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 include Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation. Facebook’s US$16 billion initial public offering in May 2012 generated huge investor interest although the shares subsequently slumped in price.
Brandi Temple, a 39-year-old mother of four, transformed a living-room hobby into a retailing business that ships 30,000 items of children's clothing a month, using online social tools that giant competitors have failed to master.Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 5:05am
Facebook allowed users on Friday to make free calls to friends at the leading social network using its application tailored for iPhones or iPads.
An updated Facebook “app” for the popular Apple mobile devices shows when friends are online and then gives the option of ringing them up by tapping an icon on the screen.23 Feb 2013 - 10:56am
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said she planned to focus on mobile applications and strengthen ties with Facebook to bolster turnaround efforts at the biggest US internet portal.14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am
Using the internet to provide customer service has become a common tactic for businesses, a survey shows.22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am
Peace process stalled in Afghanistan18 Jan 2013 - 4:19am
Authorities in Vietnam have lifted a one-year suspension handed down to an eighth-grade student for posting a parody of a speech by revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Facebook.
The girl’s post used language from a famous speech by Ho Chi Minh in 1946 appealing for resistance against French colonialists.15 Jan 2013 - 1:25pm
On vets charging more than doctors:
Harminder Singh - Vet costs discourage me from owning more animals. I simply couldn't afford the care if my pets needed major surgery which I feel would be unfair to them and would break my heart and my family's heart too.9 Jan 2013 - 1:27am
Facebook temporarily disabled its New Year's Eve messaging tool after a university student was able to read and delete private messages intended for other users.2 Jan 2013 - 6:31am
Would you pay for Facebook or Weibo if it meant not having to look at adverts? Until a few months ago I was in the habit of firing up the Facebook app on my smartphone about twice a day, occasionally to "check in" or post a link to one of my stories, but mainly to see what my friends had been up to - and in chronological order.28 Dec 2012 - 10:06am
“Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them,” Instagram said in a blog post.18 Dec 2012 - 1:17pm
The government is developing a Facebook app through which organ donors will be able to register, and at the same time spread awareness of the life-saving initiative to their friends.17 Dec 2012 - 5:46am
Facebook is adding controls to help users manage what information is shared and who sees it on the world’s largest social-networking service.13 Dec 2012 - 3:33pm
Facebook Inc. will join the Nasdaq-100 Index next week after the exchange operator shortened its waiting period for inclusion in the gauge, potentially making the stock more attractive to fund managers.5 Dec 2012 - 12:11pm
Behind every successful man, there is supposed to be a woman. But behind every successful entertainer, you know for sure there is a genius manager. So it is with Lady Gaga. My children are "little monster" fans of the megastar, but I am absolutely in awe of her manager, Troy Carter, whose phenomenal intellect may well have made him one of our generation's great entrepreneurs.4 Dec 2012 - 3:25am
His name is Nolan Daniels, and he's just about to give some random man or woman US$1 million (HK$7.75 million). Or so he claims.2 Dec 2012 - 4:22am