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BRUSSELS - Ireland will not retain sole control over privacy disputes involving companies such as Facebook and Apple under new rules agreed on Wednesday allowing any of its European peers to challenge Irish rulings.

Hollande urges Internet firms to help fight online hate speech

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande urged Internet companies like Google and Facebook on Monday to fight hate speech online, but his address to a Jewish group was marred by a spat between leaders of France's Jewish and Muslim communities.

Tech, 24 Feb 2015

Facebook launches free mobile Internet service in India

MUMBAI - Facebook has tied up with Reliance Communications to provide basic internet services on mobile phones for free, making India the first country in Asia to get Facebook's Internet.org service.

Tech, Business, Top News, 10 Feb 2015

Facebook, Twitter lock horns in post-Super Bowl battle of the statistics

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, but a winner was difficult to pick.

Tech, 03 Feb 2015

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.

Business, Tech, Top News 29 Jan 2015

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.

Tech, Business, 29 Jan 2015

Creating an old-girls network in Silicon Valley

REUTERS - Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her mega-bestselling book, Lean In, the gender-disparity debate has been front and center for years now in Silicon Valley.

Tech, 28 Jan 2015

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter

REUTERS - This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time.

Tech, 28 Jan 2015

Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web

FRANKFURT - Access to Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, was blocked around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outside attack.

Tech, Top News 27 Jan 2015

Facebook, Instagram suffer widespread outage

- Facebook and Instagram services were down Tuesday with the social media site saying it is working on fixing the issue, several users said.

Tech, 27 Jan 2015