Posts tagged "facebook"

Facebook’s early days, as told by former employee #30

Noah Kagan hasn’t forgotten the day he was fired from Facebook. But he seems to have taken it as a valuable experience. Kagan, who was employee #30 at the social network, went on to work at several startups and Read More →

Quoted: Facebook’s impact on human smuggling

"I don't need to advertise because Facebook is what convinces them to go." -- Alan Villeda, a "coyote" who smuggles migrants from Honduras to the U.S., telling Reuters about how social networks have made his job easier. According to Read More → Gateway drug to Facebook?

Is the Facebook-led a humanitarian effort to bring electronic connectivity to regions of the world or a business effort to gain access to those untapped markets? Or both? And does it matter? Evgeny Morozov, in a New York Times Read More →

Alibaba said to be mulling a stake in Snapchat, at $10 billion valuation

This week's bubble-icious rumor:  Alibaba, the Chinese Internet giant, is reportedly talking with Snapchat about making an investment that would value the Southern California mobile messaging start-up at $10 billion. Remember when we were all amazed at reports last Read More →

Facebook ending Gifts program, still dabbling in e-commerce

Facebook is shutting down its digital Gifts business … even as the social network is continuing to experiment with other forms of e-commerce. The company has dipped its toe in the retail waters several times: Two years ago, Facebook Read More →

Quoted: Dick Costolo on Twitter vs. Facebook

"We have specific goals and objectives for ourselves, and that's how we measure ourselves and think about ourselves... I don't think about that in the context of how it stacks up versus a company A, B, or C." — Read More →
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