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Schibsted's sales outlook not threatened by Facebook launch - CFO

OSLO Facebook's launch of its Marketplace e-commerce service in 17 European countries this week hit the shares of classified adds group Schibsted on Tuesday, but the Norwegian company said it was unlikely to affect its sales outlook.

Facebook expands Marketplace trading service across Europe

FRANKFURT Facebook is stepping up its modest moves into e-commerce by expanding its service for connecting local buyers and sellers into 17 new European markets, the U.S. company said on Monday.

Tech, Budget 2017, Business, 14 Aug 2017

Facebook OKs local firm's launch of Moments-like app in China: NYT

Facebook Inc , whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans.

Tech, Budget 2017, Business, 12 Aug 2017

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program. | Video

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, 10 Aug 2017

Britons will get right to delete online past, minister says

LONDON Britons will be able to make social media platforms like Facebook delete information, including content published in their childhood, under government proposals that will bring data laws into line with new European regulations.

World, Tech, Cyber Crime 07 Aug 2017

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

NAIROBI Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

Tech, World, 04 Aug 2017

Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news

BERLIN Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world's largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake news.

Tech, 03 Aug 2017

Paytm plans messaging service to rival WhatsApp

MUMBAI India's leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service by the end of this month to compete with Facebook Inc's WhatsApp, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

British minister asks Silicon Valley to do more to counter militants

LONDON Britain's interior minister will use a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to ask Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants.

Tech, 01 Aug 2017

Republicans want tech input on U.S. net neutrality legislation

WASHINGTON A U.S. congressional committee on Monday asked for input from Google parent Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Comcast Corp, Amazon.com Inc and other major companies on a proposed rewrite of rules governing consumer internet access, according to an email reviewed by Reuters.

Tech, 01 Aug 2017