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Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online s...

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WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Messaging service WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told journalists.

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TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the EU has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children’s personal dat...

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TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the EU has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children’s personal dat...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook to bring voice and video calls to main app

Facebook Inc is letting some users make voice and video calls within its main app on a trial basis, aiming to make it easier to place calls without opening its standalone Messenger...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms

Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications ...

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Policy groups ask Apple to drop plans to inspect iMessages

More than 90 policy and rights groups around the world published an open letter on Thursday urging Apple to abandon plans for scanning children’s messages for nudity and the phones...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents a challenge for social media

The Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to be terrorists by a number of ...

Platform News: Snap Inc

From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Led by Facebook, social media platforms from YouTube to Snap and Twitter are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during secon...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook’s WhatsApp after its peers objected to its d...

Indian FinTech Paytm

Paytm eyes an IPO by end of October, hopes to break even in 18 months

Indian digital payments firm Paytm expects to launch its IPO at around the end of October, pending regulatory approvals, a source familiar with the matter have said.

Lina Khan FTC

Facebook seeks US FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal in antitrust case

Facebook has asked for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan from the FTC’s antitrust case against the company, a step that could imperil the agency’s...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp targeted in EU consumer complaints over privacy changes

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp on Monday faced a barrage of complaints by the European Consumer Organisation and others over a privacy policy update, which has prompted a global out...

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Facebook hits $1 trillion market cap after judge rejects antitrust complaints

A US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal co...

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