PDT
The new date, announced internally to employees Thursday, is "based on guidance from health and government experts," according to Facebook.

Report: Microsoft May Acquire All of TikTok

Aug. 6, 2020 · 10:04 AM PDT
Instead of just acquiring TikTok's U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand operations, Microsoft is said to be mulling a buyout of the entire business.
Facebook launched its TikTok competitor Reels, a feature of Instagram, into the U.S. and other markets on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Remove Trump Post Saying Kids ‘Almost Immune’ to Covid-19

Aug. 5, 2020 · 3:56 PM PDT
Trump's post was removed for including “false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19,” according to a Facebook.

FTC Chair Says Agency Lacks Authority to Enforce Trump Order on Social Media

Aug. 5, 2020 · 8:35 AM PDT · 1 comment
FTC Chair Simons' statement indicates that the FTC will not get involved in Trump's attack on Section 230.

Facebook Brings its TikTok Rival to the U.S.

Aug. 5, 2020 · 6:16 AM PDT
The Instagram feature called Reels encourages users to upload videos set to music.

Facebook Inks Major New York Office Lease

Aug. 3, 2020 · 5:29 PM PDT
The deal is a sign that tech companies still expect a large swath of their employees to want to work in offices in big cities after the coronavirus abates.

FCC Launches Review of Digital Platforms’ Legal Immunity for User Posts

Aug. 3, 2020 · 10:59 AM PDT
The Federal Communications Agency officially launched a review of a law that protects Internet companies from being sued over user-posted content.
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The logo of TikTok on a smartphone. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok, The Information confirmed. Photo: Bloomberg.

Facebook Strikes Music Deals as Part of Music Push

July 31, 2020 · 11:23 AM PDT
Facebook's move pits it more directly against Google's YouTube, which draws a lot of traffic with music videos.
Amazon.com Inc. packages sit stacked on the sidewalk in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  Photo: Bloomberg.

Facebook Withstands Revenue Hit From Boycott as User Growth Surges

July 30, 2020 · 2:02 PM PDT
The social network grew its revenue by 11% year-over-year in the second quarter to $18.7 billion, well above the more anemic 4% growth that was expected.