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Facebook to allow businesses to post job openings

Facebook to allow businesses to post job openings

Following years of speculation that Facebook could try to harness its huge audience to take on services like LinkedIn, the social-networking giant has announced that it will soon allow businesses to post job openings and job seekers to hunt for new jobs.

Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's vice president of ads and business platform, told reporters that the company has created new tools to allow small and midsized businesses to hire the right people through the service.

Evony puts commercial at the Super Bowl

Evony puts commercial at the Super Bowl

Evony, an online city-building game that is widely known for placing half-naked women into its web adverts, recently put a commercial during the National Football League's finals to attract more gamers.

The free-to-play game's controversial ads, showing female cleavage, can often be seen in Facebook sidebars. Moving from placing women's half-naked images to get the attention of players to place a commercial during the NFL's finals surprised many.

Facebook is taking steps to tackle misinformation, hoaxes: Zuckerberg

Facebook is taking steps to tackle misinformation, hoaxes: Zuckerberg

Facebook has taken steps to tackle spam and clickbait, and now the company is preparing to deal with misinformation and hoaxes in the same way, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

The widely-popular social-networking platform has long been under fire over complaints that it hasn't taken sufficient steps to stem the rise of misinformation and false news stories across its network.

Facebook reportedly developing app for set-top TV boxes

Facebook reportedly developing app for set-top TV boxes

Social-networking giant Facebook Inc. is developing a new app to bring video content and advertising to television screens in living rooms around the world, according to a WSJ report.

Citing anonymous sources familiar with Facebook's plans, the WSJ reported that company is developing a tvOS app that would allow users to watch Facebook videos and adverts on their TV screens.

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook has confirmed that it is tweaking its "trending topics" algorithm as part of its effort to root out fake news stories and better reflect real news.

The social-networking giant's trending-topics list will now consist of topics being covered by numerous publishers. Previously, this feature focused on subjects drawing the largest crowds of users sharing or commenting on posts.

Facebook plans to invest $3bn in virtual reality

Facebook plans to invest $3bn in virtual reality

Foreseeing virtual reality (VR) as a future computing platform, Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has decided to make a multi-billion investment in VR over the next decade.

Mr. Zuckerberg, chief executive of the popular social-networking platform, recently announced that the company has decided to invest $3 billion in VR to bring virtual reality to the masses.

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, who have pledged to put their huge wealth toward philanthropic causes, have hired a top political operative to build political muscle for their philanthropic work.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company to carry out charitable efforts. Now, they have hired David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as president of policy and advocacy for the non-profit.

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