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Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset

TORONTO - A tiny Montreal company is turning to crowdfunding in hopes of moving its virtual reality headset from a working prototype to a mass produced rival to products from Facebook, Samsung and Sony.

Facebook draws some of YouTube's top content producers - WSJ

- Facebook Inc has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tech, 12 Sep 2014

Facebook targets advertisers as 100 million log on in Africa

JOHANNESBURG - One in 10 Africans are logging on to Facebook every month, the world's No.1 online social network said on Monday, presenting a new target audience for advertisers.

Tech, 08 Sep 2014

Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online - Zuckerberg

MEXICO CITY - Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Tech, 06 Sep 2014

Silicon Valley builds up in Microsoft's backyard

SEATTLE - In the last week of August, Twitter entertained dozens of potential young recruits at a chic studio, while Facebook served drinks and snacks to job-seekers at its own office. More than 175 showed up to a similar event at Google in June.

Tech, 05 Sep 2014

Facebook goes down for some U.S. users

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc went down briefly for an unknown number of U.S. users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be the latest outage to affect the world's largest social network.

Tech, 04 Sep 2014

Samsung launches virtual reality headset for Galaxy Note 4

- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc acquired for $2 billion.

Tech, 03 Sep 2014

EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

BRUSSELS - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.

Tech, 01 Sep 2014

Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

VIENNA - An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review.

Tech, 21 Aug 2014

Facebook vice president of product management resigns

REUTERS - Samuel Lessin, Facebook Inc's vice president of product management, said he would be leaving the company.

Tech, 15 Aug 2014