|Bid||162.60 x 1100|
|Ask||162.67 x 800|
|Day's Range||162.81 - 167.25|
|52 Week Range||149.02 - 218.62|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.21|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||210.06|
Move aside Tinder and Bumble, Facebook hopes to come out on top of the dating game with the launch of its new dating service. The social media giant started testing its online service in Colombia with millions of users already signed up to use the platform.
The White House is reportedly working on a memorandum for President Donald Trump to sign that would direct government agencies to "thoroughly investigate" whether social media companies such as Google or Facebook have violated U.S. antitrust laws, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Social media company leaders, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter chief Jack Dorsey have denied that their platforms are politically biased.
A draft of that executive order would direct federal agencies to give recommendations ways to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias" within a month after being signed.
Salesforce Chief Product Officer Bret Taylor has climbed the ranks quickly since his start-up Quip was acquired two years ago, and now he's in Benioff's inner circle.
Bret Taylor was central to the MuleSoft acquisition and he's played a leading role in Salesforce's Dreamforce roadshow. Taylor and Marc Benioff have known each other for about a decade, dating back to intimate CEO dinners they both attended. Benioff has put Taylor in charge of developing products that are more consumer friendly than traditional business software.
Facebook (FB) is facing accusations that it lets employers show job openings to men only while keeping potential female candidates in the dark. A group of job seekers, backed by labor unions the American Civil Liberties Union and Communications Workers of America, has recently filed formal complaints against the company with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of enabling discrimination in job ads. Facebook’s advertising tools seem to be generating a lot of trouble for it lately.
Your Facebook Page can now join members-only Facebook Groups. In a new setting update spotted by social media aficionado Matt Navarra, Facebook is now going to let Pages on the site interact with communities through Facebook Groups. Handy... Facebook is now letting Pages join Groups h/t @MariSmith pic.twitter.com/aQxaExHhtr — Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 19, 2018 Within Facebook Group settings, a new option has popped up for group owners that enables them to “allow Pages to request to join as group members.” Previously, only personal profiles could join Facebook Groups and post and comment within them. SEE ALSO: The only good thing left on Facebook is private meme groups “We've heard from people that engaging with public figures, non-profits, publishers, and businesses in a more intimate setting can be meaningful,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable. “We previously launched the ability for Pages to start Facebook Groups so that they can engage with their communities. We are now testing the ability for Pages to join existing Facebook Groups as well.” As Facebook points out, there are a number of Facebook Page types that really stand to benefit from this change. For one, there are actors, musicians, politicians and all other sorts of celebrities and public figures who use Facebook Pages as their main account. Some might not make their personal Facebook profiles public. Others might not even have a personal profile at all. Before this change, various public figures and brands could have been prohibited from interacting with their fans or supporters within Facebook Groups. Now that Pages can join groups, Facebook might soon see verified Pages with millions of “likes” interact on a more personal level within Groups. Page owners using the Page itself in Facebook Group can now also possibly see an uptick in likes due to these interactions as opposed to friend requests on their personal profiles from users they may barely even know. Page owners can now build the brand they properly want to use within Groups instead of being forced to use personal profiles which Facebook requires a real name to use. With the positives from these changes, there’s bound to be some negatives, too. Hiding behind a random Page name as opposed to your real name on a profile is bound to lead to some abuse. And Facebook seems to have prepared for that. Facebook tells me that Group administrators can turn off the option allowing Pages to join their Facebook Group. Admins can also ban Pages just as if they were any other group member. All Facebook Group administrators will soon be informed of this brand new feature. Enabling Pages to join Groups will be the platform wide Group default. Group admins will also be told how to turn the setting off. Facebook appears to be taking its Groups feature more seriously in recent months. Along with the options for Facebook Pages to both join and create Groups, earlier this summer Facebook announced a Group subscription plan option, allowing some Groups to charge members for access. WATCH: Musk under investigation, Trump's Chinese tariffs, Facebook's fake-news victory: The week in tech news
AR/VR (augmented reality and virtual reality) is still in its early stages of development. But recently, there have been signs that companies are ready to embrace the technology.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2018 / Pawar Law Group announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders who purchased shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) from ...
Although BlackBerry (BB) wasn’t featured on the list of companies leading the race to patent blockchain ideas, it does feature a massive patent portfolio. The company owns more than 40,000 patents, which it allows other companies to use in their products and services for a fee.
Facebook (FB) is testing its much-anticipated dating service in Colombia before it considers bringing it worldwide. The service will not have the swipe function like Tinder. Instead, it’s based on algorithms that screen possible matches based on the user data Facebook already has.
The European Commission is putting more pressure on Facebook (FB) to make additional changes to its terms of service. Facebook updated its terms of service earlier this year, but according to Věra Jourová, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Facebook is still opaque in terms of how it monetizes user data.
Emails between Google employees appear to show them discussing ways to alter the company's search engine algorithm so that results pages detailed ways of countering President Donald Trump's travel ban, after his administration restricted immigration from several Middle Eastern and African countries in January 2017. Google said none of the suggestions was ever implemented, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Instagram's new IGTV video service suggested content that showed potential child abuse, according to a report by Business Insider. In one video, called "Hot Girl Follow Me," a girl aged around 11 or 12 is shown in a bathroom, about to take her top off. It appeared on Instagram's "Popular" tab, one of the ways the app recommends content.
Dating app Tinder is rolling out a new feature aimed at its top-paying members. Called Top Picks, this feature is rolling out globally following successful trials in several countries in the last few months. Tinder is one of the online dating platforms operated by Match Group (MTCH). The others platforms are OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, and Match.com.
Market-leading companies including Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix are changing S&P 500 sectors on Monday, with big implications for investors who use technology, consumer discretionary and telecom index funds and ETFs. The new S&P communications sector that replaces the telecom index will include these big technology stocks, changing the nature of what has been one of the market's best defensive and highest-dividend yield stock strategies.
Facebook is apparently set to release its own video chat device, Portal, next week. As reported by Cheddar, the device is Facebook's first foray into consumer tech outside of Oculus, and is similar to Amazon's recently-updated Echo Show. SEE ALSO: Facebook Dating wants to be the anti-Tinder The outlet's source said the device will come in two screen sizes, and could cost around $400 for the larger size, while the smaller version could be priced at $300. That's compared to $229.99 for the Echo Show. These devices were due to be unveiled at the tech company's F8 conference in May, but Facebook held off due to intense public scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Bloomberg reported. Concerns over the diminishing public trust in Facebook led to the inclusion of a privacy shutter in front of Portal's wide-angle video camera. The device uses AI to recognise people in the frame and follow people as they move around the room. It'll also have Alexa voice assistant integration, and lets users play music, watch videos, get cooking recipes, and receive news briefings. Portal is reportedly the result of Facebook's Building 8, a secretive R&D centre for hardware projects. The device is part of Facebook's plans to get people to video chat on its platform. But given the company's well-publicised issues with data privacy issues and how much data it has on users, putting a connected device in their home might not sit well with many people. WATCH: iPhone XS and XS Max video review: Should you make the splurge?
Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships with top advertisers such as presidential campaigns. Brad Parscale, who was Trump's online ads chief in 2016, last year called onsite "embeds" from Facebook crucial to the candidate's victory.
Facebook said it would no longer dispatch employees to political campaign offices to offer support ahead of elections, as it did in 2016.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have long offered free dedicated assistance to strengthen relationships with top advertisers such as presidential campaigns. Brad Parscale, who was Trump's online ads chief in 2016, last year called onsite "embeds" from Facebook crucial to the candidate's victory.
The European Union is ramping up pressure on Facebook Inc. to better spell out to consumers how their data is being used or face sanctions in several countries. Věra Jourová, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, on Thursday warned the U.S. tech firm that if it doesn’t change its “misleading terms of service” by the end of the year, that she will call on consumer-protection authorities in EU countries to impose sanctions. A spokesman for Facebook said it has made changes to its terms based on regulators.