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Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors included Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation.

US companies will be able to update their status on Facebook as long as investors have been told in advance where to look. Photo: Bloomberg

SEC likes company updates on Facebook

Companies in the United States will be able to post their earnings on Twitter or update their status on Facebook as long as investors have been told in advance where to look.