Interview | Javier Oliván

How Spanish beat out French on Facebook: “It was the logical choice”

The Spaniard in charge of Facebook’s growth explains why the tech giant made the language its top priority after English

Social media

Ten years of “Me gusta” – Facebook celebrates a decade in Spanish

Translation into the second language after English was key to expanding the social media network beyond the United States

INTERVIEW

Google’s Sundar Pichai: “We are worried about political meddling”

The CEO of the global tech company speaks to EL PAÍS about the impact of digital disruption

Media

Google to “engineer” Russia Today and Sputnik out of search results

Company says changes designed to fight spread of propaganda but is ruling out blanket bans

Technology

Gate 93: Spain’s portal to Silicon Valley

Three Spanish techies create a fund to help Spanish initiatives survive in America’s startup mecca

Logistics

What is life like at Amazon’s Seattle HQ?

Dogs are welcome and the bananas are free, but rents in the Pacific city are notoriously high

US IMMIGRATION

Latinos march in California to protest Trump’s immigration policies

Los Angeles and San Francisco brought to a standstill as immigrants highlight their role in the economy

TECH NEWS

US giant Petco buys Spanish start-up for at least $10 million

PetCoach, an advice website about domestic animals, has grown exponentially in three years

TECHNOLOGY

Mark Zuckerberg: “This division in the US hasn’t been seen for a long time”

EL PAÍS attends Facebook’s Friends’ Day, held to celebrate the social network’s 13th anniversary

BULLFIGHTING

After four-year ban, bullfighting returns to Colombian city of Bogota

Tear gas fired and arrests made outside Santamaría bullring, as protestors turn out in force

ELECTRIC CARS

Tesla scopes Spanish market with job offers

Pioneering electric carmaker owned by Elon Musk still wary of Spain’s regulatory framework

TECHNOLOGY

Weebly, the easy web, launches in Spanish

From a student bedroom to big business in next to no time

TECHNOLOGY

Quora launches in Spanish

Adam D’Angelo, former chief technical officer at Facebook, wants to attract quality content from all over the world

THE AMERICAS

Barcelona World Mobile Congress to be cloned in San Francisco

Organizers GSMA and CTIA team up to create biggest such event in the Americas

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

Zuckerberg defends free internet project at Barcelona conference

Facebook chief explains his plans to provide net access to the developing world

MEDIA

Online media reinvents itself with a new universal and open format

Google and major newspapers, including EL PAÍS, have created Accelerated Mobile Pages This new content standard will accelerate the delivery of information via mobile devices

MUSIC

Flamenco star gives emotional concert just hours after wife’s death

Spanish singer El Cigala pays tribute to spouse Amparo Fernández in Los Angeles

Zuckerberg defends plans for free net access at Barcelona conference

Facebook founder is main draw as Mobile World Congress gets underway in Catalan capital Google, Samsung and others unveil new products and services as four-day event begins

Google Translate adds instant voice and sign translation

Services aim to let users hold conversations and read notices in foreign languages

Taxi app Uber closes service in Spain in wake of judicial order

Judge had instructed company to cease operations after complaint from taxi association Support services such as credit card firms had already stopped functioning with the app

TECHNOLOGY

Skype app to offer simultaneous translation during video calls

The service will be available in Spanish and English to start, with more languages planned

TECHNOLOGY

The Spaniard discovering the key to success in Silicon Valley

Gabriel Bestard’s innovative keyless lock is set to go on sale in the United States in November

TECHNOLOGY

Fever: The app that maps out Madrid and New York nightlife

Spanish programmer Pep Gómez has created an application that plans your nights out

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

“Google did not bid for WhatsApp”

Search engine company’s Sundar Pichai denies attempt to compete with Facebook on purchase

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

WhatsApp will introduce voice communications

Four years after founding texting network company, Jan Koum says Facebook’s latest acquisition is ready to expand

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

Nokia launches three phones that run Android

"This is not a betrayal of Microsoft," says company manager in Iberia

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook acquires WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars

Move confirms strategic move to buy up services with younger users