Facebook’s LiveRail Is Pulling Out Of The Ad Serving Business

 Facebook is narrowing the focus of the LiveRail ad platform that it acquired in 2014 — the company says it will no longer be accepting new customers to LiveRail’s ...

Facebook’s Secret Chat SDK Lets Developers Build Messenger Bots

 M won’t be the only artificial intelligence on Facebook Messenger. Facebook has given some developers access to an unannounced Chat SDK that allows them to build interactive ...

Facebook’s Controversial Free Basics Program Shuts Down In Egypt

 Free Basics, a Facebook program that gives free access to certain Internet services, has been shut down in Egypt. The news comes the week after India’s telecom regulator ...

Facebook’s Plan to Monopolize The Internet In India Should Be Defeated

 Despite rebranding its free Internet.org ‘walled garden’ of apps plan in India under the new name of “Free Basics,” Facebook remains in direct violation ...

Indian Regulator Temporarily Suspends Facebook’s Free Basics, Says Report

 Free Basics, a service by Facebook initiative Internet.org, is having a rough week in India. First, an email campaign by the social media network was criticized for being heavy-handed ...

Facebook’s “Save Free Basics In India” Campaign Provokes Controversy

 Facebook is calling on Indian users to send an email to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), asking the government agency to support its Free Basics program. The ...

Lightsaber Yourself With Facebook’s Star Wars Profile Pics

 Show you’re down with The Force this week then hide your Jedi ways with Facebook’s new Star Wars temporary profile pictures. Just in time for the release of The Force ...

Hands-On With Facebook’s Haphazard Shopping Feed

 Random is the right way to describe Facebook’s attempted invasion of Amazon’s turf. With skimpy product selection, no reviews and limited browsing options, Facebook’s ...

Facebook’s Internet.org Now Available Throughout India

 Internet.org, Facebook’s initiative to provide free Internet services in developing countries, is now available to all Indians through the Free Basics app on Reliance Communication’s ...

Facebook’s Local Ad Targeting Gets Smarter

 It’s been a little more than a year since Facebook launched its Local Awareness ads, which allow businesses to target ads at nearby users — the ones who either live ...

CrunchWeek: Apple Is Rich, Zenefits Versus ADP, And Facebook’s Phone Number Battle

 Hello, comrades of the revolution, and welcome back to CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup of all things noteworthy. This week our fearless leader, Matthew Lynley, was ...

CrunchWeek: Apple Is Rich, Zenefits Versus ADP, And Facebook’s Phone Number Battle

 Hello, comrades of the revolution, and welcome back to CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup of all things noteworthy. This week our fearless leader, Matthew Lynley, was ...