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4:21 p.m. yesterday

Google's top social networking executive departs

Google Plus Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.

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April 17

Like this? Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook's Nearby Friends  Called "Nearby Friends," Facebook's new optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby -- provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile.

April 15

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads Internet.org, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

April 14

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April 11

US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce     For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

April 1

Vivek Wadhwa: Facebook's moonshot is a wise move in a time of radical change

Analysis: Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp for a record-breaking $19 billion offers Facebook a unique advantage in the rapidly growing mobile-social-media space; and its acquisition of virtual-reality headset maker Oculus gives it an edge in the future market for virtual-reality displays. Though Mark Zuckerberg may have missed the opportunity to invent his own technologies, he is now doing the smart thing by using Facebook's stock as a currency to buy what he needs.

Facebook buys Oculus  Facebook buys Oculus

March 31

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Updated March 28

Beam me my Internet: Facebook launches net everywhere drive

"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone," says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And Facebook is hiring to support the effort, including two open jobs at its North Carolina data center.

Drones to deliver Internet access Drones to deliver Internet access

March 26

Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news operations

Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank says.

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March 26

Facebook buying virtual-reality company Oculus for $2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. "This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," says Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook buys Oculus  Facebook buys Oculus

March 24

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March 17

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March 14

Premium Lock Zuckerberg calls, voices frustration with Obama over NSA

Mark Zuckerberg Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the U.S. government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government."

Updated March 10

Premium Lock Wikileaks founder warns more secrets to be disclosed

Addressing the South by Southwest Interactive from London through Skype, Julian Assange says he has more secrets to share with the world. He also cites NSA leaks from Edward Snowden show a "military occupation" of the Internet.

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March 10

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March 5

Premium Lock Bitcoin bank robbed; Facebook eyes drone firm; Roku vs. Google; Dish eyes streaming

Bulldog In today's Bulldog technology roundup blog: A Bitcoin bank closes after being robbed; Facebook may buy a drone company; Roku steps up video-streaming fight with Google; and Dish takes the lead in offering Internet streaming.

March 3

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February 24

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Updated February 20

Premium Lock Facebook to buy messaging startup WhatsApp for up to $19B

The deal also includes $3 billion more in restricted stock for WhatsApp's founders and staff that will vest over four years, Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said. More than 450 million people use WhatsApp, with 1 million new registered users being added daily, Facebook said.

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