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Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text
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Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text

The idea is to make it easier for users to get audio messages when they are in situations that make listening to a recording inconvenient.
Laura Entis
Facebook Hiring Spree Hints at Ambitions in Virtual Reality and Beyond
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Facebook Hiring Spree Hints at Ambitions in Virtual Reality and Beyond

Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at the big social network.
Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth
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Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth

In his third-ever town hall-style Q&A, the Facebook founder discussed some misconceptions that surround entrepreneurship.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work

The rumored intraoffice communication platform is now available as part of a pilot program.
Nina Zipkin
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5 Lessons Learned From Running 2,652 Facebook Ad Campaigns

The beauty of marketing on Facebook is their enormous number of users and the powerful tools available for carving out your ideal market.
Keith Krance
Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds
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Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds

Amber Alerts, which have saved roughly 725 lives since the program's inception in 1996, also broadcast across radio, television, highway signs, lottery tickets and mobile phones.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi
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Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi

The political and commercial implications might have squashed the deal, however.
Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His New Year Resolution: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His New Year Resolution: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Facebook, Sony and Google Capital.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Facebook Is Going to Know Even More About You Now
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Facebook Is Going to Know Even More About You Now

With the social media juggernaut's acquisition of voice-recognition software startup Wit.ai, Mark Zuckerberg's empire is going to have access to data about how you sound.
Catherine Clifford
To Improve His 'Media Diet,' Mark Zuckerberg Announces Virtual Book Club

To Improve His 'Media Diet,' Mark Zuckerberg Announces Virtual Book Club

As part of an initiative entitled 'A Year of Books,' the billionaire will read a new non-fiction book every other week.
Geoff Weiss
Mark Zuckerberg Asks the World to Decide His New Year's Resolution
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Mark Zuckerberg Asks the World to Decide His New Year's Resolution

In previous years, the billionaire has learned Mandarin, worn a tie to work every day and only eaten animals he personally slaughtered.
Geoff Weiss
10 Great Social-Media Strategies to Boost Your Results and Save You Time
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10 Great Social-Media Strategies to Boost Your Results and Save You Time

There's no shortage of intriguing new social media strategies. Here's a look at some that can improve your results -- fast.
Kevan Lee
Trying to Manage Millennials at Work? Here's How Facebook Does It.
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Trying to Manage Millennials at Work? Here's How Facebook Does It.

A new Payscale study found that the median age at the tech company is 28. To manage its millennial workforce, Facebook has adopted some unconventional strategies.
Laura Entis
Facebook Is Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit for Scanning Users' Private Messages
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Facebook Is Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit for Scanning Users' Private Messages

A California judge refused to dismiss the case. Now, the social network is facing legal action for some of its advertising practices.
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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.

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

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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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