On Friday, I published a column in these pages about my trials and tribulations surrounding repeated suspensions from Facebook.
It took two months of experiencing intermittent bans from the social network–due to ostensibly “inappropriate material” on my page–before I finally took any measures to extricate myself from the situation.
Each time Read More
For the past two months, I have intermittently been barred from Facebook.
The first time it happened was in June, when I tried to post my Israel Hayom column. Suddenly, a window popped up, telling me that inappropriate material had been found on, and removed from, my page. I was warned that if Read More
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently swung by the mayor’s office while in town for his Saturday Night Live appearance alongside pretender Jesse Eisenberg, the Daily News reports.
“I met with Mark Zuckerberg the other day to see if we can get some help from Facebook,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “Having a site for Read More
The truth about Facebook’s financials is leaking out.
Turns out the company is more profitable than most expected, at least going by its internal, unaudited numbers. Facebook earned $355 million in net income in the first nine months of 2010 on revenue of $1.2 billion, Reuters reports, according to a source who got Read More
Members of Goldman Sachs’s wealth management group recently got a lesson in how to use Facebook from Facebook’s chief financial officer David Ebersman himself, reports Max Abelson of Bloomberg.
Goldman employees will now be able to explain the site to clients who didn’t see The Social Network.
Goldman recently invested $450 million Read More
Facebook just raised $500 million, $450 million of it from Goldman Sachs and $50 million from the Russian firm Digital Sky Technologies, Dealbook is reporting.
That means Facebook is now estimated to be worth more than Yahoo, valued at about $21.7 billion.
Facebook surpassed Google, valued around $189.4 billion, in pageviews Read More
Facebook hosted a dinner last week for big Web publishers. Tina Brown was in attendance, along with reps from ESPN, The New York Times and Conde Nast.
According to Peter Kafka at All Things D, it’s part of a campaign by Facebook to woo big media and put itself in between consumers and the Read More
Mark Zuckerberg is still fighting the perception that he started Facebook as some sort of revenge against a girl or way to get more girls.
Zuck was dating his current girlfriend at the time Facebook was created, as 60 Minutes‘ Lesley Stahl would have known if she had read his lengthy New Yorker Read More
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Facebook made a major mobile announcement today — and no it’s not a new phone.
The key is single sign-on, which lets mobile users log in once with their Facebook username and password. After that, users can enter any mobile app by simply clicking a “login with Facebook” button.
This gives third-party developers the ability Read More