Consumer Web/Social Media

Samsung Electronics to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday.

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Chinese social networking service Momo files for IPO

China's Momo Inc, a mobile-based social networking platform, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares (ADS).

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Microsoft partners with Dropbox for online file-sharing

Microsoft Corp said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox Inc to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox's website and mobile app.

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RTL takes control of YouTube fashion platform

European broadcasting group RTL Group said on Monday it had taken control of StyleHaul, a YouTube fashion platform, as it beefs up its online presence to keep younger viewers, whom it may lose at its traditional TV channels.

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UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's (UBSN.VX) bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc (NDAQ.O) to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's (FB.O) $16 billion initial public offering.

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Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp (LNKD.N) reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.

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Facebook warns of increased spending, shares fall

Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.

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Finding hidden gems in cities and countries with new apps

News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.

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U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO

U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'

GOOGL.O) launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.

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Hungary plans to impose new tax on Internet traffic

Hungary's government plans to levy a new tax on Internet data transfers, according to the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, which could hit Internet providers and the country's telecommunications companies.

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China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.

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Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts

Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan.

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Publishers aim to take Chinese literature to the world

China, the world's second-biggest book market after the United States, has long been a consumer of works from other countries, now it is making a push to export its own literature abroad, helped by the e-book revolution.

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Twitter lets users stream music, audio via SoundCloud tie-up

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) will allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines, or message feeds, via a new feature designed in partnership with Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud.

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