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Facebook Wants Emojis to Be Your Face, Patent Filing Shows
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Facebook Wants Emojis to Be Your Face, Patent Filing Shows

'The image corresponding to the emoticon may be an image of the user with an expression similar to the expression conveyed by the detected emoticon,' the patent said.
Arjun Kharpal
Facebook's Instant Articles, Apple's News App, Google's AMP: Worth It?
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Facebook's Instant Articles, Apple's News App, Google's AMP: Worth It?

Consider the pros and cons of these three new apps and how they impact content marketers.
Eric Siu
Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal
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Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal

Some 12 'conservative thought leaders' will join the meeting with Zuckerberg on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesman said.
Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias
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Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias

'If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it,' Mark Zuckerberg says.
Most Businesses Miss the Mark When Responding to Consumers on Social Media, New Study Says
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Most Businesses Miss the Mark When Responding to Consumers on Social Media, New Study Says

Being on top of customer complaints and questions online could give your company a big boost.
Lindsay Friedman
Senate Committee Seeks Answers From Zuckerberg Over News Selection
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Senate Committee Seeks Answers From Zuckerberg Over News Selection

'Facebook must answer these serious allegations and hold those responsible to account,' senator writes in letter.
After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality
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After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality

The social media network says no news outlets are prohibited from appearing on its trending topics list.
Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet
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Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet

What kind of commitment, if any, does Facebook have to journalistic principles?
Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories
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Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories

The claim comes from a journalist who worked on the platform's 'trending' sidebar, which shows popular articles and topics on a certain day.
Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win
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Facebook Beverages Won't Be a Thing in China After Rare Trademark Win

The Beijing Municipal High People's Court said the Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks application to label certain foods and beverages 'face book' was an obvious act of copying and harmed fair market competition.
Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp
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Brazil Lawmakers Propose Bill to Shield WhatsApp

The legislation will now have to pass through several other congressional committees before being put to vote in the floor of the lower and upper house.
Facebook Pays $10,000 to 10-Year-Old Instagram Hacker
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Facebook Pays $10,000 to 10-Year-Old Instagram Hacker

'I could have deleted anyone's comments from there. Even Justin Bieber's,' the boy said.
7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs
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7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs

The two essentials for a winning social-media presence are getting started and staying at it.
Jeff Shavitz
Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Plan to Issue New Stock
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Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Plan to Issue New Stock

The lawsuit says that Zuckerberg 'wishes to retain this power, while selling off large amounts of his stockholdings, and reaping billions of dollars in proceeds.'
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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