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A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Outage Frustrates Many Users

Menlo Park-based social giant Facebook experienced widespread outages Friday morning.
Users hoping to post status updates where hit with a “sorry, something went wrong” message for much of the morning. Both the CBS Bay Area and KCBS Radio accounts were affected by the outage, but functionality appeared to be restored by 9:30 a.m.
There’s was no official word from Facebook as to the cause of the outage, which apparently started slightly before 9 a.m. local time.

16 hours ago

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Earnings Soar As Mobile Ad Revenue Steadily Increases; Shares Climb After-Hours

Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

07/23/2014

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Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation Study

A consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.

07/04/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tried To Alter Mood Of Nearly 700,000 By Tweaking News Feeds

Facebook is getting a face-full of outrage Monday from privacy advocates after it was revealed that the social network conducted a psychological experiment on unwitting users.

06/30/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Opens Up About Personalized Ads On Feeds

Facebook is opening up about those personalized ads on news feeds.

06/12/2014

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Detective Reveals What Child Molesters Look For In Social Media Profiles

Mountain View police say the arrest of a former San Francisco high school teacher earlier this month revealed just how effective an online profile can be at driving a child predator straight into the hands of police.

02/17/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Marks 10th Birthday, Will It Last Another Decade?

Facebook will mark 10 years since its creation Tuesday, and despite an estimated 1.2 billion friends and $153 billion market cap there are plenty of folks eager to predict the end for the social giant.

02/03/2014

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Twitter Sets Price Range For 70-Million Share IPO

Twitter says it will sell more than 70M shares between $17 and $20 per share in its IPO .

10/24/2013

File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter, NFL Reach Deal To Show Football Videos

The National Football league struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service’s initial public offering of stock.

09/26/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Oakland Police Consultant Bratton Launching Social Network For Cops

The final stages were nearly completed for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue.

09/02/2013

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