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February 13, 2014 |
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.
February 3, 2014 |
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.
January 30, 2014 |
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.
January 29, 2014 |
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.
January 24, 2014 |
"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.
January 24, 2014 |
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.