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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.

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

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

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

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.
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

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

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

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

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

Our marketing expert Jim Yu discusses how to best utilize social for mobile marketing.
Facebook to App Developers: Don't Make Social an Afterthought

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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.

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

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

Revamp your online presence in one week.
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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.
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

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.
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

The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
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

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

Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Ever

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.
Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

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.
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

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

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

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

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

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

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.
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

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.
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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

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

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.
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