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SAN FRANCISCO - Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts.

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. | Video

Tech, Business, 26 Mar 2015

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. | Video

Tech, Business 26 Mar 2015

Beijing official says Chinese have no need for blocked websites

BEIJING - If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored Internet access, but this isn't an issue for Chinese who "don't like" sites like Facebook and Twitter, an official said on Wednesday.

Tech, 25 Mar 2015

Afghan police official fired for mob-killing Facebook comment

KABUL - Afghanistan's interior ministry fired the spokesman for Kabul's police chief on Tuesday for Facebook comments that seemed to try to justify the mob killing of a 27-year-old woman falsely accused of burning a Koran.

Top News, South Asia, 24 Mar 2015

Family of alleged Facebook fraud fugitive to forfeit bail - U.S. judge

NEW YORK - The family of a New York man who became a fugitive after being criminally charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company was ordered on Tuesday to forfeit his bail.

Tech, 24 Mar 2015

Accel launches $305 million Indian start-up fund

REUTERS - Accel Partners, the venture capital firm that has backed the likes of Facebook and Flipkart, is launching a $305 million India-focused fund to capitalise on the country's favourable conditions for start-ups.

Tech, Business, 24 Mar 2015

Online platform 'Open Humans' launches to share DNA, other data

NEW YORK - People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

Tech, World, 24 Mar 2015

Facebook to allow users to send money to friends through Messenger

- Facebook Inc said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it.

Tech, 18 Mar 2015

Facebook clarifies rules on banned content

REUTERS - Facebook Inc clarified its rules banning certain content from its social network, as the Internet company strives to curb controversial posts such as support for violent militant groups and nudity without damaging its status as a global hub for users to share information.

Top News, Tech, 16 Mar 2015