You can now create polls, pay your debts to friends in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is getting an update with a new feature that will now detect when you need to pay people back and prompt you to do so. The app also now allows group polls, so you can easily figure out what to get to dinner.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg is about to spend $3 billion trying to cure all diseases

As part of the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative set up by himself and wife Priscilla last year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $3 billion for scientific work aimed at curing "all diseases in our children's lifetime."
Home Theater

ABC to live-stream presidential debates, viewer reactions on Facebook

ABC is partnering with Facebook to live-stream the 2016 general election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the social network. The extensive live-streams will also incorporate viewers' questions and comments.

Facebook’s new Messenger exec hire could lead to big break in India

Facebook is hiring an influential new exec for its Messenger platform in the form of Anand Chandrasekaran. With ties to Silicon Valley and India, Chandrasekaran will be assigned a global leadership role within the company.
Cool Tech

Facebook nabs modular electronics startup Nascent Objects to help it build hardware faster

Facebook just bought modular hardware startup Nascent Objects to integrate into its secret project Building 8, led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. Could Facebook be planning a modular device like Google's Project ARA?
Social Media

How to experience Jimmy Kimmel in 360 glorious degrees

The Emmys and Facebook have struck a social media deal that will see exclusive live footage and 360-degree videos from the awards ceremony hosted on the social network, including host Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue.
Social Media

Fandango is selling movie tickets on Facebook in a bid to target millennials

Fandango is bringing the movies to Facebook. The ticket retailer owned by NBCUniversal is partnering with Facebook to sell film tickets directly via its social network, with the hope of boosting attendance rates.

Is Facebook plotting the return of the chatroom via Messenger?

Facebook may be prepping to take us all back to the '90s. The social network is testing a Messenger feature that sounds an awful lot like a chatroom, with further similarities to the company's short-lived Rooms app.
Social Media

Daughter sues parents for sharing her childhood photos on Facebook

An 18-year-old from Austria is suing her parents for allegedly posting hundreds of photos from her childhood on Facebook despite her protests. She claims the pics, some of which are of an intimate nature, have made her life a misery.
Social Media

Facebook is rolling out Live video on desktops in response to user demand

Facebook has begun rolling out its Live video streaming feature on desktops. Previously only available on mobile, a select number of users can already use Facebook Live to stream from their desktops and laptops.
Social Media

Sandberg admits Facebook messed up handling of ‘Napalm Girl’ photo

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has expressed regret over her company’s oversight in regards to its removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo. She made the statement in a letter addressed to Norway's prime minister, who had criticized the move.
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter take steps to wipe the web of fake news

Facebook and Twitter are fed up with fake news, so much so that they've joined media giants such as the New York Times and CNN to tackle the proliferation of bogus stories, and on a wider scale to improve the overall quality of information…