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Google Speeds News to Smartphones With AMP, Challenging Facebook

Google on Wednesday began delivering “blazingly fast” articles to smartphones and tablets in a stepped-up challenge to Facebook to be the leading mobile news hub. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project that was announced late last year is now live, Google said. Challenging Facebook with its Instant Articles and the Apple News application,Google¬† is using its massive computing power to ... Read More »

Facebook Moves to New Full-Screen Canvas Ads

Facebook on Thursday rolled out a platform for quick, immersive ads with the potential to become a tempting rival to television commercials. The leading social network made Canvas available globally as a free tool marketers can use to turn smartphone or tablet ads into “experiences” mixing videos, photos, text and “call-to-action” buttons. Mobile ads built with Canvas entice people to ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Streaming Coming Soon to Android, More Countries

Facebook earlier this month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to countries other than the US. The feature was at first limited to select iOS users and celebrities and was later rolled-out to all the iOS users in the US. Now the social media giant has announced that the feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 ... Read More »

Twitter Launches New Campaign to Empower Women

Taking cue from a study showcasing a prevailing male dominance over both online and offline space, social networking site Twitter recently launched #Positionofstrength campaign to empower women to raise voices against any form of discrimination. The movement, which has been already been launched in Australia and Ireland, seeks to bridge the gender equality gap online in India and “inspire the ... Read More »

China Party to Punish Former Tycoon for Microblog Posts

China’s ruling Communist Party will impose “severe intra-party penalties” on a former property tycoon whose microblogs were closed at the weekend after he criticised government policy, state news agency Xinhua reported. Microblog portals such as Weibo.com and t.qq.com, among China’s most popular, were ordered to shut the accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a retired top executive from a state-controlled property developer ... Read More »

Facebook Looking to Extend ‘Boost Your Biz’ Programme to Villages

Social media giant Facebook Friday said it is looking to scale up extending “Boost Your Business” programme to villages in India to help entrepreneurs in improving their business prospects. “We are doing a bunch of different initiatives catered specifically to arts and crafts of India that live in villages. The challenge before us now is of scaling this up,” Head ... Read More »

LinkedIn CEO Passes 2016 Stock Package to Employees

LinkedIn said on Wednesday Chief Executive Jeff Weiner will decline his 2016 annual stock compensation in order to pass it on to his employees at the professional social network. The move follows LinkedIn’s disappointing first-quarter revenue and profit forecast that missed Wall Street estimates last month as growth slows in the company’s ads business and its hiring services face pressure ... Read More »

Pakistani Court Sentences Man to 13 Years in Prison for Facebook Post

A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said. Rizwan Haider, 25, was convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges including promoting sectarian hatred, after he supposedly published a post referring to Prophet Mohammed. “This case… was registered against Haider, who is ... Read More »

Facebook to Let Users Buy Tickets Directly

Facebook users will soon be able to buy tickets directly as the social networking giant expands further into e-commerce, company officials said Tuesday. Facebook will in the coming weeks connect to ticketing leaders Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, which will offer an option to buy tickets for selected US events listed on the networking site. Eventbrite said it would provide a QR ... Read More »

German Regulator Well Suited to Investigate Facebook: EU’s Vestager

Germany, which launched an investigation into social network Facebook last week, is well placed to handle the case, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager came after the German competition office said last week it was investigating Facebook for suspected abuse of market power over breaches of data protection laws. The German cartel ... Read More »