Facebook wants to turn campus into a ‘village’

Facebook Facebook on Friday unveiled plans to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters campus into a “mixed-use village” complete with housing and retail shops. Impetus for the “Willow Campus” includes inadequate housing and public transit, making it tough for Facebook workers to live and commute where the leading social network has its headquarters, according to vice […]

Facebook to produce own TV series, games

Facebook Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant’s executives said on Monday. The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is working on the project with a small group of partners and hopes to start putting […]

Facebook takes aim at ‘low quality’ websites

The world’s biggest social network said it is updating its ranking algorithm with the help of artificial intelligence so users would see fewer posts “that link to these low-quality web page experiences.”<br />Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP Facebook said Wednesday it was making changes designed to keep its […]

Twitter gets lift from uptick in user numbers

Twitter. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL Twitter shares surged Wednesday after its quarterly update showed improving growth in user numbers, offsetting concerns over a decline in revenue and another net loss for the social network. The first quarter results came in better than most forecasts for Twitter, which has struggled to keep pace in the […]

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 […]