Two-wheel drive - China tech giants bet on 'Uber for bikes' in hunt for next unicorn


HONG KONG China's tech industry giants are ploughing hundreds of millions of dollars into what they're betting will be the country's next big internet craze - 'Uber for bikes'.

Facebook adds food ordering feature

Facebook Inc said users in the United States would be able to order food through the Facebook pages of restaurants starting on Wednesday as part of its efforts to connect users and businesses.

Tech, 19 Oct 2016

Facebook, Twitter weigh bids for media rights to India cricket league

The Indian cricket board said it had received interest from Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc for media rights to the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Top News, Tech, 19 Oct 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters - ACLU

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.

Tech, World, 12 Oct 2016

Facebook's Sandberg says has no plan to work in government

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has been mentioned as a potential Treasury Secretary should Democrat Hillary Clinton become the next U.S. president, said on Tuesday she has no plans to go into government.

Tech, 12 Oct 2016

Facebook rolls out business software, launches pricing war

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc launched a workplace version of its mobile app and website on Monday, marking the social networking company's first foray into the hotly competitive and crowded enterprise software arena.

Top News, Tech, 10 Oct 2016

Facebook reports 11 million GBP UK tax credit as revenues soar

LONDON Facebook said its main UK subsidiary generated an 11-million-pound tax credit in 2015 even as revenues soared, thanks to its tax efficient structure, accounts published on the weekend showed.

Tech, 09 Oct 2016

Yahoo scan by U.S. fell under foreign spy law expiring next year - sources

WASHINGTON A Yahoo operation in 2015 to scan the incoming email of its customers for specific information requested by the U.S. government was authorized under a foreign intelligence law, parts of which will expire next year, two U.S. government officials familiar with the matter said.

Top News, Tech, 06 Oct 2016

Marketers seen spending more on paid social media ads - Gartner

NEW YORK Marketers are poised to increase spending on paid advertising on social networks such as Facebook in the next twelve months due to the declining reach of free social marketing, according to a report from research firm Gartner.

Tech, 04 Oct 2016

Facebook launches Marketplace for local buying and selling

Facebook Inc launched Marketplace to allow people to buy and sell items locally as the social media network tries new ways to keep users engaged.

Tech, Business, Top News, 03 Oct 2016