Facebook Messenger Tops a Billion Downloads on Google Play

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Facebook crowed Tuesday that an Android version of its Messenger app has been downloaded more than a billion times from the Google Play store. “Happy to make it to the very exclusive Android 1 billion+ downloads club,” the head of the Messenger team David Marcus said in an online post. …

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Facebook Earns 51 Percent of Ad Revenue Overseas

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Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company executives told Reuters. While Facebook has reported regional growth in percentage …

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Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Scanning of Users’ Messages: Judge

Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users’ privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday dismissed some state-law claims against the …

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