Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26219/all en Graph Search: Facebook unveils new friends-based search tool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Tuesday a feature to help its users search for people and places within the social network, in the company's first major product launch since its May initial public offering.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Computing Facebook Facebook Inc Technology World Wide Web Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 5734966 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuckerberg owns nearly a third of Facebook: US regulators http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/zuckerberg-owns-nearly-third-facebook-us-regulators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mark Zuckerberg's stake in Facebook has climbed to nearly 30 percent since the leading social network made its dismal stock market debut, according to a filing Wednesday with US regulators.</p> <p>Zuckerberg owns 632.65 million Facebook shares as compared with the slightly more than 500 million he held in September when the stock's sagging price prompted a promise he would not sell any for at least a year.</p> <p>Zuckerberg sold about 30 million shares when the Menlo Park, California-based social network made its stock market debut in May at an opening price of $38.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/zuckerberg-owns-nearly-third-facebook-us-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Facebook Mark Zuckerberg World Wide Web AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:56:55 +0000 5755691 at http://www.globalpost.com US judge tosses some shareholder lawsuits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-judge-tosses-some-shareholder-lawsuits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US federal judge on Wednesday tossed out claims by some Facebook shareholders that the social network wasn't candid enough about risks faced by the company when it made its stock market debut.</p> <p>In his ruling, US District Court Judge Robert Sweet in New York said Facebook executives disclosed the required information before the plaintiffs decided to become early investors.</p> <p>The suits dismissed by Sweet were part of an onslaught of litigation that followed Facebook's disastrous $16 billion IPO in May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-judge-tosses-some-shareholder-lawsuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Facebook Software World Wide Web AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:05:23 +0000 5755785 at http://www.globalpost.com German court rules Facebook can demand real names http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/german-court-rules-facebook-can-demand-real-names <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook can insist that its customers use their real personal data when registering on the site, a German court ruled in a decision published on Friday.</p> <p>The administrative court in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein slapped down an order from regional data protection officials that Facebook change its policy on collecting personal details.</p> <p>Facebook asks its customers to provide their real full name, email address, gender and date of birth when registering. If the firm finds false data have been given, it blocks the account until proof of identity is provided.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/german-court-rules-facebook-can-demand-real-names" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Facebook Software World Wide Web AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:46:34 +0000 5756831 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook co-founder Saverin says Asia is the place to be http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/facebook-co-founder-saverin-says-asia-the-place-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin said Thursday the success of the social networking site would be hard to match but he hoped to make an impact as an Asia-based technology investor.</p> <p>"It's clearly a tough act to follow," the 30-year-old Brazilian billionaire told a business conference in Singapore, where he is a permanent resident and putting money as an "angel investor" into Asian and other start-ups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/facebook-co-founder-saverin-says-asia-the-place-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Eduardo Saverin Facebook Software Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:30:44 +0000 5761828 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook buys advertising firm from Microsoft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/facebook-buys-advertising-firm-microsoft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook agreed Thursday to buy Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft as part of an effort to boost ad revenues at the massive social network.</p> <p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed.</p> <p>"Atlas is a leader in campaign management and measurement for marketers and agencies. We believe this acquisition will benefit both marketers and users," Facebook's Brian Boland said in a blog post.</p> <p>Atlas was part of the aQuantive group acquired by Microsoft, which ended up in a writedown and loss for Microsoft last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/facebook-buys-advertising-firm-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Facebook World Wide Web AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:00:57 +0000 5770309 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge recommends Ceglia case vs. Facebook be dismissed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/judge-recommends-ceglia-lawsuit-versus-facebook-be-dismissed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel and Nate Raymond</p> <p>(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit against Facebook Inc in which Paul Ceglia, an upstate New York wood pellet salesman, claimed a huge ownership stake in the social media company.</p> <p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio said there is "clear and convincing evidence" that an alleged 2003 contract with Mark Zuckerberg, now Facebook's chief executive, that Ceglia claimed entitled him to a one-half interest in the company is a "recently created fabrication."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/judge-recommends-ceglia-lawsuit-versus-facebook-be-dismissed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Film Paul Ceglia Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:00:04 +0000 5794743 at http://www.globalpost.com Hits and misses in Facebook's history over the years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/hits-and-misses-facebooks-history-over-the-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook, which reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, has more than 1 billion people logging in each month. It's a rapid growth for a service that began in a Harvard dorm room less than nine years ago.</p> <p>Here are some key developments over the years:</p> <p>February 2004: Mark Zuckerberg starts Facebook as a sophomore at Harvard University.</p> <p>March 2004: Facebook begins expansion to other colleges and universities.</p> <p>June 2004: Facebook moves headquarters to Palo Alto, Calif.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/hits-and-misses-facebooks-history-over-the-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Facebook Facebook Labor Law Software Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 23:30:56 +0000 5829566 at http://www.globalpost.com For better and for worse, 1 in 3 teens are Facebook friends with their mothers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/better-and-worse-1-3-teens-are-facebook-friends-their-mother <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Mother's Day approaches, 1 in 3 mothers are connected with their teens over Facebook, according to the social networking giant's review of how users self-identify. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Josh Knoller, a young professional in New York City, spent years refusing his mother&#39;s &quot;Friend Request&quot; on Facebook before, eventually, &quot;caving in.&quot; Today they have an agreement: she&#39;ll try not to make embarrassing comments, and he can delete them if she does.</p> <p>&quot;We actually got into some pretty big fights over this,&quot; says Knoller, 29. &quot;I love my Mom to death but she&#39;s a crazy, sweet Jewish mother and I was a little worried about what she might post in front of my closest friends.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/better-and-worse-1-3-teens-are-facebook-friends-their-mother" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Facebook Software World Wide Web Culture & Lifestyle The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 5834799 at http://www.globalpost.com NY man who claimed part ownership of Facebook seeks halt to government's criminal case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/ny-man-who-claimed-part-ownership-facebook-seeks-halt-govern <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUFFALO, N.Y. - A New York man who was charged with fraud after filing a lawsuit claiming part ownership of Facebook wants a judge to stop the criminal case from moving forward.</p> <p>Paul Ceglia of Wellsville said Friday he believes Facebook is behind the criminal charges. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook declined to respond to the allegations.</p> <p>Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Ceglia last fall, saying he tried to swindle Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg out of part of the company by doctoring a 2003 contract. That contract is the basis of Ceglia's 2010 civil suit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/ny-man-who-claimed-part-ownership-facebook-seeks-halt-govern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook World Wide Web The Canadian Press Sun, 12 May 2013 22:15:25 +0000 5836407 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook's timeline: A history of the social network's hits and misses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/facebooks-timeline-history-the-social-networks-hits-and-miss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook made its debut on the stock market a year ago on May 18 in one of the largest IPOs in history and the biggest for any Internet company.</p> <p>The social network's market value was more than $100 billion.</p> <p>Now, Facebook's stock is trading roughly 30 per cent lower and has not hit its IPO price of $38 per share. Today, Facebook is valued at around $63 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/facebooks-timeline-history-the-social-networks-hits-and-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Facebook Human Interest Labor Software Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 22:00:31 +0000 5840602 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook's timeline: A history of the social network's hits and misses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/facebooks-timeline-history-the-social-networks-hits-and-miss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook made its debut on the stock market a year ago on May 18 in one of the largest IPOs in history and the biggest for any Internet company.</p> <p>The social network's market value was more than $100 billion.</p> <p>Now, Facebook's stock is trading roughly 30 per cent lower and has not hit its IPO price of $38 per share. Today, Facebook is valued at around $63 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/facebooks-timeline-history-the-social-networks-hits-and-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Facebook Human Interest Labor Software Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 19 May 2013 13:45:18 +0000 5841346 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook touts advertising milestone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/facebook-touts-advertising-milestone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook said Tuesday that more than a million businesses now advertise at the leading social network.</p> <p>"I know business owners like these invest their hard-earned money and time into running their companies," Facebook's Dan Levy said in a blog post that referred to advertisers such as Singapore's Retail Ministry and retailer Springwools in Ireland.</p> <p>"So today, on behalf of everyone at Facebook, I want to say 'thank you' to them and to the over one million businesses like them who are active advertisers."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/facebook-touts-advertising-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Facebook Software World Wide Web AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:32:35 +0000 5860662 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook admits year-long data breach exposed 6 million users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/facebook-admits-year-long-data-breach-exposed-6-million-users <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has inadvertently exposed 6 million users' phone numbers and email addresses to unauthorized viewers over the past year, the world's largest social networking company disclosed late Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/facebook-admits-year-long-data-breach-exposed-6-million-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Facebook Inc Politics Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Jun 2013 02:40:29 +0000 5863813 at http://www.globalpost.com Emmys: MTV 'Catfish's' Nev Schulman Says Manti Te'o Proved His Reality Show's Legit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/emmys-mtv-catfishs-nev-schulman-says-manti-teo-proved-his-reali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jethro Nededog</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - With a second season of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" debuting Tuesday at 10/9c, Nev Schulman has become one of reality television's most interesting people. He has seen himself catapulted from indie documentary filmmaker to TV's most well-known internet scam buster/matchmaker.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/emmys-mtv-catfishs-nev-schulman-says-manti-teo-proved-his-reali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catfish Facebook Films Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:08:22 +0000 5867413 at http://www.globalpost.com