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Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

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US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

EU: WhatsApp has until end of Feb to clarify privacy policy change

Facebook unit WhatsApp has been given until the end of February to explain changes to its privacy policy and whether this complies with EU consumer protection laws after complaints...

Platform News: Signal private messaging app

WhatsApp co-founder Acton named Signal’s interim CEO

Messaging app Signal’s founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will become the interim CEO, Marlinspike said in a blog post.

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Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

Facebook has paid 17 million roubles (approximately $229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunda...

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Facebook to win conditional EU nod for Kustomer buy, sources say

Facebook is set to gain EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Kustomer after offering remedies that allow rival products to function with those of the U.S. customer service ...

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Dutch town approves licence for Meta data centre, biggest in Netherlands

The town of Zeewolde, 50km east of Amsterdam, on Thursday approved plans by Meta to build the largest data centre in the Netherlands from which Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp can...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber to allow users to book rides via WhatsApp in India

US ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies has said it would roll out a feature that will allow users in India to book rides via messaging service WhatsApp.

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp wins approval to double payments offering to 40 million users in India

WhatsApp has won regulatory approval to double the number of users on its payments service in India to 40 million, a source with direct knowledge has told journalists.

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Changing Facebook’s name unlikely to deter lawmaker or regulatory scrutiny

Renaming Facebook Inc is unlikely to enable the tech giant to distance itself from regulatory and public scrutiny around the potential harms caused by its social media apps, market...

Enter the Zuckerverse? Social media churns with new names for Facebook

Zuckerverse. Timesuck. Faceplant. They’re just a few of the suggestions being bandied around online following reports that Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new group n...

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The Verge: Facebook plans to change its name

Social media giant Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, the Verge has reported, citing a source with dir...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook blames ‘faulty configuration change’ for nearly six-hour outage

Facebook Inc blamed a “faulty configuration change for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Maintenance error caused Facebook’s 6-hour outage, company says

Routine maintenance on Facebook’s network stitching together its data centers caused Monday’s collapse of its global system for more than six hours, the company has sai...

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Facebook asks judge to dismiss US lawsuit to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc has again asked a judge to dismiss the US government’s revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

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