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  • Sony obtains rights to Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

    "Lean In," the bestselling nonfiction book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg about the dearth of women leaders in the corporate world and what can be done about it, is on its way to the big screen. Sony Pictures has obtained film rights to "Lean In"...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: MBA mortgage applications, Federal Funds target rate Local earnings: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Boeing Co., IDEX Corp., John B. Sanfilippo & Sons Other earnings: Chrysler Group, Dow Chemical, Facebook Inc., Marathon Petroleum and others Of...
  • Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

    Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
  • Facebook admits decrease in usage among young teens

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc. for the first time on Wednesday acknowledged it may have a challenge in holding the attention of young people. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that...
  • Facebook posts massive 60% increase in revenue; shares surge 17%

    Facebook Inc. had another impressive quarter, reporting strong profit and revenue that soundly beat Wall Street expectations. The world's largest social network said it earned $425 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with a $59-million loss a year...
  • G-20 leaders agree on remedies for global economy

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After two days of summit meetings here, President Obama and other world leaders signed a lengthy declaration of prescriptions for the global economy, including pledges that placed a renewed emphasis on creating jobs as...
  • Facebook talking to FTC about changes to privacy policy

    Facebook talking to FTC about changes to privacy policy
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission is discussing Facebook Inc.'s proposed changes to its privacy policy as part of its 2011 settlement with regulators. The FTC is exploring whether Facebook's proposed privacy changes violate the settlement,...
  • CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight

    SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive. He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie. At 50, with a balding...
  • Twitter drawing on lessons learned from Facebook IPO

    SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the anti-Facebook IPO. It may be the most hotly anticipated initial public stock offering since Facebook Inc. But Twitter Inc. is doing all it can to distance itself from the Facebook fiasco, which has become a case study...
  • Facebook's status among investors and analysts changes: It's a darling

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has just one question for Wall Street: How do you like me now? Shares of the social network, which had fallen from favor after its disastrous public debut last year, hit new highs Tuesday, even as U.S. stocks ended...
  • Just duel it: Hard Knocks wants folks to shoot it out in tournament

    Just duel it: Hard Knocks wants folks to shoot it out in tournament
    Dueling is set to make a comeback at Hard Knocks. The indoor war-simulation arena, which added faux handguns to its arsenal recently, will use the new weaponry in a quick-draw tournament on Aug. 13. The style will be Wild West style: ready-aim-fire. It's...