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Slack Technologies Inc, whose instant messaging app has taken workplaces by storm, went public via a direct listing on June 20, instead of the more popular initial public offering route.
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Switzerland's financial regulator FINMA said on Tuesday that it is in contact with the "initiators" of Libra, Facebook's planned cyrptocurrency.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
Facebook has unveiled its ambitious and hotly anticipated plan to create an alternative financial system, but critics abound.
Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook's reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra.
Plus, will the Fed cave to pressure and lower interest rates?
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After posts on the social network contributed to Myanmar's genocide of Rohingya Muslims, Facebook vowed to fix the problem. Then the vitriol moved to India.
A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress turnout in last month's parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said.
Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions of events? That's the next phase of social calendar app IRL that's launching today on iOS to help you make and discuss plans with friends or discover nearby happenings to...
Chandlee worked on Facebook's partnerships in Europe, Latin America, and the US for a decade.
As Facebook explores ways to generate revenue from WhatsApp, the company is now turning to a startup that already has a lead. The social juggernaut said today it has invested in social-commerce startup Meesho in what is the first time the firm takes equity in an Indian startup. Neither Facebook...
The social network says it will not remove a fake video of its founder created with AI software.
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that its 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah from January 24 through February 3, generated a total economic impact of $182.5 million for the state of Utah. These numbers come from an...
A lawsuit by 10 state attorneys general to block the $26 billion takeover could kill the transaction -- or at least tie it up in the courts for ages.
Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get the same treatment.