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Facebook rolls out new features to let you order food, book movie tickets

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | More »

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced a slew of new features that would connect users even further. The new features allow users to get advice from their friends on things-to-do in their vicinity, book movie tickets, make appointments and even order food, the company said in a blog pos...


Former Snapdeal exec Anand Chandrasekaran joins Facebook to develop Messenger app

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has hired former Snapdeal chief product officer Anand Chandrasekaran to help develop strategies for its Messenger app. Chandrasekaran, who quit Snapdeal in May barely a year after joining the e-commerce marketplace, confirmed his new role in a Facebook post. “...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Can Orkut founder’s new social network Hello recreate the magic?

Remember Orkut? The social networking site was all the rage before it was eclipsed by Facebook. Now, Orkut’s creator is taking a second shot at success. Former Google engineer Orkut Buyukkokten developed Orkut.com in 2002 as an independent project within the search engine giant. He took advantage ...

8 August, 2016 | More »


Facebook tweaks News Feed algorithm to prevent clickbait headlines

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced an update to its News Feed to reduce clickbait headlines and ensure users get the most relevant stories. This is not the first time the company is acting against clickbait headlines. In August 2014, the company had announced two updates to its News...

5 August, 2016 | More »


Facebook appoints Umang Bedi as India head

Social networking giant Facebook Inc has appointed Umang Bedi as its managing director in India, three months after Kirthiga Reddy stepped down from the post. Bedi will be responsible for building strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country, the company said in a st...

7 June, 2016 | More »


Facebook has 142M users in India; Facebook Lite touches 100M mark globally

Facebook’s popularity in India, the social network’s second-largest market after the US, continues to increase with the company boasting about 142 million monthly active users in the country. The company said also that Facebook Lite, a data-efficient version of its app, has crossed the 100 m...

10 March, 2016 | More »


Facebook removes Houzify’s page over legal dispute with US firm

Social networking site Facebook has removed the page of Houzify, a mobile marketplace for home décor and interiors, after a complaint from US firm Houzz Inc alleging trademark infringement. The dispute is over the use of Houzify and Housify by Metamarket Ventures Pvt Ltd, the Bangalore-based compan...

9 March, 2016 | More »


Hopscotch raises $13M from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, others

Hit The Mark Inc., which runs Mumbai-based curated baby and kids products flash sales site Hopscotch.in, has raised $13 million (around Rs 89 crore) in Series C funding led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Hopscotch.in is Saverin’s first direct investment in India. “We are excited to...

29 February, 2016 | More »


Time for ‘Reactions’, says Facebook

When ‘Like’ is not enough, it is time to react. And Facebook has reacted, rolling out its ‘Reactions’ feature for all those who want to express themselves better. The Reactions feature allows users to express love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger, through five emojis. To...

25 February, 2016 | More »

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Facebook to shift focus to other parts of internet.org

Disappointed with Trai’s ruling banning Free Basics, Facebook has said it will now focus on other parts of the internet.org programme and wants to work with all operators in order to get more people on the Internet. “We recently had a ruling in India that says there should be no differen...

23 February, 2016 | More »

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