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Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl

Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife of three years, has suffered three miscarriages over the last few years.
Kate Taylor
Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level
Uber

Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level

Uber reached an important milestone in valuation three years before Facebook.
Ray Hennessey
Behind the Scenes With Facebook's New Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Laser Technology
Innovation

Behind the Scenes With Facebook's New Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Laser Technology

Facebook wants to blanket the planet with Internet connectivity, and it's developed a huge, solar-powered aircraft to help it do so.
At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage
Online Video

At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage

Facebook, Snapchat and Vessel seemed to be the three names on everyone's lips.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook's Quarterly Profit Slips as Costs Soar
Facebook

Facebook's Quarterly Profit Slips as Costs Soar

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the huge increase in expenses was for 'growth we need now and in the future.'
How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back
Facebook Marketing

How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back

Facebook has cleared out inactive or fraudulent accounts, which means 'like' counts have dropped. Here's how to build yours back up.
Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO
Legal Issues

Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO

The case argued that the social-media company concealed threats to its growth prospects before its May 2012 initial public offering.
Finding the Perfect Match in the Social Media Platform Universe
Social Media

Finding the Perfect Match in the Social Media Platform Universe

Each social media platform has its own "flavor." Which is right for you?
Eric Dahan
2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques
Presidential Elections

2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques

Candidates from both parties believe the road to the oval office is paved with new technologies.
Samuel Edwards
Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election
Social Media

Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election

Increasingly, data gatherers find themselves tripped up by basic social media conventions like sarcasm and mockery.
What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry
Media Companies

What Twitter's Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry

Rumored acquisitions by online's biggest platforms merely amplify the same headline churn. Is there anything new on the horizon?
Joe Hyrkin
Meet PlayBuzz, the Platform Leveling the Content-Creation Playing Field
Content

Meet PlayBuzz, the Platform Leveling the Content-Creation Playing Field

The increasingly popular platform is giving away powerful tools for producing infectious content whether for fun or to jump start native ad campaigns.
Murray Newlands
Facebook

Facebook is the largest social networking site worldwide.

The site was co-founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while still a student at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students but the site eventually opened to other college and high school students. Membership was extended to anyone with a valid email address in 2006.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

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