May 15, 2012 Strong demand has pushed the company to say it anticipates a higher initial price for its first publicly traded shares. But can the little guy get in on the action? It won't be easy, experts say.
May 14, 2012 As Facebook prepares to sell stock to the public, perhaps valuing the company at nearly $100 billion, investors will be betting that the firm won't make its users so uncomfortable over privacy that they quit. Meanwhile, Yahoo, another company that also once had a bright future, continues to undergo upheaval as it struggles to define its mission.
May 14, 2012 After Facebook's initial public offering at the end of the week, he's due to be worth about $18 billion. But is it time to ditch the T-shirts and hoodies?
May 1, 2012 Starting today, the social media giant is letting you add organ-donation status to your timeline. And, if you'd like to become an organ donor, Facebook will direct you to a registry to get started.
May 1, 2012 In a bid to encourage its members to become organ donors, Facebook says that "starting today, you can add that you're an organ donor to your timeline, and share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor."
April 13, 2012 Days after it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, reports have emerged that Instagram now has more than 40 million users in its photo-sharing community. The gain, which was derived from the service's API, represents a 10 million spike in Instagram's users in the past 10 days, according to Venture Beat.
April 10, 2012 The practice of employers asking job applicants for their account login information for Facebook and other social media sites is meeting its backlash, as Maryland is poised to be among the first states to ban the practice, reports The Baltimore Sun.
April 9, 2012 The social networking site is paying a reported $1 billion in stock and cash for the photo-sharing app.
March 21, 2012 Robert Collins says he felt "violated" when the Maryland Department of Corrections asked to log in to his Facebook account during a job interview. He's now pushing back, working with lawmakers to bar employers from asking such a privacy-invading question.
March 13, 2012 Yahoo says it patented on the whole idea of Facebook. In polls, most software engineers say the patent system actually hinders innovation.
February 8, 2012 Roughly half of Facebook's users check in on smartphones and other mobile devices every month, but so far the company isn't making money on mobile. That's one of the potential pitfalls for the company as it prepares to sell its stock to the public.
February 5, 2012 Since its start in February 2004, Facebook has gone through a lot of changes. The News Feed was introduced in 2006, the Like feature in 2009, and the Timeline format was rolled out in the fall of 2011. But there's another feature from November 2010 that you may not know about.