July 29, 2007 |
BROWSE any Facebook profile set up by a relatively active user and you're likely to hit on a cache of personal information that, until very recently, would've been impossible to get unless you hired a private detective to follow the person for six months.
March 24, 2009 |
Netflix Inc. said it had linked with social-networking website Facebook, allowing subscribers of the largest U.S. mail-order movie service to share their film ratings with Facebook friends. Ratings of one to five stars will show on a user's Facebook profile if a Netflix member has enabled the Facebook Connect function, Netflix said. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
December 12, 2008 |
Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham is joining the board of Facebook Inc., connecting the popular Internet hangout with a media industry veteran. Based in Palo Alto, privately held Facebook has about 130 million members who use the website to share information with their friends and family.
August 6, 2008 |
Facebook Inc., operator of the most popular social-networking site, will allow employees to cash in on their ownership stakes in the company. Palo Alto-based Facebook didn't disclose details of the one-time program.
March 26, 2008 |
Facebook Inc., the second-most-popular social-networking site, hired an executive from Internet search leader Google Inc. for the second time this month. Ethan Beard, who was director of social media at Google, will help run business development at Palo Alto-based Facebook, the company said. Facebook named Google veteran Sheryl Sandberg operating chief March 4.
June 27, 2008 |
Facebook Inc., the world's largest social-networking website, didn't engage in fraud when it settled a lawsuit accusing founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing the idea for the company, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Jose said the settlement with ConnectU Inc., a site operator, was binding and enforceable. The accord to end the 4-year-old dispute was reached in February after mediation.
December 23, 2008 |
Facebook Inc., operator of the world's largest social-networking site, removed a page dedicated to Bernard Madoff after some users posted comments complimenting and jeering his alleged $50-billion fraud. Facebook judges whether the content of a page is inappropriate if it gets complaints, spokesman Larry Yu said. Facebook, after inquiries by Bloomberg News, concluded that the pages may not have been authorized as required by Madoff or his representatives.
July 20, 2007 |
Social-networking website Facebook Inc. acquired Parakey Inc., a company run by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, founders of the Web browser Mozilla Firefox. Parakey is the first acquisition for closely held Palo Alto-based Facebook. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ross and Hewitt are joining Facebook's development team to work on its website. Parakey's software, which hasn't been released, will make it easier to transfer information between personal computers and the Web, according to a