Germany launched another privacy investigation against Facebook today, after attempts to get the social network to alter its facial recognition technology failed.
A decade -- 10 years. Doesn't sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft's Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally ... fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.
Facebook announced today that over 150 million people are using its App Center. The social network also grabbed 30 million more gamers in the last year, bringing its gaming community to 235 million.
Facebook has added a new status option to allow couples to mark the very significant time in their lives when they are expecting a baby. It is, of course, called “Expecting a baby.”
Now you can add that as a …
Less than two weeks after Facebook's stock price hit a low of $20.84 comes the reminder that about two billion more shares will hit the market between now and May, 2013.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday.
Social sans commerce: here we come.
The new social utility that serial entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell started in response to being, in his words, screwed by Facebook, is live. App.net, which Caldwell ran a Kickstarter-ish campaign to fund, blew through its $500,000 goal and currently sits at $595,150.
Facebook's stock picked up steam after the company got strong votes of confidence from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Microsoft.
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Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officially finalized a privacy settlement today after a period of "public comment."
Facebook has begun testing a feature that lets members mail photos as printed postcards.
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A new update to the social network's developer policies that shows that, while Facebook certainly does love developers, it loves data just a little bit more.
Walkers are invading Facebook. Do you have what it takes to survive?
Given the world's rabid interest in events like f8, the company's developer conference, and its Mobile HACK Roadshow earlier this spring, bringing more Facebook hackathons to more developers makes a ton of sense
Four years ago, Facebook had just 100 million users (and we thought that was big). Upstart Twitter was almost as small as the number of characters in a vintage non-media-enhanced tweet: six lonely millions.
Facebook leaped into the world of online gambling today with the launch of Bingo Friendzy, an app that allows users to play games for cash prizes.
Dark Knight theatre shooter James Holmes? Not on Facebook. Norwegian neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Brievik? Also not on Facebook.
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Facebook makes mobile less risky with an ad unit designed for application makers.
GamesBeat's interview with Glenn Walcott at the recent Casual Connect game conference in Seattle, where social casino games were a hot topic.