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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules

EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies.
Facebook Expands Ads on Third-Party Apps, Websites to Everyone
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Facebook Expands Ads on Third-Party Apps, Websites to Everyone

The company, which has more than 1.6 billion users, offers online advertising services under its 'Audience Network' business.
Microsoft and Facebook Partner to Build Transatlantic Subsea Cable
Technology Innovation

Microsoft and Facebook Partner to Build Transatlantic Subsea Cable

The cable is initially designed to carry 160 terabits of data per second, the companies said.
Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Check out someone's Snapchat all the way from Mt. Everest.
Lindsay Friedman
Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook apologizes after initially rejecting a photo of a plus-sized model.
Lindsay Friedman
Facebook Live Adds Nonstop, 24-Hour Video
Facebook

Facebook Live Adds Nonstop, 24-Hour Video

Brace yourselves for neverending kitten streams.
Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism
Facebook

Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism

The world's largest social network said in a blogpost that it was introducing several changes, including elimination of a top-10 list of approved websites, more training and clearer guidelines to help human editors avoid ideological or political bias.
Amazon Won't Refund You If Items Drop in Price Anymore -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Amazon Won't Refund You If Items Drop in Price Anymore -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook users can now skip to the best parts in live videos.
Lindsay Friedman
The Kinky Ménage à Trois Startup That Tinder Wants to Kill (and How It's Fighting Back)
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The Kinky Ménage à Trois Startup That Tinder Wants to Kill (and How It's Fighting Back)

3nder, the 'Tinder for threesomes,' scored some free media coverage with its campaign to get users to ship stinky socks to Tinder.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Your Social-Media Strategy Should Not Be Random. Here Are 5 Steps to Streamline It.
Marketing Bootcamp

Your Social-Media Strategy Should Not Be Random. Here Are 5 Steps to Streamline It.

By getting focused and dedicating just a few hours each month, you can create a sensible social media strategy that wins fans and brings in new customers.
Tami Brehse
McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Microsoft made a magic mirror that can read emotions.
Lindsay Friedman
How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security
Cybersecurity

How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security

Your employees may be revealing too much, here's how to keep their posts from compromising your business.
Cynthia Johnson
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