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Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Insulting the Thai Monarchy on Facebook
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Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Insulting the Thai Monarchy on Facebook

Originally 60 years, the government reduced his punishment after the man pleaded guilty.
Facebook Is Making it Easier for Businesses to Chat Privately With Customers
Customer Experience

Facebook Is Making it Easier for Businesses to Chat Privately With Customers

Today, the social media giant is rolling out new features making it more attractive for business owners to respond privately and quickly to customer inquiries.
Catherine Clifford
Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan
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Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan

Facebook's latest patent suggests lenders could approve or deny loans based on a user's social connections.
Kia Kokalitcheva
5 Things That Will Help Your Mobile App Get Approved by Facebook
Mobile Apps

5 Things That Will Help Your Mobile App Get Approved by Facebook

Don't give up, even when you feel as though you're scaling Mount Everest.
Micah Johnson
Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day
White House

Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day

Facebook, Airbnb and Microsoft announced new plans to hire more women and minorities. More than 90 startups were represented at the event.
Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love
Far Out Tech

Beloved Hitchhiking Robot Found Beheaded and Dismembered in the City of Brotherly Love

Farewell, dear globetrotting HitchBOT. May you rest in pieces. Or, better yet, ride again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby Girl

Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife of three years, has suffered three miscarriages over the last few years.
Kate Taylor
Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level
Uber

Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level

Uber reached an important milestone in valuation three years before Facebook.
Ray Hennessey
Behind the Scenes With Facebook's New Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Laser Technology
Make More Happen

Behind the Scenes With Facebook's New Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Laser Technology

Facebook wants to blanket the planet with Internet connectivity, and it's developed a huge, solar-powered aircraft to help it do so.
At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage
Online Video

At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage

Facebook, Snapchat and Vessel seemed to be the three names on everyone's lips.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook's Quarterly Profit Slips as Costs Soar
Facebook

Facebook's Quarterly Profit Slips as Costs Soar

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the huge increase in expenses was for 'growth we need now and in the future.'
How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back
Facebook Marketing

How to Get Lost Facebook 'Likes' Back

Facebook has cleared out inactive or fraudulent accounts, which means 'like' counts have dropped. Here's how to build yours back up.
Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO
Legal Issues

Facebook Defeats Shareholder Litigation Over IPO

The case argued that the social-media company concealed threats to its growth prospects before its May 2012 initial public offering.
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