Facebook, which owns Whatsapp, plans to keep investing in its platform over the coming three years. Image: Reuters

It is the latest in a string of positive results that have sent stock higher and erased memories about the initial hiccups following the company’s flo(...)

The company’s shares rose 5.8 per cent to $115.22 in after-hours trading. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook reported a better-than-expected 51.9 per cent rise in quarterly revenue as its increasingly popular mobile app and push into live video conti(...)

Testing the Gear VR (virtual reality) headsets, manufactured by Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The use of augmented reality and virtual reality is expected to increase in sales from current levels of less than $10 billion annually to $150 billio(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photograph: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Virtual reality, messaging bots and a strong focus on video are all part of Facebook’s plan for the future as the company In chief executive Mark Zu(...)

 Prof Stephen Hawking onstage during the  announcement of Breakthrough Starshot  in New York City. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Physicist Stephen Hawking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Russian internet billionaire Yuri Milner have announced a project that could send micr(...)

The Communist Party is obsessed with clamping down on ‘online rumour mongering’, as it sees it as the primary channel for anti-government dissent.

An official of the Chinese Communist Party has slammed April Fools’ Day as an ideologically unsound Western conspiracy that does not sit easily with (...)

A social worker report said the father was showing signs of parental alienation syndrome, a condition in which one parent tries to turn a child against the other.  Photograph: Getty Images

A District Court judge has granted a domestic violence protection order to an 81-year-old woman against her 84-year-old husband, whom she claimed was (...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg braves Beijing’s smog as he runs past Tiananmen Gate. Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009 but Mr Zuckerberg has been lobbying hard to get the social networking site into the potentially lucrative market.  Photograph: Facebook/AFP/Getty Images

As authorities keep tightening the screws on internet freedom in China, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg went jogging on a heavily polluted Tiananmen S(...)

Information overload: experts believe that being constantly distracted by social media, emails and texts can have an impact on our ability to be productive. Photograph: Thinkstock

Call it what you will – information overload, the distraction trap or dot complicated as Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,(...)

 Matt Mullenweg:  founder and chief executive of Automattic, which owns WordPress

Matt Mullenweg is not the typical tech founder. The head of Automattic is just off a flight from the US, in Dublin to speak at an Irish Software Assoc(...)