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Target, Nike Halt Political Contributions After D.C. Riot

Target also revealed holiday sales were boosted by online shopping.

clock January 13, 2021Kellie Ell



This Could Be the Year Google, Facebook Really Pay Publishers for Content

After years of public barbs and private talks, Internet rulers may start to regularly pay publishers for their content.

clock January 8, 2021Kali Hays

FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of a disputed tabloid story promising new twists in the saga of Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. President Donald Trump's campaign quickly seized on the story in the New York Post — but the report raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email at the center of the story. Wednesday morning Oct. 14, 2020, hours after the story's publication, a Facebook spokesman tweeted that the company was limiting its distribution on the platform.(AP Photo/File)


After D.C. Riots, Social Media’s Had Enough of Trumpism

Twitter suspended the president, Facebook and Instagram blocked him indefinitely and YouTube plans to penalize election disinformation.

clock January 7, 2021Adriana Lee

Facebook Bans President Trump ‘Indefinitely’


Facebook Bans President Trump ‘Indefinitely’

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” wrote Facebook chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg.

clock January 7, 2021Layla Ilchi

Brad Pitt


When Will In-person Events Like Coachella, the Oscars Return?

Many event organizers and companies are planning for in-person events in 2022, but there are still some notable holdouts.

clock January 7, 2021Kali Hays

Facebook is making over pages.


Facebook Revamps Pages, WhatsApp Terms, Plus Hints About Smart Glasses

Facebook cleans up pages and removes “likes,” allows more WhatsApp data sharing and integration and hints about upcoming smart glasses.

clock January 6, 2021Adriana Lee

Big Tech could face a big year.


What 2021 May Bring for Big Tech

After a roiling 2020, the scrutiny on tech’s largest companies could intensify next year.

clock January 4, 2021Adriana Lee

A scene at the Googleplex.


Report: Facebook, Google Teamed to Fend Off Antitrust Scrutiny

Facebook and Google apparently agreed to help each other in ad tech … and antitrust defense.

clock December 22, 2020Adriana Lee

Apple's iPhone 12.


Facebook Hits Apple (Again) Over iPhone User Tracking Changes

Facebook’s ticked off about an upcoming iPhone update that will muck up ad targeting, and the spat’s gone everywhere.

clock December 16, 2020Adriana Lee

Gig worker drinking water and using mobile phone in home office during freelance project work. (Photo by: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via AP Images)


FTC Demands Social Platforms Explain How They Use People’s Data

The commission wants to know what Facebook, Snap, TikTok, YouTube and others do with people’s data. Plus, why is Amazon on this list?

clock December 15, 2020Adriana Lee

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Facebook Sued by States, FTC Over ‘Monopoly’ Power

The Federal Trade Commission is asking a court to undo Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp.

clock December 9, 2020Kali Hays

WhatsApp announces a new update bringing carts to the messaging app.


WhatsApp Gets Shopping Carts

The Facebook messaging app announces a minor update with some major implications.

clock December 8, 2020Adriana Lee

Facebook cofounder and ceo Mark Zuckerberg streaming his keynote at the virtual Facebook Connect conference.


DOJ Sues Facebook, Alleges Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

The Trump administration accuses the tech giant of favoring H-1B visa workers over American candidates.

clock December 3, 2020Adriana Lee

Facebook's bid to own customer service chats is leading the company to buy Kustomer, a CRM platform developed to manage customer communications over any channel.


Facebook Acquisition Signals Its Desire to Own Customer Service Chats

The tech giant revealed that it’s buying “omnichannel” CRM business Kustomer.

clock November 30, 2020Adriana Lee


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Givenchy Beauty, QVC Turn to Facebook Live Shopping

A Live Shopping test event led to an increase in online sales in August, according to Givenchy Beauty.

clock November 23, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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