Poll: Half of Americans call Facebook a fad

Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high. The company Mark Zuck...
2012-05-15 20:03:03 +0000

Facebook raises IPO price as offering nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Already expected to be the largest-ever initial public offering for an Internet company, Facebook is making its IPO even bigger. The world's largest online social network on Tuesday increased the planned price range for its stock to $34 to $38 per share in a filing with the Sec...
2012-05-15 19:59:49 +0000

Facebook gives more details on mobile usage

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says the number of people logging in is continuing to grow more quickly than the number of ads delivered. This is in part because more people are using Facebook on mobile devices, where it shows a very small number of ads, Facebook said Wednesday. The finding implies t...
2012-05-10 04:11:41 +0000

100,000 Facebook users use new organ donor option

ATLANTA (AP) — An organ donation group says more than 100,000 people used a new Facebook feature the first day to declare they are donors. The new option was announced Tuesday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to boost the number of potential organ donors. It allows Facebook users to add organ d...
2012-05-02 17:56:47 +0000

Yahoo escalates patent battle with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook. It is adding new allegations of intellectual property theft to its six-week-old lawsuit against Facebook. In court papers filed Friday, Yahoo Inc. now says Facebook's online social network infringes o...
2012-04-28 04:49:32 +0000

Microsoft sells AOL patents on to Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million. Facebook is buying about 650 of the 925 AOL patents and patent applications that Microsoft bought, Microsoft and Facebook said Monday. F...
2012-04-23 20:01:47 +0000

Facebook reports lower 1Q net income

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is reporting, ahead of its initial public offering, expected in May, that its first-quarter net income fell as its revenue rose by comparison with a year earlier. Facebook Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Monday that its net income fell 12 percent to $233 million fr...
2012-04-23 19:56:18 +0000

'Marley' to stream on Facebook while in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. Such day-and-date releases have become increasingly common in recent years for smaller in...
2012-04-12 13:06:22 +0000

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. The price was stunning for an apps-maker without...
2012-04-10 04:56:18 +0000

Eden posted a message of her Facebook page, honoring Hagman's incredible career:

As I received the news this evening and as you read this I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of s...
2013-03-12 22:40:39 +0000