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Facebook

Facebook is an online social networking service founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin.

Introduction

Facebook is a online social networking company started by Mark Zuckberberg in 2004. Currently trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: FB.

Timeline

June 1, 2020

Zuckerberg says in a Facebook post that the company would contribute an additional $10 million to social justice causes.

May 27, 2020

Facebook launches Collab, a mix-and-match app for making collaborative music videos.

May 26, 2020

Facebook launches a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to 8 people.

May 19, 2020

Facebook takes on Amazon with online shopping, commerce venture Shops.

May 19, 2020

Facebook chief executive officer announces a handful of updates signaling the company's commitment to online shopping and commerce.

May 2020

Facebook announces that it would be creating new company hubs in Atlanta, Denver and Dallas as part of a move to decentralize is workforce.

April 14, 2020

Facebook launches an experimental app for messaging close friends over Apple Watch.

April 9, 2020

Facebook announces "Quiet Mode" that silences push notifications on mobile.

April 2020

Facebook announces an investment of $ 5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore) in Jio Platforms.

April 2020

Facebook says it will spend $5.7 billion to buy a 9.99% stake in India's Reliance Industries' digital arm.

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Acquisitions

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Facebook Messenger (commonly known as Messenger) is a messaging app and platform owned by Facebook.

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People

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Aaron Morris

Investor

Adam Gold

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Adnan Khan

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Agustin Gonzalez

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ajtest account

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Akshay Rustagi

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Alex Fries

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Alexander Davis

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Alexander Wolfson

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Ali Khan

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Alin Skurtu

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Alison Leigh, Ph.D, MFT, Sex Educator, Organizational Psychologist/

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Allan Kaplan

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Amar Chokhawala

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Amitt Mahajan

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Anand Rajaraman

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Andrea Zurek

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Andrei Miulescu

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Andrew Camel

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Andrew McCollum

Founder

Andrew S. Kofman

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Anida D

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Anthony Lawrence

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Anthony Marlowe

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António Mello Campello

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Further reading

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Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing

Josh Constine

Web

April 19, 2017

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By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
July 3, 2020
Mail Online
Engineers at the Japanese satellite firm JSAT have announced a new plan to send a laser-equipped satellite into orbit to help remove space junk currently circling around Earth.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Space is set to put on an out of this world show in celebration of America's Independence Day. A Thunder Moon will rise over the US at 8:14pm ET and will turn into a partial penumbral eclipse.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
It wasn't just on-demand programming that increased, the cable television firm says TV consumption as a whole has gone up across all platforms since lockdown.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
An ongoing piece of research run by University College London (UCL) is monitoring the psychological side-effects of lockdown.
Christopher Carbone
July 2, 2020
Fox News
A group of black workers filed a class action charge against Facebook, alleging that the company discriminates against African-American workers in hiring, promotions, evaluations and pay.
Kevin Roose
July 2, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.
Financial Post Staff
July 2, 2020
Financial Post
Banks are now part of a growing list of hundreds of companies around the world backing away from Facebook
Chris Ciaccia
July 2, 2020
Fox News
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across the U.S., Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better at curbing the spread of misinformation about the virus.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
The image recognition system used a machine learning model that labelled women as 'whores' and 'bitches' and used abhorrent terms against ethnic minorities.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
An apartment building in Siberia has begun to split in half as record high temperatures in the region have melted the region's top layers of permafrost, leaving the building on unsteady ground.
By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Recordings reveal how the song started off in British Columbia before reaching Alberta in 2004, Ontario in 2014, and the east coast by 2019. The old call has virtually disappeared.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
The leading theory claims that the Moon formed out of the wreckage created when a Mars-sized planet called Theia collided with the young Earth 4.5 billion years ago.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
It may look like a TIE Fighter in a galaxy far, far away, by the NASA image is the International Space Station in transit across our nearest star. The picture was taken by a photographer in Virginia.
James Clayton
July 2, 2020
BBC News
Facebook's chief dismisses claims in leaked comments that the ads boycott poses a financial threat.
By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Two rotational hand controls and one translation hand control used to steer the Columbia Command Service Module as it approached the Moon will go on sale in Beverly Hills, US.
By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Looking for an affordable wireless charging stand for your desk or bedside table? The Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger is now on sale on Amazon for less than £14.
Philip M. Napoli
July 2, 2020
Wired
In some ways, Trump's use of social media follows a history of politicians sidestepping media gatekeepers that dates back to FDR. In others, he's a complete anomaly.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Stanford researchers claim that particles from cosmic rays caused small adaptations in successful replicating molecules, allowing the right-handed version to win out and form DNA.
William Davies
July 2, 2020
the Guardian
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro with a printout of an opponent's WhatsApp message about him. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
July 2, 2020
Mail Online
Archaeologists may have debunked the theory that Stonehenge's giant slabs of stone were rafted from Wales to Salisbury Plain after using chemical analysis.
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