August 15, 2013 |
Facebook may step into PayPal's territory as it reportedly is set to test a feature that lets users make purchases on e-commerce mobile apps using their information on Facebook. The test feature would benefit users who have previously shared their credit card information with Facebook, either for gaming apps on the side or for the company's gifts feature. When those users go to participating mobile e-commerce apps, the test feature will speed up the checkout process by using the billing information users have already given to Facebook.
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.
May 19, 2010 |
Facebook Inc. and Zynga Game Network Inc. ended weeks of tense negotiations by agreeing Tuesday to a five-year deal to keep Zynga's social games on the social network. The agreement between the Bay Area companies officially puts an end to a high-stakes game of corporate poker, one that involved tens of millions of dollars. At issue is a virtual currency Facebook wants all developers on its platform to use in any online commerce, with Facebook taking a cut of all sales. Zynga — which created Farmville, Mafia Wars and several of the most popular apps on Facebook — threatened to start taking its games elsewhere.
October 4, 2012 |
From the career, the car, the home and loving family, to the beach vacation and sprinkled cupcake: Women want to “have it all.” And almost all of them think they can. According to a report this week from Citi and LinkedIn, 96% of women said “having it all” is attainable, but women were split on what that meant. The national survey, aptly named Today's Professional Woman Report, asked what women see as their biggest career challenges, their most pressing financial concerns, and how they define success.
March 7, 2012 |
Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Facebook Inc. as a vehicle for social change during a visit to the social networking company's Menlo Park, Calif., campus. Peres, 88, came to Facebook on Tuesday to launch his official personal page on the site that he hopes will open a dialogue with Arabs throughout the world and to meet with Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. "The matter of peace is no longer the business of governments but the business of people," Peres told Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, in an interview streamed live on Facebook.
November 7, 2011 |
Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was moved that Apple's Steve Jobs admired him for not "selling out. " "I know that's one of the ways in which -- in which we saw eye to eye on kind of what we were trying to do in the world," Zuckerberg said in an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose airing Monday. Zuckerberg also said Jobs coached him on how to build a management team that is "focused on building as high quality and good things as you are. " Before he died on Oct. 5, Jobs gave younger entrepreneurs advice, according to his biography published last month.
July 23, 2013 |
Women are less likely than men in high-status jobs to be given flexible work schedules to pursue career-development opportunities, according to a recent Yale study. The study , published in the July issue of the Journal of Social Issues, found that managers were more likely to grant men flexible working schedules. Researchers asked managers how they would act if men and women of varying ranks asked for different schedules. The workers represented employees in high-status managerial positions or lower-status hourly positions, researchers said. Photos: Wall Street rogues: Infamous corporate villains Managers were also told the reason for the schedule change request -- either for childcare or to take professional development courses. The results were clear: Employers favored giving men more flexible schedules.
March 29, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — The countdown to Facebook Inc.'s initial public stock offering has officially begun. The social networking giant is aiming to begin selling its stock to the public in May and is taking carefully choreographed steps to prepare for what is expected to be the biggest-ever Internet IPO, said a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak publicly. Facebook has asked private exchanges to halt trading of the privately held company's shares Friday.
May 24, 2013 |
Anne-Marie Slaughter. Marissa Mayer. Sheryl Sandberg. Paul Tudor Jones? The founder of Tudor Investment Corp. seems, almost by accident, to be the newest voice in the debate about women at work. The hedge fund honcho, ranked 123rd on Forbes' list of U.S. billionaires, is batting back criticism over comments he made last month while on a panel at the University of Virginia. During the question and answer portion of the event at the McIntire School of Commerce, Jones responded to a question from the audience about why the only participants were “rich, white, middle-aged men.” In a video obtained by the Washington Post via a Freedom of Information Act request, he discusses former female colleagues who had children - a decision Jones referred to as “as big of a killer as divorce is” to the focus necessary to survive as a macro trader.
May 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc. said it would make a greater effort to identify and remove hate speech after a group of protesters convinced more than a dozen advertisers to boycott the giant social network unless it cracked down on content that encourages violence against women. Facebook said it would review how it evaluates reports of hate speech and improve training for online moderators. The Menlo Park, Calif., company said it would also pay closer attention to "cruel or insensitive" content even if it does not technically qualify as hate speech.