Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp cost $19 billion when it was announced. Now the price tag has been bumped up a little more, after European...

Facebook under fire in Europe for lack of transparency over data practices

Facebook has come under scrutiny by lawmakers in France and the Netherlands for failing to keep customers adequately informed about the myriad of ways in which it uses their data. The...

Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. Now Group admins can establish up to...

Facebook kicks of Mother’s Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks & more

You may have noticed the purple flower reaction has returned to Facebook, allowing you to respond to posts with a “thankful” sentiment instead of a Like....

Media Prima buys Rev Asia for $24M to create Malaysia’s largest digital media platform

The U.S. isn’t the only market where media companies are consolidating to offer an advertising platform to rival Facebook and Google. While AOL (which owns TechCrunch)...

Facebook is down in Asia-Pacific (and now parts of North America, too)

No, you’re not the only one having trouble getting on Facebook. The service is down for many users in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. According...

Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

 Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook...

Facebook newspaper ads warn of fake news ahead of U.K. election

Although not everyone agrees on the extent to which fake news can influence elections, Facebook is working hard to stamp it out ahead of the upcoming British election and has...

APLICATIONS

Microsoft buys Maluuba’s AI technology to improve its reading comprehension

Microsoft purchased AI startup Maluuba to help its systems become as good at reading and comprehending written text as they are at listening...