| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:50 AM
Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook is plotting its first...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Word on the Hawaiian real estate street (via Pacific Business News and the Curbed kids) is that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the likely buyer who will pay around $66 million for the so-called called Kahuaina Plantation, an all but unspoiled 357-...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app.
First announced in February, the deal set a stunning high-water mark for an acquisition of a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
The hefty spending plans exposed the first signs of stress in the rock-solid...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:05 PM
The mega-rich donated heavily in 2014, with the 10 largest single donations totaling $3.3 billion.
The top donation of the year was a $1-billion bequest from the late Ralph Wilson Jr., a Detroit businessman who owned the Buffalo Bills football team,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Drivers who whisk Facebook employees off to the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters each morning in Wi-Fi-equipped buses are looking to unionize, complaining of long hours, split shifts and wages so low they can’t buy homes near their jobs....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
“Humiliate to motivate.” It’s easy to imagine Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor at the country’s top music conservatory, having that kind of bumper sticker on his car (not that anyone drives in...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I note that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have gifted $25 million to fight the Ebola epidemic. I have a great plan for part of the money. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has failed so far, I think we should give $10...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:11 AM
Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe,...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The Los Angeles start-up economy seems destined to live in the shadow of Silicon Valley, but PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered some fresh optimism to Los Angeles entrepreneurs and investors. The region's technology industry is...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Facebook, the world's largest social-media service, hit 1.35 billion monthly active users as of the end of the third quarter, up 14% year-over-year, and exceeded Wall Street financial estimates.
The company's Q3 2014 revenue was $3.20 billion, an...