By Yasmeen Abutaleb

Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editors

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc <FB.O> changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company...

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:14 AM

Facebook's News Feed to show fewer 'clickbait' headlines

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's <FB.O> News Feed will show fewer "clickbait" headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:43 PM

Disappointing earnings revive speculation on Twitter's future

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc disappointed investors yet again on Tuesday with second-quarter earnings that missed estimates and a lower-than-expected outlook, reviving chatter about a possible sale of the company and the future of...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:13 PM

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:29 PM

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:45 PM

Facebook offers limited detail on formula behind News Feed

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday offered a rare glimpse into how it ranks and shows content in its News Feed, part of an effort to provide more transparency about its operations as the social network's cultural and...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:43 PM

Facebook's political influence under a microscope

By Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) - As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:38 PM

Facebook's political influence under a microscope

By Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) - As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:38 PM

Facebook's political influence under a microscope

By Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters) - As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:38 PM

French killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After Larossi Abballa killed a French police commander and the commander's partner on Tuesday, he took to Facebook Live to encourage viewers in a 12-minute video to follow his example: Kill prison staff, police...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:29 AM

Instagram attracting more advertising than Twitter: survey

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a further indication of weakness in an ad sales...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:40 AM

Instagram attracting more advertising than Twitter: survey

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a further indication of weakness in an ad sales...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:40 AM