Blue Cross Blue Shield, meet blue thumbs up? According to a report by Reuters, Facebook is eyeing opportunities in the health-care sector, including online communities and applications.
The European Union will announce its unconditional regulatory approval of Facebook’s $19 billion deal to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters Thursday.
The trial on fraud charges of Paul Ceglia, who allegedly forged a 2003 contract with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was postponed by six months from its originally scheduled start date of Nov. 17 after Ceglia hired yet another new lawyer, Reuters reported.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg may soon come face to face with the man who claimed to be the co-owner of the social network, as Reuters reported that Zuckerberg will be called by the government to testify in its case against Paul Ceglia.
Yahoo is continuing its move away from allowing users of its services to log in with Facebook and Google, announcing in an email to users of its Flickr photo-sharing service that Facebook and Google user IDs will no longer be accepted after June 30, The Next Web reported.
Facebook’s latest acquisition is aimed at furthering the global-connectivity goal of its Internet.org initiative, as Finland-based Pryte – which is focused on allowing mobile users in less-developed parts of the world to use applications — announced that its team would be joining the social network.
Facebook was temporarily blocked in Thailand Wednesday in the wake of unrest following a military coup in the country, but although the social network was restored, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks are not out of the woods yet, according to a Reuters report.
Facebook debuted its I’m a Voter button during the 2012 U.S. elections, and the social network also deployed the button during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India last month. The initiative is now going worldwide, according to Reuters.
Federal Wiretap Charges Vs. Facebook, Zynga Dismissed, But Facebook Still Faces Breach-Of-Contract Claims
It was a mixed bag for Facebook at the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Thursday, as Reuters reported that federal wiretap claims against the social network and game developer Zynga were dismissed, but breach-of-contract claims under California state law were revived.