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.
Indian police said on Monday they had arrested a woman for criticising on Facebook the total shutdown of Mumbai after the death of politician Bal Thackeray.Monday, 19 November, 2012, 4:06pm
Picture sharing website Instagram has begun rolling out online profiles that let people showcase themselves and photos they have taken with the Facebook-owned smartphone application.
The creation of an online home for Instagram images put a Facebook spin on the startup that the world’s leading social network bought this year.6 Nov 2012 - 3:49pm
The looming 18th National People's Congress of the Communist Party of China is, as we have already seen, a delicate time for the leadership. But we understand the tension has not been confined to the upper levels of the party. Children and those taking taxis have also been affected by measures that we find somewhat bemusing, given the mainland's status as the world's second-largest economy.2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am
When a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity.
It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit the country's growing obsession with social media.30 Oct 2012 - 3:16am
An American entrepreneur who sued Facebook and its chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, was arrested and charged with fabricating evidence to support his multibillion-dollar claim that he owns part of the world's biggest social network.
Paul Ceglia faked e-mails from Zuckerberg, destroyed evidence and forged the 2003 contract on which he bases his claim, US prosecutors said.28 Oct 2012 - 6:13am
Japan to inject US$5.3b stimulus into economy27 Oct 2012 - 2:52am
Facebook is not for everyone, but we have to admit it does throw up some entertaining moments. Readers will recall that after C.Y. Leung was elected chief executive, there was considerable speculation about who would be made a minister or appointed to Exco. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee was the focus of much of this speculation.25 Oct 2012 - 5:05am
When Canada’s ambassador to China posted photos of his car on the embassy’s weibo page, the instant, mass response boosted his country’s image in a way that surely stunned many diplomats.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Maybe it is still too early to draw any conclusions on media outlets’ paywall model.17 Oct 2012 - 11:04am
At first glance all appears normal on London's Underground. But a closer look reveals that the famous map of the Tube has undergone some minor changes.15 Oct 2012 - 11:36am
In the past ten days, many of my colleagues and local journalists have been trying their best to cover the Lamma ferry tragedy, sometimes with tears in their eyes.11 Oct 2012 - 8:26am
Singapore’s state-linked labour movement on Monday sacked a senior executive after she posted expletive-laden and racially charged comments on Facebook that caused outrage in the city-state.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Fresh from passing the billion-member mark, Facebook is letting members in the United States pay seven US dollars each to have personal posts given priority in feeds seen by their friends.5 Oct 2012 - 12:47pm
Facebook’s chief operating officer was in New York this week working to bolster investor confidence with assurances that the social network was intent on making money.
Sheryl Sandberg echoed co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s disappointment in the company’s dismal stock market debut in May and said that revenue-generating schemes being considered included charging for upscale services.2 Oct 2012 - 11:06am
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on Monday in Moscow on a visit the government believes should stimulate innovation in Russia and the social network hopes will boost its position in the Russian market.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am