Facebook is pulling ads from racy, violent pages

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content. The social network said that on Monday, it will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements. Facebook has sought to strike a balance between...
2013-06-30 21:26:51 +0000

Facebook plays major role in Indonesia terror case

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sefa Riano didn't try to hide his plans or his beliefs. A Facebook page that police traced to him is plastered with photos of bearded men in camouflage uniforms holding rifles and banners hailing "The Spirit of Jihad." One status update in late April apologizes to...
2013-06-21 05:53:20 +0000

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter's growing video-sharing app, Vine. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said Thursday that users will be record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. The...
2013-06-20 20:25:04 +0000

Nasdaq paying $10M to settle Facebook disruption

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that the penalty is the largest ...
2013-05-30 05:18:11 +0000

A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus

NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering. Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Coca-Cola. And it was all made possible by our frien...
2013-05-20 09:20:51 +0000

Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile gadgets is growing more popular. Many of the 4...
2013-05-18 05:25:49 +0000

A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus

NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering. Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Coca-Cola. And it was all made possible by o...
2013-05-18 05:17:55 +0000

Mobile ads help grow Facebook's 1Q revenue 38 pct.

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, Facebook was just testing the waters of mobile advertising, causing plenty of headaches for investors ahead of its massive initial public offering. It has since eased those worries. On Wednesday the world's biggest social networking company said nearly a th...
2013-05-02 04:56:38 +0000

Facebook: Breyer won't stand for board re-election

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says that venture capitalist Jim Breyer won't seek re-election to its board of directors. Facebook Inc. said Friday that Breyer, partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners, will stay on until the company's annual meeting on June 11. Menlo Park, Calif.-based...
2013-04-27 17:38:28 +0000

Facebook CEO reaped $2.3B gain on stock options

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering. The windfall detailed in regulatory documents filed Friday saddled Zuckerber...
2013-04-27 04:59:38 +0000

US team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a "Most Wanted" jihadi from America's South. The Alabama native wrote that "the war of narratives has become even...
2013-04-13 05:09:09 +0000

Facebook barges into Google turf with Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Home, the new application that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is essentially moving into Google's turf, taking advantage of software the search giant and competitor created. Facebook Home will operat...
2013-04-05 16:31:27 +0000

Facebook tweaks Android phones to build new 'Home'

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook is trying to prove that a company doesn't have to make a smartphone or operating system to define how people interact with mobile technology. The audacious move will provide further insights into how pervasive Facebo...
2013-04-05 06:44:00 +0000

Facebook unveils new experience for Android phones

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a new experience for Android phones. The idea is to bring content right to you, rather than require people to check apps on the device. The event comes amid rapid growth in the number of people who access Facebook from smartphones and ta...
2013-04-04 17:23:28 +0000

As Facebook matures, is it losing its edge?

NEW YORK (AP) — To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook friends. Then those friends shared with their frie...
2013-04-02 15:26:42 +0000

Facebook to hold Android event Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its "new home on Android." Next Thursday's event will take place at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Facebook isn't providing further details. There has been speculation about a "Facebook ph...
2013-03-29 16:37:53 +0000

SEC approves Nasdaq's Facebook IPO payment plan

NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that it has approved a plan by the Nasdaq stock exchange to pay $62 million in reimbursements to investment firms that lost money because of technical problems during Facebook's initial public offering last year. The Nasd...
2013-03-25 16:50:44 +0000

Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed - dramatically, as it turns out - and these days even if you're friends with your own kids on Facebook, it doesn't mean you know what t...
2013-03-19 07:17:01 +0000

What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing

LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga. It could out you as gay. It might reveal how you vote. It might even suggest that you're an unmarried introvert with a h...
2013-03-16 21:57:08 +0000

In death, Facebook photos could fade away forever

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories — as she did. "Everybody's going to face this kind of a situatio...
2013-03-01 22:20:13 +0000

Facebook buying Atlas ad business from Microsoft

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is buying a set of online advertising tools called Atlas from Microsoft in its latest attempt to build a more effective marketing system around its Internet social network. In making the deal announced Thursday, Facebook is betting the acquired technology...
2013-02-28 22:19:55 +0000

Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook...
2013-02-16 06:27:20 +0000

Most Facebook users take a break

NEW YORK (AP) — Too much drama, boredom and scads of irrelevant information are just some of the reasons Facebook users give for taking a break from the world's biggest social networking site for weeks at a time, according to a new study. A report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and Am...
2013-10-30 07:15:45 +0000

Facebook unveils social search feature

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature on Tuesday in the company's first staged event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters since its May initial public offering. Called "graph search," the new service lets users search their social connect...
2013-01-15 22:19:15 +0000

Facebook users hit 'like,' stores jump into action

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn't just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what's in stores during this holiday season. After polling customers on the social media site, Macy's decided to carry denim jeans in bright neon...
2012-12-18 19:31:58 +0000