February 3, 2012 That is somewhat ironic, of course, since they so famously sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their idea when he created the social media website while they were all students at Harvard. The case was eventually settled.
February 1, 2012 In its widely expected filing, the social media giant says it expects to raise $5 billion. Shares are likely to start trading sometime in the second quarter.
February 1, 2012 The social networking company is expected to begin the process of going public today. If valued at $100 billion, Facebook would become one of the largest and most valuable companies in the U.S.
January 30, 2012 Facebook is expected to file papers for an initial public offering this week, and industry watchers say the company may be valued at nearly $100 billion. Is the social networking website worth the price, or is this another Internet bubble in the making?
January 27, 2012 The company is "looking at a deal that would value the social network between $75 billion to $100 billion," according to "people familiar with the matter."
January 11, 2012 Social media has become a huge part of how people experience the web. So it's not surprising that Google's move to integrate "personal results" into its search results — drawing from the Google+ community — wasn't praised by the folks who run rival social networks.
January 3, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, declining crime rates, and the moment that altered your life. In the second hour, managing your weight, and encouraging compassionate communication on Facebook.
December 28, 2011 When a Utah woman wrote on her Facebook page that she and her son "will be dead by morning," those who saw the message alerted police. Now a man is being held on $1 million bail and faces charges including rape, kidnapping and child abuse.
December 13, 2011 Facebook says it will connect people who post items about suicidal thoughts with crisis counselors via its chat service. But the intervention comes with privacy questions. Any information posted on Facebook is public information, and can be used by marketers or anyone else.
November 22, 2011 Facebook and researchers from the University of Milan calculate that on average it takes 4.74 "hops" to connect one Facebook user to another. But how can you play "4.74 Degrees of Kevin Bacon?"
November 12, 2011 A family argument at a Burger King becomes national news when a patron live tweets the fight. Commentator Dave Pell sees an ethical lapse in broadcasting the incident. But he doesn't expect disgust will protect the public from similar events in the future.
September 15, 2011 We finally have a Facebook page, and we're using it to post an interview each day that we think you'll really — there's that word again — like, as well as to let you know what's coming up on the day's show. And don't worry if you're not on Facebook. It's public, so you can still check our page.
August 6, 2011 Google's new social network takes aim at Facebook. It's fun, clean and easy to use. But, most people haven't been invited and aren't ready to ditch their Facebook accounts. Who really needs another social network?