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Facebook Videos to Auto-Play With Sound Turned On
Facebook

Facebook Videos to Auto-Play With Sound Turned On

The sound will automatically start playing, unless your phone is set to silent.
Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017
Social Media

Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017

The latest saw the U.S. Department of Education misspelling a word in a tweet -- and then misspelling one in the correction.
Rose Leadem
The Biggest Bounties Facebook, Microsoft and More Have Paid Hackers
Bounty

The Biggest Bounties Facebook, Microsoft and More Have Paid Hackers

Bug bounty programs are not limited to tech companies -- the U.S. Army, Starbucks and GM are also taking a stand, and a startup dedicated to them recently raised $40 million.
Rose Leadem
Why I Spent $1.5 Million on Our Domain
Branding

Why I Spent $1.5 Million on Our Domain

It's a lot of money, but worth the cost.
Noah Kagan
Facebook Says It Can't Police All Posts for Racism
Facebook

Facebook Says It Can't Police All Posts for Racism

There are 'billions' of posts every day, Facebook claims, and it would require a 'wonder machine' to catch every possible instance of abuse.
Thanks to its Parental Leave Policy, Amazon Makes Glassdoor's List of Top Companies
Benefits

Thanks to its Parental Leave Policy, Amazon Makes Glassdoor's List of Top Companies

Amazon and American Express take their places on Glassdoor's recently announced list of the top companies with the best benefits and perks.
Entrepreneur Staff
Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber
Facebook

Why You Should Ignore the Success of Facebook and Uber

Some entrepreneurs try to replicate the magic of today's blockbuster companies. They shouldn't: Those companies are built on an extremely shaky business model, or no model at all.
Per Bylund
Facebook Developing New Streaming Video App for TVs
Facebook

Facebook Developing New Streaming Video App for TVs

For Facebook, the move is all about bringing in more advertising revenue.
Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million to ZeniMax
Oculus VR

Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million to ZeniMax

The spat dates back to 2014 when ZeniMax sued the virtual reality firm for misappropriating trade secrets.
The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft
Patents

The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft

From a paper bag to an underwater data center -- these companies go to great lengths to protect their ideas.
Rose Leadem
Is Innovation Overrated? Facebook's Stories Feature Is Identical to Instagram's.
Facebook

Is Innovation Overrated? Facebook's Stories Feature Is Identical to Instagram's.

Social media has changed much in the world but imitation remains the sincerest form of flattery.
Lesya Liu
Is Instagram Ear Hustling Your Conversation to Create Targeted Ads?
Facebook

Is Instagram Ear Hustling Your Conversation to Create Targeted Ads?

All consumers need to do to cook up a classic example of the word 'creepy' is look at today's targeted ad campaigns.
Andrew Medal
The Complete Guide to Getting Started With Facebook Ads
Facebook Advertising

The Complete Guide to Getting Started With Facebook Ads

Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. Though it's not without its questions.
Kevan Lee
Facebook

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.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

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

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

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