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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.

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

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The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
February 19, 2014 in News and Trends
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

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With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
February 19, 2014 in News and Trends
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

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Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
February 18, 2014 in Sales
How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

How I Increased My User-Registration Rate 2,800% in 4 Days

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With customers being the life blood of startups, getting people to know that your company exists is extremely challenging. Here is how I quickly overcame that hurdle.
February 14, 2014 in Online Marketing
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Determining the Best Platform for Mobile Marketing

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Our marketing expert Jim Yu discusses how to best utilize social for mobile marketing.
February 12, 2014 in Online Marketing
Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

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Why social media should be one of the first things you think about when developing a new app, not the last.
February 10, 2014 in Apps & Software
Photos: Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

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

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A look at Facebook's early team, which you might have never seen before.
February 8, 2014 in Success Stories
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

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Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
Business Still Not on Facebook? Get Up to Speed With These 4 Steps.

Business Still Not on Facebook? Get Up to Speed With These 4 Steps.

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Your customers are on the social network. Here are some ways to reach them and create brand ambassadors.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
Photos: A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

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Revamp your online presence in one week.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

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On Facebook's 10th birthday, founder Mark Zuckerberg wants the social network to be relevant to everyone, not just the teens who were among its first users.
February 4, 2014 in News and Trends
Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

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The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
February 4, 2014 in Security
On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

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In an exclusive interview with the 'Today' show, Zuckerberg says Facebook remains focused on its next big move.
February 4, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

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There has been a lot of talk about Facebook losing its grip, but a new report released on the eve of its 10th anniversary shows Facebook is increasingly dominant.
February 3, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

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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.
January 30, 2014 in Apps & Software
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

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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.
January 27, 2014 in Legal Center
Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

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

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Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
January 21, 2014 in Online Marketing
7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

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Brands will have to pony up a lot more money for staffing and other costs of online marketing and audience engagement.
January 17, 2014 in Social Media
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

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If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
January 16, 2014 in Social Media
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

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

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Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

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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.
January 13, 2014 in Social Media
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

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

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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.
January 10, 2014 in Advertising
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

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

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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.
January 7, 2014 in News and Trends
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