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PepsiCo joins growing advertising boycott of social media site Facebook: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The US food and beverage giant PepsiCo is set to pull its adverts from Facebook, joining a range of firms that have started a boycott of the social media platform due to concerns over its inability to monitor and police hateful content, the Fox News broadcaster reported on Sunday, citing sources in the company.

Amazon in talks to buy $ 2 billion stake in Bharti Airtel :Report

Mumbai/IBNS: After Facebook acquired 9.99% in Reliance Jio in a bid to grab a lion's share of India's booming digital economy, Amazon.com is also on its way to purchase approximately 5% stake in Bharti Airtel, for which the talks are still in preliminary phase, reported Reuters.

After Facebook deal, Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia's richest person again

Mumbai/IBNS: Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani pipped China's Jack Ma to once again become Asia's richest person after striking a deal with Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Inc. a day ago, media reports said. 

Facebook buys 9.99 percent stake in Reliance Jio

New York/IBNS:  In what is seen as the largest Foreign Direct Investment ( FDI) in the Indian tech sector, social media giant Facebook will buy 9.99 percent stake in Reliance Industries led Jio Platforms.

Facebook posts double-digit growth in quarterly, yearly revenues

San Francisco/Xinhua/UNI: U.S. top social networking company Facebook Inc. Wednesday reported double-digit revenue growth for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2019.

Facebook announces New Marketing Head for India

New Delhi/UNI: Gearing up for an aggressive marketing agenda across its family of apps, Facebook on Friday announced latest addition to the India leadership team Avinash Pant, who will take on the role of Marketing Director at Facebook India.

Paypal becomes 1st company to withdraw support for Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) Payment company Paypal said it has withdrawn its participation in Facebook's cryptocurrency project Libra, becoming the first company to end its support for the project amid backlash from authorities.

Facebook set to launch 'Libra' cryptocurrency

Washington, June 18 (IBNS): In a  major development, social media giant Facebook on Tuesday unveiled its highly-anticipated digital currency project. It's called Libra.

Facebook investors increase pressure on CEO Zuckerberg to step down, says report

Washington, Nov 19 (IBNS): Facebook investors have increased pressure on the social media site's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg and asked him to step down after a New York Times report suggested the company has hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm, media reports said.

Cambridge Analytica gaffe costs Facebook USD 58 billion

Menlo Park, Mar 24 (IBNS): Social networking giant Facebook has endured a tough week, losing USD 58 billion following the company's admission that it failed to properly handle a data breach, allowing Cambridge Analytica to siphon personal data of over 50 million users.

Facebook app to be made available on JioPhone

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IBNS):  Starting from Wednesday, Facebook will be available on the JioPhone, India ka smartphone.

Social networking giant Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

New York, Jan 31 (IBNS):In a major move, popular social networking site Facebook Wednesday announced it has decided to block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services.

Facebook adds fundraising option to its 'Safety Check' feature

New York, June 15 (IBNS): Popular social networking site Facebook has introduced 'Fundraisers' option to its Safety Check feature.

Facebook adds new feature for users

New York, Oct 19 (IBNS): Popular social networking site Facebook on Wednesday said it has introduced features by which users in the US can order food through the pages of the restaurants.

Facebook hires Anand Chandrasekaran

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS): In a bid to help develop strategies for its Messenger app, popular social networking site Facebook has hired former senior executive at Yahoo Inc. Anand Chandrasekaran, media reports said.