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Facebook shutting down Gifts to focus on Buy button

The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA launches a Netflix-like subscription service for games on Xbox One.

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Facebook shutting down Gifts to focus on Buy button

The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA launches a Netflix-like subscription service for games on Xbox One.

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Twitter: Our growth is no fluke. Really

The social network points to data about interactions from TV, other websites and the World Cup as signs that it has plenty of room to grow.

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Facebook Gifts is laid to rest

The social network scraps its gift-giving service, saying it wants to focus on helping businesses and developers boost their sales via the site.

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Instagram reveals Bolt, a Snapchat-like messaging app

Rolling out in limited countries, the app lets users send photos and videos with a tap and delete them with a swipe.

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OKCupid plays with our hearts without worry

The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the results were published, OKCupid's co-founder said only two users complained. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the test and why it matters.

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OKCupid plays with our hearts without worry

The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the results were published, OKCupid's co-founder said only two users complained. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the test and why it matters.

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Facebook requires standalone Messenger app for mobile chat

Facebook ends mobile messaging on its main app worldwide, prompting users to download its standalone chat app.

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Unlike Facebook, OkCupid shamelessly experiments on us

The online dating site admits to running experiments on its users and manipulating what they think. Have no fear, however, as it's for a good cause.

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Suspect's Facebook post: 'Y'all will never catch me' (they do)

Roger Ireland is featured in a police #Wanted Wednesday post. He couldn't resist replying.

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Facebook's Oculus teaming with Samsung for mobile virtual reality push

The company is working with one of the world's largest smartphone makers in an effort to push VR beyond desktop computers and consoles.

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US Facebook average is 40 minutes a day, says CEO

A tiny joy embedded in today's earnings call makes Facebook more important to Americans than quite a few things.

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