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Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue on Video Market, Stock Surges
Alphabet

Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue on Video Market, Stock Surges

Google's parent on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations.
Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases
Facebook

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design
Facebook

Facebook Gives Away 360-Degree Camera Design

Actually building the rig, though, will cost you upwards of $25,000.
Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth
Facebook

Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth

Its shares were up 5.4 percent in after-hours trading at $130.01, after hitting their highest since the company went public in 2012.
This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest
Social Media Marketing

This Social Network Engages Audiences Better Than the Rest

A new index looks at which sites will give your business the most value.
Nina Zipkin
Creative Ways to Use Video Livestreaming to Boost Your Business
Video

Creative Ways to Use Video Livestreaming to Boost Your Business

These days, it's hard to miss the fact that video -- especially livestreaming -- is a big and powerful way to deliver your message.
Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight
Drones

Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona.
Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users
Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users

Messenger has reached a milestone only a few apps in the world have hit.
Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?
WhatsApp

Why Did a Judge Block 100 Million WhatsApp Users?

The nation's top court overturned the measure in the third such incident since December.
People are Slamming Facebook for Blaming Its Diversity Problem on a Lack of Talent
Facebook

People are Slamming Facebook for Blaming Its Diversity Problem on a Lack of Talent

The backlash comes after the social media giant revealed last week that it still mainly employs white men.
Jillian D'Onfro
The Sad Truth is That Facebook Ads Are Not Magical
Facebook Advertising

The Sad Truth is That Facebook Ads Are Not Magical

Facebook advertising is an enormous revenue generator -- for Facebook. Advertisers have mixed results.
Cat Howell
3 Secrets to Making Your Videos a Success on Social Media
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3 Secrets to Making Your Videos a Success on Social Media

With video consumption on the rise, here is how to ensure your videos stand out on social media and get the best return on investment for your company.
Kristina Libby
How Businesses Can Make the Most of Facebook's Call-to-Action Feature
Facebook

How Businesses Can Make the Most of Facebook's Call-to-Action Feature

Quality content gets shared and shares lead people to your site, so you have to begin any marketing venture with a strategy for not just attracting attention but keeping it. A call-to-action, or CTA, comes at the end of a content piece and guides readers toward their next move.
Jana Barrett
A Court Ruling Could Make Netflix Password Sharing Illegal -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

A Court Ruling Could Make Netflix Password Sharing Illegal -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook has been sued for $1 billion on the grounds that it provided a platform for a terrorist organization.
Grace Reader
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