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 6, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Under pressure from shareholders who say the company has too many white men in its upper ranks, Apple has taken a step toward add more female and minority directors to its board. The Cupertino, Calif., company added new language to the board charter to say it plans to consider women and minorities as board candidates. Apple made the move after shareholders Trillium Asset Management and the Sustainability Group expressed disappointment that Apple has only one woman on its eight-member board and only one woman on its executive team reporting to Chief Executive Tim Cook.
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.
March 6, 2013 |
Los Angeles blogger Barbara "Cutie" Cooper has seen a lot in her 96 years: the Prohibition era, World War II, children, grandchildren, a 73-year marriage, the death of her husband Harry in 2010 at age 98, 18 presidents, and countless technological innovations. But this week she's seeing something new: her book climbing the Amazon.com bestseller list. "Fall in Love for Life: Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage " was published quietly by Chronicle Books on Jan. 1. Co-written with her granddaughters Kim and Chinta Cooper, "Fall in Love for Life" combines long-view wisdom and surprisingly sassy sex advice.
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.
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 24, 2014 |
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.
March 22, 2013 |
In her new book, “Lean In,” Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg advises women to do just that. The message is her “sort of feminist manifesto”: Take a seat at the table, speak up, and don't worry about pleasing everyone. If you want to make it to the top, you can't demure. But what about women who find their calling outside of the workplace - like mothers who choose to stay home and raise their kids? Are they still feminists if they choose a domestic path? New York magazine recently sparked a debate with its cover story, “ The Retro Wife ,” by Lisa Miller.
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.
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.