Facebook launches platform for online shops

Menlo Park Facebook wants to become the platform for online trading – and with its huge reach it could stir up the industry. A new function should enable retailers to easily create online shops that can be reached via Facebook and Instagram. Added to this is “Live Shopping” – the opportunity to sell goods in […]

Facebook buys GIF platform GIFy

Facebook The grip on Giphy comes after months of debate over whether custodians should have been more restrictive in previous takeovers by Facebook and other technology giants. (Photo: dpa) Menlo Park Facebook takes over the popular provider of animated pictures Giphy. The platform for short clips is to be assigned to Facebook’s Instagram photo service, […]

Twitter wins more users in corona crisis

Twitter The short message service increases its sales, but makes a loss in the first quarter. (Photo: Reuters) new York Twitter has slipped into the red with the effects of the corona crisis. The short message service closed the first quarter with a loss of $ 8.4 million. A year earlier, there was a $ […]

According to Alan Jones, COVID-19’s answer is “alarmist hysteria.”

Radio shock jock Alan Jones apparently believes that the response to COVID-19 is nothing more than exaggerated hysteria and alarmism. Apparently the virus didn’t get the memo. “In this modern world, with the slightest provocation – despite all the spending on education – we return to hysteria and alarmism,” he said on the radio this […]

“Portal” – Talk to Facebook and earn money with it

Facebook Wants to improve his voice assistant with the help of his users. (Photo: Reuters) Dusseldorf Facebook wants to improve the software of its language assistant “Portal” and pay users if they support the company. Users can participate via Facebook’s market research app “Viewpoint”. There they can take part in surveys and solve small tasks. […]

What Mark Zuckerberg says about regulation

Hamburg Mark Zuckerberg has specified his demands for more regulation for tech companies. The Facebook boss will present a paper with suggestions on Monday. In it he explains how he envisages laws and guidelines regarding transparency, political advertising, data exchange between different platforms and taxation. He also explained his considerations in advance in a guest […]

Mark Zuckerberg is ready for higher tax payments

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook has been repeatedly criticized in Europe over the past few months for dealing with hate contributions and political advertising and because the business model is aimed at user data. (Photo: AP) Berlin Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is open to a reform of the global tax system, in which technology companies are asked […]

Facebook postpones the start of its dating function

Facebook The social network originally wanted to launch the flirt function later this week. (Photo: Reuters) Dublin Facebook has postponed the start of its dating function in Europe indefinitely after the Irish data protection agency intervened. Privacy advocates said they were concerned that the online network only informed them of plans to bring the flirt […]

Google wants to defend itself against billions in cartel fines in the EU

Google Carpet The court’s decision could be groundbreaking for the future dealings of the European Union with US companies and possible market abuse and is expected in the coming year. (Photo: AP) Brussels Google’s mother Alphabet wants to take action against the first of three juicy EU antitrust sentences before Europe’s second highest court. EU […]

Alphabet’s new transparency is only half-hearted

Google logo The tech companies are so popular and overpowering on the stock exchange that they can determine the level of transparency of their reports themselves. (Photo: AFP) The Google parent company Alphabet presented sales figures for YouTube and its cloud business for the first time on Monday evening. This is good news for analysts […]