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Could Facebook -- Yes, Facebook -- Be Your Next Big Career Tool?
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Could Facebook -- Yes, Facebook -- Be Your Next Big Career Tool?

Embracing the idea that your professional and personal personas are no longer separate could open career doors.
Debby Carreau
Facebook Accused of Letting Advertisers Discriminate by Race
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Facebook Accused of Letting Advertisers Discriminate by Race

The social media giant says its policies prohibit discriminatory advertisements.
Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies
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Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies

The company's reticence to explain censorship decisions has drawn criticism in many countries around the globe.
Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts
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Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts

Future posts might not be removed even if they violate Facebook's guidelines, as long as they are considered newsworthy.
Will Facebook Ever Break into China?
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Will Facebook Ever Break into China?

How can U.S. businesses find success in a complex environment like China's?
Brian Hughes
Facebook Adds Food Ordering Feature
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Facebook Adds Food Ordering Feature

Users will also be able to get quotes from businesses, buy movie tickets and book appointments at spas and salons, Facebook said in a blog post.
Facebook Now Lets You Officially Endorse a Presidential Candidate
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Facebook Now Lets You Officially Endorse a Presidential Candidate

This latest move is another example of what the social network has recently described as 'a broader effort designed to get more people engaged in the civic process.'
Facebook Takes on Slack With Launch of Business Software
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Facebook Takes on Slack With Launch of Business Software

Workplace is a subscription product -- a departure for advertising-driven Facebook -- with businesses paying $1 to $3 per user. Slack's least expensive business plan charges about $7 per user.
Facebook Opens Marketplace to Take on eBay and Craigslist
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Facebook Opens Marketplace to Take on eBay and Craigslist

It will roll out in the U.S., UK, Australia and New Zealand in the coming days.
Matt Brian
The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is
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The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is

While social media played a role in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, the influence of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in previous election cycles pales in comparison to this year.
Samuel Edwards
German Regulator Orders Facebook to Delete WhatsApp User Data
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German Regulator Orders Facebook to Delete WhatsApp User Data

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing data protection law.
Facebook Inflated Video Ad Viewing Stats for 2 Years
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Facebook Inflated Video Ad Viewing Stats for 2 Years

The error has been fixed and did not impact billing, the social network said.
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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.

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