Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
That’s an astounding jump of $32 billion in company valuation in just 29 days. And if you look at the dark days of September 2012, when the stock price hit a low of under $18, that’s a massive $48 billion explosion in just ten months.
Something is going very right at the world’s social network. At least according to Wall Street.
Earnings were great, growth was stellar, and for Facebook execs, all is right with the world of mobile.
Facebook had been trading at around $26/share all day, but it jumped to to almost $31 within minutes of the news
The company beat revenue estimates by a handy margin. But the real slam dunk is from mobile.
The Senate passed a major bill regarding immigration reform in U.S. These changes could greatly impact the startups in Silicon Valley looking to attract talent.
Instagram announced that it has added 30 million users in the last nine months, and those users are “liking” 1 billion photos a month.
With filters and camera stabilization, your whole boring life will look like it was shot by a pro with a dolly.
Editor’s Pick Just because your company doesn’t allow the government to access your servers directly, or you’ve never heard of any data collection program called PRISM, doesn’t mean you’re not a part of it.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat.
“We’ve sent a team of people around the world to see what they use, and we care about everybody, not just you guys,” Facebooker Peter Deng said to a room full of tech elites.
Facebook Home is so riveting, even Facebook employees can’t pay attention to anything but what their friends are doing. Even when their CEO is giving them a pep talk.
To fix what the tech industry says is a talent crisis, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech giants say the U.S. needs to update its immigration policies.
Facebook Home is in the house, and it’s taking over Android. But what about Apple’s iOS?
Check out what the new Facebook Home Android skin and the HTC First look like before the launch later this month.
Editor’s Pick We’re reporting live from Facebook’s big Android announcement in Menlo Park, Calif.
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except Facebook and taxes.”
The good news: Mark Zuckerberg is almost universally loved by his employes. The bad news: Marissa Mayer didn’t make the cut.
How Facebook’s CEO helped a kid on a bike by answering programming questions on his daily walk. AWWWWW.
Facebook has changed up its News Feed, and we’ve got images of the redesign you can expect to see soon.
Editor’s Pick Facebook is announcing the latest changes to its News Feed today, and we’re reporting live from its headquarters. Check out this post for live updates on what you can expect to see on your Facebook soon.
Editor’s Pick What most are hoping for is a massive change that would toy with Facebook’s long-cultivated revenue streams and tinker with one of its most precious pieces of IP: The News Feed algorithm.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are not just engines of technological innovation in America … they’re also the path to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. But there is a little catch — you gotta be a man.
Facebook’s IPO managed to turn a rather hefty tax bill into a huge tax refund — retroactively. How? By granting stock options to employees.
Step aside, Nobel. You’ve got some competition in the prize category.
SnapChat secures a hefty investment from Benchmark Capital to support the viral growth of its now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t photo sharing app.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
Editor’s Pick Speculation has run rampant: It’s a phone! It’s a plane! Here’s what the social network is really announcing today.
Last week, Facebook invited members of the press to a special event at its corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, CA on Tuesday. These sorts of invites are rare for Facebook, and so speculation is growing about what the company is planning.
A lot of things were said in 2012, but few of them were as funny, interesting, or profound as the quotes from these tech luminaries.
This was Facebook’s year, with 1 billion users and an IPO. For many of the its first employees, it was the stuff dreams are made of — until reality set in.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his largest charitable donation to date.
Many things you put on Facebook you want to save and share forever. Some things you wish you could delete immediately.
Mark Zuckerberg is surely smiling today. Facebook’s shares have shot up about 10 percent in early-hours trading, with the lockup period for nearly 800 million FB shares expiring today.
Paul Ceglia, a recently arrested New York businessman suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for half his company, just lost his attorney after an investigation found Celgia falsified evidence.
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