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May 4, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
There isn't much David Goldberg, 44, hasn't already done. At 26 he sold his first start-up, Launch Media, for $12 million to Yahoo. Goldberg then served as general manager of Yahoo Music, and later left to work at Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur in residence. In 1999 he acquired a fledgling online survey company called SurveyMonkey and grew it into a billion-dollar business. He also happens to be married to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, whom Forbes declared to be one of the most powerful women in the world.
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March 24, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said she declined to limit her company's hiring of Google employees after being approached by two senior executives at the Internet giant. Sandberg made the declaration in a filing in San Jose federal court on Friday before a high-profile trial in May that will determine whether Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe illegally agreed not to recruit each other's employees. Sandberg and Facebook are not involved in the case, which grew out of a Department of Justice investigation that was settled in 2010.
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September 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with the government agency that oversees control of the Internet in China, but analysts say don't expect a detente in the longstanding blockade of the giant social network. Sandberg met with Cai Mingzhao, head of China's State Council Information Office, on Wednesday, according to a post that includes a photograph of Sandberg and Cai standing next to each other in front of a Chinese flag. A statement on the agency's website said Sandberg met with the Chinese official to discuss the "important role" Facebook plays in helping Chinese companies expand abroad.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Daniel Miller and Meg James
It's one of Hollywood's longest-running guessing games: Who will succeed Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger? And it just got a little more interesting. Anne Sweeney's announcement this week that she will step down as head of Disney's media networks, including ABC-TV, could help set up important moves on a corporate chess board as Disney prepares for bigger and more dramatic changes. Iger agreed last summer to stay on as CEO through June 2016, 15 months longer than initially planned.
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March 5, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" doesn't officially publish until next week, but it has already stirred controversy across the media, rallying both critics and defenders to its cause, and resulting in a backlash to the backlash.   The book, which Sandberg describes as "a sort of feminist manifesto," discusses the need for more women in powerful positions.  As Sandberg writes, “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook executives leaned in to some big payouts in 2012. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg received $26.2 million in compensation, making her the highest-paid executive at the giant social network for the second straight year. Sandberg earned $25.6 million in stock awards, a salary of $321,128 and a $276,730 bonus, according to a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday.  That was a slight decline from nearly $31 million the year before.
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March 10, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Beyonce has joined a roster of powerful women -- including Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Condoleezza Rice -- who are supporting Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization, which works to empower women. Bey has made an ad for the organization discouraging the use of the word "bossy" to describe ambitious women -- "I'm not bossy; I'm the boss," she says. [The Cut] Model Stacy Keibler -- George Clooney's former girlfriend -- married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in Mexico over the weekend.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Sheryl Sandberg has become the first woman to join the board of Facebook, the Menlo Park, Calif., company said Monday. The world's most popular social network had come under fire for not having female representation on its seven-member board of directors. Most of its 901 million users are women, and its second-in-command, Sandberg, is one of the country's best-known female executives. On Monday, Sandberg, who also sits on the board of Walt Disney Co., became the eighth member of the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg preached her gospel of "leaning in" to California's female lawmakers Wednesday, saying that having more women in government is key to advancing gender equality. Sandberg, whose book "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" looks at the dearth of women leaders in the corporate world, noted in a speech to the California Women's Legislative Caucus that there was a similar lack of female leaders in the political sphere. "How grateful I am for the women here who have run for office, who are serving ... because you inspire women all over the world and the state," Sandberg said.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn and Dawn C. Chmielewski
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. Nell Scovell, a veteran television writer who helped Sandberg write the book, will pen the script, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to discuss the matter publicly. The story will be based on the themes explored in “Lean In” but will not be about Sandberg, and she will not be a character in the movie, the people said.
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Beyonce has joined a roster of powerful women -- including Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Condoleezza Rice -- who are supporting Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization, which works to empower women. Bey has made an ad for the organization discouraging the use of the word "bossy" to describe ambitious women -- "I'm not bossy; I'm the boss," she says. [The Cut] Model Stacy Keibler -- George Clooney's former girlfriend -- married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in Mexico over the weekend.
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February 13, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
If you are a woman, Gloria Steinem is like an indispensable computer program, always running in the background of your life. You don't always remember that she's there, but without her, your life would be constrained in ways you can hardly imagine. Run for office? Lead a company? Become an engineer? Go to space? Work free of sexual harassment or live on equal legal footing with your husband? Control your own reproductive fate? So many of the rights that women enjoy -- even the most conservative women -- exist because of relentless feminists like Steinem, who, at 79, shows no signs of slowing down.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for some. But not for FiftyThree, the maker of a popular app called Paper. The startup is spitting mad that Facebook on Monday rolled out a new app also called Paper. Facebook should get, well, more creative with the name of its new mobile news app, Georg Petschnigg, chief executive and co-founder of FiftyThree, said in an interview. His company's iPad app is all about the human need to create, he said. The drawing app lets tens of millions of people share their ideas all over the Web -- and on Facebook.
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January 30, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's stock soared to a record high of $62.50 in midday trading Thursday, lifted by a wildly better-than-expected fourth-quarter showing, especially when it comes to clocking mobile advertising revenue. The giant social network, which turns 10 next week, said Wednesday that for the first time, more than half of its ad revenue came from mobile. And, at the end of 2013, more than three quarters of Facebook's 1.23 billion users logged in using their mobile devices at least once a month.
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January 29, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a little help from its billion or so friends, Facebook seems to have cracked the code on how to turn the world's largest social network into a moneymaking machine. The giant social network which began as a project in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room keeps growing steadily and profitably by peddling ads to its users all over the planet, whether they log in from desktops or increasingly from mobile devices. In the process, it has won over once skeptical investors by releasing a string of impressive quarterly reports, the latest on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
As chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is a successful tech excutive. With her 2013 book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead," she became a bestselling author. Now she's poised to play an important role in film, with news Friday that Sony has bought the rights to "Lean In. " Deadline Hollywood reports that Sony made a preemptive bid for "Lean In" and brought in Nell Scovel, who wrote the book with Sandberg, to turn it into a film. Sandberg has become a spokeswoman for the book, which our reviewer Rebecca Traister described as "naming and attempting to redress the double standards, entrenched attitudes and regressive catch-22s that drive women into ruts of self-doubt, lowered expectations and accommodating self-sacrifice.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Lean In," the bestselling nonfiction book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg about the dearth of women leaders in the corporate world and what can be done about it, is on its way to the big screen. Sony Pictures has obtained film rights to "Lean In" and tapped Nell Scovell, who helped Sandberg pen the book, to write the script,  Deadline reports . Scovell is also a veteran TV writer and director whose credits include "Murphy Brown," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Monk.
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