Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out


Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.

Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, 19 Oct 2017

YouTube debuts comedy video series in virtual reality push

YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.

Tech, 18 Oct 2017

Head of Facebook's secretive hardware unit to step down

Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday.

Tech, 17 Oct 2017

Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

LONDON Facebook said on Monday it would fund young "digital safety ambassadors" in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

Tech, World, 16 Oct 2017

U.S. Congress tangles with Facebook, other social media firms over Russia probe

WASHINGTON Despite public promises of cooperation from Facebook and other social media companies, congressional investigators are battling over how much data the companies should hand over to them on Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Tech, 13 Oct 2017

Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website.

Top News, Tech, 13 Oct 2017

Facebook will help investigators release Russia ads, Sandberg tells Axios

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

Tech, World, 13 Oct 2017

Facebook pushes ad overhaul before 2018 U.S. election - executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. Facebook Inc has begun overhauling how it handles political ads on its platform and may put some changes in place before U.S. elections next year, Facebook's chief technology officer said on Wednesday.

Tech, 12 Oct 2017

Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. Facebook Inc is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company's existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

Top News, Tech, 12 Oct 2017