Facebook in the News

Nasdaq seeks dismissal of class-action suits over Facebook IPO
news.cnet.com
The Nasdaq stock exchange has requested that a U.S. District Court judge in Manhattan throw out a group of class-action lawsuits charging the organization with violation of securities laws on the Facebook IPO. In a brief filed Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet, Nasdaq said it c [...]
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Facebook’s Big Gay Question
readwrite.com
Its CEO marched with gay employees in San Francisco's Pride Parade. Can Facebook export Bay Area values to the world? Most technology companies have vague mission statements that put a feel-good gloss on how they make money. This weekend, Facebook actually lived up to its claimed ambition "to mak [...]
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Iran’s new president ‘welcomes’ Facebook, says restricting freedom ‘inefficient’ – Middle East
www.haaretz.com
Hassan Rohani tells youth magazine that internet filtering is 'futile', according to remarks carried and translated by The Guardian, also says he opposes gender segregation. Iran's incoming president Hassan Rohani seems to be toeing a softer line on censorship in the Islamic Republic, telling a p [...]
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Facebook tests new gifts prompt, bookmark ads on mobile
www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook appears to be testing a new ad unit on mobile (sponsored apps in the bookmarks bar) and has started putting birthday notifications in the mobile News Feed, accompanied by a prompt to buy that person a Gift. [...]
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How Facebook’s IPO Created the Best-Paid County In America
blogs.wsj.com
The average wage in San Mateo County, California, rose an astounding 107% in the fourth quarter of 2012, and Facebook's IPO is the likely cause. That’s where Facebook’s May 2012 IPO comes in. According to the social network’s securities filings, the bulk of restricted stock units that Faceb [...]
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Who Would Recruit On Facebook? Try Pepsi, Gap, AIG And Oracle…
www.forbes.com
Facebook is quickly becoming a legitimate tool for recruiters. It’s easy to make fun of Facebook. The depressed stock, the misguided political comments, the unguarded vanity of high school “friends”—all tend to reinforce the inanity of the social network. But a billion people still use it [...]
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