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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19bn – with founders and staff sharing $3bn

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Biggest-ever tech-sector takeover values WhatsApp users at $42 each
20 Feb 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

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Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 Feb 2014

Mobile ads help boost Facebook revenue 63 per cent

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53 per cent of advertising revenue comes from mobile compared with nothing two years ago
30 Jan 2014

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

US government enables tech firms to release more NSA spying data

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and LinkedIn can publish aggregate number of national security requests they receive
28 Jan 2014

Google to acquire London artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Deal for AI firm, which helped launch the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, could reach $400m
27 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Microsoft buys Parature to boost Dynamics CRM platform

Self-service knowledge base and social media integration aimed at helping organisations to better connect with their customers
08 Jan 2014

Facebook buys Indian mobile startup Little Eye Labs

Social networking giant expands its mobile technology portfolio with $15m acquisition
08 Jan 2014

Facebook users sue company over privacy

US plaintiffs allege Facebook illegally mines private messages for competitive advantage
03 Jan 2014

Facebook buys sports data start-up SportStream

Technology enables content producers and broadcasters to aggregate, filter and display sports data in real time
18 Dec 2013

Obama to meet with tech CEOs on NSA, HealthCare.gov issues

US President will seek advice from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce
17 Dec 2013

Government suppliers will need cyber kitemark to win business

Government updates its cyber security strategy two years after its launch
12 Dec 2013

Eight tech firms call for changes to US government surveillance

The likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all involved in 'Reform Government Surveillance' alliance
09 Dec 2013

Morgan Stanley lowers value of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other key internet companies

Stocks move from “attractive” to “in-line” in new judgement
12 Nov 2013

Microsoft, Google and Facebook offer bigger bounties for bug hunters

Computer giants team up to offer bigger rewards under the HackerOne bug bounty project
07 Nov 2013

The evolution of programming languages

How have programming languages evolved over the past 50 years? How have the early languages influenced later versions, and how are they still used today?
06 Nov 2013

Facebook: The kids are getting bored - but the revenues are still going up

Social networking giant Facebook admits that teen interest in the site is tailing off as it unveils record revenues
31 Oct 2013

BlackBerry holds talks with Facebook over bid - report

Facebook met with BlackBerry executives in California, but its real interest in BlackBerry - if any - remains unclear
30 Oct 2013

Facebook buys mobile data compression start-up Onavo for $120m

Onavo's technology will be built into Facebook apps for iOS and Android
16 Oct 2013

NSA harvests millions of personal email and IM contact lists

Average of 500,000 address books collected a day, according to latest Snowden revelations
15 Oct 2013

Facebook users no longer able to opt out of appearing in search results

Privacy feature removed with Facebook claiming it was 'broken' and 'confusing'
11 Oct 2013

The cookie crumbles: Microsoft, Google and Facebook plot the demise of third-party trackers

Cross-platform browsing making cookies redundant, but could give more power to the internet giants
11 Oct 2013

Facebook to build cushy $120m housing complex for employees

Residents can leave their dogs at the pet spa while they laze around the pool after an exhausting yoga session
04 Oct 2013