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Facebook Files For IPO, Reports It Has 845 Million Users
2012-02-02 12:42:57

After much anticipation, the world's largest social network finally filed for its initial public offering on Wednesday. The company is seeking to raise $5 billion on Wall Street, and analysts put Facebook's valuation at between $75 billion and $100 billion. "I think most people were figuring it could go out at up to $100 billion valuation, and they would float 5 to 10 percent of it, so that is right in the ballpark," Kevin Landis, chief investment officer of Firsthand Capital...

Like It Or Not, Timeline Is Coming To Your Facebook Page
2012-01-30 10:10:06

As soon as the backlash from one major policy or interface change settles down, Facebook rolls out yet another. Facebook is now mandating all of its users use the Timeline feature whether you want to or not and a large percentage of people are not happy with it reports John Bingham for The Telegraph. Timeline will create for you an online life story, basically a view of every status update you ever made on Facebook. All of those past relationships, embarrassing photos, drunken updates,...

Facebook To Switch All Users To Timeline Within A 'Few Weeks'
2012-01-25 06:40:46

Facebook announced on Tuesday that the personal profiles of all its 800 million members would be switched to the new Timeline user interface within the next few weeks. “Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline,” the company wrote in a blog post. Once converted to Timeline, members will have just seven days to preview their new profiles and hide anything they don´t want others to see. “Once you get timeline, you'll have 7 days before anyone else can...

Ramnit Worm Steals 45,000 Facebook Log-Ins
2012-01-06 09:27:55

A computer worm spreading on Facebook is stealing login credentials and associated email addresses acting as a back door to allow hackers to gain access to the infected computers, reports John Leyden for The Register. Experts from online security firm Seculert, who found the controller node, have supplied Facebook with a list of the stolen credentials, primarily from France and the UK, found on the server. Ramnit was identified in April 2010 and is known to infect Windows executables,...

2011-12-31 18:00:00

Koobflog.com, the social network for golfers, announces Facebook and Twitter integration making it easier to share content with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Koobflog.com, the social network for golfers, has added the ability to link Facebook and Twitter accounts to a Koobflog account making it simple to share content with friends on Facebook and Twitter. "There are many choices in social networks and quite often, users have several social...

Facebook to Offer Newsfeed Ads Starting in 2012
2011-12-22 05:39:51

Starting in January 2012, Facebook, the social media giant, will start placing “Sponsored Story” ads in their users' newsfeeds. A sponsored story ad is one that recommends brands and businesses based on the likes of users and their friends. Annie Ta a spokesperson for Facebook told ABC news, “Starting early next year, we will gradually begin showing sponsored stories in News Feed. Our goal is to do this thoughtfully and slowly. We hope to show people no more than one...

Facebook Making Progress To Please Privacy Authorities
2011-12-22 05:34:29

The Irish Data Protection Council (DPC) announced the results of its audit of Facebook´s privacy practices and policies. The DPC was charged with running the audit because Facebook´s international headquarters are located in Ireland. This means that Facebook is under Irish jurisdiction when it comes to European privacy and policy issues. The investigation was launched because there were some controversies pertaining to the way Facebook treated personal data. A group of...

Facebook Officially Releases Timeline Feature
2011-12-16 05:28:51

Facebook officially opened up its "Timeline" feature to all of its 800 million users around the world on Thursday. The world's largest social network unveiled the Timeline feature at a developer´s conference in September. The feature turns a user's profile into an interactive digital scrapbook of their time they have had with Facebook interactions. "Timeline gives you an easy way to rediscover the things you shared, and collect your most important moments," Facebook said in a...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.