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Why a TikTok Ban Is a Life Lesson for Brands

Andrew Furman discusses effectively using social media in brand marketing strategies.

clock August 19, 2020Andrew Furman

Facebook's new Paid Online Events lets people and businesses charge for tickets to Facebook events.


Facebook Debuts Paid Online Events, Swipes at Apple for Fees

Facebook lets small businesses offer paid tickets for online events, while criticizing Apple for taking a cut.

clock August 14, 2020Adriana Lee

David Marcus to head Facebook Financial, the new financial team focused on payments across the company's family of apps.


Facebook’s Bid for Commerce Leads to New Financial Team

The social giant’s pursuit of transactions and shopping intensifies with Facebook Financial, a new division headed by Libra’s David Marcus, formerly of PayPal.

clock August 10, 2020Adriana Lee

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Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Hits EU Roadblock

European regulators are not easing scrutiny of Big Tech. Facebook, Amazon and Apple are all facing their own EU investigations.

clock August 4, 2020Kali Hays

The atrium at Facebook's Seattle office.


How Big Tech Surged in the Coronavirus Era

The earnings are in, proving that COVID-19-weary consumers’ digital appetites have grown. So, too, could fears about big tech’s influence.

clock July 31, 2020Adriana Lee

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A Lot of Companies Spent More on Facebook Advertising Amid Boycott

The Stop Hate for Profit boycott gathered a lot of momentum, but hundreds of companies drastically increased ad spend with Facebook in July.

clock July 31, 2020Kali Hays

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Digital Divide: Big Tech Still Winning in Economic Crisis

GDP fell at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, but some of tech’s biggest names are holding their own.

clock July 30, 2020Evan Clark

(Clockwise from upper left) Amazon ceo Jeff Bezos, Facebook ceo Jeff Zuckerberg, Apple ceo Tim Cook, Alphabet ceo Sundar Pichai.


What Will Congress Do Next About Big Tech?

The House grilled ceos from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook for more than five hours. But the biggest question still lingers.

clock July 30, 2020Adriana Lee

Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai appear before the House Judiciary Committee.


Tech Talk on Capitol Hill

Leaders from Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple gave their defense against unfair competition in Washington on Wednesday.

clock July 29, 2020Adriana Lee

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Government and Trade

Jeff Bezos Takes Amazon Defense to Capitol Hill

The billionaire ceo defended Amazon’s treatment of third-party sellers on its marketplace.

clock July 29, 2020Evan Clark

The Googleplex, once a campus humming with tech talent (pictured), is practically a ghost town and will remain so, with remote-work policy now extended to July 2021.

Human Resources

Culture Shock: Google WFH Policy Cements New Normal 

Why Google’s extended work-from-home policy shocked the Internet: It acknowledged that the COVID-19 way of life isn’t going anywhere.

clock July 28, 2020Adriana Lee

WhatsApp now lets businesses connect with customers using QR codes.


WhatsApp Business Gets QR Codes, External Catalogue Sharing

WhatsApp businesses, now more than 50 million strong on the platform, get new powers to reach consumers.

clock July 9, 2020Adriana Lee

A Facebook building in 2018


Facebook’s Civil Rights Auditor Calls Recent Decisions ‘Painful’

Despite some progress over the last two years, Facebook’s actions on hate speech “have led to serious setbacks for Civil Rights.”

clock July 8, 2020Kali Hays

Mark ZuckerbergVivaTech fair in Paris, France - 24 May 2018Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives on stage during the VivaTech fair in Paris, France, 24 May 2018. The annual commercial convention runs from the 24 to 26 May.


Facebook Releasing New Civil Rights Audit After Ad Boycott Meeting

But Color of Change, the NAACP and others say virtually nothing came of a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s lax policy on hate speech.

clock July 7, 2020Kali Hays

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Verishop Debuts Its Take on Shoppable Social Content

The online shop has some unique user features and is offering brands a platform to sell outside the politicized social media flow.

clock July 7, 2020Kali Hays

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