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- Social network operator Facebook Inc said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth.

Fundraising site Kickstarter drops Amazon for payments

SAN FRANCISCO - Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Amazon.com Inc as its global payments processor in favour of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc.

Tech, 06 Jan 2015

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc acquired a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and Internet- connected appliances, the latest sign of its ambition to extend its reach beyond computers and smartphones.

Business, Tech, 05 Jan 2015

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 5 - Facebook Inc acquired a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and Internet- connected appliances, the latest sign of its ambition to extend its reach beyond computers and smartphones.

Regulatory News, 05 Jan 2015

Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage

- Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof.

Oddly Enough, Tech, 02 Jan 2015

Facebook must face lawsuit over scanning of users' messages - judge

- Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users' privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled.

Tech, 24 Dec 2014

Facebook must face lawsuit over scanning of users' messages: judge

Dec 24 - Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users' privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled.

Regulatory News, 24 Dec 2014

U.S. startup sues France's Orange over social calling app - FT

- French telecom group Orange SA has been sued in California by San Francisco-based startup Telesocial over an application that lets users make phone calls via their Facebook profiles, the Financial Times reported.

Tech, 16 Dec 2014

Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine on its social networking site.

Tech, 12 Dec 2014

Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 12 - Facebook Inc has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine on its social networking site.

Regulatory News 12 Dec 2014