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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.

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Facebook to Hold Its First Developer Conference Since 2011
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Facebook to Hold Its First Developer Conference Since 2011

The conference, to be held in San Francisco on April 30, will focus on the development of mobile apps.
Laura Entis
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Startups

5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch

Meet the savvy bootstrappers heating up Los Angeles' exploding startup ecosystem.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica
Startups

Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica

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Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year
Security

Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

The social media giant has partnered with the city of Menlo Park, Calif., to have a police officer patrol the area surrounding Facebook's headquarters.
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Facebook Marketing

These Are the Types of Posts People Share the Most on Facebook

If you want your content to be seen on Facebook, these types of updates can get you the most traction.
The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin
Bitcoin

The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin

The Winklevii boys' small step toward outer space is a giant leap into mainstream for the digital currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Now Lets You Block the Annoying Content Your Friends Want You to Read
Facebook

Facebook Now Lets You Block the Annoying Content Your Friends Want You to Read

The new feature allows you to eliminate posts from specific sites without unfollowing friends.
Laura Entis
Women Dominate Every Social Media Network -- Except One (Infographic)
Social Media

Women Dominate Every Social Media Network -- Except One (Infographic)

Fewer men use fewer social media networks for fewer reasons, a new infographic shows.
Catherine Clifford
Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones
Drones

Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar-powered drones, as it looks to bring internet access to every corner of the world.
Benjamin Kabin
10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong
Social Media

10 Signs You're Using Social Media Wrong

If you fall into any of these traps, it's time to reevaluate your strategy.
Eric Siu
Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is Doomed Without This
Crowdfunding

Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is Doomed Without This

Time needs to be committed to social media every day to push you toward your goal.
Kendall Almerico
A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook
Social Media Policies

A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook

Social media is a tool that can be easily abused. Make sure your employees don't overshare like this teen did.
Laura Entis
How to Run an Awesome Unpaid Internship Program
Internships

How to Run an Awesome Unpaid Internship Program

Twitter and Facebook may be able to pay their interns the big bucks, but for employers outside of Silicon Valley, that's wishful thinking.
Laura Entis
The 12 Hottest iPhone and Android Apps
Apps

The 12 Hottest iPhone and Android Apps

We ranked the apps that launched and received the most buzz in February.
Ryan Bushey