March 6, 2012 |
Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Facebook 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 . "Today the people are governing the governments.
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.
May 7, 2012 |
Mark Zuckerberg, the 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Facebook dressed in trademark hoodie and jeans, kicked off a cross-country roadshow to pitch his company's initial public stock offering. Hundreds of institutional investors stood in long lines Monday to pile into a ballroom at New York's Sheraton Hotel to hear the billion-dollar pitch from the 8-year-old social network ahead of the hotly anticipated IPO. The meeting was closed to the media. Facebook is building excitement for the IPO that in a few weeks could value the company at $96 billion or more.
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.
March 1, 2012 |
Facebook Inc. has begun pitching itself to Madison Avenue with a splashy campaign worthy of fictional adman Don Draper. At its first annual marketing conference in New York, Facebook executives pledged to raise the visibility of the world's biggest brands on the social network with more prominent ads on desktops and — for the first time — on mobile devices that will be much tougher for users to tune out. For Facebook users and their friends,...
January 18, 2011 |
It was supposed to be a "thank you" among friends. But then nowhere is the word "friend" used more loosely than in Hollywood and on Facebook. Producer Scott Rudin went out of his way Sunday night to thank the folks at Facebook when his movie, "The Social Network," picked up top honors at the Golden Globes for drama picture, director, screenplay and score. "I want to thank everybody at Facebook," said Rudin, " Mark Zuckerberg for his willingness to allow us to use his life and work as a metaphor for which to tell a story about communication and the way we relate to each other.
February 1, 2012 |
Facebook has filed papers for what's expected to be the largest initial public offering ever to come out of Silicon Valley and one of the largest in U.S. history. Ending months of breathless speculation, the 8-year-old social networking company has submitted registration documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that set a preliminary goal of raising $5 billion. Facebook is expected to be valued at $75 billion to $100 billion. Final pricing will not be set for months, and the size of the IPO probably will increase with investor demand.
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July 11, 2013 |
A Silicon Valley congressman who has held elected offices for more than three decades may have counted on a cakewalk to reelection. But his main challenger, a fellow Democrat backed by President Obama's former campaign advisors, is suddenly making the contest competitive - and one closely watched in Washington. Rep. Michael M. Honda of San Jose has voted in lockstep with Obama's agenda and has caused no controversy. But the former Obama advisors have picked his reelection race as one of a handful of high-priority contests across the nation, saying Silicon Valley needs a fresh, more aggressive representative in Congress.
October 1, 2012 |
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is mounting a charm offensive, this time making her case for Facebook's business potential to Wall Street and Madison Avenue. In New York for the annual confab Advertising Week, Sandberg kicked off the offensive with an appearance on CNBC , her first since Facebook's disastrous public debut. Like Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, Sandberg addressed head-on her company's plunging stock price, which she conceded had hurt employee morale.
March 13, 2013 |
Who are the great thinkers in the debate about our world and its future? The U.K.-based magazine Prospect invites you to answer that question, and it has nominated 65 public intellectuals for you to choose from. There are plenty of Americans on the list -- Katherine Boo, for example, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum” and Nate Silver, the statistician who correctly predicted the outcome in all 50 states in last year's presidential election and who wrote “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Prediction Fail -- but Some Don't.” Also included are New York Review of Books editor Robert Silvers, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and authors Oliver Sacks and Jared Diamond.