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.
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.