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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 Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'
Technology

Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Paper is an entirely reimagined way for Facebook users to interact with their feeds as well as consume content in a variety of other categories.
Geoff Weiss
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit
Legal Center

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
Geoff Weiss
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Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool
Marketing

Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
Perry Marshall
7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year
Marketing

7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

Brands will have to pony up a lot more money for staffing and other costs of online marketing and audience engagement.
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers
Marketing

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
Felix Tarcomnicu
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group
Technology

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
Nina Zipkin
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic
Marketing

HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

In an unprecedented move, the network uploaded the first two episodes of 'Girls' onto its YouTube channel this morning, hoping to engage the show's online fan base.
Geoff Weiss
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.
Growth Strategies

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
Steve Blank
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook
Marketing

Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Beginning April 9, ads that showcase when a friend happens to 'like' or check into a sponsored page or location will no longer be available for purchase.
Geoff Weiss
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops
Technology

San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.
Laura Entis
Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology
Marketing

Pinterest Buys Startup Specializing in Visual Search Technology

Pinterest has announced its acquisition of VisualGraph, a San Francisco-based purveyor of image recognition and visual search technology.
Geoff Weiss
Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk
Growth Strategies

Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

The Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco next month aims to teach people how to work and live within the demands of technology more effectively.
Catherine Clifford
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads
Marketing

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
Richard Feloni
Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy
Marketing

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Here's what you can do now if you've noticed a recent drop in traffic from Facebook.
Rick Mulready