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Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses
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Facebook Is Giving Out Free Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses

Local businesses that have tested Facebook's Place Tips have seen an uptick in traffic on the social networking site. Now, you can try the feature yourself.
Kate Taylor
As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement
Online Video

As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement

Creators say their videos are being pilfered and posted onto Facebook by third parties, which detracts from valuable YouTube views.
Geoff Weiss
Read Sheryl Sandberg's Poignant Facebook Post on Losing Her Husband
Entrepreneurs

Read Sheryl Sandberg's Poignant Facebook Post on Losing Her Husband

Facebook's COO shares what she's learned about mourning, grieving and human connection since her husband passed away 30 days ago.
Laura Entis
When It Comes to Content Marketing, You Should Absolutely Double Down on Facebook
Data-Driven Marketing

When It Comes to Content Marketing, You Should Absolutely Double Down on Facebook

The big blue social network is the key marketing platform for the foreseeable future.
Brian Honigman
Social Networking App Path Bought by Korean Internet Firm
Social Media

Social Networking App Path Bought by Korean Internet Firm

Dave Morin, Path's founder and CEO, made the announcement via blog post.
Laura Entis
5 Reasons Social Media Is Not Working for You
Social Media Marketing

5 Reasons Social Media Is Not Working for You

Huge numbers of people are active on these networks, but many businesses fail at capturing their attention.
Kim Garst
3 Measures of Online Business That Aren't as Important as Entrepreneurs Think
Social Media Metrics

3 Measures of Online Business That Aren't as Important as Entrepreneurs Think

There is a blizzard of metrics for measuring social-media marketing. Don't let the numbers discourage you or convince you somebody else is succeeding.
Kimanzi Constable
Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says
Privacy Concerns

Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says

The Privacy Protection Commission has launched a blistering attack after trying to find out more about the U.S. social media giant's practices.
FAA Considers Relaxing Drone Rules: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

FAA Considers Relaxing Drone Rules: Weekly News Roundup

Learn about the latest on commercial drone rules and game-changing moves from Facebook and Samsung.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Facebook 'Instant Articles' Has Arrived
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Facebook 'Instant Articles' Has Arrived

The social-networking site is working with a handful of publishers to post news directly into people's news feeds.
Taking Aim at Google, Facebook Builds a Mobile Search Engine
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Taking Aim at Google, Facebook Builds a Mobile Search Engine

Users will be able to search for links to share natively on Facebook as opposed to rummaging elsewhere on the web.
Geoff Weiss
Want to Look Smart on Social Media? 5 Tips From Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Want to Look Smart on Social Media? 5 Tips From Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Execs from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter tell you what you need to know.
Carly Okyle
Critics Slam Facebook's 'Filter Bubble' Study
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Critics Slam Facebook's 'Filter Bubble' Study

Facebook says a study published in Science magazine proves that personal choice matters more than algorithms in determining what users see-but critics say it doesn't prove that at all.
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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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