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Revenue jumped 63% to $2.59 billion in the fourth quarter, beating analysts’ expectation

A Facebook logo made up from pictures of users. TIME has developed a tool that estimates how many days you have wasted on the site

Depressing Facebook tool calculates how many days of your life you have wasted on the site

Gives you the option to ‘brag’ about your tally to friends – via Facebook of course

Facebook nabs Twitter's 'Trending' feature

Latest move looks to enhance its presence in the real-time new game

Facebook to enter the online newspaper market with Flipboard competitor named 'Paper'

Product release rumoured to launch by the end of January would aggregate news stories and 'hearken back to a time before digital devices'

Family focus: Mark Zuckerberg

The rules on Facebook etiquette for parents, children and siblings

How do you keep familial relations sweet on social media?

Google, Facebook and Twitter among top tech firms calling for sweeping reforms to US surveillance

The group, including Microsoft, Google and Apple, say that the balance has tipped "in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual"

Revealed: Facebook pays no tax on £223m of its UK revenues

Facebook paid no corporation tax in Britain last year despite generating an estimated £223 million in revenues, The Independent's sister paper the Evening Standard has revealed.

Find yourself amongst the 1.26bn Facebook users on one webpage

'The Faces of Facebook' also lists users by chronological order, and guess who's number one...

Facebook maps 1.11 billion friendships to show off social network's global reach

Founder and CEO Mark Zuckberg shared the image on his personal Facebook page

Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg respond to critics over NSA compliance

Mayer stressed that Yahoo had no choice in complying with government requests; Zuckerberg says: "The government blew it"

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg's hunt for five billion new friends

Facebook founder’s audacious bid to put the entire planet online

Mark Zuckberg's Facebook page hacked to highlight flaw

Programmer tried to alert Facebook to the bug but was ignored and so took more direct action

Business week in review

In profit...

Has Facebook at last found a way to make money?

Mobile advertising finally gives investors something to like
Facebook's quarterly results reveal huge surge in advertising revenues

Facebook shares soar as advertising is made to pay

Ad sales over £1bn in quarter for first time as overall revenues up more than 53%

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
Finally, a diet that works: Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced

Finally, a diet that works

Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
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The power of song was never greater, according to our internet searches
Professor Danielle George: On a mission to bring back the art of 'thinkering'

The joys of 'thinkering'

Professor Danielle George on why we have to nurture tomorrow's scientists today
Monique Roffey: The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections

Monique Roffey interview

The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections
Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting, says Ellen E Jones
DJ Taylor: Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

It has been hard to form generally accepted cultural standards since the middle of the 19th century – and the disintegration is only going to accelerate, says DJ Taylor
Olivia Jacobs & Ben Caplan: 'Ben thought the play was called 'Christian Love'. It was 'Christie in Love' - about a necrophiliac serial killer'

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Olivia Jacobs and Ben Caplan
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's breakfasts will revitalise you in time for the New Year

Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

Our chef's healthy recipes are perfect if you've overindulged during the festive season
Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

Most Premier League sides are after a striker, but here's a full run down of the ins and outs that could happen over the next month
The Last Word: From aliens at FA to yak’s milk in the Tour, here’s to 2015

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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