Exclusive: Byju’s lines up another $100 mn in extended funding round

Anand J & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s is in talks to raise another $100 million (around Rs 720 crore at current exchange rates) as part ....

12 December, 2018

How Facebook gave Netflix, others 'special access' to user data


Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users’ lists of friends after it cut off ....

6 December, 2018

International regulators probe Facebook over fake news and data violation

Shweta Sharma

On Tuesday, lawmakers from nine countries took Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking giant Facebook, to task over fake ....

28 November, 2018

WhatsApp business chief Neeraj Arora resigns in latest high-profile exit

Payal Ganguly

In the latest high-profile exit, instant messaging platform WhatsApp is all set to lose business chief Neeraj Arora, one of its ....

27 November, 2018

Facebook to train 5 million Indians in digital skills by 2021

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. aims to train 5 million people in digital skills in India over the next three years, a top ....

26 November, 2018

Indian govt’s data requests to Facebook jump 68% in first half of 2018

Shweta Sharma

The Indian government’s requests for data to Facebook Inc., amid concerns surrounding fake news and data privacy, jumped ....

19 November, 2018

Difficult to build the ‘perfect lock’ to check fake news, says Twitter's Jack Dorsey

Payal Ganguly

As Chhattisgarh goes to vote on Monday, kick-starting polls for five states and raising concerns of fake news flooding social ....

12 November, 2018

Google, Facebook join web creator Berners-Lee's campaign to defend free internet


Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to ....

6 November, 2018

Facebook rejigs Oculus team in bid to make VR mainstream

Anand J

Facebook has reorganised its virtual reality (VR) Oculus team in an effort to speed up its mission to make it more mainstream, ....

5 November, 2018

WhatsApp partners Startup India to seed-fund companies showing grassroots innovations

Payal Ganguly

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has partnered government programme Startup India under the Invest India initiative to ....

31 October, 2018

Facebook user growth slows again in Q3 but revenue beats estimates


Facebook Inc on Tuesday relieved investors by forecasting that margins would stop shrinking after 2019 as costs from ....

31 October, 2018

US public funds join push to remove Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman


Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg ....

18 October, 2018

WhatsApp fixes security bug that let hackers take over users' applications


Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed ....

11 October, 2018

Facebook unveils smart speaker Portal for making video calls


Facebook Inc on Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps ....

10 October, 2018

WhatsApp builds system to store payments-related data locally


Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India, in a bid ....

9 October, 2018

Facebook says hackers didn't use stolen logins on third-party sites


Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking ....

3 October, 2018

Facebook may have to pay $1.63-bn fine in Europe over new data breach

Shweta Sharma

Following its data breach of about 50 million user accounts last Friday, social networking giant Facebook may be fined close ....

1 October, 2018

Facebook and RED Digital Cinema release specs for 360-degree VR camera

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook and professional video camera company RED Digital Cinema have launched the hardware design and ....

28 September, 2018

Facebook appoints Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as India MD

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking giant Facebook said on Monday that it has appointed Ajit Mohan, currently chief executive officer of local video ....

24 September, 2018

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India to tackle fake news menace

Payal Ganguly

After being pulled by the apex court for not following the law of the land, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp ....

24 September, 2018

Google defends Gmail data sharing with third-party app developers


Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing ....

21 September, 2018