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Facebook to launch redesign of video tab, called ‘Watch’

August 9, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it plans to redesign how people watch videos on the world’s largest social network and it announced plans for a slate of new exclusive shows covering subjects such as sports, travel and cooking. Facebook said it would call the video platform “Watch” and would make it available initially to people in the United States using the network’s mobile app, website and television apps. (Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Leslie Adler) Powered by WPeMatico

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Actors Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce they are separating

August 7, 2017 (Reuters) – Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage, they said on Sunday. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt, 38, said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page. Faris, 40, posted a statement along the same lines on her social media pages. Pratt, known for starring roles in blockbusters “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Lego Movie” and “Jurassic World,” and Faris,…

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Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news

August 3, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake news. The company said in a statement on its website it will start using updated machine learning to detect possible hoaxes and send them to fact checkers, potentially showing fact-checking results under the original article. Facebook has been criticized as being one of the main distribution points for…

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England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

July 28, 2017 By Emma Rumney LONDON (Reuters) – Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump. One song, titled “England Lost”, represents Jagger’s mocking take on Britain’s split from the European Union. The second, “Get a Grip”, describes an “upside down” world full of “lunatics and clowns”. Jagger, 74, said on Facebook he had started writing the songs a few weeks ago in his first solo work…

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Facebook shares surge as results quash fears of slowing growth

July 27, 2017 By Sweta Singh and Sruthi Ramakrishnan (Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc touched a record high on Thursday on the back of overwhelmingly positive quarterly results, adding more than $27 billion to its market value. The world’s biggest online social network posted a 71 percent surge in second-quarter profit and a 50 percent jump in mobile ad sales, allaying investor concerns that ad revenue growth was peaking as it runs out of space to display ads. Shares rose 6 percent to $175 in early trading, adding gains…

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Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012

June 28, 2017 By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity in the United States to the world’s largest social media network. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg disclosed the number to his followers in a Facebook post. “It’s an honor to be on this journey with you,” he wrote. (http://bit.ly/2sefWFL) The user base is bigger than the population of any single country, and of six of…

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Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

June 26, 2017 By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to pressure from governments in Europe and the United States after a spate of militant attacks, the companies said they would share technical solutions for removing terrorist content, commission research to inform their counter-speech efforts and work more with counter-terrorism experts. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism “will formalize…

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Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

June 26, 2017 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programing by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The social networking giant has indicated that it was willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode, in meetings with Hollywood talent agencies, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. http://on.wsj.com/2scl2NV Facebook is hoping to target audiences from ages 13 to 34, with a focus on the 17…

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CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

June 22, 2017 By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world’s largest online social network’s mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups. The move comes as Facebook faces pressure from smaller rivals such as Nextdoor and Meetup, whose online networks bring together neighbors and people in the same area with shared interests. Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that his company’s new mission is to “give people the power to build community…

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Facebook gets initial approval to set up local unit in Indonesia: source

June 19, 2017 By John Chalmers and Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, said a senior government source from the Southeast Asian nation, home to the social networking giant’s fourth-largest user base. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google set up small business entities to provide “auxiliary” services and get away with minimal taxation, while booking most of their revenue from the country elsewhere….

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