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

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

Timeline

March 4, 2020

Facebook announces it has canceled this year's F8 conference due to the coronavirus outbreak.

February 25, 2020

Facebook announces that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games.

February 14, 2020

Facebook announces that it would allow political campaigns and candidates to pay creators for sponsored content on Instagram and Facebook, so long as the posts follow the company's disclosure guidelines.

February 11, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it planned to review past takeovers by five tech giants -- Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, with a combined market cap $5.5 trillion -- going all the way back to 2010.

The good news: A federal judge approved T-Mobile's $26 billion acquisition of the SoftBank-controlled Sprint yesterday.

December 18, 2019

Facebook acquires PlayGiga, a Madrid-based cloud gaming startup.

October 2019

Facebook prepares to launch a "news tab" .

September 17, 2019

Facebook released the oversight board which will begin with at least 11 members and is "likely to be 40 members" when fully staffed.

September 6, 2019

Facebook and Microsoft launch Deepfake Detection Challenge

September 5, 2019

Facebook launches dating service in United States.

August 20, 2019

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering.

Formerly known as “clear history,” the tool will now go by the slightly clunkier moniker “off-Facebook activity.” The feature launches in South Korea, Ireland and Spain.

June 2019

Facebook announces that it would launch Libra.

May 17, 2019

Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa.

The people behind the phantom accounts spent around $812,000 for ads between December 2012 and April 2019 and these were paid in Brazilian reais, Israeli shekel and US dollars.

April 30, 2019

Facebook's Meet New Friends now in testing in a few markets before it's rolled out more widely soon.

April 24, 2019

Facebook said yesterday that it expected the Federal Trade Commission to fine it up to $5 billion for privacy violations, Mike Isaac and Cecilia Kang of the NYT report.

Occidental unveiled a $38 billion takeover bid for Anadarko Petroleum yesterday, $5 billion more than Chevron has offered.

No region in the world is perfect," Mr. Fink told a financial industry conference yesterday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as he announced that BlackRock would open an office in the country.

March 2019

Zuckerberg announces that Facebook was developing a new messaging platform.

June 2018

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

2013

In 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli analytics company, announcing that Onavo's tools "will help us provide better, more efficient mobile products.

November 30, 2007

Facebook raises a $60,000,000 series C round from Horizons Ventures and Li Ka-shing.

April 1, 2006

Facebook raises a $27,500,000 series B round from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Founders Fund and SV Angel.

May 1, 2005

Facebook raises a $12,700,000 series A round from Accel Partners, Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus.

September 1, 2004

Facebook raises a $500,000 seed round from Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman.

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Vanshika Malhotra
April 4, 2020
news.google.com
Facebook allegedly tried to buy Pegasus malware to snoop on iOS users. Read on to know more
Adrian Potoroaca
April 4, 2020
TechSpot
An ongoing court battle has surfaced an interesting piece of information that, if proven true, could result in another scar on Facebook's public image.
Wired Opinion
April 4, 2020
Wired
With rallies and canvassing on ice, 2020 election campaigns are rapidly turning to peer-to-peer texting, which isn't the panacea it appears to be.
Joel Khalili
April 4, 2020
TechRadar
The world's largest remote working experiment is set to have an enduring impact on the way we work.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
Chatoulette's daily user numbers have more than doubled since the beginning of 2020, going from an average of 50,000 to more than 120,000 according to founded Andrey Ternovskiy.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
Skeletal remains of a shipwreck have appeared on the Maine coastline that have been a mystery for over six decades has now bee identified as a British cargo ship that was ashore in 1769.
Jim Waterson, Media editor
April 3, 2020
the Guardian
Ofcom has warned broadcasters to refrain from spreading rumours that 5G is linked to coronavirus. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Arielle Pardes
April 3, 2020
Wired
Tips for staying active during the pandemic are one thing. But some influencers are pushing unscientific claims to sell "immunity boosting" products.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
Elon Musk is rebutting claims Tesla sent the wrong ventilators to a New York City hospital, stating officials asked for devices that treat sleep apnea as life-support variants are for worst case patients.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
Apple has decided to keep its 270 retail locations in the US closed for longer than originally planned, now targeting early May for reopening, more than a month later than its initial March 27 date.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
YouTube is allowing ads to run on videos that promote sham coronavirus advice such as listening to music that 'improves cognitive positivity' and even not entering Chinese restaurants, a report says.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
A study by psychologists at Liverpool Hope University said children's attitudes to sharing where like workers 'exasperated by lazy colleagues'.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
The SE will have the same name as the original cut-price handset released in 2016 but will feature the same processor chip as is in the 11, 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Plus.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
Sky customer across the UK have reported being unable to access the internet as millions of people are working from home due to the coronavirus lockdown.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
After years of struggle, electric scooters and e-bikes will be legal to use in New York state, though the new law will still allow municipalities to enforce local bans if they don't want the nuisance.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
Conservators in Perth, Scotland have discovered paintings inside the coffin of an Egyptian mummy - known as 'Ta-Kr-Hb' - after she was lifted out of it for the first time in more than 100 years.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
A report analyzed over 200,000 tweets about the coronavirus and found the two laughing faces are the most popular suggesting people are joking or making light about the pandemic in order to cope.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
Apple's latest patent is for a camera app that speaks to users in order to help those who are visually impaired snap the perfect photo. It tells users where faces are in the frame, allowing them to adjust.
Kevin Roose and Matthew Rosenberg
April 2, 2020
www.nytimes.com
How Dr. Vladimir Zelenko's claims for his coronavirus treatment spread from a New York village all the way to President Trump.
Sam Wong, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
April 1, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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