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

Archie Bland: We can't be moaning about the cost if there isn't one

God, it's annoying about Instagram. You pay them that monthly fee and then take all those brilliant photos of pieces of cheese and share them with your friends, and then, yesterday, you get hit with it: they're going to sell your pictures on to advertisers without giving you a penny or asking your permission. The cheek of it is astounding. The worst of it is: you can't escape. Once you're an Instagram user, there is simply no way to protect yourself from this cynical, greedy move by Facebook, a company that used only to be interested in making the world better through social networking.

Tensions between Twitter and Instagram, the photo-enhancing social network site, have increased with a new stand-off

Still irritated by Instagram selling photos to advertisers? Time to move on

There is in fact no such thing as a fundamental human right to awesome retro filters on Instagram. Surprising, I know

Almost one million school children think Professor Green is a scientist, says study

Almost one million school children aged five to 16 think rapper Professor Green is a scientist, according to research.

Facebook has a billion friends

Facebook now has one billion users, the equivalent of about one in seven of the world's population, its founder announced yesterday.

The company's insistence it has done nothing wrong could not spare its share price, which fell more than 9 nine per cent amid the rumours at the close of trading yesterday.

Revealed: The third largest 'country' in the world - Facebook hits one billion users

Facebook continues staggering growth amid falling share prices and continued concern over profitability

George Soros is Facebook's friend for $10.6m

George Soros, the legendary investor, has spent more than $10m (£6.3m) acquiring a stake in Facebook, signalling a rare vote of confidence in the social-networking site after its troubled flotation in May.

Facebook shares tumble to record low

Facebook shares slid below $30 to a new low yesterday as nervous investors fled the company's shares, concerned about the social network's long-term growth prospects and an initial offering price that in retrospect may have been too rich.

Facebook floated on Nasdaq last week just before Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg saved $111m by selling Facebook shares before stock slumped

Investors sue the social networking site, claiming its prospectus for stock listing was misleading

Leading article: Liking Facebook, or not liking? Take time to decide

After the triumphalist scenes at Facebook's headquarters when it floated last week, the company probably deserves the outpouring of derision that accompanied its share price plunge yesterday, which at one point had wiped $15bn off the value of the company ($15bn is equal to about one Yahoo).

Margareta Pagano: Mr Facebook, who do you think you are?

An astronomical price tag for the social network but, not only does no one seem to know what it may become, it could already be on the way out
The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, rings the Nasdaq exchange opening bell remotely from California to signal the launch of Facebook's flotation

Facebook's $100bn float begins with a whimper

Facebook's first public investors sent its value to $105bn in New York yesterday but there was disappointment that the shares failed to go much higher than their opening price of $38.

Facebook ready for sell-off with a $104bn price tag

Facebook is officially the biggest internet flotation of all time, after the social network priced its shares last night at the top of its expected range and set a value for the company of $104bn (£66bn).

Eduardo Saverin helped Zuckerberg launch Facebook and owns a 4 per cent stake worth $4bn

Billionaire Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin 'de-friends' United States to keep more of his fortune

As Obama plans taxes on super-rich, Eduardo Saverin applies to give up citizenship

Stephen Foley: Facebook's acquisition of Instagram is a hyper-defensive move against a potential rival

In 1994, the KLF, one of the more cerebral pop outfits of the Nineties, took the proceeds of their many No 1 hits, piled the cash high in an abandoned boathouse on a Scottish island, and set fire to it.

Those ludicrous ideas that made a billion

As with many great inventions, the premise sounds faintly ridiculous: an undergarment that gives women of any shape a Hollywood-style figure.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project