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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, far outpacing its previous outlays on video content   —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening …
Sep 8, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
WhatsApp to eventually charge businesses for some features in new chat tools it's testing, says COO Matt Idema; users must opt-in to be contacted by a business   —  Two new business tools reflect a different approach to monetization than other Facebook products
Sep 5, 2017, 12:17 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing   —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
Aug 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: code written by women at Facebook rejected far more than men's; Facebook says study inaccurate, performed by former employee with incomplete data   —  Analysis found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men  —  Last year, a longtime engineer …
May 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Instagram COO Marne Levine, who is helping the company mature into a full-fledged business by pushing Facebook for resources, expanding partnerships   —  As chief operating officer, Marne Levine has been helping the photo-sharing app mature into a full-fledged business
Apr 16, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Mark Zuckerberg early last year imposed a two-month “lockdown” on 100+ employees to roll out Facebook Live; $100M was budgeted to pay media talent, says source   —  Few technology leaders embody the industry's agility like Mr. Zuckerberg, 32 years old, who has a …
Mar 6, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's efforts to improve its diversity numbers aren't working despite multiple recruiter incentives, such as extra points for hiring minorities   —  Despite recruiter incentives, the company has made little progress addressing the persistent problem  —  Two years ago, Facebook Inc. offered …
Aug 18, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
P&G cuts back on targeted Facebook ads, finding broader Facebook campaigns more effective, as Facebook adds tools to boost brand awareness for big advertisers   —  Move shows challenges of such limits on big brands; Facebook offers new tools for large companies
Aug 9, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context

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